Monday, October 20, 2014

Gymboree Play & Music Center Closes at 600 W. Roosevelt

A reader writes:
I haven't seen this yet on Sloopin (sorry if I missed it completely), but I have been having a hard time getting in touch with Gymboree. Finally this weekend I tried to call the one in North & Clybourn and in Lincoln Park. Lincoln Park's Gymboree confirmed that the two Gymboree's (our Roosevelt location and the North & Clybourn location) have shut down. I'm sorry to hear it, although I admit, it was a little difficult sometimes to get to via public transportation!
Seems kinda strange, but it does seem like the retail on and around Roosevelt west of the river is changing.  It was a strange mix of mom and pop stores that seemed dated.  Now it seems like big box retailers are moving in quickly.

However, it seems like Gymboree would fit into this newer mix (granted we have no clue who the target market is for Gymboree).

Anyway, business counter is updated with this closing.

(Hat tip:  VH!)

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