1) Flatiron: Design Within Reach takes over the former Portico store on E20th Street and the Observer's Tom McGeveran lashes out: "Trading petit-bourgeois for bourgeois, in fact, seems to be the real-estate maxim of middle-Broadway these days, as delis give way to places with names like 'Tisserie' and Tom Colicchio perpetually threatens to turn the strip into his own personal Wylie Dufresne's Clinton Street." [The Real Estate]
2) West Village: Fashion news from today's Women's Wear Daily: "Mulberry, the British apparel and accessories firm, has found a jewel box-size - 500 sq. foot space for its first US store. The unit is at 387 Bleecker Street... Juicy Couture is said to be close to joining the quaint neighborhood by leasing 368 Bleecker Street. The building, which housed Hue restaurant, has 1,300 square feet of retail space on the ground floor and 5,700 square feet on the mezzanine."