By Scott Etkin and Lisa Kava
Asset, the bar and restaurant at 329 Columbus Avenue between 75th and 76th Streets, is closed temporarily and will have an updated menu with new “Asian-inspired” dishes when it reopens in early September. “We were hoping to do something different and we have a lot of team members who enjoy Asian-style cuisine,” said Patrick Duxbury, who works in operations at Asset. Currently serving modern-American fare with Mediterranean influences, Asset’s updated menu will feature dim sum, sushi, skewers, sharing plates, and “more options for people sitting at the bar,” he said. The reopening is expected to take place soon after Labor Day. (Thanks to Yvonne for the tip.)
Chipotle, the Mexican fast-food chain, is coming to 2575 Broadway at the corner of 97th Street. The space was formerly a Walgreens, but has been vacant since at least 2019. The opening is planned for this fall, a spokesperson for the company confirmed with WSR. Other Chipotle locations on the UWS include: 110th and Broadway, 100th and Columbus, 83rd and Broadway, and 73rd and Amsterdam. (Thanks to Dan for the tip.)
Madison Reed, a hair color salon, has opened at 2315 Broadway (between 83rd and 84th Streets). The location was previously Harry’s Shoes for Kids, which was consolidated into the larger Harry’s Shoes store nearby. The salon uses their own color brand which became popular with online orders in 2020 during the pandemic. Services include root touch ups, single process, highlights, gloss, and blowouts. Madison Reed has approximately 50 salons throughout the United States, including NYC salons in Tribeca, Flatiron, Brooklyn, and the Upper East Side. This will be the second Upper West Side location for the company, which opened one on Columbus Avenue at 72nd Street, in the former location of a Covid testing center and, before that, Olive & Bettes, a women’s clothing store for many years. (Thanks to Joy for the tip.)
The Starbucks at 444 Columbus between 81st and 82nd Streets is closed temporarily. A sign on the storefront window apologizes for the inconvenience, but does not give a reason for the closing. Last year this location was shut down temporarily for repairs and remodeling. (Thanks to Hannah for the tip.)
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Correction: The photo for Chipotle was originally incorrect. It has been corrected.