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Off-price suit store Syms in the Financial District is almost comically depressing: fluorescent lights buzz overhead while hunchbacked, elderly salesmen adjust their toupees and drift listlessly about the racks of clothing. So it doesn't come as much of a surprise that the company might be planning to completely revamp the location. The Post reports that "the Secaucus, NJ-based chain—which earlier this year was accused by some investors of scheming to take itself private in a bid to seize its own valuable real estate on the cheap—confirmed in city records that it's looking to build a high-rise tower on the site of its four-story, 40,000-square-foot store at 42 Trinity Place." We assume this means that the current incarnation of the Fidi outpost is dunzo. Hey Syms execs, try for windows in the new store, won't you? photo credit
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