Marc Jacobs to Open New Store on Bleecker

The designer's lease on 400 Bleecker starts Spring 2010

Marc Jacobs already lays claim to a serious chunk of Bleecker Street real estate in the West Village, and according to WWD, the designer has just acquired even more.

The owner of 400 Bleecker Street, Andrew Brodsky, revealed today that Jacobs' lease on his building will start in February 2010, adding to his monopoly on the block -- he already owns 382 Bleecker (Little Marc Jacobs), 385 Bleecker (Marc by Marc Jacobs accessories), and 403-405 Bleecker (Marc by Marc Jacobs Women's).  Robert Duffy, the president of Marc Jacobs International, had told WWD back in January that they were looking for a new Bleecker Street space that would be "a new concept for us. It’s something we've never done before."

In sadder tidings for area residents, this will mean the closing of the quaint Biography Bookshop, which has been open on that patch of Bleecker for 20 years.

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