Lots of changes on 5th Avenue this month:
- It appears that Puppets Jazz Bar closed over the past couple of days. There is a "for rent" sign hanging from the front window.
- Dr. Alexander Esposito (332a 9th Street) appears to be gone.
- Of course, there is a lot of buzz about the new Dumplings and Things (in the space next to Bar Reis)
- A Body & Foot Rub place opened at 169a Fifth Avenue. It's a bit mysterious and the actual name is unclear but a foot rub does sound nice.
- As noted by Here's Park Slope, Asha Veza has closed its Fifth Avenue storefront, although they may be opening another Brooklyn storefront at the end of the summer
- Wolf & Deer (74 Fifth Avenue) appears ready to open. Wait, is it open? We really should get out more at night.
- Clear Wireless Internet's Fifth Avenue shop closed recently, but will soon be replaced by a Boost/Virgin Mobile store (they were getting ready to replace the awning when we dropped by today.)
- Calexico (88 Fifth Avenue) appears to have been shut and vacated by a court order of some sort.
- Manhattan's Bicycle Habitat opened in the large space at 476 Fifth Avenue (formerly Toy's R Us's pop-up store).