Luxury toiletries purveyor C.O. Bigelow has opened up shop in The Plaza Hotel’s retail space at One Central Park South. Former Jubilee chef Pascal Petiteau is opening Bistro Vendôme near Sutton Place on Monday.
In the East Village, a New Orleans-themed bar known as Ninth Ward plans to open in the spring at 180 Second Avenue between 11th and 12th streets.
Black Market, a new bar by the owners of Bowery Electric, is opening at 110 Avenue A. Mediterranean restaurant Kenmare, by Paul Sevigny and Nur Khan, is opening for previews during Fashion Week at 98 Kenmare Street.
In Tribeca, hip-hop mogul Damon Dash is opening an art gallery — Dash Gallery — at 172 Duane Street between Hudson and Greenwich streets. Meatpacking district nightclub Kiss & Fly has reopened after renovations.
In Brooklyn, gourmet ice cream shop Blue Marble is opening a third location, this time at 196 Court Street in Cobble Hill. Coney Island pizzeria Totonno’s, at 1524 Neptune Avenue, will reopen Feb. 10 at noon after renovations.
Filipino food joint Bayan Café, on 45th Street between Second and Third avenues, has shuttered.Watering hole Professor Thom’s in the East Village has temporarily closed at 219 Second Avenue at the corner of 14th Street, reportedly due to a licensing problem. Moonstruck Diner, located on the corner of Second Avenue and 5th Street has closed, although a sign from the Department of Health suggests it may reopen after a court hearing. Also in the East Village, a liquor store on the corner of Avenue B and Houston Street has closed. On the Lower East Side, the NexCom Computer Café is closing its doors at 332 Grand Street on the corner of Ludlow Street in favor of a new location at 64 Delancey Street on the corner of Allen Street. Sweet Lowdown at 123 Allen Street has closed, as has Kebab House II on 144 Orchard Street. Cavalier Restaurant and Lounge, the 60-year-old hangout on 37th Avenue in Jackson Heights in Queens, is closing after a rent hike.