Pretto, the restaurant on the corner of 80th and Amsterdam, has closed. Bluestone Lane, a chain of cafes and coffee shops that started in Australia, is taking over the space and expects to open in July, writes Andrew, an Upper West Sider and a minor investor in Bluestone. “Bluestone Lane Coffee is influenced from the renowned coffee culture hub of Melbourne Australia, where premium coffee is a way of life,” the website says. The menu tends to include baked goods and heartier breakfast fare along along with lots of healthier items. Click here for the menu at the Upper East Side space (you need to scroll down on the site for the menu).
Frank Mac’s Pub is opening in the former home of McAleer’s at 425 Amsterdam Avenue (80th Street). If the name sounds familiar, it’s because it’s apparently run by the same family that ran McAleer’s (we had reported about this possibility after a liquor license hearing last year and then promptly forgot about it.) They’re expected to continue serving standard pub fare. They promise to have more info on social media, but it doesn’t appear to be up yet.
The New Museum Deli on Columbus between 77th and 78th closed last week after 11 years. Singh, a manager there, said they lost their lease. “Where will the Computer School kids eat now?” wrote Keith, who sent in the photo.
FunFit Kids expects to open a flagship location at 550 W 110th Street in a 2,700 square foot space in the basement of Congregation Ramath Orah. “It will be a fully functional kids gym with loads of specialty equipment for our multi-sport program,” the owner Danny tells us.
Price Wise Discount on Broadway between 84th and 85th streets got an extension on their lease until September 30, and the owners are actively looking for a new location. Thanks to Sue and others for the tip
The former location of Artie’s Delicatessen at 2290 Broadway between 82nd and 83rd Street is “literally shrouded in mystery” writes Lee, who sent the photo above. Anyone have an idea of what’s going in there?
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