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This Store Blows: French Connection on Sixth Ave

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Come summer, you see retailers around the city engaging in the rather despicable practice of leaving the doors of their stores propped wide open in the hopes of enticing shoppers in with blasts of frigid air conditioning. In protest of this wasteful, decidedly carbon-non-neutral trend we bring you, This Store Blows, highlighting the city's worst offenders. Want to join forces with us? Contributions, accompanied by a photo, are always accepted.

Store: French connection, 1270 Sixth Avenue between 50th and 51st Streets Date: 6/25/08. Time: 7:30PM. Why This Store Blows: You would have thought they were storing meat in there rather than trendy separates, what with the powerful rush of cold air escaping from those doors.
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