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Booming eyewear brand Warby Parker has announced the location of its third Manhattan store: 1209 Lexington Avenue at East 82nd Street. The new shop, slated to open on March 22nd, is moving into the former home of the storied Lascoff Drugs, which opened at the address in 1899 and was one of Manhattan's oldest retail outposts before it closed in 2012.
It's no surprise, then, that Warby plans to integrate the building's architecture into its new home. Per a press release, the new shop will boast: "Cathedral ceilings. Gothic windows. Fine literature. Lots and lots of glasses."
Both Warby's Soho stores resemble libraries, with floor-to-ceiling displays of eyewear and books scattered throughout. Expect something similar, but most likely on a much grander scale.
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