Remember when the New York Times reported in June that the Halal Guys' second brick-and-mortar store will "open near Columbia University's campus in the fall"?
'Near' apparently means 'the northwest corner of 95th Street and Amsterdam Avenue,' where a pair of "Coming Soon - The Halal Guys" banners have appeared on otherwise bland-looking wooden construction fencing:
According to Google Street View and the author's questionable long-term memory, the store replaces 95 Star Deli, Inc., at the official address of 720 Amsterdam Ave.
We've reached out to The Halal Guys and will update with more information as we get it. But the Upper West Side location will likely be similar to the budding restaurateurs' East Village store, which the New York Daily News described served "a prettified version of the Middle Eastern street food that draws lines down the block in Midtown."