CLOSING ON MADISON: Cole Haan is expected to close its store at 667 Madison Avenue in New York in February, opening up a small but prime location near Barneys New York, Hermès and Michael Kors among other top brands.

“This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity for a luxury retailer to make a brand statement,” said Leonard Stern, chairman and chief executive officer of the Hartz Group, the property’s owner.

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The store space, situated at the southeast corner of 61st Street and Madison, has a 1,689-square-foot ground floor, 1,858 square feet of storage space, and the potential to add a 500-square-foot mezzanine.

Glenn Frankel, vice president at Hartz, responsible for leasing 667 Madison, said the site has more than 120 feet of wraparound window frontage, including six double-story window displays and 24-foot ceilings. The building also has a replica of the Statue of Liberty at the entryway. Cole Haan officials could not be reached for comment.

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