The short-lived AG Bistro, which only opened in March, is closing in mid-June, clearing the way for the West 85th Street and Columbus Avenue restaurant to become the new home of 32-year-old neighborhood institution Good Enough to Eat, according to AG Bistro spokesman Steven Hall.
At a community meeting last summer, Good Enough to Eat's owner Carrie Levin said she was desperate to find a new spot for her comfort food eatery on the Upper West Side after her lease at 483 Amsterdam Ave. was rescinded by her landlord. As the West Side Rag reported, the restaurant's lease is expiring on June 30.
The move will launch a partnership between Levin, AG Bistro owner Jeremy Wladis and his company the Restaurant Group, Hall said.
"It's a joint venture," Hall said. "The idea is to grow the concept," he added, by eventually expanding to other locations.
The profits and costs will be shared between the partners, he said.
Also coming soon to the neighborhood, a fourth Juice Generation store is opening at Broadway and West 86th Street in mid-June, according to a company spokesman.
"There’s an obvious thirst in the neighborhood for clean, raw, delicious — and convenient — juices and foods," said Juice Generation's Nazli Kfouri.
The store will offer gluten-free breads, juices, smoothies, nuts and salads, along with additional items, Kfouri said.
RedFarm, the much-anticipated inventive Chinese restaurant, is on the cusp of opening a new branch on at 77th Street and Broadway, owner Ed Schoenfeld told the New York Post. In March, Schoenfeld said the restaurant's opening, initially projected for early 2013, was only eight weeks away and that the space was starting to feel like his restaurant.
The popular Greek restaurant Kefi on Columbus Avenue between West 84th and 85th streets will remain closed for at least another two months. The restaurant shuttered in late March because of damage from a burst pipe.
"We are working very hard to reopen so please stay tuned to our social media channels for updates," said a spokeswoman for the restaurant.