A restaurant called Miss Saigon is opening in the old Uncle Luoyang site at 928 Amsterdam between 105th and 106th. Thanks to Daniel for the tip.
The Mexican restaurant Barnacho looks like it’s opening a new restaurant in the former J.G. Melon space at 480 Amsterdam Avenue (83rd Street). They’re seeking a liquor license for the spot and will go before the Community Board next week. The owners of JG Melon had previously been looking to put a new restaurant in there but those plans apparently fell through. Check out Barnacho’s menu at its midtown location here. Thanks to Upper West Sider for the tip.
The Starbucks at 93rd and Broadway is closing this week, two baristas told our tipster Gretchen. Starbucks headquarters didn’t respond to a request for comment on why, and the store wasn’t answering the phone when we called. It’s the latest in a slow-but-steady trend of local Starbucks stores shutting their doors.
And the Target on 61st and Broadway now appears to have an opening date. Google says it’s opening on October 21 and an employee said it would be a couple weeks. We’ve reached out to their corporate headquarters about whether there will be any opening-day events.