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LOWER EAST SIDE—Organic-food-loving downtowners aren't the only creatures spilling out of Bowery Whole Foods. Sayeth a reader, "a friend who lives in avalon christie has a major infestation of beetles since whole foods moved in. a picture of the type of offending bug is attached [ed. note: we included the rendering at right] - there were "hundreds" of them in her cupboard earlier this week, she says. our victim found the first 15-20 in between two graham crackers she was about to eat just a few days ago." [Racked Inbox]
MIDTOWN EAST—The genius marketing idea that was giving Saks shoe department its own zipcode is, in fact, a precursor to such zipcodes being doled out to large businesses all over the country. [The Real Estate]