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Curbed has a photo of the dismantling of the Vons sign in Lincoln Heights. Not only that, "now comes word--via the NELA listserve--that the Big Lots on York Boulevard in Highland Park is closing. The woman who answered the phone at Big Lots told us the store would close sometimes in January, but not specific date had been set." [Curbed]