The DSW on 79th Street and Broadway is expected to close early next year, according to a report in Crain’s. The shoe store chain replaced Filene’s Basement in 2012, filling the 32,000-square-foot space. Filene’s had been there since 1993.
But real estate marketing materials now show that the store is expected to vacate the space in February. West Side Rag reached out to DSW in September about the marketing materials and did not hear back. The space is owned by Zabar’s.
Chains, including Century 21 and Banana Republic, have been closing all over the neighborhood since the pandemic began. DSW’s corporate parent said earlier this year that it had identified 65 stores that it may close over the next four years, about 10% of its store base.
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