Openings and closings: Laundromat opens, Sweet & Lowdown closes … and more

February 03, 2010 01:29PM

A new wave of low-cost eateries has infiltrated the Upper West Side, according to Crain’s. The latest to sign a lease is Gazala Halabi, an eatery specializing in cuisine of the Druze, an Islamic group that calls Lebanon, Syria and Israel home, which is taking space at 380 Columbus Avenue at the corner of West 78th Street.

In Chelsea, El Quinto Pino is reopening tonight at 401 West 24th Street at the corner of Ninth Avenue.

The Petopia dog boutique is set to open its third location, this time in the East Village at 420 East 14th Street between First Avenue and Avenue A, after signing a lease for 1,400 square feet, according to a press release sent today.

On the Lower East Side, a new laundromat is opening at 164 Stanton Street at the corner of Clinton Street.

The Eater brings word that, in the Financial District, new coffee shop Beta Coffee is soon opening on Fulton Street near Water Street, in the former home of Dunkin’ Donuts.

A new Walgreens is opening in the Bronx at 1800 Williamsbridge Road in the Morris Park neighborhood, according to a joint statement released today by Colliers ABR and NAI Friedland Realty.

Amid these openings, there are a few closings. Sweet & Lowdown, a wine shop, has closed at 123 Allen Street, between Delancey and Rivington streets on the Lower East Side. In the West Village, the Spy Shop at 131 Christopher Street on the corner of Hudson Street has closed its doors.