Openings and closings: Coney Island businesses to return, Wendy’s closes Third Avenue location

New York /
Mar.March 27, 2009 03:20 PM
From left: Ignazios, Pinche Taqueria

Pinche Taqueria opened its third location at 986 Second Avenue, at 52nd Street, last night. Kajitsu, a Japanese restaurant, will be opening soon at 414 East 9th Street, near First Avenue. Mojo, at 185 Saint Nicholas Avenue at 119th Street, could open at the end of the month. The former Tribe space on First Avenue at St. Mark’s will become a tapas restaurant. La Bonne Bouffe, a cafe-bakery, has opened on the corner of Avenue B and Second Street. Atlanta-based Clothing Warehouse has opened a store at 8 Prince Street. St. Andrew’s Scottish Pub has opened at 140 West 46th Street, between Broadway and Sixth Avenue. Steve Grillo has opened Hell’s Kitchen Pizza at 47th Street and Tenth Avenue with partner Russ Brunelli. In Brooklyn, Ignazios is slated to open Tuesday or Wednesday at 4 Water Street in Dumbo. Bruar Falls, a bar at 245 Grand Street in Williamsburg, will open in April. Also in Brooklyn, Tom Bencivengo is opening a restaurant called Anella at 222 Franklin. Ruby’s, Cha Cha’s, and the other Coney Island boardwalk businesses are returning this year. Brooklyn boutique Smith + Butler will open a month-long pop-up store in Moscot on Orchard and Delancey streets. Mayor Bloomberg will open the campaign offices for his re-election bid this weekend. In the Hamptons, Citarella owner Joe Gurrera plans to open a 10,000-square-foot store in Bridgehampton. But as several restaurants open new locations despite the recession, a few chains are closing spaces. Wendy’s on Third Avenue between 57th and 58th streets has closed. So has Golden Krust on Third Avenue between 43rd and 44th streets. TRD


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