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RackedWire: Gourmet Garage Opens on the UWS; Recreate the Sounds of Uniqlo in Your Own Home

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UPPER WEST SIDE—Today, Gourmet Garage opens in the former home of Balducci's on 66th between Broadway and Amsterdam. Will it be able to fill the hole left by the specialty foods store? Upper West Siders, let us know your thoughts. [My Upper West]

SOHO—Fun job of the day: Making the playlist for stores. Activaire, the company responsible for the music you hear in Uniqlo, has just completed their summer mix for the retailer, and they were so kind as to share it with us. Click here to be transported to iTunes, or explore the first ten tracks after the jump. If you close your eyes while you listen, you can almost feel the well-priced basics! [RackedWire]

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