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Last week, we reported that the Meatpacking outpost of Operations looked dead and gone. At the time, we were loathe to believe it, given that the store was relatively new. But today, the company's PR team sends official confirmation of the closure. From COO Michael Leen: "We decided to leave the Meatpacking store as sales were not as expected during these hard economic times. We continue to look for other viable leases in other areas of the US and we will continue to operate our profitable Soho store. Our wholesale business is run separately from the stores and continues to grow and be successful.”
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