And now, the latest from Racked, covering retail and shopping from the sidewalks up.
1) West Village: There's more evidence of the Marc Jacobs-fication of the Village. Yet another MJ location at W. 4th Street and Bank is now confirmed. A tipster writes, "I don't think the neighbors, or the landlord are ready for the chaos of cheap trinkets MJ plans on installing. Not even Sex and the City filming in the salon could have saved it. There goes the neighborhood and one of the nicest, sweetest blocks in the city."
2) Midtown: The redone Plaza is having a hard time signing big names "that many associate with luxury retail (Gucci, Prada, Burberry, Hermès, etc)." Only 65% of the retail space in the building has been claimed.
3) Soho: The Prince Street institution Jerry's is gone, which may be one reason there are yawns about its replacement, another Michael Kors boutique that will open in November. Racked wouldn't normally "waste too much breath on the development" except for the demise of Jerry's at that location.
4) Downtown Brooklyn: In case anyone missed the Racked exclusive yesterday, Target is planning a new Brooklyn store at the big, planned Albee Square development. Yes, it's very close to Target's Atlantic Mall location but that isn't likely to put a damper on the plans.