Openings/Closings: What Really Happened to Pottery Barn SoHo?

Why do we continue to be surprised? One of the pillars of the SoHo mall is gone, they've already had a closing sale, but there are still unanswered questions... What the hell happened? Over at Racked there's no one knows for sure, but they've got some great commentary: In Soho, When One Mall Store Closes, Another Will Rise In Its Place.

What we want to know is does this mean Pottery Barn is fading? Or does it mean that New Yorkers just don't dig it? We don't have an answer, and we're wondering if anyone out there does.... (pic: Racked)