Restaurants have closed, but a children’s store just expanded and a new blow-dry spot is open for business.
Chinese restaurant Legend has closed its location at 258 West 109th Street. Thanks to Rory for the photo.
Drybar has opened its newest location at 243 West 99th Street. Thanks to Rachel for the tip.
Nail salon Perfect Polish at 185 West 80th Street has closed. “So upsetting!! A solid neighborhood spot for me,” wrote Melissa. Thanks to Marc and Melissa for tips.
Laytner’s at 2276 Broadway (82nd Street) has a “For Rent” sign in the window, and readers alerted us to the possibility that the store might be closing after 30-plus years on the Upper West Side. But there’s still hope. Cema Roman, the store manager, told us “Laytner’s has until the summer before their lease runs out and they are negotiating with the landlord” — who]ich happens to be Zabar’s. “We’re not happy about the sign,” Roman said, “but we’re hoping they’ll reach an agreement.” Rent is not Laytner’s only problem. “Business has been up and down due to internet shopping,” she added.
Children’s clothing store Stoopher and Boots has expanded, taking over the old Cafe Noi space on Amsterdam between 78th and 79th Streets. “We are now twice the size and are offering lots more for kids and moms’ including a Sparkle bar and party space,” wrote owner Stephanie Goldstein. Thanks to Corrie, Beth and Laura for the tips.
The landlord put a “for rent” sign on the window of Big Nick’s at 70 West 71st Street, making it more likely that the famed burger and pizza joint, which had been around for more than 30 years, has closed for good. Thanks to Doug Smoyer, CSGNYC5, John and William for the tips.