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Thursday
Jan052012

Breaking: Dizzy's Diner to Take Over Comida Space


Many thanks to a tipster for letting me know that a sign went up today on the window of the space last occupied by Comida, on Fifth and President, saying that the storefront's next occupant will be the neighborhood's second Dizzy's Diner, the popular brunch spot that's been in business on the corner of Eighth Avenue and Ninth Street since 1998. I've reached out to the owner for comment, and will update when there are more details to report.

Talk about a quick turnover!

Tuesday
Jan032012

"Lullaby Baby" Shop Coming to 488 Fifth Avenue

The pervious occupant, Fresh on Fifth

Construction is well underway and signage is up for a new store to be called Lullaby Baby, coming soon to the space last occupied by Fresh on Fifth, between 11th and 12th Streets.

Many thanks to reader Jenn Newman for speaking to the owner and forwarding along the scoop. According to the "incredibly kind and very enthusiastic" owner, they'll be specializing in "baby goods," everything from furniture to strollers to highchairs, and there will be two separate aesthetics: "Urban Baby" and "Classic Baby." They've partnered with a French nursery design company called Oeuf, who manufactures cribs and other convertible items that can grow with the child. According to the owner, the focus will be on gear for babies up to 12 months, and he wants it to be a place where people can feel comfortable staying for a while, not just "in and out."

No word yet on when they'll be opening, but construction has been going on around the clock for a couple weeks.

Tuesday
Jan032012

Liberty Travel Coming to Seventh Avenue

A branch of 60-year old travel agency train Liberty Travel is slated to open soon in the long-vacant space at 162 Seventh Avenue, next to the Starbucks between First and Garfield Streets. Signage went up last week in the storefront, which had been empty since the Chair Man moved out in March 2010.

I assumed everybpdy books their vacations online these days, but I guess it's best to leave big tours, honeymoons, etc. to the professionals. A travel agency opening almost sounds quaint.

Friday
Dec232011

George's Barber Shop Headed for 78 Fifth Avenue

Back in August, the landlord at 78 Fifth Avenue, between Bergen and St Marks, booted longtime tenant Gomez Hair Stylists. He posted an "Available for Lease" sign above their doorway while they were still open, and when I spoke with him he said that he was "in the process of pushing them out," in order to make the space available for a higher-rent tenant.

Gomez eventually shuttered, the space sat vacant for months, and the the next tenant will be... a barber shop. This one is called George's 2, and it's an expansion of George's, the well-liked, tiny little barber shop on 11th Street near 7th Avenue.

It's not a bar, it's not a high-end retailer moving into the neighborhood in anticipation of arena crowds, it's just a barber shop, to be run by the successful owners of another barber shop in the neighborhood. And there's something nice about that.

Tuesday
Dec202011

New Bar in the Works for Fifth Avenue Near 15th Street

A bar is coming to 545 Fifth Avenue, between 14th and 15th Streets, in a storefront last occupied by a bodega (and before that, Gerry's Meat Market).

I met the owner, an Irishman named Colin, yesterday, and he told me that even though construction started early this year, it's progressed very slowly due to being shut down by the DOB for five months. They haven't settled on a final "theme" yet, and construction still has a ways to go, but he assured me that it would be "a great bar." It's a big space, too. Stay tuned for more details as they emerge.