The Arthur Murray Dance Studio just opened at the northeast corner of 82nd and Columbus, formerly the Robert Stuart Salon. The studio, which has a large glass window at front, has been attracting crowds who watch the dancers. Thanks to Lynette, Howard and Lisa for the tips and photos.
Women’s clothing chain Madewell is planning to open this fall in the former home of Maje on Columbus and 70th Street. They also appear to be taking part of the Club Monaco space. Thanks to David and Laura for the tips.
Cream puff store Barachou is opening on Wednesday at 449 Amsterdam Avenue between 81st and 82nd streets. The store is run by a French entrepreneur who raised $20,000 on Kickstarter. We last wrote about it here. Thanks to Michelle for the tip.
West End Health & Fitness at 752 west End Avenue at 97th Street announced it is closing on September 1, another twist in what has been a tumultuous couple of years for members. In 2015, members rallied after the gym changed ownership and it suddenly closed its pool. “It has been our sincere pleasure serving the community for over 35 years,” the club said in an email to members. “They are doing this after a summer of repairs and part-day closings,” one member wrote to us.
Tea 2 on Columbus between 68th and 69th Streets closed on Sunday with a chalkboard message out front saying that “the rent is too damn high.” Thanks to Kara for the photo.