Moline is getting a Big Lots. It'll be in the old Toys 'R' Us building on 16th Street. This according to a report from WQAD.

If your unaware Big Lots is a discount chain that offers everything from food to furniture. Not exactly a sexy replacement for Toys "R" Us if you ask me. That said, it's a business in a big box. And One that's apparently popular enough in the Quad Cities to require another location. Big Lots already has a location in Davenport off of Brady Street, and one in Galesburg.

I'm glad Big Lots is going going to make use of the space. With the retail landscape changing rapidly, any big box store that can be used for something is a win. It certainly beats an empty store eventually turning into an eye sore.

Workers are already starting to remodel the old toy store. Remodeling is scheduled to take three or four months at which time the Big Lots will open.