Seen & Heard: Mystery Storefront on W. Broadway

••• The W. Broadway storefront in 60 Hudson that used to be a hardware store (and more recently a pop-up gallery) has “A+E Studios Chrystie Street New York City” in the window now. I can’t find anything online that matches that. There’s a new content-creation division of A+E Networks (History, A&E, Lifetime and Bio cable channels) called A+E Studios, and it’s based in NYC, but would the company really invest in an unnecessary storefront? And what of the “Chrystie Street”? (And the logo doesn’t match.) Anyone know anything?

A and E Studios 60 Hudson••• Mehtaphor has closed for renovations. “Most likely should be ready in 10 days,” said Jehangir Mehta. (Well, according to the clerk at the Duane Street Hotel, the restaurant is still open for breakfast, but we agreed that mostly that’s for hotel guests.)

••• Despite having far fewer windows, the new Juice Press on Murray is much better looking than the one on Greenwich. The salad menu had two new ones, and a rather defensive sign says soups are coming.

Juice Press on Murray Juice Press new salads••• Never thought I’d see the day…. A gay party in Tribeca?!

Haus••• The U.S. Army Career Center at 143 Chambers appears to be shipping out.

143 Chambers••• Torly Kid‘s annual sidewalk chalk-drawing contest is Sept. 20.

••• Before the CB1 Tribeca meeting, someone said that CB1 would be moving out of 49-51 Chambers by the end of the year. And the residential conversion will presumably begin soon after.

49-51 Chambers facade••• Ugh, 9/11 marketing. But it does give me a reason to post a link to this hysterical series of tweets.

Coors Light sign

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