Margot PatisserieRitualsMega Building SupplyThe Eye ManLa Maison


Posted on May 18, 2022 at 5:19 p.m. by West Side Rag

By Scott Etkin

Margot Pastry out of 74and The street between Broadway and West End, a UWS staple since 1994, is closing. The store’s lease ends this month and the last day is tentatively set for May 22 (it could be sooner as their air conditioning is broken and the fridge could overheat this weekend). Margot expressed her gratitude to her customers and neighbors – some of whom she has yet to speak to because she feared she was getting too emotional. “They were very, very nice to me,” she said, crying. “During the pandemic, when I was alone, they at least put their heads around to make sure I was okay.” Located in the Ansonia French Beaux-Arts building, Margot’s sweet and savory menu is influenced by recipes from the south of France. “All of this emotional support is overwhelming, so for me to leave is very, very difficult,” she said. Even if Margot does not “know what the future holds for her”, she still hopes to see her clients again. Online order will remain open until the last day of the shop. (Thanks to Linda for the tip.)

Ritualsa “Home and Body Cosmetics” store, which sells bath and shower gels and body care products, closes its store on Columbus between 80and and 81st May 18. The store’s lease is ending and the company has decided not to renew, according to the regional manager, who also said the Columbus Avenue store opened eight years ago and was the company’s first location in the States. -United. Rituals has two other locations in Manhattan, both downtown (on Broome Street and Greenwich Street).

Mega Building Supplya hardware store located at 201 West 145and Street, will open a second location in July, on the west side of Broadway between 87and and 88and Streets. The space was once occupied by The Bar Method, an exercise studio. “We’re not your typical cluttered hardware store,” Sol Goldberg, the owner, told the Rag. “We’re a beautiful space that’s ‘shoppable’ and user-friendly.” The new store, like the current location, will have a full housewares section, a cleaning products section and a hardware section, according to Goldberg. Plumbing supplies, paint and small kitchen appliances will also be sold. The hours will be Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The store will be closed on Saturday. (Thanks to Bruce for the tip.)

The man with the eyes moving – but not far – with a soft opening scheduled for June 1st and a grand opening on June 11e, according to Shafi, the store manager. The optometrist who has helped generations of Upper West Siders will be located across the street at 2261 Broadway on 81st Street, where Teavana, a tea shop, used to be. The new location is smaller than the original but takes pride of place around the corner.

The Housea hair salon by stylist Elie Tanous, arrives at 226 West 79and Street between Broadway and Amsterdam, replacing Burke & Willis, the Australian bistro. Scheduled to open later this spring or summer, the lounge will have a “Parisian speakeasy vibe,” Elie wrote on instagram. Elie has over ten years of experience and has trained with some of the biggest names in hairdressing, such as Vidal Sassoon, L’Oréal and Wella. Her existing salon is in Hackensack, NJ. (Thanks to Tierney for the tip.)


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