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Retail rents in the Meatpacking District are expected to triple once the Whitney opens their MePa museum. And who's anticipated to cough up the rent? Ding, ding, ding: major national retailers! Many of the District's pioneers will see their ten year leases up for renewal soon—translation: hiked to 2013 rates from 2003 rates—and real estate minds expect they'll be, "pushed out by the popularity they created." [DNAInfo]