CHICAGO-After a decade of vacancy, a 26,000-sf space at Hall Plaza has been leased by closeout retailer Big Lots. The storefront in the 4600 block of W. Diversey Avenue previously had been occupied by a Child World.

Located on the eastern edge of the Belmont-Cragin neighborhood, the shopping center was created by redeveloping the former Hall Printing Co. buildings. It is anchored by a Menards home improvement store.

“This will be their first store within the Chicago City limits and we are sure they will be very successful,” says Andy Witherell of Chicago-based Witherell Real Estate, who repsented Imperial Realty owners of Hall Plaza since 2001.

Marion Stone of Katz and Associates handled negotiations for Big Lots.

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