Seen & Heard: Gourmet Garage Is Getting Closer

••• Gourmet Garage put up awnings, and I peeked over the paper in the windows to take a shot. (Blurry but you get the idea.) “We are ready but awaiting final Fire Department inspection and Con Ed gas turn on,” emailed owner Andy Arons in response to my request for an update. “We can’t even begin moving stuff in until then. Probably early September, definitely by mid-September.”

Gourmet Garage signage Gourmet Garage interior••• The rendering posted on the fence at 111 Murray is one we hadn’t seen before. This is looking from the northeast, with the Goldman Sachs headquarters behind it.

111 Murray rendering from fence••• Maison Kayser now has outdoor seating.

••• There’s something amusing about gentrification paying homage to urban decay. (That’s the new home of Tribeca Pediatrics.)

Tribeca Pediatrics••• The new Papyrus store on Reade opens today.

Papyrus••• “First shop in Fulton Center apparently is a beauty bar for men,” tweeted M.M. De Voe of Pen Parentis. Indeed, a screenshot of The Men’s Bar‘s website is below. (The email address didn’t work—too much moisturizer in the server?)

Mens Bar at the Fulton CenterMens Bar website



  1. This is for all the men riding the subway who’ve never been able to stop & explore the world of premium men’s skincare and grooming.

  2. The shelves are stocked at Gourmet Garage as of today (9/8) with non-perishables. I figure any day now…