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Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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Sunday, May 19

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Another Marshall Field's battle is brewing, but in this one the store's current owner (Federated Department Stores, the company that's changing the store's name) is playing the good guy. They're asking the store's former owner, Target Corporation, to return a Norman Rockwell painting of the State Street store's clock, which used to hang in the store until it was replaced by a copy and then disappeared a few months ago. There's been no response from Target yet; perhaps they're mass-producing copies of the painting to sell in Target stores nationwide?

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