Three stores on one block of Amsterdam Avenue are closing, but they’re all hoping to reopen nearby soon. Plus, chocolate and sushi news.
Posie’s, the tiny flower shop that has stood for 15 years at 366 Amsterdam Avenue, between 77th and 78th Streets, will be moving. Owner Susan Holt isn’t sure when or where, just that it’s “inevitable,” and will be “as close to the current shop as possible,” she told WSR. “We’re not under the gun,” she said, because Posie’s occupies a small, stand-alone building next to the 16-story, pre-war elevator building at 201 West 77th Street (on the corner of Amsterdam) that the Olnick Organization bought in 2019 for $106.4 million. “They’re redoing the commercial spaces,” Holt explained, and have not renewed the former tenants’ leases. Holt said she sees the situation as “an opportunity,” because Posie’s is “bursting at the seams.” The Olnick organization did not respond to a request for comment.
One of them is Super Runners Shop, at 360 Amsterdam, which is feeling more pressure to move, according to an assistant manager who said they’ll be out by “late January, early February.” They are looking at spaces on Broadway and Amsterdam, he said.
The Vitamin Peddler, at 364 Amsterdam, also announced plans to move by the end of January. Jeff, who has been there for 13 years, said the new owner of the building has been extending three-month leases at a time. The owner posted a sign on his door saying “Store Moving 1/31/2022″. Thanks to Gavan for the tip.
Sunglasses company Solstice has closed its shop in the Time Warner Center. The company filed for bankruptcy protection earlier this year. Thanks to JR for the tip. (initially, we mistakenly wrote that it was opening.)
By the Way Bakery has opened its new shop at 2440 Broadway at 90th Street. It’s just one door down from its prior location.
The Dermatology Specialists are opening in the former home of RCI at 98th Street and Broadway. Thanks to Naomi for the tip.
RA Sushi has replaced Haru Sushi on Amsterdam Avenue and 81st Street. Check out the menu here.
Italian chocolate and gelato shop Venchi has opened at corner of 69th and Columbus. Thanks to Skylar for the tip.