Barney’s On The Move
Papa Milano’s Italian restaurant, a bar, a cupcake joint, a button store, and a Bang & Olufsen outlet either moved or closed to make way for the new department store.
Barney’s management had long been unhappy withthe diminutive size of the previous space. Unfortunately, the upgrade cones in the midst of a bad economy where even luxury shoppers are asking shopgirls for plain brown bags to hide their consumption.
Hopefully the new store buying frenzy won’t cool off too much and bring a little more life to Rush, Oak, and Walton Streets.