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A Steve Madden store will open in the Meatpacking District space currently occupied by the Hog Pit. The rumor was that Ralph Lauren was interested in the storefront, but WWD confirms that the next tenant will be the cheap shoe chain. "As for Steve, which will take over The Hog Pit after it closes on Jan. 19, [Hog Pit co-owner Felisa] Dell said, "I'm actually kind of happy. Everything around here is so chi-chi." [WWD; Racked]