The Afternoon Wrap: Wednesday

Japan retail chain is on the verge of getting approval for $900 million bid for Barney’s. [NY Post]

Developers use NYC brokers to entice folks to come to Philly. Good luck with that. [Real Deal]

A surf shop has opened in Williamsburg. That bears repeating. A surf shop has opened in Williamsburg. [Racked]

In other Williamsburg news, The Modern is hit with a stop work order for “drilling into subway wall.” [Gowanus Lounge]