Seen & Heard: Did Disney Bail on the World Trade Center Mall?

••• When I ran into Harrison at Whole Foods the other day, I told him that I had put up his photo again, in the roundup of the most popular posts from 2016. (The photo ran with the home-page blurb.) He told me a bit about how far he had come, and I was even more impressed with him. Anyway, he went and posted a thank-you to everyone in a comment.

••• Speaking of Whole Foods, the produce section continues on its surrealistic bent. Thanks to @albertclee and @hjraasakk, respectively, for the photos of blueberries and blackberries.

••• David pointed out that there’s no longer any mention of a Disney store on the Westfield World Trade Center website, and asked whether anyone knows anything. The store was even in the press release that Westfield put out when the mall opened in August, but I didn’t find anything online about the plans for it being abandoned. I went to the Westfield site to make sure it’s not there (trust but verify!), and I did learn that there are going to be two Duane Reades—the one we knew about off the Vesey entrance, and another one on the upper level of the passageway to Brookfield Place, near the Condé Nast entrance. And a currency-exchange place, the Change Group, will be nearby it. And there are only two Starbucks now (both with signage up), instead of the three that had been planned. But back to Disney: I was at the mall with some friends and their kids the other day, and one of the kids asked if there was a toy store. You should’ve seen his face when I said that the only toy store was an educational one (Marbles). Which reminds me…. There had also been plans for a Lego store, but I guess those fell apart.

••• In other Westfield World Trade Center news, did we know that Leather Spa has a Fulton Center location, along with the one at 28 John?

••• And Yves restaurant put up a cute little corner sign.

••• Spotify made a good Tribeca joke! (Despite the internal capitalization.)