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Today, WWD has an odd neighborhood piece about the boutiquification of the Bowery where they lump LES boutiques like Tucker in with on-the-Bowery shops like Blue & Cream. They seem to be a little geographically confused; Tucker is a ten to fifteen minute walk from the Bowery. Anyway, they speak with Racked fascination Jeff Goldstein, owner of Blue & Cream, about the Bowery's development: "'These [customers] aren’t corporate suits,' Goldstein said. 'It’s an international crowd. The people living in the Avalon developments are paying a hefty premium to live in the neighborhood. By choosing to live down here, they’re saying that they have style.'” And that's saying something. [WWD, subscription req]