The latest from Racked, covering shopping and retail from the sidewalks up.
1) Upper West Side: And now, some neighborhood GroceryWire. It seems the former Balducci's on West 66th (between Broadway and Amsterdam) is coming back to life as a Gourmet Garage (above). The UWS will not want for crusty bread, artisanal cheeses, fresh seafood and mounds of glossy produce.
2) Meatpacking: Seems boutique Operations is, um, officially no longer operating.
3) NYC: Racked readers engage in vigorous, pulse-pounding debate about the Crunch Gyms bankruptcy. Sample critique: "Crunch overexpanded and suffers from the 'Duane Reade Syndrome': One on almost every corner."
· Racked [racked.com]