Clothing Store Coming to Former Plainfield Barnes & Noble Site

No opening date for new Ross Dress for Less store.

Credit: File photo
Credit: File photo
After sitting vacant for the better part of a year and a half, the former Plainfield Barnes & Noble store has a new tenant.

Ramzi Hassan, vice president of property owner Edwards Realty Co., confirmed Wednesday that a Ross Dress for Less store will open in the location at 12700 S. Route 59 in the Kensington shopping center.

Last fall, a Halloween superstore briefly took up residence at the location. Barnes & Noble closed in late 2012.

At one point, Hassan told Patch that his company was courting retailers such as Trader Joe's for the site, but despite excitement from residents, the high-end grocer said it had no plans to come to Plainfield.

Ross, a clothing retailer that touts savings of up to 60 percent off department store prices, has locations in Bolingbrook, Darien, Oswego and Naperville.

Hassan said the clothing store doesn't have an opening date yet for the Plainfield location.

RB June 08, 2014 at 03:30 PM
I never bought anything from this store but recognize that they are growing so they must be doing something right. I was a customer of B&N but they are not going to be in business within the next 5 years, same for OfficeMax and other stores that left Plainfield. They left because they are struggling chains desperately trying to cut losses and survive. That space is too small for a Whole Foods or Costco. Truly the est option for that strip mall would be an expansion of Target into a Super Store size.
Rudolph Jamrock June 09, 2014 at 01:17 AM
You people ever stop complaining, keep it empty its what all of you prefer anyways.
Alex in Jofield June 09, 2014 at 08:51 AM
Isn't that Joliet anyway? Why can't they get locations correct
Vicky Polito June 09, 2014 at 09:13 AM
No, Alex, this one is the B&N at 127th and Rt. 59, not the one by the Joliet Mall.
amy June 09, 2014 at 10:25 AM
Any store that is retail is better than a vacant store.


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