And now, the latest from Racked, covering shopping and retail from the sidewalks up.
1) Lower East Side: In an unusual arrangement perhaps indicative of the times, shuttered LES boutique Marmalade Vintage was allowed by its landlord to stay in its Ludlow Street location until another tenant was found to replace it. Well, that time has come, as neighborhood stalwart Ludlow Guitars have swooped in on the space. Rock!
2) Meatpacking District: In less-friendly landlord news, the owner of the building that housed Meatpacking District boutique Operations until it closed is trying to force the company into bankruptcy over $360,000 in unpaid back rent. We thought everything was chill in MePa?
3) Seaport, Midtown: In your weekend infestation/tragedies report, Hollister's bedbugpocalypse spread to sister store Abercrombie & Fitch at the South Street Seaport, and an old Macy's escalator severed a kid's finger. It was reattached.
· Racked NY [ny.racked.com]