Vanessa’s Dumpling House, a popular Chinese dumpling and lunch/snack spot with four locations around the city, plans to open at 452 Amsterdam Ave (between 81st and 82nd), according to TradedNY. They’ll be taking the 800 square foot space that was formerly Treat House, notes our tipster George. “Each location they’ve opened has been a little different,” George writes. “But my guess is that this will be similar to the menu and style of the newest location in LIC (https://vanessas.com/lic/) which has a slicker space and offers not only dumplings but also noodles, soup, buns, sandwiches, bubble tea, and more. The UWS could certainly use more (and more variety) when it comes to cheap eats, so I find this to be a welcome addition.” Check out the menus at the various locations here.
An American Craftsman is back on the UWS, this time at 2007 Broadway between 68th & 69th Street. It closed its prior location at Columbus and 74th Street last year. “Be ready for an eye-popping collection of old standbys and creatively refreshing new discoveries.”
Champion Martial Arts has opened at 493 Columbus Avenue between 83rd and 84th Streets. Champion has dozens of locations throughout the city, and teaches beginners to more advanced students in several styles of martial arts. Thanks to Lisa and Hannah for the tips.
Universal Barber Shop opened this week at 2868 Broadway at 111th Street. It’s owned by Ruben, who has been cutting my hair for years up at Columbia Barber Shop, customer Ron tells us. “Ruben is a highly skilled barber and I recommend him highly. The shop is Unisex, has multiple chairs and a nicely designed decor. Open Mon-Saturday, closed Sunday.”
If you have a tip, send it to westsiderag at gmail!