Monday, August 13, 2007

Boul Mich going back to basics

I observed back in May that there might be some significant changes on Chicago's Michigan Avenue because of the loss of Lord & Taylor and Virgin Megastore and Best Buy's termination of lease negotiations at the star-crossed 700 N. Michigan.

Well, the changes are a'comin', and they appear to be roots-based. Yes, it is back to fashion and accessories, and let's face it: that is what made Michigan Avenue famous, just as it did Fifth Avenue and Rodeo Drive (no matter how much rent the Apples and Sonys of the world want to pay). Potential new tenants include two Ralph Lauren concepts and Zara.

Much as I am an electronics and gadgets junkie, that is what malls are for. Give me clothes when I am shopping up and down the avenue.