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Michael Kors To Open In Place Of Soho Landmark Jerry's In A Month

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Femia, 09/30/2007

Can we all agree that American sportswear designer Michael Kors, while no doubt talented, doesn't produce the most thrilling clothing? The man is opening another NYC boutique in November (earlier than previously forecast), and though we normally wouldn't waste too much breath on the development, the shop unfortunately replaces beloved Soho institution Jerry's at 101 Prince Street. When the news was announced, our friend The Shophound bemoaned the loss, and was contacted by the realtor who helped Kors secure the space, who said, "We all hate to see things we consider part of our past change or disappear. However, the realities are also that no-one wants to live above the odors and vermin that are often associated with a restaurant..." Anyway, not to blame Kors for the neighborhood's loss, but well, the whole thing is a shame. As for Jerry's, the restaurant's owners still have plans to reopen elsewhere.
· Jerry's To Shutter After Brunch Service This Sunday [Eater]