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Kicked to the Curb

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When Shakespeare & Co. had to let go of 716 Broadway due to an insurmountable rent hike, many feared what would replace it, citing the rise of chains in this retail stretch. And it looks like nightmares are coming true—the Footlocker down the block is likely moving in, as construction plans clearly state the shoe supplier's name. Meanwhile, the bookstore is still continuing its closing sale of up to 50% off, while supplies last. So now what's to become of 734 Broadway? [Bedford & Bowery]