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Major shopping changes are afoot at San Francisco's Union Square area—after a slew of stores shuttered over the past few years, new retailers are just beginning to repopulate the area in droves. The San Francisco Chronicle has the rundown:
· The Virgin Megastore space at Stockton and Market will become a XXI—an offshoot of Forever 21, which is located just down the road.
· British High Street fashion retailer AllSaints will take over the 140 Geary Street space formerly occupied by Prada
· Replacing the former French Connection store on Powell Street will be Spanish chain Desigual
· A new Disney Store will re-inhabit the Stockton Street space vacated last year by United Colors of Benetton. The Disney Store was previously on Post.
· Target is applying to open at Mission and Fourth Street.
· CVS is planning two openings next year—a block north of Metreon and on Clement Street in the Richmond neighborhood.
Whew. It's interesting to note that Forever 21 also recently took over the Virgin Megastore space in Manhattan's Times Square.
· Union Square back in fashion for retail stores [SFGate]