Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to Vox.com, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.
It's time for your kidlets to start scratching out their Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa wish lists: a "Holiday Express" Toys "R" Us coming! Following up on this morning's item about the former Tower Records space in the East Village, a special Racked correspondent sends us this image of the signage on East 4th Street. It would appear as if the storefront's owner, Vornado, is just waiting out some megatenant with a few fillers (note: Vornado owns Toys "R" Us, so this is a smart move on their part). The space that opens onto Broadway will be allocated to the "R" Us folks, while the space that opens onto Lafayette Street will house a temporary Halloween shop.
From a dusty hole to an child's paradise, in mere months.
Another view of the currently bleak interior.
A glimpse of the space's other temporary tenant, a costume store. Looks like they'll have everything from cute kid's outfits to slutty styles for young women. And they're hiring!
· Storecasting: Village Tower Space Getting Toys "R" Us-ified? [Racked]