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Developers just got the go-ahead to build a glossy new ten-story tower at Washington and West 13th Street, across the street from Diane von Furstenberg's Meatpacking District HQ. Curbed has more on the building's details, but we're most interested in the large retail space that will run along Washington Street. It's probably too small to become the MePa Bloomingdales of legend, but some other luxury brand could make good use of the space. Any suggestions? Let us know in the comments.
DVF herself, by the way, is quite pleased with this news, even though (because?) it means you won't be able to peer into her studio from the Standard Hotel anymore. Of the Romanoffs, who are developing the building, she says: "As an old family of the Meat Packing District, the Romanoffs have committed to preserve the neighborhood as a destination for high-end fashion and commerce." We're glad to hear someone's standing up for neighborhood's longstanding shopping history.
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