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Another UWS Corner Restaurant Closes

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I am excited about the prospects that a new restaurant MAY be opening on the corner of W71 and Columbus. Penang is moving from that huge location to the former location of Eden Wok on W72 bet. Columbus and Amsterdam. Anyone know if a new restaurant is taking over that huge location .... or will it be a BANK!?!?!?! [big sigh]. Perhaps the space has not even been rented yet.

Additionally, a "French restaurant" or wine bar is scheduled to open near the Scott J. Salon on W72 and Columbus. They have been renovating the space for weeks; however, it's unclear exactly what is scheduled to move in. It's clear that the restaurant will have a bar.

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  1. Cool--great update, nativeNYer. I don't have any good inside information, just wanted to say thanks. Maybe Grom will open up a gigantic gelato parlour nearer to you. They could use the downstairs as a make your own sundae bar or a tasting room for new flavors....

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    1. re: cimui

      .... this will be a welcome neighbor only if they don't flatten their scoops. : ( have you been? what's your assessment?

    2. How exciting! Unfortunately, I have a feeling that it's going to be a bank. A friend of mine was looking for space in the UWS for a wine bar, but he told me that most landlords would take a bank over anything any day.

      1. word on the street is a BANK.

        1. Good riddance to Pennang in that prime spot. I doubt we'll see another restaurant there. My $$ on a Bank of America.

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          1. re: harrison

            I agree, Harrison, on both accounts.