In Midtown, Italian flat bread sandwich chain Piada has opened a location on the corner of 53rd Street and Lexington Avenue. Ma Peche has begun serving food in the Chambers Hotel’s mezzanine this week, at 56th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues. American Eagle Outfitters plans to open a new spot in Times Square at 1551 Broadway on the corner of 46th Street on Nov. 19.
On the Upper West Side, Lincoln Center’s Rubenstein Atrium will soon welcome an outpost of famed chef Tom Colicchio’s ‘wichcraft gourmet sandwich stand.
Amidst these openings, a few spots in the city are also closing down. Chelsea’s famed Empire Diner is shuttering at 210 10th Avenue on the corner of 22nd Street. Coffee Shop, a Union Square restaurant, is in talks to take over the space. In Harlem, Jazz on the Villa, a hostel at 12 129th Street between Fifth and Lenox avenues, was shut down by city officials.