The Real Deal New York

Openings and closings: Il Cuntuccio opens, Organic Avenue closes … and more

February 25, 2010 12:07PM

From left: Il Cuntuccio at 478 Smith Street and Organic Avenue at 101 Stanton Street

Upper East Side catering company Michelle’s Kitchen has opened a French/Belgium hybrid Michelle’s Restaurant On 46th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues, according to Midtown Lunch. Burberry is reportedly coming to the Upper West Side.

Word is spreading that city officials are hoping to install a permanent outdoor market at the South Street Seaport.

In Chelsea, popular paella spot Socarrat is opening an adjacent bar called Soccarrat Bar De Vinos at 259 West 19th Street between Seventh and Eighth avenues.

Los Angeles-based consignment store Decadestwo plans to open a New York City pop-up shop at 79 Greene Street from March 18 to March 21.

In Brooklyn, an international sandwich eatery called Fultummys is opening soon at 221 Columbia Street between Union and Sackett streets in the Columbia Street Waterfront District, according to the Word on Columbia Street blog. An as-of-yet unknown restaurant is setting up shop in Downtown Brooklyn at 189 Bridge Street. In Cobble Hill, a pizzeria called Il Cuntuccio is opening shop at 478 Smith Street, according to the Cobble Hill Blog.

In Queens, Foodista reports that Moonstruck Diner is coming to the old Cafe Kolonaki space at 33-02 Broadway in Astoria.

Amid these openings, there were a few closings.

The Dolphin Fitness Club location at 18 Avenue B in the East Village has closed. After opening a new location at 116 Suffolk Street, Organic Avenue health store has officially closed at 101 Stanton Street on the corner of Ludlow Street on the Lower East Side. Also in the neighborhood, Bowery Boogie brings word that the famous Guss’ Pickles is moving out of its long-time locale at 87 Orchard Street and moving to a Brooklyn location on 39th Street between 14th and 15th avenues near Borough Park.

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