Baluchi’s Indian Food is opening a new restaurant called Aangan on 103rd Street and Broadway in late June. Jewelry store Gas Bijoux has opened at 189b Columbus Avenue between 68th and 69th streets. Two Boots is now open on Ninth Avenue between 44th and 45th streets. Culture, a coffee shop, will open next week at 72 West 38th Street. Boston-themed restaurant and piano bar Sweet Caroline’s is coming soon to 44th Street between Eighth and Ninth avenues. A wedding photography studio and sales gallery is set to open at 216 East 39th Street. A greenmarket will come to the 42nd Street side of the Port Authority bus terminal on Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. After originally being slated for a July opening, the Chatwal Hotel at 130 West 44th Street is now set to open in September. Naya Express will open in the former Golden Crust space at 686 Third Avenue between 43rd and 44th streets. The Gansevoort Park Avenue South will be opening in summer 2010. Décor and apparel boutique N Harlem New York has opened at 171 Lenox Avenue. Comme des Garçon will open Black, an affordable clothing line, at 112 Tenth Avenue on the corner of 17th Street. The Standard Grill has opened at 846 Washington Street at Little West 12th Street near the High Line. Destination Bar has opened in the former Boys Room space at 9 Avenue A. Billy’s Bakery will open its second location on Saturday at 75 Franklin Street. Menswear boutique No. 8b is slated to open at 38 Orchard Street. Luc Levy will open Café Gitane in the Jane Hotel after being prevented from opening a multi-level Restaurant On Bond Street.
In Brooklyn, Sound Fix has moved from its location on Bedford Avenue to a new space at North 11th Street, at the corner of Berry Street in Greenpoint. Gerritsen Beach Bagels has reopened at 2712 Gerritsen Avenue in Sheepshead Bay.
Amid the openings, there are some closings. Dean and Deluca on University Place has been shuttered by the Department of Health for operating without a license. There are no signs of construction at the Escada Sport space in the former Ann Taylor Loft store at 555 Broadway, where construction was supposed to have begun more than two months ago. TRD