The latest from Racked, covering shopping and retail from the sidewalks up.
1) East Village: Developer AvalonBay's retail makeover of Extra Place, the sliver of an alley behind what was once CBGB, continued with this week's opening of the second shop on the block. Crusty punks of yore, please welcome artist/designer Montana Knox to the show.
2) Soho Here's a lesson on how to counter those high Soho retail rents. Los Angeles-based consignment shops Decadestwo went looking for a space for an NYC pop-up shop, and wound up with a spot above another store. Ingenious!
3) Soho The Broadway store that was recently the home of spectacular Russian flame-out Kira Plastinina is now home to another quirky import, Desigual. Let's hope they have better luck, but the early signs aren't very encouraging.
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