Openings and closings: Dandelion Boutique opens, Five Pointz closes … and more

TRD New York /
Dec.December 02, 2009 11:32 AM
From left: Dandelion Boutique at 306 Court Street and Five Pointz studios at 45-46 Davis Street

In the Financial District, Vintry Wine and Whiskey at 57 Stone Street. A new Indian restaurant called Ruchi has opened at 120 Cedar Street.

On the Lower East Side, Kampuchea will open Friday at 78 Rivington Street. A high-end consignment shop called PPF Consignment will open at 168 Ludlow Street. In Chinatown, Nom Wah Tea Parlor, which was shut down earlier this month by the Department of Health, reopened last Sunday. Michael Bao Huynh is opening burger joint Mikey Burger in two weeks on the Lower East Side.

In Soho, Lizarran Tapas Restaurant will open at 5 Mercer Street between Broome and Grand streets by early 2010, according to a press release. A third location of Birdbath bakery may open at 160 Prince Street.

In Greenwich Village, Mermaid Oyster Bar has opened at 79 Macdougal Street between West Houston and Bleecker streets.

In the West Village, Mexian eatery Ofrenda at 113 7th Avenue South at Greenwich Street. Upper East Side spot the Perfect Food has opened its second location in the former Monster Sushi space at 535 Hudson Street near Charles Street. Design.Starts.Here pop-up shop has opened at 447 Hudson Street on the northwest corner of Morton Street, according to a press release.

In the East Village, Spot Dessert Bar has opened at 13 St. Mark’s Place between Third Avenue and Astor Place, according to a news release. Bravo Pizza is opening its seventh New York City location on the ground floor of the Zeckendorf Towers at One Irving Place and 14th Street, in the former site of card store Rhyme & Reason. Hanover Café is opening in the old Mondo Kims space on St. Mark’s Place between Third and Second avenues. The Bluebird Coffee Shop opened last Saturday on East First Street just west of First Avenue.

In the Flatiron District, shoe manufacturer Deer Stags is relocating from its current headquarters at 1414 Sixth Avenue to a 16,500-square-foot space at 902 Broadway between West 20th and 21st streets.

In Midtown, Paris-based luxury chocolatier La Maison du Chocolat has opened a store at the entrance to the Observatory in the Fifth Avenue lobby of the Empire State Building, according to a press release from the building’s manager, and a luxury cocktail lounge will be opening in the building soon. Michael Bao Huynh has opened Obao Noodles and Grill at 222 East 53rd Street, according to a news release. Todd English has plans to open a European-style food hall in the lower level of The Plaza Hotel this spring. Mantao Chinese Sandwiches has reopened at 235 East 53rd Street. A fifth Midtown Le Pain Quotidien has opened up on 50th Street between Sixth and Seventh avenues.

In Hell’s Kitchen, Ethiopian restaurant Red Sea 47 has opened at 683 Ninth Avenue on the corner of 47th Street.
On the Upper East Side, Israeli gelato shop Screme Café is opening soon at 300 East 64th Street. On the Upper West Side, boutique grocer Gracefully will open at 101 West End Avenue Near 64th Street. Women’s retailer Strawberry shops has opened on Broadway between 73rd and 74th streets.

In Brooklyn, Dewey’s Candy will open a retail store at 141 Front Street in Dumbo. Mexican café the Loading Dock opened at 170 Tillary Street in Downtown Brooklyn. Fast-food chain Checkers has opened at 1611 Broadway between Halsey and Eldert streets in Bushwick. A small women’s wear and accessory store called Dandelion Boutique has opened at 306 Court Street in Carroll Gardens. Boutique and flower shop Saffron has opened at 31 Hanson Place in Fort Greene. Trinidadian restaurant Trini Gul has opened at 543 Nostrand Avenue near Atlantic Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

Amid these openings, there have been some closings. In Soho, Two Eighteen bar has shuttered at 525 Broadway on the corner of Spring Street. Rainbow Café has moved from154 Mott Street in Chinatown to 773 60th Street between Sixth and Seventh avenues in Sunset Park. In Midtown, Dutch/Indonesian fast-food chain Danku on 57th Street near Sixth Avenue is closing temporarily for renovations. In Brooklyn, Tex-Mex restaurant Miracle Grill will be closing on Seventh Avenue and 3rd Street in Park Slope. In Queens, Five Pointz studios has shuttered at 45-46 Davis Street in Long Island City.

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