1.) Midtown East: Speculation hits the 'nets that the Grand Central Apple store will open the week the weekend before Black Friday, on November 19. Could it be?
2.) Midtown West: A wholesale handbag supplier in the Garment District called LaLa Fashion was busted with $3.5 million worth of counterfeit purses. That is a lot of pleather.
3.) Nolita: Techie web giant CNET has opened a pre-Thanksgiving pop-up retail shop at Openhouse Gallery with demos on digital cameras, gaming systems, and other gadgets.
· Racked NY [ny.racked.com]