Sneaker Pawn, a shop that sells high-end and unique sneakers, could open as soon as Thursday (today) on Broadway between 105th & 106th street. An episode of the series Sneaker Hustle was being filmed in the shop earlier this week. “Is this really a place to pawn your sneakers?” our tipster Naomi asked them. “Yeah, kinda.”
Trek bicycle store, which sells and services bikes and gear, posted earlier this week that it would open at 156 West 72nd, in the former home of Le Petit Kids, on Wednesday. Thanks to Michael for the tip.
Tani shoe store on 72nd between Columbus and Amsterdam appears to be closed. The store is cleared out and they’re not answering the phone. Thanks to Emily and Amy for the tips and photos.
Fred Marcus Studio, the photo studio at 245 West 72nd Street, has closed up shop, moving to 340 West 58th Street. Fred Marcus had been on the block for more than 78 years. It wrote a farewell note to customers. Thanks to Jesse for the tip.
Kitchenette, the restaurant at 1272 Amsterdam Avenue near 122nd Street, closed a few days ago. “We had a good run and thank everyone who supported and dined with us for close to 20 years,” the restaurant wrote on Facebook. “It has become impossible to survive the economic climate in New York City. We will miss you all. Thank you all.” For those of us who have depended on their goat cheese omelettes, this is a sad day. Thanks to Christopher for the tip.
Get Smart 99 Cents has moved to 2669 Broadway near 102nd, the former home of Grape Collective, which also moved down the block. Thanks to Naomi for the tip.
If you see any openings and closings, be sure to email westsiderag at gmail!