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Entries in rumors (4)

Monday
Apr162012

Rumorsville: Starbucks to take over former Uncle Moe's space

via Cakeheart's Flickr

We here at FiPS have been pretty invested in what business might go into the space on 7th Avenue formerly known as Uncle Moe's. We even wrote an article demanding begging suggesting that if a salad bar took over the space, it would make a million dollars. When the "For Rent" signs disappeared from the windows a few weeks ago, we were a bit nervous. Did Just Salads listen to our excessive tweeting and snag the space? Or would we be subjected to another burrito place, bagel joint or yogurt shop? What was it going to be?

Well, we got our answer. And lo and behold, it's not what we wanted.

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Wednesday
Feb292012

RUMORSVILLE: S CLUBS CLOSING TODAY?

As a member of S Clubs, the bizarro basement gym located on the corner of Union and 7th Aves, I've always wondered about two things: 

1. Why is it called "S Clubs" when there is only one of them?

2. How in the hayl does this place stay open when no one's ever in the joint?

Looks like we all might be getting our answer to No. 2 today: they're not...staying open that it is. 

Last night we heard from two different tipsters, both with the same story: S Clubs is shuttin er down today for good. 

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Monday
Jan022012

RUMORSVILLE: TERROIR PARK SLOPE COMING TO GREAT LAKES SPACE?

original image: Elizabeth Hait, AOL

Man, I hope this one is true.

A FIPS reader alerted us that he has it on good authority that Marco Canora, of Hearth, Terroir and Terroir Tribeca fame, not to mention Iron Chef fame, cookbook writer fame and James Beard award nominee fame, is planning to open an outpost of his Terroir wine bar in the recently vacated Great Lakes space. 

Terroir has received all sorts of awards including Best New Wine Bar from Time Out NY, Best Wine Bar from NY Magazine, "50 Best New Restaurants in the USA" from Travel & Leisure, as well as a 1 star rating from the New York Times. 

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Friday
Dec232011

Rumorsville: 5th Avenue Key Food Employees Can't Shop There

Photo via perfectlivesbrooklyn2011.wordpress.comBack in the day when I waited tables, one of my favorite things to do upon finishing a shift was taking my tips to the bar and cashing them in for a few Malibu and pineapple cocktails (I was in college. Forgive me.). I'd just spent 10 hours on my feet, and before going home to deal with my roommate -- who was no doubt trying to unsuccessfully harvest marijuana plants in our washing machine -- all I wanted to do was take a load off with my fellow employees.

Apparently, workers at the Key Food on 5th avenue don't have this kind of thing to take advantage of. If they want to grab a box of Puffins cereal for breakfast the next day after getting off work, they have to take their asses to another grocery store, because THEY'RE NOT ALLOWED TO SHOP THERE.

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