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Is Urban Outfitters Calling It Quits on the Upper West Side?

Photo: Brian Harkin for Racked
Photo: Brian Harkin for Racked

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As Urban Outfitters makes a big push on lifestyle stores like Space Ninety 8 and the Herald Square outpost, it may be letting go of some of its regular stores. DNAinfo noticed that real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield has listed the brand's 25,000-square foot store at the corner of 72nd and Broadway, dubbing it "the best retail corner on Manhattan's Upper West Side," and including renderings of a massive store that looks suspiciously like H&M.

The listing doesn't necessarily signal UO's exit from the space—the brand could still be negotiating terms for a new lease here, and the listing might be a back-up plan. But if they do leave, the listing says that the space is available for a July 2015 move-in, so it's unclear when Urban Outfitters would vacate the address they've held since 1999.

This isn't the only retail business that Cushman & Wakefield has in the area. DNAinfo notes that the firm is also marketing the spaces for Burberry Brit on Columbus Avenue and Ann Taylor Loft on Broadway.

· Urban Outfitters, Burberry, Ann Taylor LOFT Spaces Hit Market on UWS [DNAinfo]
· Burberry Brit Quietly Debuts on Columbus Avenue [Racked NY]
· Is This Crazy New Lifestyle Store the Future Of Urban Outfitters? [Racked NY]

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