The former Carson Pirie Scott building located at State and Madison is getting a face lift.
The building itself is no stranger to retail clientele; Carson's tenure lasted just over 100 years. Now, after four years of sitting vacant, Target is poised to restore life to the renowned Sullivan Center.
On Thursday, the Chicago Permit Review Committee of the Commission on Chicago Landmarks (Yes- that's a real committee. Say it three times fast. We dare you...) approved the installation of Target's famed bull's eye logo.
The AP article detailing this development refers to this logo placement not as a dark mark, but rather that it will be "gracing" the Sullivan Center. At the same time, some Chicagoan's liken this transition to the Macy's take over of Marshal Fields and the aesthetic change that ensued. Is Target's role more of saviour than conqueror for this iconic space?
The Tribune article outlines the hurdles Target Corp must go through to open their "City Target" in this national Landmark. It will not be an easy road and they aren't in the clear yet (lighting, awnings, and everything else still require approvals) but they are on their way.
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