Openings and closings: Village Tart opening, Craftsteak closing … and more

TRD New York /
Dec.December 28, 2009 03:37 PM
alternate textFrom left, Village Tart at 86 Kenmare Street and Craftsteak at 85 10th Avenue

In the Financial District, Baoguette has opened a location at 9 Maiden Lane

A chocolate shop called Definition Addictive is opening at 284 Mulberry Street near Houston Street in the former Veka clothing boutique space in Nolita. A café and wine bar called Village Tart is slated for a mid-January opening at 86 Kenmare Street near Mulberry Street.

Michael Huynh may open a taco joint in the former Australian Homemade space on St. Marks Place near Avenue A in the East Village. A classic American diner is slated to open in the former Kelly & Ping space on Bowery and 2nd Street. Singas Famous Pizza has relocated from Second Avenue and 11th Street to Avenue C near 6th Street. A Subway sandwich shop opened its 134th Manhattan location at 342 Bowery. A yet-unnamed Cuban restaurant is slated to open at 95 Avenue A. The owners of Carroll Gardens pub PJ Hanley’s may open a pizza shop at 122 First Avenue between 7th and 8th streets, according to a readers comment. A new barber shop called On the Mark is slated to open soon on 13th Street near First Avenue.

In the West Village, Chef Anita Lo says she plans to reopen fire-battered restaurant Annisa at 13 Barrow Street between Grove and Jones streets sometime in February. In Chelsea, Tom Colicchio has announced he will open a restaurant called Colicchio & Sons in the space currently occupied by his Craftsteak at 85 Tenth Avenue, which is slated to shutter by Jan. 1. 

Midtown now has a Lenny’s sandwich shop on 33rd Street between Seventh and Eighth avenues. In East Midtown, Susan Ciminelli Day Spa & Salon has opened at 120 East 56th Street between Park and Lexington avenues.

Brooklyn is home to a new day care center called Daddy’s Daycare in a private building on Sixth Avenue between Garfield and Carroll streets in Park Slope. Also in Park Slope, a vintage shop called Yona Lee is opening in the former Celine space on Fifth Avenue between Sackett and Degraw streets. Indian restaurant Balaka opened last week in the old Park Slope Bistro Restaurant space at 522 Sixth Avenue between 13th Street and Seventh Avenue. 

A new bar called Roebling Inn was slated to open at 97 Atlantic Avenue in the old Magnetic Fields space in Brooklyn Heights. Liquor distillery Kings County Distillery will open at 35 Meadow Street in East Williamsburg. Planet Fitness has opened a location at 249 Duffield Street in Downtown Brooklyn. 

On the East End of Long Island, a Mediterranean café called Exile will open in the former Mezzaluna space at 231 Main Street in Amagansett.  

Amid these openings, there have been some closings. In Soho, New York City-based shop Phi will close at the end of January at 71 Greene Street. Also in Soho, restaurant Kitchen Club at 30 Prince Street will shutter after being open for 20 years. In the Flatiron District, Skyline Bookstore will close in February at 13 West 18th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues.

On the Upper East Side, 64-year-old restaurant Gino at 780 Lexington Avenue at 61st Street has a Dec. 31 closing date, according to a union representative.

In Queens, Rockaway Lobster House at 375 Beach 92nd Street in Rockaway Beach has closed and is up for sale. Also in Queens, a music venue called Bottoms Up has shuttered at 126-02 Northern Boulevard near 126th Street in Willets Point. In Brooklyn, Australian pie joint DUB Pies has shuttered its Columbia Street location in Red Hook. ABC Super Store at 427 Fulton Street in Downtown Brooklyn is going out of business after almost 16 years.  In the Bronx, newly renovated Foodtown on East 204th Street in Norwood was destroyed in a fire last week. In the Hamptons, seasonally-closed restaurant Matto at 104 North Main Street in East Hampton will not reopen this summer. It is rumored that Serafina, which has several Manhattan locations, will make its East End debut in the space.

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