By Scott Etkin and Lisa Kava
Small Door Veterinary is now open on the corner of Columbus and 93rd Street. “Our team is thrilled to meet all of the one, two, three, and four-legged friends who walk in that (small) door,” the company posted on Instagram. The website touts its convenient and modern approach to medical care, including 24/7 veterinary telemedicine. The space was also designed in consultation with “animal scientists to create comfortable, private, and stress-free environments.” There are several Small Door locations already in Manhattan, including the Upper East Side, West Village and Gramercy. (Thanks to Mark for the tip.)
A notice that Blondi’s Hair Salon has been seized for tax payments was posted on its storefront on Amsterdam between 81st and 82nd. Blondi’s wrote that they are “temporarily closed” in an email to WSR. “We are working on resolving this issue and looking forward to see all of our clients back soon.” The UWS location was opened in 2008 by stylist Joseph Nasser, according to the company’s Facebook page. (Thanks to Rich and J.J. for the tips.)
Wilson Sporting Goods is planning to open on June 11 in the Shops at Columbus Circle in the Deutsche Bank Center (formerly the Time Warner Center), according to a store clerk at Wilson’s flagship store downtown. The new shop will replace the Cole Haan shoe store and carry sportswear, footwear, and gear for tennis, basketball, football, golf, baseball and volleyball (insert cast away joke here). The 109-year-old company recently rebranded and opened its first flagship store in Soho this past January. (Thanks again to Michael for the tip.)
A psychic offering palm and tarot card readings has opened an office on 82nd Street just east of Columbus. Amy, the owner, said people come to her with specific questions, out of pure curiosity, or just for fun. “Whatever their energy tells me, whether its positive or negative, I just read it back to them,” she said. The space used to be a Covid testing center and a Juice Press location. It is $25 per reading and she welcomes walk-ins.
A quick update on a previous WSR article: the kosher bakery William Greenberg Desserts, founded in 1946 and known for its black-and-white cookies, put up signage saying they are expecting to open in mid-July. Located on Amsterdam between 73rd and 74th, it replaces Jacques Torres Chocolate.
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