The Great Burrito at 409 Amsterdam Avenue near 79th Street is closing and hopes to move to a new location, several readers told us. A note on the window says they’ve been around 25 years. “They are taking email addresses to notify people if they can find a new address to relocate to — but they don’t sound too hopeful,” one reader wrote. “The owner blamed high rent costs for the move,” wrote Skip, another tipster. “She said they did not yet have a new location picked out.” Thanks to Skip, M and Mars for the tips.
Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More is opening at 2244 Broadway (80th-81st) on December 18th . The garment decorating retail store is owned and operated by Upper West Side resident Kerry Colley, who spent more than 20 years in banking before starting the company. “Diving into entrepreneurship head-first, Colley and his husband Joshua Drumm hope that Big Frog will provide their neighbors with the opportunity to use garment design as an avenue for creativity and expression, as well as support other businesses in building and promoting their brands.” Here’s the website.
Goldenlight Visions a new professional photo printing, graphics and frame store at 2543 Broadway, between 95th and 96th street is holding a grand opening on Saturday. “Our celebration on Saturday will feature light hors d’oeuvres and beverages, plus specials and featured prizes with a grand prize worth $300. We would like to invite everyone to come by and discover all we have to offer.”
Verizon will be moving from 2061 Broadway to 2043 Broadway (the former home of Subway at 71st), according to tipster “Upper West Sider”.