Small Door Veterinary; Blondi’s Hair Salon; Wilson Sporting Items; Psychic; William Greenberg Desserts


Posted May 26, 2022 at 10:00 am by West Side Rag

By Scott Active and Lisa Kava

Small door vet is now open at the corner of Columbus and 93rd Street. “Our team is thrilled to meet all the one, two, three and four legged friends that walk through this (small) door,” the company posted on Instagram. The site promotes its convenient and modern approach to medical care, including 24/7 veterinary telemedicine. The space was also designed in consultation with “animal scientists to create comfortable, private and stress-free environments”. There are already several Small Door locations in Manhattan, including the Upper East Side, West Village, and Gramercy. (Thanks to Markus for the tip.)

A hint Blondi’s hair salon confiscated for tax payments was released on its shop window in Amsterdam between the 81st and 82nd. Blondi’s wrote in an email to WSR that they were “temporarily closed”. “We are working to resolve this issue and look forward to seeing all of our customers again soon.” The UWS location was opened in 2008 by stylist Joseph Nasser, according to the company’s Facebook page. (Thanks to Rich and JJ for the tips.)

Wilson sporting goods plans to open June 11 in stores at Columbus Circle in the Deutsche Bank Center (formerly Timer Warner Center), according to a clerk at Wilson’s downtown flagship store. The new store will replace the Cole Haan shoe store and will stock athletic apparel, shoes and equipment for tennis, basketball, soccer, golf, baseball and volleyball (insert a discarded joke here). The 109-year-old company recently renamed and opened its first flagship store in Soho last January. (Thanks again to Michael for the tip.)


A mentally offers palm and tarot card readings has opened an office on 82nd Street east of Columbus. Amy, the owner, said that people come to her with specific questions, out of curiosity or just for fun. “Whatever their energy is telling me, positive or negative, I just read it to them,” she said. The space used to be a Covid testing center and location for Juice Press. It costs $25 per reading and she welcomes walk-ins.

A quick update on an earlier one WSR Article: the kosher bakery William Greenberg Desserts, founded in 1946 and known for its black-and-white cookies, has put up signs saying it’s expected to open in mid-July. It is located between 73rd and 74th in Amsterdam, replacing Jacques Torres Chocolate.

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