It's time for another round of retail rowdiness, with an eye on store openings and closings that impact neighborhoods. Got some Storefronting of your own to report? Do drop us a line. Bonuses awarded for digital photographs, natch.
1) MePa:We received a tip today so enormous, of such importance, that we couldn't wait a minute longer to share. From a reader: "My buddy is a big commercial restate guru and he hinted to me that Barney's has purchased the building behind Diane Vonfurtsenberg's new place. They are just in the middle of a permit & zoning battle. Have you guys heard anything about this?" We're assuming that it's not going to be another Co-op, since it'll be quite close to the one in Chelsea. Does this mean that the luxe department store is opening a downtown hub? Anyone with a clue can, of course, send along a note. No pressure. [CurbedWire Inbox]
2) Union Square: Fans of body-product purveyors Lush will be happy to know that the brand is opening a store on 14th Street. Wait, we already mentioned this back in January. Who cares! Our excitement about this is that great. [The Shophound]
3) Harlem: Glad tidings: Harlem dwellers now can pamper their dogs in ridiculous ways just like the rest of the city. Neighborhood blogger Harlem Fur has the news that Uptown Hound, a business that can only be described as a dog gym, has opened on Adam Clayton Powell and 121st Street. The place offers dog walking, sitting, grooming, training, and yoga. That's right—yoga for dogs. [Harlem Fur]