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While certain Broadway blocks on the Upper West Side are still displaying empty storefronts, the stretch along the upper 70s seems be looking up for big retail openings next fall. Back in January, it was announced that an EMS would be the first ever retail tenant to grace the ground floor of the luxury Laureate building on the corner of Broadway and 76th. Just check out the building—recently dismantled scaffolding has unveiled detailed balconies and gleaming cream paint job.
There's also the supposedly recession-busting Art of Shaving, going up next to the Barneys CO-OP at 76th Street. Construction seems to be going along smoothly behind the baby pink and brown banners. And a few blocks up north near 79th Street, the luxe luggage purveyor Tumi is in the works in the legendary Apthorp. The brand looks to be taking quite a sizable chunk of the ground floor—1000 square feet and a couple window displays, to be exact. While we wait for next fall to roll around, we'll be keeping an eye on the progress. In the meantime, we'll just gaze in admiration at quite possibly the prettiest EMS ever.
· EMS to 76th Street [Racked NY]
· Does the UWS's New Shaving Store Mean the Recession is Ending? [Racked NY]
· Tumi to take space in Apthorp [The Real Deal]