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Saturday, July 28, 2021

what's in store
I’ve walked by the corner storefront on 6th Avenue and 47th Street many, many times. It’s hard to not notice that specific building space: The large pane-glass walls are filled with giant-sized NHL graphics and player photos.

I had thought that this street-level display signified the presence of National Hockey League offices on the upper floors. Turns out that’s not the case, although the league’s headquarters are on 6th Avenue, just a couple of blocks north.

So what’s on 47th? Nothing less than NHL Powered by Reebok, a flagship store that will open in October.

A place to get league-authorized merchandise, along with a hockey-themed Starbucks on-site. It sounds cool as hell. With a literally “cool” component:

Another centerpiece will be a wall made of real ice that will serve as a backdrop for store merchandise.

Conceived by Miami artist Terje Lundaas, the ice wall will be visible through the glass storefront, and customers will be allowed to write or draw on the glass just as they would on a frosty window.

With the tolerable Fall weather coming, I can see taking plenty of after-work strolls down the Avenue of the Americas to hit this retail mecca. Plenty of photo opps, too. I can’t wait!

by Costa Tsiokos, Sat 07/28/2007 07:41:12 PM
Category: Business, Hockey, New Yorkin'
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say ahAdhesive tape, in and of itself, is not all that funny.

So it’s something of a minor triumph for Propaganda, a product design company in Thailand, to come up with this, the Mr. P Tape Dispenser. The humor is subtle, and a shade perverted even: The tape emerges from the little man’s mouth, like a comically elongated tongue? To be serrated off at his feet? While he looks like he’s in a perpetual exercising scrunch??

Whatever, I’m sold. I’m not even in the market for a tape dispenser. But I’ve just got to have that green one. I will not, however, go hog-wild on the Mr. P design motif. So no matching table lamp for me.

by Costa Tsiokos, Sat 07/28/2007 03:50:13 PM
Category: Comedy, Creative, Pop Culture
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