Amsterdam Cafe has reopened at Amsterdam and 83rd Street, after closing its doors with an “auction” sign on the door in January. Thanks to Michelle B. and Brian for the tips.
Fitness studio Orange Theory is opening a location at 120 West 72nd Street, with a note on the door saying that people can burn 500 calories in 60 minutes, along with a disclaimer that “individual results may vary.” Particularly if you spend the entire hour drinking a smoothie or reading the New Yorker. Their website is here.
Grain House, a Sichuan restaurant with a location in Queens, has just opened at 929 Amsterdam Avenue (105th Street), the blog Eating in Translation first reported. “This one, with just over 20 seats, is much smaller, but serves many of the same popular dishes like burning noodles and pork in garlic sauce. It also adds new dishes such as beef and sour cabbage sauce, Chiba tofu with pork belly, and ChongQing stew chicken,” Eater reported. See the menu here.
St. Francis Thrift Shop at 205 West 96th Street closed last month with a Vacate notice on the door from the Department of Buildings saying that conditions inside were “imminently perilous to life.” The store opened a pop-up shop at 214 West 97th Street. But the church has now put up a sign saying they’re working with the Department of Buildings to make renovations so they can reopen. “This valued community resource, high-ranked among my personal pleasures, will rise again. Keeping an eye out for those pop-up shops,” wrote Barbara. Thanks to Barbara and others for the tips.
A UPS or FedEx store is expected to go into the former Margot Patisserie on Broadway between 97th and 98th Street, workers there told Paul.