NORMAL — A national women's clothing chain that focuses on plus-size items is coming to the Twin Cities.
Torrid, which offers clothing and accessories for women and teens in sizes 10 to 30, will open in The Shoppes at College Hills, according to a building permit filed with the town of Normal.
Torrid will spend $191,750 to renovate the building at 305 S. Veterans Parkway Suite 210, which is the former Colorific hair color salon, between Motherhood Maternity and Loft.
Colorific recently moved to 105 Krispy Kreme Drive in Bloomington.
The Torrid chain also has locations in Champaign, Peoria and Springfield.
Company officials did not return requests for comment.
Torrid is part of several changes at the Shoppes since it was sold in early 2017.
After Gordmans closed, Hobby Lobby moved into its former location this summer; the Original Pancake House and CoreLife Eatery opened this spring; and Comcast is building out a new Normal retail store to open this winter.
"We're pleased to add Torrid to our outstanding lineup of unique to market tenants at The Shoppes at College Hills," said Darcy Kennelly Rutzen, vice president of retail and marketing for Shoppes owner M & J Wilkow.
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Contact Derek Beigh at (309) 820-3234. Follow him on Twitter: @pg_beigh
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