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The Printemps Ginza department store closed Saturday after 32 years of doing business in central Tokyo’s famed Ginza shopping district with the expiration of its contract with its French licensee.

Most of the building will be refurbished and reopen on March 15 as Marronnier Gate, a new commercial complex. But some stores in the building including a Uniqlo clothing shop will continue operating from Monday.

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