On the Upper East Side, J.Crew is planning to open its inaugural brick-and-mortar weddings and parties shop at 769 Madison Avenue on the corner of 66th Street. Handbag and accessories brand Coach is planning to open a new Coach Reed Krakoff store in the former Miu Miu spot at 831 Madison Avenue between 69th and 70th streets. Word has it that popular Las Vegas eatery Lavo is planning to open an outpost at 58th Street near Park Avenue.
In Lower Manhattan, the owners of a popular East Village spot, Molly’s Pub, are planning to open a Financial District gastro-pub at 110 John Street between Pearl and Gold streets. Also in the Financial District, the Blarney Stone pub at 121 Fulton Street between Dutch and Nassau streets has reopened after a three-week hiatus.
In Brooklyn, something is stirring inside the old Elementi location in Park Slope, which has been closed for several months. After remaining vacant for an extended period of time, reports say that a new, as of yet unknown, restaurant may be moving into the Elementi space at 140 Seventh Avenue Between Carroll Street and Garfield Place. In Greenpoint, the Mini Mart Deli Grocery has opened at 1068 Manhattan Avenue. In Dumbo, home furnishing retailer Journey Home has moved in at 72 Front Street, from its original location at 166 Water Street.
Amid these openings, a few New York City spots are closing. In the East Village, sushi restaurant Jeollado has shuttered at 116 East 4th Street between First and Second avenues and hookah joint Revitali has closed its shop at 125 First Avenue between 7th and 8th streets. In Greenwich Village, the Papaya King spot at the corner of Seventh Avenue and 14th Street has closed down. On the Lower East Side, the Michali Fine Art Galley has closed after just six months in operation at 45 Orchard Street between Hester and Grand streets. Women’s retailer Living on Seventh, located on Seventh Avenue between 3rd and 4th streets in Park Slope, is shutting its doors.