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More pop-up shops coming to subway stations

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A UNIQLO pop-up shop in the Union Square subway station is part of the MTA's plan to allow small entrepreneurs and established stores set up shop underground. They say it will bring increased visibility since tens of millions of commuters pass through the square every year.

"I think it's really great and it's especially nice because we're getting a lot of new customers here and they're excited to see it in the subway and know exactly what they want and come in and get a jacket," said UNIQLO's Samantha Levy.

But some are wondering about the fate of newsstands that some of these pop-up stores may replace. That is the case with UNIQLO. The MTA says in this case, the newsstand's lease ended and was out-bid.

The store sells only one item: the Ultra Light down jacket. It is open every day from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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