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Discontinued: Waterworks Drops Soho Showroom

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Add "redo bathroom floor with thousands of dollars worth of handmade tile" to the list of luxuries that people are willing to do without right now. That is bad news for upscale tile, tub, toliet and fixture retailer Waterworks, which on Friday closed its impressive Broome Street showroom. A tipster writes, "Another sign of the deepening recession: Waterworks, purveyors of expensive tile and plumbing fixtures, has closed their Soho location. Could this also be the first stage in the – gasp – degentrification of Soho? No, probably not, but makes a good post." Speaking of fancy Soho tile retailers: How you doing down there, SICIS?
· Waterworks [Official Site]