The other day I was walking along Fifth Avenue and noticed the Banana Republic store at 16th & 5th. Inside was a large open space with two floors, gorgeous architectural details, warm wood and black and white marble floors…I could not help but wonder about the original occupant of this beautiful space. What was it before it was a Banana Republic? The store clerks did not mind one bit that I was taking photographs and as I left actually thanked me for coming in. No, thank you!