Lululemon just opened a sprawling, 20,000-square-foot store in Chicago with workout classes and a restaurant — here's what it looks like

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Retailers nationwide have been shutting down stores, with 20% more closures to year date than the entirety of 2018, and no signs of slowing own. That said, not everyone is shying away from physical space. This week Lululemon opened its biggest store ever, in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago (Chicago, by the way, is on the up an up - amazing stuff happening in that city!) And for those of you wondering what the heck you’d do in an apparel store that measures the size of 4 basketball courts put together, well, Lululemon has the answer.

It includes a restaurant serving smoothies, salads, burgers and beer, workout studios, meditation space and one-of-a-kind merchandise inside.

Talk about next generation ‘retail’. Oh, and the company also announced this week this would be the first of many such locations so keep your eyes peeled for a Lululemon gym/store/restaurant/wellness center near you!

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