Taim Mediterranean Kitchen to open in former Wankel's Hardware space | Upper East Site, Ally Tobler Taim Mediterranean Kitchen to Open in Former Wankel’s Hardware Space by Upper East Site Staff June 13, 2023, 9:32 am 1 Comment More than a year after the century-old Upper East Side fixture Wankel's Hardware closed its doors permanently, Upper East Site has learned Taim Mediterranean Kitchen will take its place, bringing fresh flavors to the now sub-divided space. Taim's Already a subscriber? Log in here. Continue reading with an Upper East Site subscription. Read More Comments are closed. One Comment Expand All Collapse All Sort by Newest Oldest Now if only the former Duane Reade drug store on 3rd Ave btwn E 94th & E 95 could get a new tenant.