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RED HOOK—To recap today's news about the death of beloved local wine shop LeNell's: The store has not yet closed, but its extended lease runs out in February. Owner Tonya "LeNell" Smothers hopes she'll have found a new place by the end of this week, and Red Hook hopes she won't go too far. In the meantime, we present the sign on LeNell's doors this morning, above, which probably sparked some of this panic in the first place. [Racked Inbox; Eater]
EVERYWHERE—Kiehl's celebrates its East Village roots with four new shades of lip gloss named after the city: "East Village Vibe," "Lights on Broadway," "Mahvelous Mauve," and "New York Nude." Because nudity is just different here? [Racked Inbox]