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What better way to start the day than with a cold, harsh does of reality? And with that, let's take a look at some retailers around the city that have closed up shop.
1) Soho: Bad news for Soho locals: Dom's Fine Foods, the longstanding Italian grocery at 202 Lafayette St between Spring and Broome Sts, is closing and moving down to Grand Street. From a reader, "Dom's is closing on lafayette st, just north of broome. Reopening on grand/baxter as more sandwich place, less Italian deli. Other retail tenants (minus the ubiquitous North fork bank) in building have closed. Not sure what will happen to building, but beautiful achitecture. Hope it won't turn into One Kenmare Square glass and steel nightmare. Terrible residential location though-smack dab in Broome St entrance to Holland Tunnel traffic, plus a pedestrian's nightmare to cross street (think Frogger on highest level of difficulty)." [Racked Inbox]
2) Soho: Via our associate The Shophound, we hear that the folks over at Miu Miu on Spring Street have packed up all their fancy frocks and decamped. This could mean that the Miu Miu store slated to replace Jil Sander at 11 E 57th Street will be opening quite soon. Or, you know, they could have just been doing really bad in Soho. [The Shophound]
3) Nolita: It's curtains for LA-based wedding dress boutique Saeyoung Vu Couture, as a tipster writes, "Saeyoung Vu on Mulberry St...is now closed. The store's totally empty with signs up." [Racked Inbox]