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Earlier this month, we broke the news that Tory Burch would opening a store at 151 Mercer Street. Up until that point, the address belonged to MercBar owner John McDonald, who told the Wall Street Journal that the "structural deterioration" of the building was ultimately the reason for the closure.
The Tory Burch team plans to build an entirely new building, which the Post reports will—pending approval by city Landmarks—encompass five floors, 12,500 square feet, and include a roof garden.
· Port Authority has WTC space to spare [NYP, 2nd item]
· Breaking: Tory Burch Will Replace Shuttered MercBar [Racked NY]
· John McDonald to Close MercBar After Service Tonight [Racked NY]