Italian restaurant Mama’s Too is now open on Broadway between 105th and 106th Street. “Family run, Frank told me that his grandmother used to have MAMA’S further down on Broadway years ago. The space (for takeout or simple meals along a wall or window rail on a (very comfortable) stool has the original copper ceiling (beautifully restored!), lovely tile floor, and you can see the back window and we can look forward to the “garage door” front window being open in warm weather. The person I went with and I tried slices. Delicious! They also do salad and soup and more.” Thanks to Pamela Cruz for the tip and photo.
Burrito Mariachi just opened at 146 West 72nd Street, the former home of Taco Grill. Here’s the menu for their downtown location.
W 96 Deli is opening in the former Millennium Deli on Broadway and 96th, says Emily. “They appear to plan on being open for breakfast lunch and dinner, serving sandwiches and coffee, though no opening date has been announced in the windows. Still pretty messy inside and the windows have paper in them.”
A new store is going into the old Danskin on the northeast corner of 82nd Street and Broadway. There appear to be some elaborate pipes in the window. As our tipster Nancy wrote: “Before the paper went up I thought there were glass refrigerator cases so I thought it might be a convenience store or florist. Maybe they’ll carry food, flowers and bongs… : )”
Smith + Morgan Salon opened last month on 80th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam. “We’re a brand new full service hair salon,” said the manager, Richard. “Our team of creative and dynamic stylist offer color, cuts, hair treatments, makeup and updos.”
A new dentist’s office is coming to Amsterdam Avenue between 97th and 98th, where Little Creatures used to be, says Naomi.
Thai restaurant Sookk at 2686 Broadway (103rd) apparently closed at least a month ago. Thanks to Tsadik Kaplan for the photo.