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Manhattan's First Target to Open This July; G-Star Gets a Makeover

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EAST HARLEM—The beleaguered Costco at the East River Plaza, which just laid off 160 workers, really needs another big box store to move into the complex and draw in shoppers. Looks like they'll have to wait another couple months, though. A tipster who appears to be emailing from a moving car writes: "Just drove by...Target sign facing FDR says 'opening July 2010.' Can Costco hold out that long?" [Racked Inbox; Previously]

SOHO—The G-Star on Lafayette is planning a Fashion Week makeover. On February 1st, the five-and-a-half-year-old store will shut its doors for renovations, reopening February 12th with a new look inspired by the brand's Amsterdam flagship. Also: "Our Union Square location and Broadway Soho location will remain open during the renovations and will hold specific G-Star show garments for sale that will be available only during the remodeling." [Racked Inbox]

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