Kate Spade has closed its store on Columbus between 69th and 70th Streets. That store had replaced longtime bar Emerald Inn, which has since moved to 72nd Street between Broadway and West End. When Kate Spade moved in, it was seen as another harbinger that Columbus was getting more upscale. Thanks to Colleen and Deborah for the tips.
Freshly Bagel closed suddenly after just six months on Broadway and 71st. “Honestly, I didn’t think they would last with such a limited menu and such high rents,” writes one tipster. Thanks to Ian, Rita and others for the tips.
The GNC health and vitamin store located at 2496 Broadway (between 92nd and 93rd Street) has a sign on the window saying the store is moving, and they’re having a big sale. An employee said the store is closing, though there are other GNCs in the neighborhood. Thanks to Linda for the tip.
Dos Toros, a fast-casual restaurant known for Taqueria-style cuisine, has signed a lease with Columbia University to open at 2911 Broadway (between 113th and 114th Streets) this fall. It will serve “customizable burritos, burrito bowls, salads, tacos, quesadillas and nachos made with 100 percent naturally raised meats,” according to a Columbia rep. Dos Toros is known for sustainable practices like extensive composting, and for employing formerly incarcerated indviduals through the Getting Out and Staying Out program, which is based in Harlem.
Cafe and game-playing hangout Hex & Co. at 112th and Broadway is moving into a larger space, the home of former bar Bernheim and Schwartz on Broadway and 114th Street. The new space likely won’t open for several months, an employee at Hex said, but it will allow the cafe to expand its offerings.
Nexa Pilates on 82nd and Columbus has moved to 2273 Broadway at 82nd because “a larger space was needed to meet demand,” the company tells us.
Sushi restaurant Mido on Amsterdam (between 89th and 90th) was closed by the Health Department a few days ago but has apparently reopened. Thanks to Avery for the tip.