By Lisa Kava and Scott Etkin
Tempur-Pedic, the memory foam mattress store, will open on Friday November 10th, at 2030 Broadway (West 70th Street). Tempur-Pedic is one of the mattress brands owned by Tempur-Sealy International. Other brands include Sealy and Stearns & Foster. Tempur-Pedic mattresses are made of proprietary foam, a polyurethane material invented by NASA, a spokesperson from the company told West Side Rag. “The idea is that the foam adjusts to your body shape while you sleep,” he said. There are 110 Tempur-Pedic stores nationwide, including another Manhattan store on the corner of East 58th Street and Third Avenue. The Upper West Side store will feature an immersive room, the spokesperson explained, where customers can lie down on a mattress while listening to relaxing sounds. “It takes about ten minutes for our mattresses to adjust to the body,” the spokesperson said. The store will feature eight to twelve mattress types that customers can experience and sample. Consultants will be on-site to give advice The store will also sell pillows and bed linens. They will be open seven days a week from 10 a.m – 7 p.m., Mondays through Saturdays, and 12-6 p.m. on Sundays.
Mattress Firm, which sells mattresses, box springs, pillows, and bedding, will close its store at 2273 Broadway (82nd Street), on November 12th. A store clerk told West Side Rag that other Mattress Firms on the Upper West Side will remain open. They are located at 2080 Broadway (72nd Street), and 747 Columbus Ave (96th Street). The clerk did not know the reason for the closing and the Rag did not receive a response from the company. (Thanks to Ian for the tip.)
Cafe Aroma, an organic coffee and espresso bar that serves breakfast, has signage up at 1875 Broadway (at 62nd Street). The cafe has two other locations in Manhattan — 502 9th Avenue and 839 7th Avenue. Cafe Aroma serves lattes, cappuccino, matcha latte, chai latte as well as traditional drip coffee. They also serve a variety of breakfast foods such as waffles, eggs, pancakes, french toast, pastries, and bagels. (Thanks to Amy for the tip.)
Blank Street, a coffee place at 2218 Broadway (West 79th Street), is closing on November 12th. There is a “For Rent” sign in the window along with a note to customers saying “We’re sorry to see this location go and are so appreciative of all the love you’ve shown it.” The note directs customers to Blank Street’s two other Broadway locations (at 85th Street and 91st Street). Blank Street also has a location on Columbus at 69th Street. A store clerk told the Rag the company decided not to renew the lease at the 79th Street location. (Thanks to Andrew for the tip.)
Ciao Paisan, has opened at 206 West 79th in the space formerly occupied by the longtime Italian restaurant Coppola’s, which had temporarily closed for renovation in September 2022. Coppola’s had reopened for takeout and delivery only, and had operated until Sunday, October 29th. Ciao Paisan took over the space and opened earlier this week under new ownership, keeping the menu similar to Coppola’s, the manager told West Side Rag. Ciao Paisan is currently open for takeout and delivery only. They offer pizzas, pastas, and salads (Thanks to Ronald for the tip.)
West Side Pharmacy at 255 Columbus (at 72nd Street,) is temporarily closed for renovation, Mike who works at their sister pharmacy, Park West Pharmacy at 461 Columbus (82nd Street), told the Rag. West Side Pharmacy will reopen early next week, by Tuesday November 14th, according to owner Kenny, who told us it was a cosmetic renovation to make better use of the space.
Brunch is opening at 2210 Broadway between 78th and 79th Streets in November, according to a sign in the window. The website menu lists items such as omelets, pancakes, sandwiches, salad bowls, and soup. Signage for Brunch has been up, at least, since last summer. The location used to be New Wave Cafe. We will update when we have more information.
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