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The ginormous Muji that Midtown's been waiting on for over a year is very, very close to opening. According to a tipster, the Japanese chain's second US store and its New York flagship, located inside the new New York Times building on Eighth Avenue between 40th and 41st Streets, will be up and running before the end of May. The report: "MUJI opening end-May. Salesperson at Muji downtown told me firmly today. No official word yet. At the store: lots of long-sleeved t's and more wintry items at 70% off." Let's hope there's more furniture and less apparel than the Soho location.