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Adding to the list of store openings we'll see before the end of the year, TOMS Shoes will be opening its first Midwest store at 1611 N. Damen Ave, formerly Caribou Coffee, by mid-November. The 2,000 square ft space will serve as a storefront, carrying 100 styles of shoes, eyewear and branded apparel, and "hangout space".
Plans for the cafe include: coffee from TOMS Roasting Company, full seating, and Wi-Fi. Retailer meets coffee shop seems to be an emerging trend, and with our love of coffee, it's something we can get behind.
· TOMS Shoes Aims to Open By Thanksgiving, on Hunt for Sales Reps, Baristas [DNAinfo Chicago]
· Eight Store Openings We'll See Before the End of the Year [Racked Chicago]
· TOMS Shoes [Official Site]