Southgate Market at 1101 S Canal Street (home to Whole Foods, World Market, Panera, DSW, etc.) lost Linens N' Things and Office Depot simultaneously last year, but it appears that one of those vacant spaces will be getting a new tenant soon. A reader sent us a picture saying that Marshall's will be moving into the complex.
We recently drove by and noticed some construction on the ground floor where Linens N' Things used to be. For those who aren't familiar with Marshall's here is a quick history lesson via Wikipedia:
Marshalls traces its history to 1956, when Alfred Marshall gathered a band of innovative entrepreneurs on the East Coast who included Bernard Ribas, Norman Barren, and Frank Estey to collectively start up the "Brand Names For Less" concept. Contemplating the dual postwar phenomena of a boom in the economy and growth in the suburbs, Marshall and associates came upon a way to meet it profitably. Together, they opened a self-service department store in Boston, Massachusetts, offering apparel and homewares at alluringly low prices.
Obviously the store has evolved and actually is now owned by the TJ Maxx corporation.
Anyway, good luck to them and welcome to the Sloop!
(Hat Tip: AY!)