Checkers fast-food restaurant has signed a lease for a drive-thru location at 797 Pennsylvania Avenue in Brooklyn, on the border between Brownsville and East New York. The Chatwal hotel, at 130 West 44th Street, is now planning to open in July. The terrace at the Campbell Apartment in Grand Central Terminal has reopened, and the one at Shang, at 187 Orchard Street near Stanton Street, is also now open. The landlord of Manny’s Music On 48th Street said yesterday he may extend the store’s lease. Westville Restaurant has leased space for a third location at 246 West 18th Street between Seventh and Eighth avenues. 2 Bros. Pizza has opened at 32 St. Marks Place. Indian restaurant Tamarind has leased space at 99 Hudson Street, between Franklin and Leonard streets. Allan Pepper, one of the owners of the Bottom Line, formerly located on West 4th and Mercer streets, has found a new location for the music venue and is looking for investors. Grub Street offers a roundup of some of the sidewalk cafes now open on the Upper West Side. Dutch Kills in Long Island City is slated to open Friday after several delays. In Southampton, a new Diane von Furstenberg boutique is expected to open Friday at 53B Jobs Lane. In Bridgehampton, Matt Levin will take over the Saracen space and rename the restaurant the Georgica.
Montenapo, the Italian restaurant previously slated to open in the New York Times building by April 29, is now scheduled to open on May 13. The opening of Muddy Waters Cafe, on Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard at 129th Street, has also been delayed.
Clothing store Kuhlman, at 484 Sixth Avenue near 12th Street, has closed. Poopah’s Pet Boutique, on Sixth Street between avenues A and B, is closing Sunday. The former Chez Brigitte space on Greenwich Avenue is still closed, nearly a year after the tenant was forced to vacate. The Hogan store at 134 Spring Street is closing in June and plans to look for a new space uptown. TRD