Open and Shut: More Treats for Your Sweet Tooth

by - March 16, 2010 at 2:04 am -

This week, we have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of Bomboloni, the Italian donut shop, and a new cafe has opened offering tons of different chocolate drinks. Meanwhile, there have been a few closings, including a wine bar and a children’s clothing store.

OPEN:
Cocofe
A new cafe has opened at 244 West 72nd Street, between Broadway and West End Avenue. Cocofe serves all sorts of beverages, including dark chocolate, white chocolate and milk chocolate drinks, as well as paninis, pizzas and other foods.

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Bomboloni
It was supposed to open last spring, and then it was supposed to open last fall and then it was supposed to open last weekend. But now, we’re pretty sure it will be really opening its doors on Wednesday, March 17. Will it be worth the wait?

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Associated Supermarkets
The supermarket chain is expected to open at 801 Amsterdam Avenue in the Columbus Square development. Can it compete with the Whole Foods just a couple of blocks away? We will soon find out.

Bank of America
A branch of the megabank is expected to move in on the first two floors at 200 West 72nd Street, right next to Trader Joe’s. We don’t expect it to open until the fall.

Urban Outfitters
At first the retailer was supposed to move into the historic Metro Theater, but that space has been saddled with legal troubles and Urban got out of the lease. Now, the company will be moving into a space across the street at 2625 Broadway, between 99th and 100th Streets. The store will be two floors  and about 15,000 square feet. (New York Post and New York Observer)

Writopia Lab
A nonprofit that offers creative writing workshops for kids aged 8 to 18 years old has moved into a new space at 155 West 81st Street between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenue, after vacating its old spot on 110th and Broadway.

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My Most Favorite Food
The Kosher eatery at 247 West 72nd Street that we told you about last year has been transforming the old Nargila Grill for months now. It will be opening for limited seating on March 25, and will fully open on April 1. (photo and info via Food and Things)

SHUT:
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Hippototamus
The children’s clothing store on Amsterdam Avenue between 81st and 82nd Streets has shut down, though it has two other locations in the city and is apparently opening another one this spring, though we’re not sure where.

Pudding Stones Wine Bar
The wine bar on Amsterdam between 90th and 91st Streets has closed, as a group of local bloggers found out after planning to meet there on a recent night.

Crumbs
The baked goods shop on Amsterdam Avenue and 77th Street will close in the next few months and reopen about a block away in The Harrison.

Have you noticed a new business on the Upper West Side, or one that’s closed? Let us know!

(photos by Avi, except where otherwise indicated)

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