Modern Bread and Bagel had a soft opening on Tuesday at 472 Columbus Avenue (82nd-83rd Streets). It’s Kosher and gluten-free, and has baked goods, coffee and deli food. “While we are not yet officially open, we know that many of you are so excited to try out our food, so we decided it would be great for some of you to come in and be among the first try it out! Our staff is eager to meet our new customers and hope they can serve you some delicious food today!” they wrote on Instagram.
Manchester Diner at 2800 Broadway (108th) appears to have closed for good. The doors are closed, the website is not operational and the answering machine is “not accepting messages.” The person answering the phone at the corporate office said “Manchester is closed.” He hung up before he could explain what had happened, or if there’s any possibility that it can reopen. There was a sign about “maintenance” but there’s no indication renovations are underway. The diner had been open for more than a decade. Thanks to Daniel, Phil, Diana and Mark for the tips.
Ikinari Steak, which recently opened at 2233 Broadway (79th-80th), is expected to close along with most of the chain’s other locations, according to Eater. “Just two years after launching an ambitious Manhattan expansion plan, the Japanese chain best known for being a standing-only, quick-service steakhouse will close nine of its 11 outposts this year.”
Ollie’s To Go at 2425 Broadway (89th) has also been closed, but a message on the machine says it will reopen Wednesday after “kitchen repairs.” Thanks to Marci and Harriet for tips.
Women’s clothing store Pinkyotto at 2060 Broadway (71st) has been emptied out. Thanks to Caroline for the tip.