Seen & Heard: Sunday Brunch at Houseman

••• On January 16, as feared, Tribeca Upholstery & Draperies is leaving 103 Reade after 27 years. From owner Debra Miller:

The new owners are doing a major renovation so I have to leave. I am moving locations but not closing! I’m still reachable with the same phone and email for any upholstery or window treatments needs. I want to thank all my clientele past, present, and future, for giving a local small struggling business like mine all the work (some people had their sofas redone by me two and three times over the course of 26 years). And I’d like to thank my landlady (who sold the building a few months ago), Ellen Ackerman of Ackerman Realty, for being a good landlady all these years.

She added that she’s looking for a reasonably priced basement space or upstairs workspace in the area, even if it’s short-term. (The photo below is by Claudine Williams, taken for the Spotlight Q&A on Tribeca Upholstery.)

••• City Vineyard sent out a press release about its new music program that had this to say about the jazz on Thursdays: “Every Thursday night, jazz legend Bill Ware will be performing VIBES as part of the Riverside Jazz Night series. There will be two sets with limited space available and a suggested $10 donation to the artist. The series will conclude as temperatures rise and spring hits NYC.”

••• After testing Sunday brunch, Houseman decided to make it permanent, starting this Sunday (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.).

••• “Finally nearing completion of new space on Chambers St.,” posted the Krav Maga Institute on Facebook. The KMI had announced a Franklin Street studio, but then backed off of that. I assume this new space is inside Tribeca Health & Fitness at 105 Chambers, where it already offers classes.

••• MSNBC is shooting in the Church/Reade area today. Wonder if it’s for a program on the National Security Agency’s use of the AT&T Long Lines Building.

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