Seen & Heard: New Health Food Store?

••• I was walking by 88 Leonard (the massive new-build at Broadway) when I noticed that the windows were papered, and I didn’t think they used to be. So I poked around. According to a source who should know, “It’s going to be a sort of health food store. Not a Whole Foods, though.” No, I imagine not. Maybe a Trader Joe’s? “Definitely not a Trader Joe’s.”

••• According to Mike Sperber at Tribeca Health & Fitness—who I met today—a Hebrew school is coming to the same building the gym is in, 107 Chambers.

••• Sad news from a Twitter friend: “Blue Spoon on Chambers broken into last night/this am. Closed and cops this am rush.” Couldn’t they have found a Starbucks?

••• This Wednesday at 7 p.m., nutritionist Amy Shapiro will give a talk at Alycea Ungaro’s Real Pilates ($30, includes food; RSVP recommended). “With fad diets and detoxes cropping up all over the place, we wanted to help our clients sort out the mixed messages and get the information that would really make a difference in their day to day dealings with food,” says Alycea. “Amy is such an incredible resource—she blends the hard core science with the practical advice every one needs.”

••• On Oct. 8, trans.LUXE is having an opening party for the exhibit of Victoria Palermo’s paintings and sculptures, at the store through Nov. 3.

••• Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra is having a benefit on Oct. 18 at a home on Duane Street. “The wine will flow freely,” says the invite, which is promising.

••• From Babesta: “Come by Babesta on Oct 7 at 11 a.m. or 4 p.m. to hear a reading of The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats and get counted for a world record! The record we’re going for: most people reading/listening to the same book on the same day. It’s a countrywide campaign by non-profit Jumpstart that works to ensure a quality early education program to children in low-income neighborhoods.”


1 Comment

  1. Exciting to see a health food store coming to 88 Leonard.

    We need one !