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NATIONWIDE—For everyone out there waiting breathlessly for the next Target Go International collection, well, chill out. It's going to be a while. An official source tells Racked that Jovovich-Hawk's line for the mass retailer won't arrive in stores till March. [RackedWire]
UPPER WEST SIDE—Carnage on Columbus! A tipster writes: "The Reebok Concept Store at Columbus Avenue and W 67St appears to be closing; they had a big sale, and the shelves are empty. Likewise the Rockport store next door." The Reebok store, located on the first floor of Reebok Sports Club/NY, was confirmed closed by a staffer, as was the Rockport store. As to why Rockport shuttered, the person who answered the phone there uttered, "Um, we weren't doing well here." [RackedWire Inbox]
WEST VILLAGE—The storefront that was home for years to Gepetto's Toy Box has been snatched up. A Racked source writes: "According to the former co-owner a new (and yet another) shoe store is coming, adding to the 'boutique row' that has become Christopher Street btn Waverly and 6th Ave over the past 5 years." How not surprising! [RackedWire Inbox]
UPPER WEST SIDE—Prices at UWS luxury development The Melar may be high, but according to a tipster, the building's retail is going to be low-brow all the way: "The Melar - 93rd & Broadway...Rumor has it (from a porter at the building) that Staples is going in on the big corner site. He wasn't sure if Staples would be taking the 1st & 2nd floor or just one floor. Shouldn't porters know this kind of information? Do you know more? We were kind of hoping for a (believe it or not) Gap up here. Have to wall ALL-THE-WAY to 86th st for the nearest one!" A Gap? You Upper West Siders are so crazy. [RackedWire Inbox]
UPPER EAST SIDE—A Curbed reader strives to bring the site's Brompton vs Lucida battle over to Racked: "Have you noticed that the Lucida has two very tall floors for retail space? The Brompton only has one lower floor, and doesn’t have all that below-ground space either. Extell must be planning for major national retailers." Right. Lucida, you win this round. [RackedWire Inbox]