Posted May 26, 2022 10:00 AM by West Side Rag
By Scott Etkin and Lisa Kava
Small Veterinary Door is now open at the corner of Columbus and 93rd Street. “Our team is thrilled to meet all the one, two, three and four legged friends who come through this (little) door,” the company said on Instagram. The website touts its convenient and modern approach to medical care, including 24/7 veterinary telemedicine. The space was also designed in consultation with “animal scientists to create comfortable, private and stress-free environments”. There are already several Small Door locations in Manhattan, including the Upper East Side, West Village, and Gramercy. (Thanks to Mark for the tip.)
A review that Blondi hair salon was seized for the payment of taxes was displayed on its shop window in Amsterdam between 81st and 82nd. Blondi’s wrote that they were “temporarily closed” in an email to WSR. “We are working to resolve this issue and look forward to seeing all of our customers again soon.” The UWS site was started in 2008 by stylist Joseph Nasser, according to the company’s Facebook page. (Thanks to Rich and JJ for the tips.)
Wilson Sporting Goods plans to open June 11 in stores on Columbus Circle at the Deutsche Bank Center (formerly the Time Warner Center), according to an employee at Wilson’s flagship store downtown. The new store will replace the Cole Haan shoe store and will offer sportswear, shoes and equipment for tennis, basketball, soccer, golf, baseball and volleyball (insert rejected joke here ). The 109-year-old company recently renamed and opened its first flagship store in Soho last January. (Thanks again to Michael for the advice.)
A psychic offering palm and tarot card readings opened an office on 82nd Street just east of Columbus. Amy, the owner, said people come to her with specific questions, out of sheer curiosity or just for fun. “Whatever their energy tells me, whether positive or negative, I just read to them,” she said. The space was once a Covid testing center and Juice Press location. It’s $25 per reading and she welcomes walk-ins.
A quick update on a precedent WSR article: the kosher bakery Desserts William Greenberg, founded in 1946 and known for its black-and-white cookies, has put up signage saying it should open in mid-July. Located in Amsterdam between 73rd and 74th, it replaces Jacques Torres Chocolate.
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