T.G. I. Friday’s and Tim Hortons plan to open in Union Square. Barbecue trailer, Picnick, Smoked, was slated to open today in Wall Street Park, between South and Water streets. Employees Only partner Billy Gilroy plans to open East Side Social Club at 230 East 51st Street between Second and Third avenues. A gourmet deli is slated to open in the former Mondo Kims space on St. Marks between Second and Third avenues.
Ed’s Chowder House plans to open inside the Empire Hotel at 44 West 63rd Street on the corner of Broadway. The seafood joint is replacing Center Cut, which will reportedly close near the end of the month. A new deli called the Green Café opened on Broadway and 97th Street. A new Brooks Brothers boutique has opened on 51st Street and Sixth Avenue.
In Brooklyn, Sunset Park will reportedly soon see a Prosperity Dumplings location. The restaurant already has an Eldridge Street spot. Construction has begun at the Walgreens at 3074 Avenue U in the Gerritsen Beach section of Brooklyn. A speakeasy-themed restaurant called Sarah James has opened in Bedford-Stuyvesant at 217 Pulaski Street.
In Montauk, the chefs behind Los Angeles’ restaurant Animal opened a pop-up restaurant in the Sole East hotel.
Amid these openings, there have been some closings. Red Mango on 22nd Street and Sixth Avenue has shuttered and will be replaced by another frozen yogurt shop called 22 Happy Cups. MoMo FaLana boutique on Avenue A and 3rd Street has shuttered. The Morrison Hotel on the Bowery is moving and the space, which was the former CBGB location, is available for lease.