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  • Just when the neighborhood was getting use to the option of butt out briefs and/or super thin multi-colored jockstraps. The times are a changing!

  • I assume since David Franco and Level 2 own the building as well as Universal Gear that they have simply decided to stop trading dollars with the store and get on the high rent bandwagon. I would guess that they have somebody lined up to take the space already… the chains are on their way.

    • Yup, I’ll put my $$ on an Urban Outfitters/Anthropologie/JCrew/etc

      • It won’t be JCrew, which is moving in to that old sex club building a bit further south on 14th.

        • i forgot about that–do you know if that is that going to be a regular jcrew or just men’s suits? for some reason I felt as though it wouldn’t be a full service store.

    • maybe not quite the case if the NYC store is closing as well.

      • Sure, it could still be. I imagine there is some economic efficiency in having two stores (better deals with suppliers and the like) and going down to one makes the NY store less profitable and the calculation was, rent this location out and make more money than operating two stores.

  • Good news….never really saw my self getting anything from that store.

  • On one hand, I am at least a little sad when any store closes.

    On the other hand I interviewed for a job in business/admin side of this store, and it was the worst job hunting experience in my life. Bad enough and re-told enough that even my friends re-tell it. This was maybe 10 years ago, and it still lives on and on. Funny now, but horrible then.

    So I am not so sorry about this closing, though I know that the person who interviewed me goes on and on too….

  • First Dupont, now Logan – the gays are moving east!

  • Retail rents often have a sweetener based on sales per square foot and they may not be producing. The decision to expand when they moved here probably was not a good idea.

  • they lost their panache and edge.. once they moved to this location.. I was just in NYC last week and the HK store was still open.. The Chelsea one had closed a year or more ago..

  • Bummer!!! 🙁

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