The Cottage Restaurant, a Chinese spot that closed last year after decades at 77th and Amsterdam, appears to be coming back. A sign for the restaurant was spotted by Dan Jewel in the window of the former La Caridad at 78th and Broadway. A liquor license application from owner Benny Cheong was filed with the state in March. And the sign uses the same font as the original restaurant.
A new pharmacy is opening at 850 Amsterdam Avenue between 101st and 102nd, according to brokers Zelnik & Company.
Chi’s Cleaners at has closed with a for rent sign on the door, tipster Twilla tells us.
Studio IX has opened at 2162 Broadway at 76th Street, in the old New York Sports Club space. The space was gut renovated, owner Joel Prouty tells us. “Studio IX is a 7,000 square foot private training facility and gym open to the public. We offer independent personal trainers from all over the city a clean, safe, Covid free place to train one on one. We also offer small group training and monthly memberships to gym goers who don’t chose to work with a trainer.” The studio also has special training programs for professionals like dancers or actors.
Mexican restaurant Barnacho has put its sign up at 480 Amsterdam Avenue at 83rd Street, the former J.G. Melon space. Check out Barnacho’s menu at its midtown location here. Thanks to Carrie for the tip