Aroma Espresso Bar recently opened its second New York City location at 161 West 72nd Street. Shoe store Marni has opened its second New York City store on East 67th Street between Fifth and Madison avenues. Montenapo, an Italian restaurant, will open in the New York Times building at 250 West 41st Street near Eighth Avenue by April 29. Two more Baoguette locations may be opening in Midtown. Lillie’s, a bar, is slated to open soon at 13 East 17th Street, between Fifth Avenue and Broadway. Watch and jewelry retailer Joseph Edwards is coming soon to 420 Fifth Avenue, according to the spring 2009 retail report by Faith Hope Consolo, chairman of the retail leasing and sales division at Prudential Douglas Elliman. Designer denim brand 7 For All Mankind opened its third New York City store at 73 Fifth Avenue, at 15th Street, this weekend.
Gallery 151 will reopen at 350 Bowery on Thursday. Coffee shop La Colombe has opened its second New York City location at 270 Lafayette Street. Acquedolci, a Sicilian market, will open next month at 181 Grand Street. A boutique called Montana Knox has opened on Extra Place. The New Amsterdam Market plans to open at the South Street Seaport June 28. In Brooklyn, an automated postal service branch is set to open next week at 84 Front Street in Dumbo. Monk Vintage Thrift Shop opened Friday at 496 Driggs Avenue, between North 9th and 10th streets, in Williamsburg. Richard Meier will reopen his model museum in Long Island City on alternate Fridays beginning May 1.
The Rite Aid on Seventh Avenue below 14th Street is closing. The owners of Lower East Side Thai restaurant Jeeb, at 154 Orchard Street, are reportedly trying to find someone to buy the restaurant. Olivo’s Fashions, at 55 Avenue C Near Fourth Street, is going out of business. TRD