Seen & Heard: Drybar Is Opening in Tribeca

••• “I am a regular at my fav dry bar salon, Drybar in the Flatiron,” emailed a reader, “and they told me they are opening up a place in Tribeca late this year.” It’s true! I confirmed it. But the lease isn’t signed, so they won’t say where just yet. When I know, you’ll know—unless you know first, in which case email me. (P.S. I believe a “dry bar salon” is one that only washes hair and blow-dries it. The concept is a recent phenomenon, and yet Drybar already has 15 locations across the U.S., with two non-Tribeca ones on the way.) UPDATE: As per TV’s comment, it appears to be coming to 34 Leonard (on W. Broadway, next to the Starbucks). And another reader emailed the photo of the façade. It’s funny—that was the first location that came to mind when I heard about Drybar, but I’d swear there was no signage there when I was at the Starbucks on Tuesday. Anyway, thanks for the info everyone!

••• Two readers reached out to say that the name Delboys NYC—the entity applying for a liquor license for the former Uncle Mike’s space—possibly refers to a character in an old British TV show. Says Wikipedia: “Derek Edward Trotter, better known as ‘Del Boy’, is the fictional lead character in the popular BBC sitcom Only Fools and Horses and one of the main characters of its prequel, Rock & Chips. He was played by David Jason in the original series and was portrayed as a teenager by James Buckley in the prequel. In the upcoming American remake, he will be portrayed by John Leguizamo.”

••• Another reader, meanwhile, pointed out that Everyman Espresso opened a cute café at 301 W. Broadway, which isn’t in Tribeca but is handily just above Canal. Everyman’s ethos: “We are proud to serve Counter Culture Coffee, roasted in Durham, N.C. Our milk is locally sourced from Battenkill Valley Creamery in Salem, N.Y. We also carry a variety of delicious treats from Ceci Cela, Downtown Cookie Co, Taza Chocolates, and Pro-Bar.” The reader also had this to say: “I always mention to businesses that  I heard about them—or a special promotion/event, etc.—through your website. I know you have done it before, but I really think you should remind your readers to do the same. You are so tactful in your self-promotion, so if you like, you could say, ‘A reader encouraged me to mention….'” Indeed! Let me also add that people sending tips is a major boon, so please keep them coming to

••• Glen Phillips and Grant-Lee Phillips play City Winery on Oct. 3.


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  1. Hi Erik – I saw a large poster in the window of 34 Leonard in the open commercial space next to Starbucks (W.Broadway frontage) that DryBar is coming soon.