From one of my NY Pipe Club Brothers: "Sad news to report. Barclay Rex tobacco shop on 42nd Street is closing their doors."
and "They wanted to triple their rent. Sad news ---now there is only Nat Sherman & Davidoff in Midtown."
and good news from another: "Their new store downtown is opened, on Pearl St."
and yet another: "All pipes $100+ are on sale. All tobacco is the same price. They'll consolidate at the downtown location in about 4 weeks. Sad to see this shop close."