Openings & Closings: PlantShed, La Botaniste, Devachan Salon, Jeffrey Stein Salon, New Prompt Cleaners, Book Nook

PlantShed is opening a new plant store and coffee shop, tipster Ellen tells us. “Observed this morningย  ‘coming soon…’ signage across multiple windows of the large ground floor retail space at 725 Amsterdam Avenue on the east side of Amsterdam between 95-96th Street announcing PlantShed plans to open an expanded store here, with a coffee bar inside. The signage states:ย  ‘Your neighborhood plant + flower shop is expanding around the corner!’ (referring to the existing PlantShed on W. 96th between Broadway and Amsterdam.)ย  The store will likely resemble the ones at PlantShed’s 1 Prince Street and 555 Columbus Avenue (87th St.) locations, which also include coffee bars.”

Le Botaniste just opened at 156 Columbus Avenue and 67th Street, making it the restaurantโ€™s fourth location. It’s a plant-based, organic food and wine bar that features non-dairy, gluten free, vegan food. Check out the menu here.

DevaChan Salon at 220 West 79th Street is closing, they announced in an email to customers. The pandemic made it too hard to operate so they’re consolidating operations at their Soho location.

New Prompt Cleaners closed their store on 72nd between Broadway and West End Avenue, tipster Cathy tells us. “I called the number in the window and they still have a store on Amsterdam between 78th & 79th if anyone is interested.”

Jeffrey Stein Salon at the corner of 72nd and Columbus came to a last-minute agreement with the landlord and will stay open.

Plus, a new Book Nook is set to open on 59th Street.


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๐Ÿšง ๐‘๐ž๐ฆ๐ž๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ ๐๐จ๐จ๐ค ๐๐จ๐จ๐ค’๐ฌ ๐ง๐ž๐ฐ ๐—ช๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ—๐ญ๐ก ๐’๐ญ๐ซ๐ž๐ž๐ญ ๐ฅ๐จ๐œ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง? ๐Ÿšงโฃ โฃ Despite the many unpredictable hurdles of 2020, never fear – we are still hard at work on BN @ West 59th Street! Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at our construction progress.โฃ This photo shows the start of what will someday be our new classrooms! โฃ We can’t wait to officially open our third location and bring the magic of reading to so many new families! ๐๐ž ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ฉ๐š๐ ๐ž ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ž ๐ฎ๐ฉ๐๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ฌ ๐จ๐ง ๐๐ ๐—ช๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ—๐ญ๐ก ๐’๐ญ๐ซ๐ž๐ž๐ญ’๐ฌ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐ ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ. ๐˜๐จ๐ฎ ๐œ๐š๐ง ๐š๐ฅ๐ฌ๐จ ๐œ๐ก๐ž๐œ๐ค ๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐—ช๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ—๐ญ๐ก ๐’๐ญ๐ซ๐ž๐ž๐ญ ๐ก๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ฅ๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฅ๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ! #booknooknyc #booknook #nycparents #nyckids #kidsbookstagram #raisingreaders #kidsbookswelove #classroomdesign #earlychildhood #literacymatters #ilovetoread #reopening #phase4nyc #remotelearning #onlinelearning #teachingtips #earlylearning101 #shelfie #toddleractivities #picturebooks #readersofinstagram #comingsoon #underconstruction๐Ÿšง

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    1. LL says:

      So manycleanerw are closing.

      • sam says:

        I still send my regular laundry out to get cleaned, but I haven’t had dry cleaning since march because I’m working from home and my WFH wardrobe of hoodies, t-shirts and leggings doesn’t require that level of care. I imagine a lot of people are in the same boat. It’s an industry that was ubiquitous around the city due to demand, and will likely have to (at least) consolidate given the “new normal”.

    2. B.B. says:

      Laundries/dry cleaners are dropping like flies.

      For owners with multiple stores things might not be so bad. Just close under performing and hope remaining can survive until things get better. But for those who only have the one store, times are grim…

    3. tailfins says:

      Interesting move for Plantshed.

      On the one hand, the new, larger space makes sense. It’s close to the old location, will allow them to expand into a cafe, and will be a big upgrade to their facilities.

      But, they won’t be in eyesight when people walk out of the 96th St subway any more. I know that was really useful for me when I had a spur of the moment urge to get flowers for my wife.

      Fingers crossed it goes well for them. It’s great having them in the neighborhood.

    4. JS says:

      Interesting about the increase in small independent bookstores on the West Side over the past few years.

      On the other hand, just learned that the East 86th Street Barnes & Noble closed in June. Sad.

      • I Wanna Bookstore Too says:

        Book Nook is not a bookstore sadly. Rather the purpose of Book Nook is Kumon-like classes for young readers.

      • lynn says:

        Sorry to hear about B&N. I used to spend a lot of time there when they were still on Lexington, and if I remember correctly they changed locations twice on 86th. I’ve only been back to the UES once since March but I’d imagine that a lot has changed.

    5. Mark Moore says:

      The futon store on Amsterdam between 95 and 96 says it’s closing too.

      Has anyone tried The Upside on Amsterdam? It only has a beer menu online at $9/pint for most beers, which is frankly above my pay grade.

    6. West Ender says:

      Looks like the 7-Eleven on Broadway between 96th and 97th has closed.

    7. NYYgirl says:

      The lovely husband and wife team at Hudson Dry Cleaners on Bway bet. 100th & 101st would like everyone to know that they are open (have been for quite a while) and to please come back!

    8. Mark Moore says:

      It looks like Effy’s on 96th is back in business.