And now, the latest from Racked, covering shopping and retail from the sidewalks up.
1) East Harlem: East River Plaza?monstrosity to some, mall to all?will finally welcome its Target superstore on Sunday, saving many Manhattanites the trip to Atlantic Terminal to the other Bruce Ratner mall with a Target. Racked got into the store for a sneak preview, with photos galore. Save us a Marcus Samuelsoon "Bananas for El Barrio" dish towel!
2) Bed-Stuy: The very cool sounding Tin City will aim to offer a Duane Reade alternative and "go beyond standard soda shop territory by carrying organic food, environmentally friendly household products and a variety of personal necessities." It's family-owned too, so maybe the mom-and-pop ain't dead yet. TBD!
3) Nolita: If the Christian Audigier store on Lafayette and Prince is indeed closed for good, where will Jon Gosselin get his new dragon and skull rhinestone tees? Forget it, he probably gets that stuff shipped straight to him fresh off the showroom floor.
· Racked NY [ny.racked.com]