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Talbots, Nordstrom's Rack coming to Schererville
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Talbots, Nordstrom's Rack coming to Schererville

The women’s clothing store Talbots is among a crop of new retailers coming to Schererville.

Talbots, America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses, and Bentley’s Pet Stuff are all coming, along with a Nordstrom Rack, to the Shops on Main outdoor lifestyle mall, developer Regency Centers announced on its website.

Little Caesars, known for its $5 Hot ‘N Ready pizzas, also is opening in a neighboring strip mall on Main Street in Schererville.

Detroit-based Little Caesars, the third-largest pizza company in the country, soon will open a takeout restaurant next to Great Clips in Main Street Commons at 733 Main St. Little Caesars, known for low price points and bacon-wrapped and soft pretzel crust pizzas, has other Region locations in Griffith, Merrillville, Gary, Hammond, East Chicago, Hobart, Portage, Whiting, Winfield, Chicago Heights, South Holland and Steger.

Talbots, a 69-year-old retailer of women’s fashion, will open a 6,078-square-foot store in the new addition to Shops on Main, where the new 25,030-square-foot Nordstrom Rack will be. Talbots has more than 500 locations nationwide and carries an array of apparel, shoes and accessories.

America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses, a discount eyewear retailer that also offers eye examinations, will open a 3,055-square-foot store in the shopping center that’s also home to Whole Foods, Home Goods, Ross Dress for Less and Tomato Bar. Founded in Chicago in 1978, America’s Best now has more than 450 locations nationally.

Bentley’s Pet Stuff, a pet store with multiple locations in Chicago, St. Louis and Denver, will open its first Indiana location in Shops on Main. The 1,641-square-foot store will carry an array of toys, treats, food and supplies for cats and dogs, with a focus on healthful, organic and natural fare.

The addition to the mall is now under construction.

Four storefronts and an outlot remain open in Shops on Main, which has been one of the hottest retail hubs in Northwest Indiana.


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Joseph S. Pete is a Lisagor Award-winning business reporter who covers steel, industry, unions, the ports, retail, banking and more. The Indiana University grad has been with The Times since 2013 and blogs about craft beer, culture and the military.

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