Shake Shack: There was lots of notice that the original Shake Shack location in Madison Square Park would be closing this fall. Fear not. It’s for a renovation, most especially for the worn-out kitchen, and due to re-open next spring. Get the official word on the Shake Shack website.
Pie Face: The Aussie meat pie and coffee chain shuttered six of its seven locations without warning this week, including the original location near the Ed Sullivan Theater on Broadway naer 53rd St. The only Pie Face left is in Hells Kitchen, at Ninth Avenue near 36th St. But there’s not a word of information on the Pieface website.
There’s also an opening of note: The branch of H&M with the riduculously awful name & Other Stories is opening in Soho at 575 Broadway at Prince St. Accessories, lingerie and clothing with a distinctive European flair and slightly higher prices than H&M. Hopefully, & Other Storeis won’t blast disco music over the store loudspeaker, as H&M outposts do.