Sorry to be the one to report that today was the last day for Vogue Fabrics on Roosevelt Rd. Their Facebook page says that they lost the lease.
"Sadly, today is the last day our Roosevelt Road store was open for business. We would like to sincerely thank everyone, staff and customers, for 29 years of love and support!! We will miss being a part of the South Loop.
Please remember that we are still open for business. Come visit us in Evanston at both our retail location at 718 Main St. and our warehouse at 618 Hartrey Ave."It's just another sign that the Roosevelt Road Corridor west of the Chicago river is changing.
Besides Roosevelt Collection and The Maxwell ushering in a new wave of big box national retailers, other smaller and older retail businesses have recently closed or left. On the 600 west block of Roosevelt Vitamin Shoppe (601 W. Roosevelt), Petco (611 W. Roosevelt) and Sleepy's (605 W. Roosevelt) have all opened up stores and Golfsmith has announced their intentions to open on the same block (which we think is the space the Vogue Fabrics is vacating).
Curious to hear what everyone thinks about this? Are you happy that national retailers are moving in and essentially kicking out the smaller, local businesses?
Or are you indifferent? Just the way it goes...
(Hat tip: MK & MG!)