And now, the latest from Racked NY, covering shopping and retail from the sidewalks up.
1) Chelsea: A Racked tipster takes a peek under the paper covering the windows of the new Trader Joe's on 21st Street and Sixth Avenue (above). And sees shelves! And construction materials! And unidentifiable piles of stuff!
2) Soho:The newly emptied Parasuco space at Spring Street and Lafayette looks like it could be location of some kind of fancy high-end store, like maybe?oh, wait, we're being told it's going to be a...Duane Reade flagship?
3) LES: A couple of Lower East Side stalwarts are closing or moving thanks to rent hikes. Say goodbye to Plum, and long-standing vintage shop Marmalade will have to move once the landlord finds a tenant willing to pay the higher rent.
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