The storefront formerly occupied by P&W Sandwich Shop—which closed in December 2011 on account of “lease termination”—has a new tenant. That would be Insomnia Cookies, a business which delivers cookies to your dorm until 3 a.m. and can evidently afford the new lease.
So, Bwog views this development with mixed feels. On the one hand, it’s good that there’s something there rather than nothing. And Insomnia Cookies are supposed to be pretty darn good.
On the other hand, we miss Wendy (the “W” in “P&W”; the “P” being her husband, Panagiotis). She’d talk to ya as a human while she took your sandwich order; and don’t we already have enough ways to order food from strangers over the Internet? And, staying on that other hand, Insomnia marks yet another local place replaced by a chain. (And not one of those less disagreeable chains that only has one or two other locations in NYC—Insomnia has one in Florida, of all places.)
One last thing on that other hand: according to NYU Local, at their’s “[m]any [students] have had orders cancelled and were only informed about the cancellation after hours of waiting.”
One big question is: will they take e-forms?