Though most local businesses continue to fight to stay open, some Upper West Side stores have begun to close permanently as the pandemic has forced them to reduce store hours and operations. Readers have pointed out several.
Lenwich is permanently closing its location on Broadway between 96th and 97th Streets, the store said with a sign on the door. Thanks to Greenie for the tip.
Andrade’s Shoe Repair on 73rd and Amsterdam plans to close for good on July 29 after 30 years. “I am grateful to each and every one of you for your business and your loyalty,” Andrade wrote.
Dot clothing store on Amsterdam between 82nd and 83rd has closed. Thanks to Jackie for the tip.
The GNC at 163 West 72nd between Columbus and Amsterdam also announced late last month it was closing with a liquidation sale. Thanks to Gretchen for the tip.
The Pokebab on Broadway between 70th and 71st Streets next to McDonald’s has closed with for rent signs on the wind. Thanks to Jon and Michael for the tips.
107 West on Broadway and 107th has closed its doors, but a reader tells us that the owner was looking to move into another spot nearby. 107 West was a longtime staple for Upper West Siders and Morningside Heights-ers. We emailed the owners, and will update this if we hear back. Thanks to Sara, Pete, William, Tracy, Kathleen and Kevin for the tips.
If you see openings and closings, snap a photo and send an email to westsiderag at gmail.