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Struggling South Loop Development Snags First Retailers

The Shops at Roosevelt Collection signs nine retailers, including H&M

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    Struggling South Loop Development Snags First Retailers
    Artist's rendering of the Shops at Roosevelt Collection.

    Consider it one more positive sign that the South Loop is bouncing back.

    The Shops at Roosevelt Collection, a 340,000 square foot property at Roosevelt and Wells has signed up its first round of retail tenants.

    According to Crain's, the newcomers include clothing stores H&M, Republic of Couture, White House | Black Market and Francesca's Collection, home goods retailer Z Gallerie, restaurants BlackFinn American Grill and Chica Loco and specialty stores Ulta Salon and Fleet Feet Sports.

    The development fell victim to the economic downturn in 2007 and was sold to a new owner.

    An ICON theatre has been the most visible tenant since the development opened.

    The shopping center offers 340,000 square feet of retail space, which is now a little more than 50 percent filled, according to Crain's.