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The Great Chain Store Die-Off

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What with Uniqlo and Joe Fresh popping up all over the place, it might not feel like New York City is losing chain stores, but it is. A new study released by think tank Center for an Urban Future confirms that nearly one-third of national brands with NYC locations have shuttered stores here in the past year. Among them are Blockbuster, the Gap, and American Apparel, as well as Borders (RIP). So what's still growing? Subway, T-Mobile, Metro PCS, Five Guys, 7-Eleven, and one fashion-category rarity: Aeropostale. [Crain's]