Open and Shut: Welcome La Terrine, Bye-Bye Broadway

by - January 25, 2010 at 9:10 am -

This week, open and shut features more than a dozen items, as new businesses start to flood into the Upper West Side. Look out for new baby stores, steakhouses, Mexican restaurants and cupcake shops. And the neighborhood is about to get a newly renovated library. Does it mean the recession is over? Maybe not. A few businesses also shut their doors in recent weeks.

La Terrine
For years this space at the corner of 73rd Street and Columbus Avenue held La Belle Epoque Posters, then it was briefly the New Jersey Department of Tourism’s Upper West Side branch. Now a tableware and linens shop called La Terrine will be opening there. The company imports linens from Italy, Portugal and France.

After promising to sell meat to Upper West Siders for months, the Upper East Side butcher has finally opened its doors on 87th and Amsterdam next to Popover’s. How does some “dirty brisket” sound? (via the New York Times)

The steakhouse is opening up on 88th Street and Broadway in the old Aix/Bloomingdale Road spot. There’s already one in Forest Hills, and it got a so-so review from a local blogger there. (Eater via Eating in Translation)

Noche Mexicana II
Noche Mexicana, the restaurant at 852 Amsterdam Avenue at 102nd Street, saw an opportunity when a 99-cent store closed at 842 Amsterdam just down the block on 101st, so it snapped up the location. It plans to open a new restaurant, serving burgers, chili, fish dishes and other fare within the next two months, an employee tells us. Both restaurants will be open for a  while, though La Noche will probably close the 12nd street location eventually and move entirely into the new place.

Rita’s Italian Ice
The national Italian Ice chain is opening a new location at 2486 Broadway between 92nd and 93rd Streets, one of three it will open in the city.

The falafel chain is expected to arrive soon on 111th and Broadway, at the site of the former Empanada Joe’s. (Eating in Translation)

The beauty store expects to a new location in Columbus Square around 97th Street in April. (image and info via The Shophound)

The baby products store has leased a new store on the ground floor of The Harrison apartment building, on Amsterdam between 76th and 77th Streets.

The cupcake and baked goods emporium has also leased a new store on the ground floor of The Harrison, on Amsterdam between 76th and 77th Streets. It already has a location just a block away.

The East Side bakery chain is opening a spot on 76th and Amsterdam. The cafe will have a wood-burning oven and serve foccacia, among other items.

St. Agnes Library
The library at 444 Amsterdam Avenue between 81st and 82nd Streets will open on Feb. 11 after a major renovation. The reopening is open to the public. Get there at 11 a.m. and get readin’. (image via NYPL)

Broadway Hotel & Hostel
The hostel on 101st Street and Broadway is closed “temporarily” by order of the city, according to the hotel’s website. A tipster tells us the Department of Buildings shut the hotel down for safety reasons. An employee says the hotel is renovating and plans to reopen.

The shoe store at Broadway just off 72nd Street has closed its doors, though it still has a location on Spring Street (via Racked)

Urban Cottage
The stationary and gift store on 94th and Broadway has closed (via MyUpperWest)

The frozen yogurt-gelato store couldn’t afford the rent and taxes on Broadway between 82nd and 83rd Streets and had to shut its doors. (via West Side Spirit)

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