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

by - January 25, 2010 at 9:10 am - - 3 Comments

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 Read More / Comment »

Open and Shut: Hello Robert and 999, Goodbye Tavern

by - January 4, 2010 at 1:13 am - - 2 Comments

The new year is upon us and a few new restaurants are helping Upper West Siders usher it in. But the closing of an iconic eatery overshadows the openings this week, as Tavern on the Green has gone dark. Read More / Comment »

Open and Shut: Toys, Slurpees and Donuts Come to Town

by - December 14, 2009 at 12:58 am - - 2 Comments

A special holiday season Open and Shut brings lots of goodies to the neighborhood, including a new toy store, the imminent opening of the Upper West Side’s first 7-Eleven, and a new Tim Hortons (as well as a Tim Hortons that closed). Read More / Comment »

Open and Shut: You Will Need Five Napkins for This One

by - November 30, 2009 at 3:00 pm - - 2 Comments

This week’s edition of Open and Shut is particularly delicious, as Upper West Siders get ready for a much-heralded burger chain’s entrance. In other news, New Jersey is leaving the neighborhood, and we hardly got to know it! Read More / Comment »

Open and Shut: Kosher and Unkosher on the West Side

by - November 8, 2009 at 10:54 pm - - Comments Off on Open and Shut: Kosher and Unkosher on the West Side

In the last week or so, we learned about some big restaurant openings and reopenings, and a technology company named after a fruit announced some major news too. There was also some sad Read More / Comment »

Open and Shut: Yes Craft-Lovers, Michaels is Here

by - October 22, 2009 at 12:02 pm - - Comments Off on Open and Shut: Yes Craft-Lovers, Michaels is Here

This week, two more stores at Columbus Circle have either opened or are preparing to open. Michaels, the Texas-based crafts chain, has opened its first Read More / Comment »

Open and Shut: Welcome to the Neighborhood, New Jersey

by - October 6, 2009 at 8:56 am - - 2 Comments

This week, New Jersey came to the Upper West Side. No, not New Jerseyans, though they were here too. New Jersey’s tourism office is actually opening a storefront in the neighborhood, right on Read More / Comment »

Open and Shut: Hello Peacefood, Welcome Back Maya

by - September 23, 2009 at 9:04 am - - 1 Comment

This week we welcome back Maya Schaper, whose Cheese and Antique shop closed down in January. Schaper’s original store was the setting for The Shop Around the Corner in the movie “You’ve Got Mail”. Well, Maya’s back now, with a Read More / Comment »

Open and Shut: Hello Aangan, Goodbye Comida Mercado

by - September 8, 2009 at 3:34 pm - - Comments Off on Open and Shut: Hello Aangan, Goodbye Comida Mercado

This week, we say goodbye to Comida Mercado Fresco, which succumbed to a fire in July. But lots of new restaurants and stores are moving in to the Upper West Side. Here’s Read More / Comment »

Open and Shut: Goodbye Artistes, Hello A Voce

by - August 31, 2009 at 11:31 am - - Comments Off on Open and Shut: Goodbye Artistes, Hello A Voce

Each week we take a look at what new stores have opened (or announced an upcoming opening) and which have closed. Last week, we learned Cafe des Artistes was Read More / Comment »

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