Before Downtown L.A. got its City Target in the Fig & 7th shopping complex, people living in DTLA had to buy their toilet paper and cleaning supplies at a Big Lots store located in the basement of a building on 7th Street between Spring and Broadway. That Big Lots just could not compete with Target, and few months ago Big Lots closed down. Well, Burlington Coat Factory is taking over the old Big Lots location, all 56,565 square feet of it. The new Burlington store is expected to open in the fall.
According to a Burlington press release, the store will feature “ladies’ apparel, accessories, menswear, family footwear, children’s clothing, a broad assortment of furniture and accessories for baby at Baby Depot, home décor and gifts, and the largest selection of coats in the nation at up to 65 percent off department store prices every day.”
There’s more good news… this store will be hiring 50 to 100 new employees. “We are thrilled to open a new Burlington in the Los Angeles community, bringing even more jobs to the neighborhood and providing local residents with a valued shopping experience,” Says Tom Kingsbury, chairman and CEO of Burlington Stores. A banner now hanging in front of the store location reads “Apply at: BurlingtonStores.jobs.”
Burlington 309 West 7th Street (between Spring and Broadway)