Openings and closings: Dumbo Muffin opens, Madras Cafe closes … and more

December 08, 2009 09:36AM

alternate textDumbo Muffin at 63 Pearl Street, Madras Cafe at 79 Second Avenue

On the Lower East Side, Ethiopian eatery the Norry at Kampuchea has opened at 78 Rivington Street at Allen Street.  The Jutta Neumann leather shop, formerly at 158 Allen Street, will move to the owner’s 355 East Fourth Street studio near Avenue D. Mikey’s Burger is opening at 135 Ludlow Street
between Rivington and Stanton streets. Diamond’s Wine Bar is reopening
at 188 Allen Street between East Houston and Stanton streets. Health-conscious eatery the Wacky Wok opened on the corner of Avenue D
and 9th Street last week.

In Little Italy, an Italian speakeasy called My Little Secret has opened at 149 Mulberry Street near Grand Street. East Village cupcake shop Butter Lane has opened a temporary Soho location at 436 West Broadway Near Prince Street.  Vegetarian Indian restaurant Madras Café has shuttered at 79 Second Avenue. A beer bar called Amity Hall has opened at 80 West Third Street at Thompson Street. Another pizza place called Numero 28 is coming into the former Singas Famous Pizza space on Second Avenue near 11th Street.

In Greenwich Village, Indian restaurant Leela Lounge closed and reopened as West 3rd Common.

Pink Tea Cup, a 55-year veteran soul food eatery is closing its doors
at
42 Grove Street between Bleecker and Bedford streets in the West
Village.

Big-Box retailer Target is launching Target to Go, a pop-up outpost at
the High Line entrance at the intersection of Gansevoort and Washington
streets.

In Midtown, kosher luncheonette Diamond Dairy has shuttered at 4 West 47th Street.  Crumbs opened its12th New York City location at 1385 Broadway near 37th Street. The Kimberly Hotel at 145 East 50th Street opened a 3,000-square-foot rooftop bar.

Kathi Rolls by Kabob Factory has opened at 101 Lexington Ave between 27th and 28th streets. Club Duvet has shuttered at 45 West 21st Street. On the Upper West Side, retro eatery Big Daddy’s is opening a spot on Broadway and 91st Street in early 2010.

In Brooklyn, Cafe Bueno, which opened in the old Trout space, has shuttered at 102 Smith Street between Atlantic Avenue and Pacific Street. M Noodle Bar has opened in East Williamsburg at 49 Metropolitan Avenue between Lorimer and Union streets.  A Hydroponic farm growing supply store called Brooklyn Farms has opened in Carroll Gardens.  A Barneys co-op may open on Atlantic Avenue in Cobble Hill. Junk vintage shop has opened a second location in Greenpoint at 214 Franklin Street. A café called Dumbo Muffin is opening in Dumbo at 63 Pearl Street. Boutique Gradys Collective Market is opening at 923 Fulton Street in Clinton Hill. Also in Clinton Hill, a gym
is reportedly in talks to takeover the retail space at the new Absolute
condo development at 543 Myrtle Avenue.

According to a press release, three other Brooklyn retailers are also opening. Brooklyn Homebrew, a shop supplying beer crafting supplies, has signed
a lease for 163 8th Street in Gowanus. In Brooklyn Heights, restaurant
Maribelle’s has signed a lease at 696 Washington Avenue, according to a
press release. Clear Boutique, a women’s eveningwear shop, has signed a
lease at 180 Lincoln Place in Park Slope, according to a release.

On the East End, 30-year-old restaurant the Laundry has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection at 941 Pantigo Road in East Hampton.


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