Openings and closings: Nutbox opens, Chabela’s closes … and more

March 08, 2010 06:00PM

On the Upper East Side, Lanvin is slated to open a third U.S. boutique at 815 Madison Avenue between 68th and 69th streets in mid-June.

In Midtown, a new Grand Sichuan is opening on 46th Street between Eighth and Ninth avenues.

Mustang Cafe at 22 West 38th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues is open.

Brooklyn chain Nutbox, which has a Chelsea Market location, is opening at 49 East 8th Street in the former Big Bag space on the corner of Mercer Street in Greenwich Village.

The Monk Thrift Shop on Avenue A near 10th Street is relocating, but the site of its new home is unclear. Cheep’s restaurant is heading into the old Cinderella’s Falafel space on the corner of Second Avenue and St. Marks Place, also in the East Village.

In Brooklyn, Bay Shish Kebab at 2255 Emmons Avenue in Sheepshead Bay appears to be closed for renovations, according to Sheepshead Bites. The Deli and General Store “upper-scale” bodega, outfitted with an old pinball machine, had a soft opening last week at 1087 Flushing Avenue in Bushwick, reported blog This past Saturday night was the grand opening of a Matt Torey’s bar at 46 Bushwick Avenue betweem Devoe and Ainslie streets in Bushwick. David Massoni’s Thistle Hill Tavern will open this month at 441 Seventh Avenue in Park Slope. Nature’s Grill has opened a second location on Court Street between Atlantic Avenue and Pacific Street in Brooklyn Heights. Also in Brooklyn Heights, a new fair trade coffee shop called 139 @tlantic is opening at 139 Atlantic Avenue between Henry and Clinton streets.

Amid these openings, there were a few closings. Chabela’s appears to have closed, according to EV Grieve, at 40 Avenue B between Third and Fourth streets in the East Village. Custom-made jewelry store Mirari at 70 East 1st Street near First Avenue is closing, as is its neighbor Alpana Bawa.