And now, the latest from Racked, covering retail and shopping from the sidewalks up.
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1) Rego Park: The new Trader Joe's in Rego Park, Queens, opens tomorrow and it is a development certain to have many Brooklynites staring at their calendars wondering when the Atlantic Ave. and Court Street location will open. The decorative scheme includes Rego Park row houses reproduced over the cash registers. Shockingly, there will be no opening party or press preview. We're going to wager that TJ's isn't going to do it that way in Brooklyn.
2) Soho: It has been revealed--the opening date of the "no brand quality goods" chain Muji at 455 Broadway is November 16. The announcement is a must read.
3) Soho: Racked reports that all of the noise-canceling headphone and speaker needs of shoppers can now be fulfilled at the new Bose store at Jean Nouvel's 40 Mercer. All offered in an environment of "safe, sanitary beigeness."
4) Everywhere: With the holidays closing in soon, Racked predicts that the Pleo is going to be very big.