CHAIN STORES EXPAND: PINKBERRY, WHOLE FOODS, MICHAEL’S CRAFTS
Chain stores are expanding at a rapid rate on the Upper West Side (Applebee’s, anyone?) and we are here to document the brave new world. Behold, some recent expansions.
Pinkberry was getting set to open last night at 93rd street and Broadway, as documented in the photo above by Ken Lupano, who first heard about the froyo empire’s expansion back in October.
Michael’s Arts & Crafts added an additional 10,000 square foot at its store at 808 Columbus Avenue in the Columbus Square development (from 97th to 100th street). Whole Foods in Columbus Square, meanwhile has added a 2,775 square foot wine shop on the ground floor of the store.
Columbus Square has also seen some recent closures, with Associated Supermarket and Rookie USA both shutting their doors in recent months.