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H&M adds 69th St store

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H&M adds 69th St store

Swedish retail clothing chain H&M (Hennes & Mauritz), which says it sells "fashion-forward apparel and quality basics," says it plans a 28,000 sq ft store in the Shops at 69th Street, Upper Darby.

69th St., developed by members of the McClatchy family where Philadelphia's Market-Frankford subway meets the Delaware County and Norristown trolleys, was the region's leading suburban shopping district in the early-mid 1900s, before it was eclipsed by the drive-up malls in Springfield, King of Prussia and other wealthier centers. It remains a busy node for discount stores and ethnic restaurants.

H&M has 269 U.S. locations, including stores in Center City, Northeast Philly and King of Prussia, and more than 2,800 worldwide. 

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