Progress Report | September 2012

It can be hard to keep up with everything that’s coming soon (or coming eventually), so here’s a quick rundown. If I was able to get new info, I added it below. Either way, click each link for the most recent mention (listed in possible order of opening).

First, opened since last time:
SALUGGI’S SANDWICH SHOPPE
CHIPOTLE
ALL GOOD THINGS
BY JOY GRYSON

DIRTY BIRD TO-GO (right)
Upscale fast food on Chambers.

BARRY’S BOOTCAMP
Group-fitness studio still saying (late) September.

SUSHI OF GARI
Popular uptown sushi mini-chain to open in the old Upstairs space in mid-September.

THE BUTTERFLY
A bar with Wisconsin-inspired food from chef Michael White’s company (Marea, Osterini Morini). They’re still saying September.

AAMANNS/COPENHAGEN
Danish restaurant specializing in smørrebrød. This one has now entered the Delayed Gratification Hall of Fame. Nonetheless, they’re saying September.

ROBERTA FREYMANN / ROBERTA ROLLER RABBIT
Two stores in one space on Duane: “Not before the last week in September,” is the latest word.

NISH NOOSH
Vegetarian Middle Eastern at Reade and Church.

BENARES
Indian restaurant on Murray (the word is September/October).

TRIBECA CANVAS
Masaharu Morimoto’s long-gestating non-Japanese restaurant (October).

ROBIN BROUILLETTE
Tribeca designer’s shop on W. Broadway remains on track for October.

SUPERSTAR GYM
In Truffles Tribeca (still saying end of September).

ASPHALT GREEN BATTERY PARK CITY
Are you kidding?

JEAN SALEYA
Dr. Michel Cohen of Tribeca Pediatrics is opening a café/restaurant on W. Broadway.

FIKA (right)
Swedish café and chocolatier is shooting to open in Truffles Tribeca in mid-October at the earliest.

DRYBAR
The blowouts-only salon is coming to 34 Leonard “hopefully by late fall.”

WESTVILLE HUDSON
Hudson Square outpost of popular mini-chain; October.

CRICKETER’S ARMS
Bar and restaurant taking over the old Uncle Mike’s space on Murray.

AMERICAN FLATBREAD (right)
Vermont pizza chain’s first New York outpost (November). More on the plans here.

BALCONY CAFÉ
The bar and restaurant in the old Mocca space is definitely happening; it’s at least two or three months from opening.

DISTILLED NY
Bar and restaurant replacing Centrico.

SHINOLA
Steven Alan’s parent company is reinventing the shoe polish brand.

TD BANK
Said to be coming to the southeast corner of Greenwich and Chambers (but no sign of work).

SPRING
The glamorous revamp of the old Verizon building (50 Varick) by London-based creative agency Spring should be complete by the end of the year.

73 WARREN
Unnamed prepared-food spot at least six months from opening.

LITTLE ONE
Restaurant coming to the old Columbine space.

CITIBANK
Signage finally went up last month.

TETSU
Chef Masa Takayama’s teppanyaki restaurant.

MULINO A VINO
Italian wine bar and restaurant.

THE FLEA
The theater company is moving.

AQUA STUDIO
Group aquatic-fitness facility on Franklin.

THE ELEVENS
Crowdsourced restaurant where membership gets privileges.

TEMPLE COURT HOTEL AND CONDOS
In the marvelous 5 Beekman.

443 GREENWICH HOTEL
More info coming at the community board meeting next week….

27 DESBROSSES RESTAURANT AND BAR
Anchor Bar is said to be opening a bar and restaurant, although it still hasn’t appeared in a CB1 agenda.

3 Comments

  1. Where will all those shoots go? There’s yet another shoot today (Thurs. 9/6) at Temple Court.

  2. So much stuff to look forward to! Aamanns is killing me; it’s been like a year now. Thank god for FIKA coming too! Very excited about that. And please tell me “The Cricketer’s Arms” is a “One Man, Two Guv’nors” reference, that would be amazing!

  3. @AKM: Time will tell….. (An explanation of AKM’s comment, courtesy Playbill’s synopsis of “One Man, Two Guv’nors”: “Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small-time East End hood. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers. Holed up at the Cricketers’ Arms, the permanently ravenous Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with one Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be reunited with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple.”)