Openings and closings: Sprinkles opens, Miss Softee closes

Sep.September 11, 2009 03:52 PM
From left: Sprinkles opening, Miss Softee closing

The 2523 Chock Corp., better known for its coffee brand Chock Full ‘O Nuts, has signed a 10-year lease for 2,000 square feet of ground-level space and 2,000 square feet of space in the basement at 25 West 23rd Street, according to a press release. Burger phenom Shake Shack plans to open a new spot at 47 Prince Street at the corner of Mulberry Street. No word yet on when the new location will open. Bon Appetit magazine will launch its pop-up supper club and café at 101 West 57th Street at the corner of Sixth Avenue Sept. 21. The spot will remain open for one week, according to the group’s online announcement. Clothing retailer Against Nature at 159 Chrystie Street between Rivington and Delancey streets had its grand opening last night.

Tipsters have reported that the former location of Mikey’s Pet Shop on 7th Street near Avenue A will soon welcome a nail salon. Also in the East Village, yoga spot the Bhakti Center at 25 First Avenue’s second floor will soon also occupy the property’s ground level, with a new café. A Voce Columbus at 10 Columbus Circle has an official opening scheduled for Sept. 18. The Standard Hotel at 848 Washington Street between 13th Street and Little West 12th Street is opening its new rooftop bar, the Boom Boom Room.

Boutique shop Veda at 132 Ludlow Street on the corner of Rivington Street is opening soon and has begun hiring employees. The soon-to-come Pulino’s Bar and Pizzeria on the corner of Bowery Street and Houston Street is under construction.

Los Angeles cupcake titan Sprinkles plans to open a New York location in the near future. No word yet on where and when the new spot will arrive.

In Brooklyn, the Little Buddy Biscuit Company will celebrate its grand opening this Saturday at 635 Fifth Avenue between 17th and 18th streets. The retail space below the Smith condos and the Nu Hotel at 85 Smith Street on the corner of Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Brooklyn will soon welcome a bail bonds establishment. A new bagel shop has opened on the corner of 32nd Street and Fourth Avenue in Sunset Park. Casa Rosa Grand, an Italian restaurant at 384 Court Street on the corner of Carroll Street in Carroll Gardens, is reportedly nearing its reopening date.
A new home furnishings shop, Homebody, is opening in Park Slope on Seventh Avenue near 15th Street.

Tony Roma’s recently opened at the Bay Terrace Shopping Center in Bayside, Queens, according to a press release from CB Richard Ellis, a broker on the deal, bringing the baby back ribs franchise back to New York City.

Although Café DeVille’s recent closure at 103 Third Avenue on the corner of 13th Street was thought to be temporary, tipsters have reported that the spot has passed its reopen date, remaining shuttered. Midtown food truck mainstay “Miss Softee,” known for bringing a feminine touch to the ice cream cart biz at 40th Street and Fifth Avenue, is retiring from the ice cream field at the end of September. Boutique shop Don the Verb at 61 Delancey Street on the corner of Allen Street has reportedly closed.

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