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SANTA MONICA—According to a tipster, Charlotte Russe has closed its doors at Santa Monica Place. They write: "That new flagship at Santa Monica Place didn't last long; the store shuttered sometime over the weekend (I was out of town the past week so might be wrong on the time frame). Talking with the girls at Foreign Exchange and they seem to think they'll be on their way out shortly as well." Anyone know more about what's going on over there? [Racked Inbox]
SOUTH LA—NBC reports that a fire has destroyed about 70% of the inventory of C and L Furniture at 6245 S. Manhattan Place. Firefighters "stayed at the scene for more than seven hours to assist with salvaging contents of the building." [NBC]