Seen & Heard: Just What We Needed

chambers-nail-salon-by-tribeca-citizen••• The old Chambers Street Wines space is now… a nail salon! No disrespect to entrepreneurs trying to launch a business, but how much demand for nail care is there? When I was a kid, people did their own nails.

••• Bartenders from B Flat and Macao Trading Co. will be among the folks mixing drinks at the opening party for the LuckyRice festival (devoted to Asian food) on April 29 at the Bowery Hotel. Advance tickets are $50.

••• Everybody  ♥ a bargain: Euphoria Spa is celebrating Spa Week (Apr. 12–23, just go with it) by offering any of three treatments for $50: 45-minute Oxyfresh facial, 45-minute Alchemy massage, or IPL basic bikini or underarm treatment. Meanwhile, Tribeca Spa of Tranquility recently texted its Spa Week deals, which I found less than relaxing.

••• Harrison between Hudson and Greenwich is finally construction free! And the new MaryAnn’s looks like it’s going to be ready pretty soon (it’s in Yaffa’s old space, at Harrison and Greenwich).

metrolr••• Best Made Co. announced that it’ll soon come out with a whistle (left).

••• Actors Sam Rockwell, Zoe Kazan, and Anthony Mackie will be at 92YTribeca on Apr. 25 to discuss their Broadway play, A Behanding in Spokane (watch for the softcore version, A Behinding in Spokane, coming soon to Cinemax).

••• Bubby’s has “recently started serving coffee in French press pots, and using the new La Marzocco G5 with Plowshares coffee.”




  1. Nail Salon? I hope that people will show their daughters (and sons if interested) that painting one’s own nails is economical and promotes self reliance. Can the demand for nail salons really be unlimited? The retail landscape of Manhattan has become this: drugstores, Starbucks, retail banks and nail salons. sigh.

  2. i really think we’ve reached the limit for how many nail salons one neighborhood can take. I don’t wish a new business ill, but this is getting ridiculous! I can’t help but wonder what market research they did before paying for the expensive looking fit up they did of their space. Sigh. Well, we’ll live and see…

  3. I think the same can be said about wine stores in our neighborhood. I love wine, but I always wonder if each gets enough customers. Ah, right, Chambers St Wine became a nail salon. Could anyone open a noodle shop? I need one.