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Todd Snyder opens a menswear shop in Tribeca’s former ‘Liquor Store’

It’s unusual for a new retail space to feel like a homecoming. But when American menswear designer Todd Snyder (whose fans include the Rock, Nick Jonas and Armie Hammer) steps into his new Tribeca shop, the nostalgia flows freely. “I was here way back in the day when J.Crew opened the space in 2008,” says Snyder, a former senior vice president and menswear designer at J.Crew, who also worked with Polo Ralph Lauren and Gap before launching his own eponymous brand in 2011. “It became a mecca for menswear. So when it became available, I jumped at the chance. It was very kismet.” After J.Crew’s departure last March from 235 W. Broadway — which the retailer dubbed “The Liquor Store” when it converted (with Snyder’s hel ...