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BRONX—Villain/hero Ryan Feldman checks in again to let us know he's working hard to bring more Starbucks to the five boroughs. "FYI...there's another sbux on the way [probably will open in january/february 08'] for the bronx...1728 eastchester road...directly across the street from calvary hospital, einstein-weiler hospital, einstein medical school." Bringing caffeine to those who need it most: overworked hospital staffers. Now do you think he's a villain? [RackedWire Inbox]
UPPER WEST SIDE—Price changes at Zabar's are not sitting well with at least one longstanding customer, who writes: "After years of charging $3.98 for a tuna wrap, Zabar's increased the price to $5.50 last Thursday...I will be bringing my lunch from home in the future...." That better be some seriously superlative tuna. [RackedWire Inbox]
FORT GEORGE—Jennifer Ouellete, whose fancy headbands and hats sell at stores like Barneys, has opened her own boutique at 854 West 181st Street near Cabrini Boulevard in Fort George. There's an opening party tonight at the store from 6 to 8pm; merchandise is marked 25% off for the occasion. [RackedWire]