arts: March 2009 Archives

Zero dollars

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Here's an appropriate recession-era gimmick: a store where everything is free. Sure, it's an art installation, but Free Store is living up to its name, complete with transactions and sales receipts. Patrons are encouraged to drop off their own merchandise for the store to "sell," replenishing the supply. The store, in lower Manhattan, is open through the end of March.

Metropolitan Museum of Art closing stores

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This one just bubbled up: the Metropolitan Museum is closing 15 stores nationwide in a cost-cutting move. The museum only had 23 stores, so this is a substantial resizing. The news resurfaced in conjunction with reports of layoffs and financial losses in the museum's endowment. No operating plans are planned for the museum itself.

Timely Demise tracks the retail industry as it changes with our unprecedented economic environment. Published by David Wertheimer. Did I miss something? Drop me a line.

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