Openings and closings: Joe to open, Elephant closed

April 09, 2009 12:19PM

alternate textFrom left: Joe, Kudo Beans, Riverside Apartments

Coffee shop Joe will open on the Upper West Side, at 514 Columbus Avenue Near 85th Street. Mexican food vendor El Ray del Sabor has opened a second cart on 49th Street and Third Avenue. Kudo Beans is at the soft-opening stage at 321 Sixth Avenue, near West 4th Street. Condo tower Setai at 40 Broad Street is opening a members-only club. A discount theater ticket booth will open Friday nights starting April 24, at 61 East 4th Street.

In Brooklyn, En of Africa, a Nigerian restaurant, plans to open at 120 Lafayette Street in Fort Greene this month. A new bar, Manhattans, will open at 769 Washington Avenue in Prospect Heights on Friday. Washington Commons, a bar, opened at 748 Washington Avenue in Prospect Heights last weekend. Some of the retail spaces in Brooklyn Heights’ Riverside Apartments at Columbia Place and Joralemon Street are now for rent. Artists & Fleas’ flea market will open next to the Williamsburg shop at 125 North 6th Street on weekends beginning Saturday.

In Manhattan, The Elephant, on First Street between First and Second avenues, has been closed by court order. L’Occitane on Price and Spring streets has closed. Meat purveyor Pat La Frieda plans to move to a new space, and his 45,000-square-foot property on Washington Street in the West Village is on the market for $31 million. TRD