It already goes without saying that Marc Jacobs snatched, um make that stole, most of the West Village properties.  A clean sweep to crown his little mini-stores with book shops, kids shops, condom shops and of course, clothing. Now, the Brits are in town, yes, that’s right the Three Lions have invaded Bleeker Street.  Sad when you consider this once quiet strip of restaurants (once Miracle Grill, Paris Commune), of course Biography Bookshop and antique shops is over-powered by little boutiques of big name business empires.

Burberry will replace Les Pierre Antiques (Formerly  Pierre Deux), and while French country antiques might not fit the vibe of the neighborhood, the different types of shops along Bleeker were always a good mix.

GROSS; gentrification can be SUCH a downer.  Really.

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