Open and Shut: How Many Steakhouses Do We Need?
by Avi - February 16, 2010 at 2:16 am -
Already this year we’ve learned of plans for two new steakhouses on the Upper West Side. A couple of weeks ago, we told you about a new steakhouse called Aged, and now Prime KO is looking to settle into the neighborhood. Did someone decide Upper West Siders are lacking iron? A few other restaurants with less of an emphasis on red meat are also opening. And a few businesses have closed or are closing, as one 75th Street landlord apparently decided to clear out his tenants.
Famous Spanish chef Jesus Nunez is looking to open a tapas restaurant in the space formerly occupied by Levana Kosher restaurant at 141 West 69th Street. Nunez, who used to be a graffiti artist, has been known to make exotic dishes out of sharks and gazelles. We’d like to see him catch a gazelle.
Have you ever had Druze food? Neither have we, but we’re excited to try some. Hell’s Kitchen already has a Gazala Place, which serves fresh handmade pitas as well as kebabs, cucumber soup, meat pies and salads. Check out the menu. The new spot should open in April at 380 Columbus Avenue (78th Street).
Ex-New York Giant Tiki Barber and spin teacher Ruth Zukerman have opened their gym Flywheel in Chelsea, but they’re planning on opening a spot on the Upper West Side soon too. Location unclear. (New York magazine)
The discount clothing store on Broadway between 79th and 80th Street is expanding by 22,700 feet by moving into the Circuit City on the north end of the block. It will also be adding a tuxedo shop.
The laundromat at 228 West 75th Street is closing after more than 30 years because the landlord declined to offer the owners a new lease. The business will close on Feb. 24 and the owners are asking people to pick up any belongings they may have left before that date.
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The salon next door to the laundromat on 75th Street has also closed.
The kitchen interior business at 73 West 82nd Street has closed and the owners are looking for a new location in the neighborhood. The old phone number still works and the owners are taking calls from customers. (thanks to tipster Kate)
Have you noticed a new business on the Upper West Side, or one that’s closed? Let us know!