Some news on the retail front: Laytner’s Linens & Home, a bedding store on 82nd and Broadway, has decided to shrink by half “by March.” The store is holding a consolidation sale, offering 20% to 70% off. They want to “improve your shopping experience while bringing you higher standards at lower prices.” Thanks to Rebecca Frey for the tip.
Meanwhile, the Coach store on the corner of 84th Street and Broadway closed quite suddenly this week, and the doors are now papered over. A rep for the company offered no explanation. “It was one of the first big national retailers to open on that stretch of Broadway,” notes our tipster, who wished to remain anonymous.
There have been quite a few national chains playing musical storefronts lately, with Banana Republic closing one location and planning to open a massive new one on 86th and Broadway.