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Roland Mouret has shut his town house store at 1006 Madi­son Av­enue as part of a wider re­or­ga­ni­za­tion of the busi­ness, which is stream­lin­ing and putting a greater fo­cus on e-com­merce, dig­i­tal and whole­sale.

Mouret opened the store, at 77th Street, in Septem­ber 2016, hav­ing re­lo­cated from num­ber 952 Madi­son Av­enue. It spanned 1,937 square feet over the ground and mez­za­nine lev­els of the Twen­ties-era build­ing.

“It's the small­est town house on Madi­son — it's unique,” the de­signer told WWD at the time, ad­ding that he was proud to re­main near to The Met Breuer, which fo­cuses on the The Metropoli­tan Mu­seum of Art's 20th and 21st cen­tury col­lec­tions.

The set­ting was sim­i­lar to Mouret's Lon­don flag­ship, which is lo­cated in a red brick town house on Car­los Place, across from The Con­naught ho­tel and just off Mount Street. In Lon­don, re­tail is on the ground floor with de­sign stu­dios and of­fices on the up­per lev­els. The vast Car­los Place town house re­mains open.

As re­ported, Madi­son Av­enue has been strug­gling with de­clin­ing rents and high va­can­cies since

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