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The High Line Building in September of last year

Remember when the Meatpacking District was known for nightlife? Boozers have mostly moved on to north Chelsea and elsewhere (though Lotus is still hanging on); these days, the neighborhood is really just a high-class shopping mall dotted with touristy mega-restaurants. So it shouldn't be surprising to anyone that the High Line building at 450 West 14th Street will soon house a super-pricey store. As was rumored many months ago, the space, located across the street from neighborhood pioneer Jeffery, has been earmarked for a Helmut Lang boutique. It's unclear as to when the brand, currently squatting in the old Girlshop digs, will make the move to the 8,250-square-foot space, but Racked sources and a post on Green Buildings NYC confirm that it is indeed happening. Though the building is certainly impressive, we think the real draw here is its proximity to the High Line Park entrance. Post-shopping grassy stroll, anyone?
· A Little Lang [Racked]
· Rumormonger: Helmut Lang Eyeing Mepa Space [Racked]