The Hoptimist, a new beer shop, just opened in the former home of the Beer Shop at 422 Amsterdam Avenue between 80th and 81st. Thanks to Victoria for the tip.
Délice Macarons, a French pastry shop founded in New Jersey, is coming to 321 Amsterdam Avenue between 75th and 76th Streets. Délice has much more than just macarons, with bonbon caramel cakes and other delicacies on the menu. Thanks to Upper West Sider for the tip.
Chase Bank is replacing TD Bank at 535 Columbus Avenue near 86th Street. Thanks to Upper West Sider for the tip.
Cleanlab cleaners just opened on Columbus between 92nd and 93rd. It’s from the owners of the former Simche Cleaners on 95th Street, Susanne tells us.
NYC Wines and Spirits is moving from its current small store at 2391 Broadway to a larger space at the corner of 87th Street and Broadway, the former home of Brooks Brothers. Thanks to Robin and Susanne for the tips.
Faherty clothing store is opening soon at 245 Columbus Avenue between 71st and 72nd, replacing the store Paige. This will be their 4th store in Manhattan, says UWS SOS, a group that promotes small businesses.
There is a Chase basically on the NE corner of 86 and Columbus (it is one or two buildings in towards CPW) and now one is opening on the SE corner where the TD Bank was?
@ Juan, correct the plan is to close the first one.
Welcome Cleanlab to W 90s… definitely nice to see something open in that new built-out space. But I count 5 cleaners within a 1-block radius. Sigh. Wish someone would open a great hot/cold self serve salad bar… or even decent grab-and-go (Trader Joe’s has little selection of grab and go; surprising given the ‘hood). Regardless, welcome Cleanlab and good luck!
As one stated back in April Cleanlabs cleaners also owned Simche.
They do a good business at 79th near Broadway as Cleanlab, so guess that explains choice of opening new location close to old Simche but not using that name.
With King Cuomo finally letting city fully reopen hopefully things will get back to normal for service based businesses. That is people going back to work and otherwise returning to usual routine.
I feel reasonably confident that someone in this comments section will flip out in an unintentionally hilarious way about the opening of yet another bakery specializing in macarons and inadvertently win a WSR t-shirt.
Too funny! 🙂
The article says Délice Macarons has other pastry too which you can see on the linked menu. So while I don’t understand the fascination with (expensive) macarons, another good cake store would be welcome. I just hope they sell slices or smaller pastries.
Although we have a few decent options now, their choices are limited and tend to be the same every day.
So does this mean chase is moving across the street? They have been at that location since they were chemical bank. I opened my first savings acct when I was like 7 there,
And if memory serves (not that it does very well these days), wasn’t that bank called Chemical Corn Exchange before it became just Chemical? Note the sheaf of grain in the stone logo above the door of the interesting small building that houses the current Chemical on 86th St east of Columbus. I’m not sure if the north side of 86th is within the landmarked zone, but that’s a facade worth keeping.
It originally was the Corn Exchange Bank back in the day. That’s why it has those bas-relief cornstalks. And if you look at the facade, you can still see the outlines of the old lettering on the stonework. You can also check it out in the 1940’s property tax photos at the website “1940s.nyc” (a great way to explore how every neighborhood has changed since then).
And yes it should be protected, but we’ll see.
How does one petition for a Trader Joe’s wine store to open in the neighborhood? Asking for all my neighbors….
Don’t worry… If it’s the 72nd st TJ’s, you have Acker, Beacon, Pour, Corks on Columbus, and many others. If it’s the 93rd st TJs, you have Roma, Columbus, Whole Foods, and many others.
You won’t get too far with a petition. Chain liquor stores are illegal in NYC. For this reason, TJ has only one location that has wine – Union Square.
Booze and wine stores in NYS don’t want the competition from supermarkets.
But now since King Cuomo has *evolved* his thinking on marijuana, can booze and liquior sales be far behind?
Trader Joe’s is only permitted to have one wine store in the city, and that would be the one on 14th street. The liquor lobby in NYS is very influential, I guess. I know this because I asked them that very question a while ago, so a petition would be futile.
I believe that New York State law only allows markets to sell wine and hard liquor at one location within the state. Trader Joe’s chose the Union Square location. Morton Williams has their wine shop on East 23rd. So we on the UWS are out of luck with these two.
The state needs to be petitioned to change the law. But then all of the independent wine stores would be SOL.
We’re not out of luck on the UWS, the Whole Foods wine store is on Columbus and 98th. That have an array of excellent, under-the-radar wines at deeply discounted prices and a many well-known wines as well.
Yes, it was the Chemical Corn Exchange in the early 50’s; then became Chemical Bank in the 60’s; then it became Chem Bank in the 70’s; then merged with Manufacturer’s Bank; then Chase……….
Manufacturers Hanover Trust
Or as we called it back in the day on Wall Street “Manny Hanny”
Chemical Bank bought Manny Hanny, then turned around and gobbled up Chase bank, who then several years later merged with JP Morgan creating JP Morgan Chase.
Key Food on 97th and Amst is moving to SE corner of 96th and Amst
I still pretend I’m walking into “Associated” when I go into that (now) Key Food location. Having the same employees from way back when helps.
They don’t make grocery stores like that anymore.
Oh that’s good news. There had been a grocery store at that location for some time starting in the 1970s, before the current build out.
Chemical Bank had NYCE machines back in the day. In fact, I don’t even think I started using the word ATM until sometime in the mid 90s. They should bring that back!
Looking forward to trying the Hoptimist. We now have an abundance of craft beer around with the opening of Craft and Carry right nearby.
Has a great selection as well. They have about 8 fridges full of craft beers you can grab to go
Good call, thanks for mentioning it!
Any info on the NE corner of 69th and Columbus- Heard that was going to a fish store which seems odd but would be really cool.
No. My understanding is that site will likely become a cannabis lounge, pending approval.
If you are talking about the former Joie clothing store location, I believe Allbirds is opening up there based on the permit info posted on the storefront.
what happened to the coffee shop that was supposed to move into same build out as cleaners from Broadway in low 100s? Can’t recall name but was announced here 2 months ago?
Banana Republic on 67th and Broadway has Going out of Business signs in their window