Yesterday, a press release came across our desk that will send waves of excitement through the fashion-conscious-yet-won’t-complain-about-a-good-deal set. The Staples at 1046 Market St. will close on February 4th, and will be replaced by a Marshall’s.
While this isn’t exactly as exciting as, say, a Bloomingdale’s setting up shop on Market St., it’s a marked improvement over a redundant Staples location and a welcome addition to the retail mix in the area. Marshall’s is an interesting brand and a chameleon of sorts, with locations in areas as economically divergent as Willow Grove and Hunting Park. It should have success in this location if the area remains exactly the way it is today. It should likewise succeed if the area becomes a more upscale shopping district, with the Gallery undergoing renovation and the