Noticed this also. I've been told a few different stories, one being what you mentioned, and one being that Rue21 built the building, and is currently looking for a franchise owner.
Edit: After a Google Search, I found this listing for the property. http://www.loopnet.com/xNet/MainSit...=13850&FromPPPP=true Not sure what they are doing to be honest. I also found job listings, and this location is also now on the Store Finder on Rue21.com. From the pictures, the store looks to be nearly complete. Wonder if they just couldn't find help..
[This message has been edited by Josh Rath (8/22/2013)]
OK, to explain in more detail... RUE 21 has already signed a several year lease for the building behind Sherwin Williams. The current owner of the building is selling it as a package deal. Whoever buys, gets a property with a new building on it with a tenant that is locked in to a lease for several years.
LOVE this store so much. They have such great deals. I think Maurice's will be in for some competition as they have really raised prices in the last couple of years and we don't have much variety in the line of teen clothing. Can't wait! Thank for the info.