Openings and closings: Magnolia Bakery opens, Frederick’s Madison closes … and more

TRD New York /
Aug.August 11, 2009 04:14 PM
alternate textFrom left: Magnolia opening, Frederick’s Madison closing

The Standard Grill at 848 Washington Street on the corner of 13th Street has unofficially opened a new beer garden addendum to its main location. A pop-up cafe, Bar 30, has snuck up in Rockefeller Plaza, between 49th and 50th streets, and Fifth and Sixth avenues, with plans to remain open until September 4. A Jittery Joe’s coffee shop location has opened at 216 East 45th Street between Second and Third avenues. Popular cashmere purveyor Christopher Fischer will open a new shop at 1225 Madison Avenue between 88th and 89th streets. Miami-based art gallery and bookstore Our House West of Wynwood will set up a Manhattan location at 227 Waverly Place between Seventh Avenue South and West 11th Street.

In a sweet switch, Little Pie Co. in Grand Central’s dining concourse has closed, and Magnolia Bakery cupcake shop (of “Sex and the City” fame) will take its place.

In the Bronx, a new Applebee’s location opened at Fordham Plaza and reportedly received 6,000 applications for the 250 positions it created. This location will be one of two new planned Bronx locations.

Eton Too, a companion shop to Carroll Garden’s popular dumpling spot Eton, has set up shop down the street from the original, at 395 Sackett Street at the corner of Smith Street. Milk Bar cafe at 620 Vanderbilt Avenue on the corner of Prospect Place has opened. The Brooklyn Kitchen is reportedly opening a cooking school at 100 Frost Street on the corner of Meeker Avenue in Williamsburg. SarahJames, a speakeasy-themed restaurant, will open in Bedford-Stuyvesant this weekend at the corner of Pulaski Street and Throop Avenue.

Frederick’s Madison, at 768 Madison Avenue on the corner of 66th Street, followed in its West Village sister’s footsteps and closed.

Weisman Discount Home Centers is shutting down all eight of its New York locations in Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island, after filling for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection.

A Queens mall, the Shops at Atlas Park, at 8000 Cooper Avenue on the corner of 80th Street, is bidding farewell to two tenants. The first, a pet supply store called Crazy for Animals, closed Monday night. The second, Amish Market, is expected to close as early as this weekend.

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