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The Brooklyn Paper follows up on the news about Vans moving to Greenpoint, confirming that the skatewear company's new location won't involve any retail. A spokesman for the brand said, "We’re taking steps to raise our profile on the East Coast and elevate awareness of the Vans brand” but added that they "don’t want to compete with anyone else who's out there" by opening a Greenpoint store. [BP; Previously]