A new Magnolia Bakery is opening in the former home of Grom at 1796 Broadway in Columbus Circle (between 58th and 59th). The shop is expected to be a smaller express-type store and we hear it could open as soon as next month (though their corporate people haven’t given us a date yet). Thank to Jaclyn for the tip.
Paper Source has opened on the third floor of the Shops at Columbus Circle.
Earth Cafe at 97th and Broadway has closed for good, Patch reported. We’d been hearing for a few days that the place had closed unexpectedly after being open for takeout and delivery. Andrew Rigie, who took the photo above, wrote on Twitter that it looked like they were packing the place up inside. No reason was given for the closure. Earth Cafe was open for five years.
Pastrami Queen, which is replacing Fine & Schapiro at 138 West 72nd Street, is now expected to open October 1st, according to tipster Iris, who spoke to the owner. “They did a total renovation and looks very nice and clean,” she wrote. Pastrami Queen is famous for pastrami — like Anthony-Bourdain-loved-it famous. We last wrote about it here. Thanks to Mr. Friebe for the photo.