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UPPER WEST SIDE—In yet another exciting development for the chain-saturated UWS, a tipster writes that a T-Mobile store will be opening on Broadway and 96th Street, remarking that it is "Just what the nabe needs – more mobile phone stores, banks, and duane reades." Said tipster also has a query: "Any clue what is going in at the SW corner of Bway & 97th (construction underway after years of vacancy) or in the new Ariel buildings on Bway between 99th and 100th?" Um, possibly more phone stores, banks, or Duane Reades? Second guess: Starbucks. [RackedWire Inbox]