The new Cipriani Food Market inside the development on Riverside Boulevard between 59th and 61st Street will have “a retail selection of food products, an area with produce stands, multiple specialty counters including a coffee bar, a gelato and pastry shop, and a pizza bar,” a publicity rep told us today. There will also be a restaurant open seven days a week. Residents of the buildings in the development, known as Waterline Square, will have special entrances to the food market and options for catering packages.
The Bareburger that closed at 795 Columbus Avenue is apparently part of a dispute between the restaurant chain and a franchisee, according to the Observer. “The owner of five Bareburger locations around Manhattan, currently in a bitter dispute with Bareburger over claims the company tanked his business on purpose to take it over, filed for bankruptcy on his fourth location—months after filing for three others, court documents indicate.” There’s still limited info about its replacement, City Slickers Diner, though the restaurant did hold job interviews for positions a few days ago. Thanks to Jayson for the photo.
The Boucherie restaurant replacing Ed’s Chowder House at 44 West 63rd Street is hoping to open in June, representatives said at a recent liquor license meeting. It will be open from 7am – 2am, serving breakfast too. And the basic setup will be very similar to Ed’s. We first covered it here.