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.
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.