Openings and closings: In & Out opens, Ellis Bar closes

TRD New York /
Mar.March 10, 2010 01:26 PM

On the Upper East Side, new Swedish beauty boutique In & Out has opened on Madison Avenue between 77th and 78th streets.

Today only, the Time Warner Center at 10 Columbus Circle is offering a pop-up tea party from until 6 p.m., featuring tea service, snacks and other treats.

In Midtown, the Heartland Brewery is coming to where 41st Street intersects with the Port Authority, Eater reported.

In Chelsea, a new eatery called Alpha Asian Cuisine is opening on the corner of Eighth Avenue and 19th Street.

Famed restaurateur Jean-Georges Vongerichten has opened a new restaurant called ABC Kitchen on the first floor of ABC Carpet in Gramercy at 18 East 35th Street Between Park Avenue South and Broadway.

New Indonesian restaurant Satay Junction has opened at 28 Greenwich Avenue between Charles and West 10th streets in the West Village. Also, restaurateur Cobi Levy is one step closer to opening a tapas bar at the former Beatrice Inn spot at 285 West 12th Street on the corner of West 4th Street, after getting some tepid support from Community Board 2.

In the Meatpacking District, a new nightclub called the Collective is slated to open at the beginning of next week at 1 Little West 12th Street, according to Urban Daddy.

The East Village will welcome Betty’s, a Senegalese-French eatery, tomorrow night at 64 East 1st Street between First and Second avenues. Also arriving soon to the neighborhood is DOB 111, a new eatery at 115 St. Marks Place between First Avenue and Avenue A. Meanwhile, the former home of Why Curry? eatery at 126 St. Marks Place between First Avenue and Avenue A has reopened as Lychee, a Thai restaurant, and is luring customers with its $1 beer deals. 

In Brooklyn, Greenpoint has gotten a new restaurant, Café Royal at 195 Nassau Avenue. Cobble Hill will soon see new locavore joint Breuckelen open at 268 Clinton Street. A new Indian restaurant called Gandhi is slated to open today in Prospect Lefferts Gardens at 2032 Bedford Avenue. Park Slope may soon see a new bagel cafe moving in at 106 Seventh Avenue, according to Brownstoner. In Prospect Heights, there is a newly-opened fusion eatery Kaz An Nou at 53 Sixth Avenue.
In the world of rolling real estate, Eddie’s Pizza Truck will soon be unveiling a Midtown-bound vehicle, three days a week.

Amid these openings there were a few closings.

A Japanese eatery called Kai on the corner of Madison Avenue and 69th Street will close at the beginning of next month. In Midtown West, Restaurant Lasagna has closed on Ninth Avenue between 53rd and 54th streets. Chinatown eatery Manna House Bakery has shuttered its location at 212 Grand Street between Elizabeth and Mott streets, with three remaining locations still standing at 87 East Broadway, 125 Mott Street, and 27 Catherine Street. In Park Slope, Ellis Bar has closed up shop at 627 Fifth Avenue on the corner of 17th Street, due to a rent dispute, according to Brownstoner.

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