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The lot on the corner of Spring and Wooster Street will eventually become home to a large, two-story glassy retail structure—a complete departure from the "ramshackle flea market" that inhabited the space for 20 years. The Real Deal reports: "The proposal is courtesy of a company controlled by Ralph Bartel, an investor in fashion retailers such as Lanvin and Devi Kroell, which filed plans with the city Department of Buildings for the project yesterday."
The article adds that insiders expect one of Bartel's brands to sign on for the space; currently, neither Lanvin or Devi Kroell have Soho stores. Enlarge the rendering by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson for a closer look, and click through to the post below for the view from Spring Street.
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