And now, the latest from Racked NY, covering shopping and retail from the sidewalks up.
1) Midtown East:The Fifth Avenue flagship location of Tommy Bahama is under construction?all 13,000 square feet of it?and Racked has a construction shot showing off the building's vacation theme. Reminder: the store will also feature a restaurant and a street-level bar.
2) East Village: A-Rod spent $17,600 on gifts for his girlfriend and niece at Blue & Cream, and the store won't give refunds. A-Rod's next strategy is to dispute the Amex charges, but we're guessing he'll strike out.
3) Atlantic Yardsville: Adidas will open its first Brooklyn shop at the Barclays Center, where it will sell official Brooklyn Nets merchandise.
· Racked [ny.racked.com]