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Welcome back to Owen for Business!  I’m Michael Owen, and this week we’ll cover new retail spots that offer tasty food and fashion.  One of the recently opened stores highlighted below offers handbags and accessories made with recycled candy wrappers.  If you see any new retailers or changes to existing retailers, please email me at tre@downtownny.com. Thanks!

Potbelly – 101 Maiden Lane, 646-289-4201

The Chicago-based restaurant that originally began as an antique store has opened its first New York City location right here in Lower Manhattan.  Its most popular toasted sandwich is a “Wreck,” made with salami, roast beef, turkey, ham and melted Swiss cheese.  Every day around lunchtime live music accompanies your meal, and Potbelly also offers salads, freshly baked cookies, and milkshakes for only $3.20!

Nahui Ollin Arm Candy 21 Fulton Street, 732-460-1900

Using recycled candy wrappers may seem like an unusual material to use in a handbag, but that’s what fashion is all about — creativity.  Nahui Ollin Arm Candy sells trendy, yet affordable, handbags and accessories made from recycled candy wrappers.  So if you’re looking to make a totally sweet fashion statement, Nahui Ollin Arm Candy is the place to go.

Duane Reade – 40 Wall Street

Duane Reade’s new flagship store at 40 Wall Street offers so much more than a traditional pharmacy.  There’s a sushi bar, hair salon, and even fresh produce within an incredible space filled with marble stairways and Ionic columns.  The Duane Reade at 40 Wall is open 24 hours.

Nicky’s Banh Mi Vietnamese Sandwiches – 99 Nassau Street,      212-766-3388

After their success at 311 Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn, Nicky has opened another location on Nassau Street.  Try a Classic Vietnamese Sandwich, Pho Soup, or shrimp summer rolls.  There’s refreshing iced coffee and bubble tea to compliment your meal, and any dish can be prepared spicy upon request.

Financier Patisserie – 90 Nassau Street, 212-748-6000

Restaurateur Peter Poulakakos and his Executive Pastry Chef, Eric Bedoucha, have just opened another Financier, at 90 Nassau Street.  The traditional Parisian storefront welcomes you inside to enjoy a superb lunch, pastry or freshly brewed coffee.  There’s also complimentary Wi-Fi.

Super Dry – 199 Water Street, 212-785-5575

What do you get when you combine a London-based company, the South Street Seaport and Japanese-inspired threads?  Answer: a fashion statement.  Super Dry offers stylish men’s and women’s clothing with a Japanese twist.

Closings:

Moran’s – 103 Washington Street
Wall Street Burger Shoppe – 30 Water Street
Duval International Furniture Gallery – 111 Fulton Street
Edible Arrangements – 145 Nassau Street
John Street Bar & Grill – 17 John Street
T-Mobile – 80 Nassau Street
WirelessRUS – 200 Water Street