Seen & Heard: Jack’s Stir Brew Opens Today

••• Jack’s Stir Brew at 139 Reade soft-opens today at 7 a.m.: “Organic stir brewed coffee is on us all weekend long. We’ll also have other treats to sample for all who stop in to say hi. We’re excited to meet our new neighbors and have some nice surprises planned for this store. It’s a special one for us.” Love the takeout window.

••• Billy’s Bakery appears to have bailed on Canal Street Market.

••• Spa Mai has opened downstairs at 406 Broadway.

••• An unnerving sign on Canal….

••• Press release from Best Friends Animal Society: “Best Friends Animal Society today announced that it will join with NBC 4 New York/WNBC and Telemundo 47/WNJU to host NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations’ Clear the Shelters third annual nationwide pet adoption drive on Saturday, August 19. On this day, Best Friends will offer waived pet adoption fees as part of the nationwide Clear the Shelters initiative that seeks to help families find and adopt homeless pets. Since 2015, Clear the Shelters has resulted in more than 70,000 pet adoptions nationwide.” Go on, change a life.

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