Openings and closings: Pizza by Certe to open, Payard may close

May 27, 2009 04:34PM

From left: Lucky’s Famous Burgers, Zips

A 7,300-square-foot, 330-seat TGI Friday’s restaurant, designed by Jarmel Kizel Architects and Engineers, is slated for completion next month at 1780 Gun Hill Road in the Bronx. Solange Azagury-Partridge has opened a boutique at 809 Madison Avenue on the Upper East Side. The former Quiznos location at 132 East 56th Street will become Pizza by Certe, the city’s first green pizzeria. A new falafel and sandwich place has opened on 37th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues.

Lucky’s Famous Burgers has leased a space at 264 West 23rd Street between Seventh and Eighth avenues. Ina Men, a consignment retailer, will be moving from its 262 Mott Street location next to Ina Women On Prince Street. Jo’s Restaurant has opened at 264 Elizabeth Street, between Houston and Prince streets. Marc Jacobs is rumored to be looking at space at 415 Bleecker Street. Clothing retailer Vince is opening at 211 Elizabeth Street, at Prince Street, this summer. An Italian restaurant is reportedly coming to the former Zips space at Fifth Street and Avenue B. In Brooklyn, Unnameable Books is slated to open on Vanderbilt Avenue in Crown Heights within the next month. Ride Brooklyn, a bike shop, has come to Bergen Street between Fifth and Flatbush avenues. Sit & Wonder opened at 688 Washington Avenue between Prospect Place and St. Marks Avenue in Prospect Heights. In Gowanus, a Super 8 hotel is tentatively slated to open June 29 on the corner of President Street and Third Avenue. Beauty Bar is opening Friday at 921 Broadway, near Melrose Street, in Bushwick. Open Book Cafe by Mambo, an outdoor cafe, has opened at the central branch of the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza.

Payard Patisserie & Bistro, on Lexington Avenue between 73rd and 74th streets, which was closed in February by health inspectors, may close due to a rent hike. Milant, a deli on 39th Street between Lexington and Third avenues, was seized last week after several Department of Health closings. The Happy Well Being House Cart has moved from 50th Street between Sixth and Seventh avenues downtown, to King and Varick streets. In Brooklyn, Star of India, at 232 Fifth Avenue, near President Street in Park Slope, has closed. TRD