It's a good time to be in the liquidationbusiness.Going-out-of-business sales are starting Friday at theremaining 371 Linens 'n Things stores, according to reports. Were you waiting to find the right deal on thatcomforter or holding out for a good holiday-gift bargain? Hey,now's you're chance!Apparently, these closings aren'tgoing to have much impact on the big REITs, like Kimco, DevelopersDiversified and Regency Centers, according to articleswe've run. But what about the smaller shopping center owners thathave Linens as a major tenant?We have a feeling that the demand forspace has dropped considerably. (How's that for the understatementof the week?) And many think we'll see more major chainliquidation. To pull a quote by Marti Kopacz of restructuring firmGrant Thornton we read in a recent article: "We'll see some tried and true [retail] namesdisappear."

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