A restaurant called Simply Noodles House is coming soon to 73rd Street and Amsterdam, though we don’t have much info on it yet. It appears to be in the former home of Kitakata Ramen Ban Nai, which closed recently. Thanks to Zen Medica and Scott for the tips.
CBD Kratom, which calls itself the largest privately owned cannabis and kratom retail chain in the United States, is having a grand opening this weekend at 2039-B Broadway. You may have heard of cannabis, but Kratom is less well-known. It comes from the leaves of an evergreen tree, and is related to coffee. We wrote more about it here. The shop will have a grand opening from 3-6 on Friday, Dec. 10.
Venchi, the 140-year-old maker of chocolates and gelato, will open its latest NYC outpost on the southwest corner of 69th Street and Columbus Avenue. A man working on the shop’s interiors said it should be open in “about two weeks.” Thanks to Joy for the tip.
The hair salon Madison Reed will be opening on 72nd Street and Columbus, where there used to be a Covid-19 rapid testing center. “Madison Reed does hair color, highlights and treatments with products made in Italy under the European Union’s strict safety standards, which excludes ammonia, parabens and other harmful ingredients,” writes our tipster Scott.
A shop called Hawa that serves smoothies and tea is coming to 84th and Amsterdam, next door to cpw boutique. Thanks to UWS Save Our Stores for the tip.