Steeple City plaza

A space in Steeple City Plaza that soon will be occupied by Rent-A-Center.

NORTH ADAMS — The walls of an empty space in the Steeple City Plaza were being painted Tuesday.

A new tenant is moving in.

Rent-A-Center has signed a lease and plans to open in the space, according to Paula Tibbetts, a property manager who works for the group that owns the property. The space once housed Olympia Sports.

The plaza has had turnover in businesses, and a large space that used to house a department store still is empty. Gordmans, the most recent tenant in that space, closed a few months after its grand opening in the city, when its parent company filed for bankruptcy.


Greta Jochem, a Report for America Corps member, joined the Eagle in 2021. Previously, she was a reporter at the Daily Hampshire Gazette. She is also a member of the investigations team.