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Longstanding Murray Hill shoe store Lord John's Bootery is shuttering. "A staple on Third Avenue since 1951, Lord John's Bootery is a reliable shoe store with a most curious name. But we found out a few hours ago that the shop that once faced the Third Avenue El is closing. Signs in the window confirm the bad news—and deep-discount sales are under way." [Urbanite]
Update: They may not be closing after all.