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Break out your credit cards, mole people: The MTA wants to start filling its retail spaces with high-end stores. They've already convinced Grast, which carries tees and Kid Robot-style toys for adults, to open in the Times Square subway station, and now they're apparently searching downtown Manhattan for other hip stores that might be interested. According to AMNY, the subway has 345 retail spaces and made over $70 million on rent and licensing last year, so this might be one way to help the cash-strapped subway system. Opening Ceremony Underground, anybody?
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