Bustling Wulumuqi Lu continues to bustle. Swiss Butchery has opened up, and WAWY coffee shop is opening in the old Cafe Montmartre space. In the little courtyard directly behind that, we've got a new DAGA! It's bite-sized but the courtyard is lovely, get the most of it while the weather teeters.
Oh and that ice cream shop next to Avocado Lady, Bonus has expanded, opening a new spot a couple of blocks over. Meanwhile, just around the corner from that, Beijing coffee favorite Metal Hands has opened on Nanchang Lu, bringing chill Northern vibes. Top notch coffee shop, that.
A burger and pancakes spot is opening where burger spot Rachel on Wukang Lu. It's called Stack and is unrelated to the original Rachel. It's pricy.
New Saigon Mama and Spice Bazaar opened up in Grand Gateway.
Brand new LuOne mall on Xujiahui Lu is opening with a bunch of restaurants (notably a new Heat).
Popular no-frills Thai spot Qing Mai Heaven on Jinxian Lu has closed down, as has Bordertown and 45 Degrees, which both closed in the last days of September. Evidently business just wasn't going so great at 45 Degrees.