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Clothing retailer TJ Maxx may be opening a store in downtown Seattle, city permits records suggest.

An architect who has done work for the chain filed an application this month to make alterations to the Kress Building at Third Avenue and Pike Street, and indicated TJ Maxx is the tenant.

JC Penney signed a 10-year lease for the space in 2011, then decided not to open a store. The space has been available for sublease for more than a year.