Chocolate Weirdness At Century 21

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The Lincoln Center-area Barnes & Noble is bye-bye, mainly because people are getting their reading needs accomplished in other ways these days.

That space has become a Century 21, which makes perfect sense when you think about it.

After all, you can't get a marked-down designer ensemble on a Kindle.

I happen to like the place, with its eye-popping array of discounted Puccis and Gaultiers begging for your fiscal attention.

But all over the store, they also happen to be hawking different varieties of Godiva chocolates!

In fact, there are almost as many chocolates for sale as there are fringed ponchos!

Everywhere you look, Godiva products are threatening to be added to your cart -- and your waistline.

Chocolates in a fashion boutique?

Unless they're going to dramatically increase their plus-sized section, this is a tiny bit INSANE!

It's like selling nuts in an allergy store!



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mYtY
mYtY

i was just there and found the chocolates odd, especially sine there is no home dept in this store, i liked the one downtown for the huge home dept. I think this store sucks.

Nonplussed
Nonplussed

Awful, but I'm to blame too. I'll browse a bookstore and then go home, check the prices online and buy there. Everything's going the way of Tower Records! Soon bookstores will seem quaint.

Gregorama
Gregorama

It's funny how things are almost coming full circle:  Remember about 20 years ago when everyone was condemning the Barnes & Noble and Borders "superstores" for putting the "mom-and-pop" bookstores out of business (also see: "You've Got Mail")?  Well, the superstores are now dinosaurs that don't generate enough income to survive---their misfortune being that they arrived almost exactly at the same time that Amazon completely changed the game.  But I've noticed around town that there are a few small bookstores popping up.  Maybe those of us bibliophiles who are steadfastly refusing to jump on the e-book trend will be able to once again get our fixes in small bookstores that actually sell books....without the Starbucks café in the back.

Ninette Murk
Ninette Murk

Godiva are the kind of chocolates you're supposed to give away as presents ;-)

Natali
Natali

They don't have a plus-sized section. I know, I checked. Anyway, I don't think it's that big a deal they're selling chocolate, I see chocolate bars at the counters of department stores (Macy's, L&T, etc) all the time. I guess the amount is kind of a big deal though. I definitely noticed it when I went...

Saskrit
Saskrit

Well, I think Barnes & Noble sold chocolates too, so maybe Godiva has a franchise with that space no matter what it becomes.

Rinko
Rinko

But fashionistas vomit, silly. No worries.

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