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On the Racked: Shattered Bowery Beach Chair Dream, No Supermarkets, Lolita's Boudoir, More

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And now, the latest from Racked, covering shopping and retail from the sidewalks up.

1) Bowery: Sometimes, life is disappointing. Last month, came word that Hamptons fashion retailer Blue & Cream applied for a permit to have beach chairs out front of the store on the sidewalk. Racked had "visions of Saturday afternoons, Pimm's Cup in hand, reclining on The Bowery in a fabulous lounge creation." The "harsh reality" is another matter.

2) Soho: Is the new Kira Plastinina store at 594 Broadway in Soho "the space scream Barbie's dreamhouse" or "Lolita's boudoir"? Check out the photos and decide.

3) Everywhere: Need a "decently-sized" supermarket of more than 10,000 square feet? There are only 550 of them left in the entire city.

4) Brooklyn Heights: Speaking of supermarkets, remember the Gristede's that went up in a smoky blaze fueled by rotisserie chicken fat? It's a "charred mess."