The Real Deal New York

Openings and closings: Busy Bee Bikes opens, Operations closes … and more

March 03, 2010 11:58AM

The much-anticipated Upper West Side outpost of Trader Joe’s, at 200 West 72nd Street on the corner of Broadway, is now slated to open in late September or early October, according to Westside Independent.

In the West Village, Pizza Roma eatery has just penned a 10-year lease for 1,100-square-feet at 263 Bleecker Street between Morton and Cornelia streets.

After a run-in with the law, Busy Bee Bikes has reopened at 437 East 6th Street between First Avenue and Avenue A.

Spanish tapas restaurant Lizarran is opening at 45 Mercer Street between Broome and Grand streets.

In Brooklyn, Blue Bottle Coffee is scheduled to open in Williamsburg at 160 Berry Street between 5th and 6th streets next Wednesday. Dutch Boy Burger, meanwhile, at 766 Franklin Avenue between St. Johns and Lincoln places, is opening two days earlier in Crown Heights, according to Jon Setzen. Also next week, in Greenpoint, Paulie Gee’s pizzeria will be opening its doors at 60 Greenpoint Avenue between Franklin and West streets. And an as-of-yet unnamed bar is reportedly opening up in Park Slope on the corner of 21st Street and Sixth Avenue. 

The LiQcity blog brings word of many new businesses opening up in Long Island City, including a cell phone store at 5-43 48th Avenue, a new eatery called the Burger Garage at 25-36 Jackson Avenue, a check-cashing spot called SuperCash at 44-04 21st Street, and the LIC Market café at 21-52 44th Drive.

Rumors are swirling that Chicago mainstay Molly’s Cupcakes will be opening a New York City location, although it’s not yet clear what neighborhood it’s eyeing.

Amid these openings, there was one closing.

Operations, a Soho clothier, has closed at 60 Mercer Street on the corner of Broome Street.


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