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In a move that will surprise absolutely no one, venerable stationary engravers Dempsey & Carroll has picked the Upper East Side as the location for their new flagship store. On September 15, they'll open their doors at 1049 Lexington Avenue between 74th and 75th Streets. The company, which specializes in sweet proto-Kate Spade details like little whales and windmills, should fit in just fine. Witness this description on their website: "While you may not have Katharine Hepburn's style or Ronald Reagan's charisma, you can have their stationery."
This will be the first brick-and-mortar storefront for Dempsey & Carroll since it changed ownership on 2004. Back in the day—and by "in the day" we mean "1878"—there was a Dempsey & Carrol shop at 46 E. 14th Street, but the neighborhood has undergone some changes in the last 130 years, and now Union Square's combined DSW/Filene's Basement sits roughly on that spot.
· Dempsey & Carroll [Official Site]