Tehuitzingo, a Mexican bodega on 10th Avenue between 47th and 48th streets, has been closed by the Department of Health due to permit issues. The landlord is also rumored to have doubled the rent for the space, Midtown Lunch reported. Garrett’s Popcorn on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 46th Street has closed. Hartmarx Corporation may close the Hickey Freeman flagship store at 666 Fifth Avenue. SophieRoan, at 117 East 7th Street between First Avenue and Avenue A, is closing at the end of March. Tahini on Third Avenue at St. Mark’s Place is temporarily closed, as is Ryan’s Irish Pub on Second Avenue.
Solo Porte, an Italian door company, has moved into the former home of Zamir Furs at 90 West Houston Street. Aces & Eights Saloon has opened at 34 Avenue A. Japanese chain Ramen Setagaya has opened its third location at 90 University Place between 11th and 12th streets. Mini-burger is coming to Second Avenue between 11th and 12th streets. Raines Law Room is now open at 48 West 17th Street. A number of companies, including Comint Leather Goods and Ice Cube Apparel, have signed or renewed leases at 463 Seventh Avenue, according to Adams & Company Real Estate, which brokered the transactions. The Afghan Kebab House has opened at 25-89 Steinway Street near 25th Avenue in Astoria, its fourth location in the city. The Chandelier Room will open in Hoboken’s W Hotel March 29. TRD