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Chicago's brides-to-be are anxiously awaiting the arrival of Bhldn, Urban Outfitters, bridal line. We first broke the news in March that Chicago was one of the lucky few cities selected as a test location for the new concept store. Bhldn has more in common with its upscale retail cousin Anthropologie than it does with parent company Urban Outfitters.
Construction crews have spent the past three months demolishing the previous buildings, a row of vintage townhouses that had become derelict due to years of mismanagement and neglect. The site has been completely cleared of all the debris from the wrecking ball and they're getting ready to start construction on the new building. Walton Street out front of the property, which spans 8 - 12 East Walton, remains a construction zone with orange cones diverting traffic away from the site. Pre-construction activities have started and the vinyl advertisement on the barricade even includes a computer generated image of the Bhldn storefront and another space yet to be leased. - Amy Creyer
· BHLDN [Official Site]