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After Curbed linked to our map of empty Upper West Side storefronts, a reader left some interesting—if depressing—gossip in their comments section. Our anonymous friend writes, "Although you don't consider the UWS a retailpocalypse, national retailers do. Expect to see larger vacant spaces hitting the market over the next 18 months, as several national chains are pulling the plug on their UWS outposts. These vacancies include: Banana Republic, Gap, Starbucks, the Body Shop, and Gymboree. Rumor is that Filene's is looking to move out of their UWS location as well, as they have issued a mandate to several real estate advisory firms." Got any supporting evidence? Hit us up. [Curbed; Previously]