Over the weekend, a couple of UWS eateries announced temporary winter pauses.
Nobody Told Me, located at 951 Amsterdam between 106th and 107th Streets, made the announcement through Instagram on Sunday afternoon.
The post stated that “After careful consideration, we’ve decided to press pause at nobody told me for the winter. The community support this year has been truly inspiring, and we can’t wait to welcome everyone back as the weather warms.Stay tuned for sneak peaks of the upcoming spring menu and reopening updates!” Nobody Told Me first opened its doors in June 2019, and has since become exceptionally popular for its cocktails and plates, including a delicious fried chicken sandwich.
The original Alice’s Tea Cup, located at 102 West 73rd Street between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues, has been running for 20 years now. The teahouse and bakery announced its wintertime shutdown on Saturday.
Their message reads in part that “Our determination to survive this challenging time is one of the reasons why we (again) have to close our doors, we hope only temporarily,” with the owners citing their main concern as the health and safety of their employees.
The message continues to state that they’re “… awaiting whatever the federal government is going to offer small businesses and need it in order to fully set up our outdoor dining in this weather and weather to come; we also need it to properly prepare for indoor dining when we baby-step into reopening so we feel it is done with the utmost safety for everyone, customers and employees alike.”
These two announcements were made within a day or two of Governor Cuomo’s announcement that indoor dining would be indefinitely suspended.