This was in today's Sun Times.
South Loop's Whole Foods to anchor urban market
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Have we so debased or concept of urbanity that a mall containing Whole Foods and "Linens 'n Things" is now considered to be an "Urban Market"? Why don't we have things like Toronto's St. Lawrence market here? Everything's compartmentalized, corporatized, and infinitely reproducible.The five-level Southgate Market mall will house 15 retailers, including Linens 'n Things, Office Depot, a Bank of America branch and discount shoe retailer DSW. The mall will include parking for 1,100 cars.
This follows on the heels of an article a bit ago about the destruction of Maxwell Street Market and how the new condo development that replaced it (with Kinkos and Jamba Juice as tenants) feels “so much safer” to UIC students from the far suburbs.