1) Fort Greene: A shuttered cleaners (above) on the corner of Cumberland and Lafayette is the sight of some flyers advertising 7-11 franchise opportunities in Brooklyn. Does this mean such an establishment will fill that location? It just might. It. Just. Might. [BrooklynRecord]
2) Midtown East: Just two years after it was saved at the last minute and moved to 16 East 46th Street, the Gotham Book Mart looks to be on its last legs yet again. And millionaires probably won't swoop in to save it this time around, because they're the ones doing the evicting. [NYTimes]
3) Flatiron District: Like a pedophile to a children's soccer game, so to is American Apparel attracted to Manhattan. The latest outpost of no-nonsense hipster duds will open in October at Fifth Avenue and 19th Street. [The Real Estate]
4) Union Square North: Dear burrito fans: The Chipotle that is moving into the old Ranch 1 space on Broadway and 17th Street looks to be about 3 weeks from opening. Will NYUers flock to this one, or stick with the St. Marks outpost? Who cares, guacamole coma for everyone!
Storefronting reports on retail openings around the city with an eye towards how the coming and going of stores impacts each neighborhood. Seen a store open, close, or otherwise claim your attention? Hit us on the hip.