The terrific Takashimaya (@ 693 Fifth Avenue) is closing June, 2010.  This is one of the last of those special places to linger over unique gifts and amazing fresh flowers. The basement Tea Box Cafe alone was worth the trip. It was a tranquil place to rest, outside the bustle of Midtown.

From the website: Takashimaya New York, at 693 Fifth Avenue, will be closing its doors in June 2010. The store will operate under normal hours until that date. Online shopping will close on April 2, 2010, at 5pm EST. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our customers for their loyal patronage and support over the years.

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