Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Kung Fu Tea Opens on 5th Ave

Kung Fu Tea Storefront
Kung Fu Tea [8625 5th Ave] soft opened earlier (12/19), right before Christmas  (they're between 86th and 87th St), next to Blimpie's.  They took us by surprise by opening in record fashion, after having mentioned it less than two weeks earlier.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Planet Wings on 5th Ave Shutters

Planet Wings [8612 5th Ave] next to Pizza Wagon closed a little over a year in business. It didn't seem like long ago that we first broke the news of their opening back in August (last year). Although we'd like to think that fried chicken resonates well with just about anyone, they likely didn't get a chance to hit their mark.

Auntie Anne's on 86th St Shutters

Auntie Anne's Pretzels
Auntie Anne's Pretzels [416 86th St] shut their doors for the last time to shoppers earlier in December after nearly two years in that space.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Fried Ice Yogurt Opens on 3rd Ave

Fried Ice Yogurt [9104 3rd Ave] opened over the weekend, replacing beleaguered Sweetie Frozen Yogurt, adding a new choice in frozen desserts to be had along 3rd Ave.

Nile Boutique Opens on 3rd Ave

Nile Boutique Storefront 
(Updated 5:16pm)
Nile Boutique [8806 3rd Ave] opened over this weekend, after having moved from their previous store in Bath Beach/Bensonhurst (2044 86th St) to their new digs along 3rd Ave.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Sprint Coming to 86th St

(Updated 1/20/16 10:05am)
Sprint [442 86th St.], the national wireless carrier is occupying the store it previously occupied (for six months) last year as a temporary store straight through the holidays after Spirit of Halloween vacated in the previous Sept/Oct.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Cocoa Grinder Opens on 3rd Ave

Cocoa Grinder [8511 3rd Ave], the coffee purveyor we mentioned earlier, is expanding to 3rd Ave, between 86/87th St, from their original location at 8521 4th Ave, opens tomorrow (Sat, Dec 19).

Friday, December 11, 2015

Kung Fu Tea is Coming to 5th Ave

Kung Fu Tea Storefront (on Ave U., courtesy of Sheepshead Bites)
Kung Fu Tea Storefront (on Ave U., courtesy of Sheepshead Bites)
Kung-Fu Tea [8625 5th Ave] is headed to the 87th St. block of the 86th St corridor, right next to Blimpie.  Although a tenant for this space had been expected for some time, it was only a matter of time a chain-based bubble tea shop opened somewhere along this stretch.

Feature: Darn Donuts

Darn Donuts Store
Darn Donuts [8723 4th Ave] brought us in to sit down with the owner, Daniel, to talk about the long awaited opening we mentioned earlier last month (November).

Friday, December 4, 2015

New Cocoa Grinder Location Opening Soon on 3rd Ave

Coffee Grinder [8511 3rd Ave], the coffee/juice bar is expanding to 3rd Ave from their 4th Ave/86th Street counter.  Having scouted out a great location, they got to work and now with the scaffolding and boarding down and out of the way, they are set to open in mid-late December.