••• “Hudson Market [f.k.a. Jin Market and Picnic Basket] renovation is almost complete,” a friend emailed a few days ago. “Big improvement in layout in the front half. Better, cleaner stock in the back—I may even buy more than milk there now.” She suggested I swing by, and I finally did. I agree! So much more welcoming.
••• Women’s fashion boutique Annelore is open at 18 Jay; half of the space is the atelier of designer Juliana Cho. Looking forward to visiting it tomorrow….
••• Kutsher’s Tribeca begins serving brunch this Saturday (10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.). Read the menu. My
better other half will be happy to see the LEO, but I’m not sure about $5 for bagel with a schmear. Is Kutsher’s also a hotel?
••• 137 Franklin is certainly coming along.