This is the Thursday Opening Report, a regular feature that provides the precise status of venues. As per standard operating procedure around here, your contributions are so very welcome.
1) Nolita: As reported earlier, West Village stroller and doggie depot, Jack’s Stir Brew Coffee, is opening up a third outpost on Elizabeth Street inside Rice. TONY shared some info yesterday on the new location: “Owner Jack Mazzola’s stirbrewer—a contraption of his own patented design— mixes a house blend of Central American, Peruvian and Sumatran beans while they’re being brewed to remove bitterness and evenly extract their flavor." Status: Certified Open. 292 Elizabeth Street; 212-226-5775. [TONY]
2) Upper East Side: Both TONY and Lady Strongbuzz reports on the opening of Vino, an Italian wine bar with an outdoor café. Here’s the deets: “Mediterraneo owners Massimo Stocchi and Vito Mezzatesta joined with wine director Massimiliano Caldini, once a server at Da Silvano, to open this elegant wine bar outfitted in marble and brown leather banquettes. Their collection of 60 bottles is sourced exclusively from Italy; among the 20 by-the-glass selections is a sparkling lambrusco, available for just $4.” Status: Certified Open. 1268 Second Avenue, 212-744-5370. [TONY; Strongbuzz]
3) Midtown West: Atop what was once China Club, rooftop lounge Eden plans to open tonight, according to Bottomless Dish. Details are scant other than those about the opening night event: “ DJ Scott Melkor will be spinning, and there will be free vodka from 5pm to 6pm, courtesy of Trump Premium Vodka--so you know it's gonna be uber-classy. And this is just the first of many a debaucherous after-work party in midtown, because Joonbug is flipping this into a weekly event they're calling St. Tropez Thursdays, which will continue throughout the summer.”Status: Not Open. Opening Tonight. 268 W. 47th Street; 212-398-3800. [Bottomless Dish]
4) Midtown East: Both Midtown Lunch and Cutlets report on the newly opened, Yorganic, another entry into the already oversaturated fro-yo market. If you can tell from the name, the chain specializes in organic yogurt. But no new chain opens without a requisite gimmick. To wit, they’re giving away free fro-yo today, which has inspired a less than enthusiastic response according to ML: “Apparently free cuban food is more of a draw than free frozen yogurt?it’s almost halfway through Yorganic’s free frozen yogurt day (it ends at 3pm), and the scene is oddly calm. There’s more of a line over at Pampano Taqueria.” Status: Certified Open. 805 Third Avenue; 212-832-9800. [Midtown Lunch; Cutlets]