This month saw a larger than usual spate of openings, with a sizeable contingent of healthy, local ingredient spots popping up across the Village. Chain store closings on Bleecker Street continue with Coach decamping overnight and taking with them their benches. Photos by Maggie Berkvist.
The Butcher’s Daughter (581 Hudson St.): The second NYC location of this “Juice Bar, Café and Vegetable Slaughter House” has opened in the space that used to house Doppio.
Barber Shop (159 7th Ave. South): This old-fashioned, generically-named barber shop moved from its previous 143 7th Ave. South location.
Springbone Kitchen (90 West 3rd St.): This gluten-free, soy-free restaurant offers bowls with various ingredients topped with “bone broth.” There are a few vegetarian offerings, as well as “butter coffee” which is just what it sounds like.
Elm Boutique Spa (247 West 11th St.): This new spa offers facials, waxing, spray-on tanning, and eyelash and eyebrow henna tints.
2nd City (525 Hudson St.): This Filipino taqueria, from reality-TV chef Jordan Andino, is hoping to popularize Filipino cuisine by introducing Filipino food preparations to familiar dishes like tacos, burritos, and grain bowls.
Pommes Frites (128 MacDougal St.): The beloved frites shop that was destroyed in the Second Ave. gas explosion has finally re-opened in the West Village after numerous delays.
sweetgreen (226 Bleecker St.): The former Avignone Chemists space is now a branch of this popular salad chain which touts organic and locally-sourced ingredients in imaginative salads with punny names.
Indie Fresh, Chelsea Market (75 9th Ave.): Replacing Lolo Organics, a vegan restaurant, Indie Fresh has a paleo philosophy, offering gluten-free, dairy-free dishes with no added sugar.
Guenter Seeger (641 Hudson St.): Fine dining comes to Hudson Street with Chef Guenter Seeger’s eponymous restaurant. The German-born chef, who ran a well-known restaurant in Atlanta, offers expensive tasting menus crafted around locally-sourced ingredients.
Dizengoff, Chelsea Market (75 9th Avenue): Dizengoff is the final restaurant to open in the newest space at Chelsea Market. The Philadelphia import serves fresh hummus, pitas from a wood-burning oven, and other Israeli dishes.
Havaianas (382 Bleecker St.): The space that housed a Marc Jacobs Men’s Store until February is now a Havaianas pop-up, selling the popular Brazilian rubber flip-flops. Both standard models and the surprisingly expensive designer collections are featured.
Spa Belles (49 7th Ave.): The Spa Belles location at 74 7th Ave. has relocated a couple of blocks south to the old Radio Shack space.
CVS (475 6th Ave.): Opened in the former Food Emporium space.
Idlewild Books (170 7th Ave. South): This will be the third location of a travel bookstore which also offers language classes.
Hamilton’s Soda Fountain & Luncheonette (51 Bank St.)
Coach (370-372 Bleecker St.)