A new Russian store, Saint-Petersburg, has opened in Nomad at 261 5th Avenue (between 28th and 29th Street) selling Russian-made products including gifts, clothing, books, housewares, Russian porcelain, souvenirs, the traditional nesting dolls and a lot more. It’s the third store with the Saint-Petersburg name, with the first two in Brooklyn (Brighton Beach and on Kings Highway). They also run the website www.FromRussia.com if you want to get an idea of their products.
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French home decor shop Madura is slated to open in the Flatiron at 909 Broadway (between 20th and 21st street).
Madura specializes in curtains, blinds, and sheers, but also has interesting pillows, lighting, bedding, throws, and furniture. It’s definitely a place to consider when decorating your interiors.
Madura currently has one other store in the United States right up on the Upper East Side.
Another boutique has opened in NoMad – this time it’s home decor and gift store Jung Lee at 25 West 29th Street (between 5th Avenue and Broadway). The location is directly across from the Ace Hotel and one the retail level of the famous Gilsey House and features lots of unique glassware, dinnerware, candles, and tons of other home accessories. If this is your thing, it’s definitely worth a look. They officially opened today.
Florist Park Avenue Floratique is out of business at their spot just north of Madison Square Park at 226 5th Avenue between 26th and 27th streets. Between this location and their prior one on Park Avenue South, the florist had been serving the area for 17 years. The flowers they had in the back were extremely high quality and made into beautiful arrangements. Unfortunately it was hard to even know about the florist part of the shop as it was way in the back of the store. The front was a random collection of trinkets, a gelato stand, and more. It’s a shame because most people probably did not know there was such a lovely flower shop in the back.
A 7-Eleven has opened at 182 5th Avenue (between 22nd and 23rd street) in the old Deli Marche spot. Interestingly, another 7-Eleven went in about a year and a half ago just a few blocks up at 224 5th Avenue just north of Madison Square Park (between 26th and 27th Street). Whatever you think about another 7-Eleven, I do know the one up the street was a lifesaver during hurricane Sandy with their free charging stations (they were one of the few in the neighborhood with power).