Open and Shut: You Need the Right Assets for These Jeans

by - June 21, 2010 at 1:36 am -

After tons of new steakhouses, burger joints and doughnut shops opened up on the Upper West Side in the past few months, some more healthy options are coming to the neighborhood. So try frozen yogurt instead of ice cream; tofu instead of cheeseburgers. Keep eating well and you might fit into a nice new pair of jeans.

OPEN:
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Paige PPD
Sexy new California jeans are coming to 71st and Columbus Avenue, in the former home of Godiva chocolates. I’m told that $200 is standard for a nice pair of jeans these days. Damn I’m poor.

Zen Palate
The vegetarian fusion restaurant is opening up at 105th Street and Broadway in the former home of French bistro Metisse.

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Petco Unleashed
The pet store on 68th and Columbus we told you about earlier now has an opening date: June 21. As we understand it, Petco Unleashed is like Petco except smaller, with a “hip attitude.” They promise “fun and refreshments” on opening day.

Stoopher & Boots
Baby bling and other accessories are now available at this Brooklyn import on Amsterdam Avenue between 78th and 79th Street. A floor-to-ceiling chalkboard “gets your crative juices flowing” as will the aromatherapy play-dough ($28), owner Stephanie Goldstein tells us. Also, no Upper West Side kid is complete without Swarovksi crystal blinged-out Converse, of course.

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Berrywild
The frozen yogurt chain opened its third location last week on 82nd Street and Broadway. (image via Berrywild’s facebook page)

SHUT:
West Side Health Food
The health food store on Broadway between 96th and 97th Street is shutting down at the end of the month, and selling almost everything for 30% off.

GC William
The women’s clothing boutique at 111 72nd Street just West of Columbus has closed. A location at 84th and Madison, however, is still open.

Check out all of our Open and Shut columns to see what’s opened and closed in the neighborhood in recent weeks. Please send us your tips and hunches about new businesses in the neighborhood, and let us know if you see any businesses that are closing.

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