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Though there seems to be a constant flow of new stores opening in Soho, the Meatpacking District rivals the streets below Houston with retail development. One store we haven't paid enough lip service to: Ports 1961. After recently moving its design team back to New York, the posh Canadian clothier will also be opening their U.S. flagship store here—in MePa, of course. Ports 1961 apparel is currently sold at only a handful of upscale retailers like Saks and Neiman Marcus, which is why we're so excited for this shop. According to Crain's, the company has signed a 10-year lease for a three-story, 4,000-square-foot space at 3 Ninth Avenue between Little West 12th and Gansevoort Streets. The signage is up, and although it promises the store "soon," the place isn't slated to open till February 2008.
· Ports 1961 [Official Site]
· Clothier opens port in New York City [Crain's]
· Storecasting: Empty Space in Nolita, Wine Shops Emerge Uptown, Helio Lands In Soho, Meatpacking Soon To Be Bursting At The Seams [Racked]