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The Williamsburg Starbucks won't be next to the Duane Reade after all. Instead, it will be across the street, having pushed out the Bagel Store at Metropolitan and Bedford. The Bagel Store's owner tells Gothamist that his landlord is doubling his rent when his lease expires in 2011, and that a Starbucks is moving in. He also predicts more retail turnover to follow: "I'm the first one in this warehouse to have my lease up for renewal, and the others are going to face the same situation." [Gothamist via Eater; Previously]

The Bagel Store

247 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY