The quote is from Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) and in this case it refers to the latest
victim of the "The Curse of Union Square": Ghurka, purveyor of "travel bags and leather goods"
closed its' San Francisco "flagship store". The Post Street retailer hosted an elegant Style
Forum Meetup in January 2014 , which, if I recall, included a bartender doling out good Scotch.
I am no retailing maven, but there seems to be an unusually high number of vacant stores in