(NOTE: Nick in the Morning is on assignment this weekend, so no missives from us Friday AM. That will enable you to get a grand start on your weekend, we're sure. See you bright and early Monday.)

Good morning, troops. It's Thursday, Feb. 7.

On Wednesday, Nick in the Morning reported about a major retailer, T.J. Maxx, planning to switch locations in Peoria, from Evergreen Square shopping center to Glen Hollow.

Late Wednesday afternoon, we received word about another retailer that plans to take the same path.

Shoe Carnival intends to move sometime soon to Glen Hollow Shopping Center, 5001 N. Big Hollow Road. Shoe Carnival representatives have filed such plans with the city.

T.J. Maxx is a neighbor of Shoe Carnival at Evergreen Square, 801 W. Lake Ave. At Glen Hollow, the two stores are expected to be neighbors again.

Shoe Carnival is to occupy one of the three spaces carved from the old Shop 'n Save supermarket at Glen Hollow, according to Ross Black, the city's community development director. T.J. Maxx is occupying another space.

As with T.J. Maxx, Black had no time line regarding the anticipated Shoe Carnival move. A message was left for a Shoe Carnival spokesperson.

Based in Evansville, Ind., Shoe Carnival has about 415 stores. Most of them are in the Midwest, including Galesburg.

The Shop 'n Save space has been vacant since late 2016.

This is yet another blow to retail at Lake Avenue and Sheridan Road, a Central Peoria area that has been one of the shopping hubs of the city.

The most prominent feature at Evergreen Square is a 124,000-square-foot vacant building. That's where a new Kroger supermarket was to be built, but those plans are on hold.

The T.J. Maxx and Shoe Carnival departures account for at least 40,000 more square feet.

Across Lake Avenue at Sheridan Village lies the 160,000-square-foot hole left after Bergner's department store closed last spring. Sheridan Village has plenty of other vacancies, too.

The recent relocations are good for the developers of Glen Hollow, and for retailers and shoppers on the northwest side of Peoria. Not so good for anybody who lives in or cares about the middle of town.

This song heard on the way to work signaled the beginning of this band's transformation from hard-driving rock to Cetera-era pap, although it still isn't bad. If only Terry Kath, who last week would have celebrated his 73rd birthday, had put down the gun.