The Pet Market, a local pet store chain, now has two locations on West 72nd Street: a newly opened one at 132, between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues, and a 30-year-old one at 224, between Broadway and West End Avenue. “We are not planning to close the old store, because it has become an establishment, but it has limited space,” said Sophia Angelakis, who founded the first store in 1991. The Pet Market is a family-owned business. Sophia’s son and daughter work with her. “Our aim is to bring wellness to pets. To achieve this, we needed to diversify, with more nutritious foods, holistic remedies and supplements. It’s difficult to survive in this economic climate, but we are doing it by providing a pleasant shopping experience, free treats, diversity in quality foods to choose from, and most of all, knowledgeable staff to give good advice for every need. Yes, people shop online and many pet stores have closed. But isn’t it wonderful to walk into one and take a glance around at all the merchandise carefully selected by professionals?” The newest Pet Market is located at 132 West 72nd Street, and is open seven days a week, Monday – Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sundays from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Thanks to Gretchen for the photo.
There’s a pizza place called Traviata Two going in next to Smoke on Broadway between 105th and 106th streets, tipster Tracy tells us. “The fire department inspector was there today and I chatted with the owner. He said it’s going to be called Traviata Two because his original Traviata pizza is in the west 60s also on the Upper West side and this will be a second branch. Pretty intense putting a pizza place just across the street from Mama’s TOO! Pizza wars on Broadway & 106th!”
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Camp, a “family experience store,” is opening on July 1 in a space that spans the second and third floors of the Shops at Columbus Circle. Camp is kind of like a play area that doubles as a toy store. It has a few stores in the city and Connecticut now. “It’s free to play in Camp’s stores, but the walls, tables, and even the floors are also packed with toys available for purchase,” the Times reported. “Their stock mixes the usual suspects, like kid-scale play kitchens and L.O.L. Surprise! dolls, with books, balls, figures and craft kits from smaller vendors — a curated variety that helps Camp differentiate from Amazon.” Thanks to Upper West Sider for the tip.
A new deli is opening in the former home of Pier 72 Diner at 72nd and West End Avenue. Pier 72 had closed last year after 41 years at that corner, despite the efforts of some locals to save it.
Club Pilates is planning to open a new location at 580 Columbus Avenue near 88th Street. Club PIlates has another spot on 57th Street. The new location will be open from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m,. on weekdays, and 8 to 5 on weekends, according to the website.
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Crave Fishbar has reopened at 428 Amsterdam Ave [81st]. Co-founder Brian Owens tells us that “We are currently open Wednesday-Sunday from 4pm-10pm. Our famous #oystergram happy hour is from 4-6 everywhere in the restaurant. And we plan to reopen for brunch (11:30-3:30pm) the weekend of July 4th. He is “thrilled to be back open and seeing so many of our regulars.”
Reporting contributed by Rae Harrison.