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The areas of Herald Square and Penn Station are known for a few things, chief among them the Macy's flagship store and the easy availability of cheap counterfeit perfumes and accessories from street vendors. This district of Midtown West hasn't been home to upscale retail in some time, and it's actually something of an extension of the suburbs, with mall chain stores like FootAction, H&M, Old Navy and...well...Macy's.
And now AM NY reports that the corner of West 34th Street and 7th Avenue can say goodbye to the Tourneau timepiece store, whose clocks and lit-up Rolex sign served as a meeting spot for Penn Station travelers for four decades. There go the real Rolexes.
Image via Google Maps Streetview
Don't worry, it's not the last Tourneau in New York City and there's always the massive one across from Chanel on East 57th Street. So maybe it was time for this one to go. Who wants to bet it'll become a Pret a Manger?
· Where Did The Time Go? Tourneau Pulls Out of Famous Penn Station Corner [AM NY]