What Should Go Here? Oak Forest Commons Hollywood Video Location

Formerly Hollywood Video, unit 7 in the Oak Forest Commons currently sits empty. What do you think should go there?

Before it became an empty storefront, business was pretty steady for the Hollywood Video, which was located at 5570 159th Street. However, with the advent of RedBox, Netflix and streaming video services on the Internet and from cable television companies, the store, much like many of its fellow brick and mortar competition, closed its doors.

The shop currently has all the shelving units, art work and some signs from Hollywood Video, although no signage remains on the outside of the unit. The 6,931-square-foot unit is part of the Oak Forest Commons, which is owned and operated by Inland Real Estate Corporation.

The space can be leased by contacting Don Gill at (877) 206-5656.

Patch wants to know: What do you think should go here?

NANCY GRACE April 13, 2012 at 11:35 AM
Jessie April 13, 2012 at 12:45 PM
a childrens resale shop
Leda April 13, 2012 at 03:12 PM
Laura April 13, 2012 at 05:12 PM
A steakhouse!
debbie plebanski April 13, 2012 at 05:24 PM
how about a good quality dollar store-I get tired of running to crestwood or tinley park DEBBIE
Darnell April 13, 2012 at 05:37 PM
Starbucks, Panera, Chick-fil-a, Chipotle? Chipotle, Panera,Starbucks all at 159th and Harlem,,not going to happen. Chick fil a, the area's demographics do not fit their criteria for a store. Chipolte? Over priced poor excuse for Mexican food, "YUM" SERIOUSLY? A Sports Bar / Restaurant! Give Oliver's some MUCH needed competition! Give Oak Forest Residents more of choice for a restaurant other than pancake houses with a much needed revenue base with alcohol sales! A children's resale shop? Seriously? Go to Freecycle,,you can get / request anything your looking for there! Another Dollar Store PUUHHLEEZE! Oh and to those who are going to whine about how we don't NEED another Bar,,,Orland and Tinley's establishments are doing VERY WELL THANK YOU,, as is evident by the number of them. Where most Oak Forest residents go to eat out most of the time anyhow! Keep the revenue here!
Julia April 13, 2012 at 06:57 PM
I agree with David....all we have now are breakfast/lunch restaurants or fast food...we need a nicer bar/night club that will bring in some money.
Laura April 13, 2012 at 07:22 PM
What David said....
Jeff Ginger April 13, 2012 at 09:59 PM
Be cool to have a Half Priced Books somewhere in Oak Forest. The Hollywood store might be a little small for it though.
Darnell April 13, 2012 at 10:17 PM
Good call also Jim! Plenty of room / emptiness in that strip mall for one of those also!
Deidre Wesley April 13, 2012 at 10:31 PM
NO Dollar stores, or resale shops, unless it's a book store. Half priced books, I like that idea Jim! I would be there all of the time. Panera, I would go to. Starbucks would be okay. A nice restaurant more upscale with breakfast, lunch and dinner would be nice. I don't like that other place 2 blocks west. PLEASE, NO car stuff or banks or BARS we have too many of those too!
Deidre Wesley April 13, 2012 at 10:33 PM
NO Dollar stores, or resale shops, unless it's a book store. Half priced books, I like that idea Jim! I would be there all of the time. Panera, I would go to. Starbucks would be okay A nice restaurant; more upscale with lunch and dinner would be nice. I don't like that other place 2 blocks west. PLEASE, NO car stuff or banks or BARS we have too many of those too!
Darnell April 13, 2012 at 10:53 PM
MMMMM,,,on 159 th. 1 Mexican Rest. with a bar, Oliver's Rest. with a bar. Cindy's Pub, just a bar. Oh,,and one liquor store in Golf View Plaza. We can use a nice Sports Bar / Rest. Just the job creation in conjunction with the sale of the church property and a medical facility going in (should it fall together),,,lunch crowd, after work meeting place, dinner,, 159th is NOT over crowded with bars! On Harlem alone from 151 st to Centennial Dr. there are 7 establishments that serve food and alcohol with bars. Try going to one of them on a Fri. thru Sat for dinner. They're packed! 2 actual rest. / bars compared to 7. I think there is room on 159th for one more. As for an upscale rest.? Kingsberry tried that,,didn't quite pan out. It's why they close at 3. You need to attract a younger working crowd who are sports minded to fill a place! hence Oliver's success!
Brian Cosmo April 13, 2012 at 11:30 PM
A resale shop or a Starbucks are good suggestions. I don't think we need another bar in the area.
NANCY GRACE April 14, 2012 at 12:41 AM
David should run for mayor,he seems to know it all!!!
Baba Wawa April 14, 2012 at 12:57 PM
There's a Starbucks at 159/Harlem.
Brian Cosmo April 14, 2012 at 02:36 PM
Baba Wawa 7:58 am on Saturday, April 14, 2012 There's a Starbucks at 159/Harlem. And your point is? At 6:30 am, when heading for work downtown, 159th & Harlem might as well be in another galaxy.
Darnell April 14, 2012 at 03:56 PM
Go to Dunkin Donuts! If you pay "beaucoup" $$$$ for a cup of joe,,going to Harlem and 159th. drive thru should be a moot point. @ Nancy,,simple demographics dear,,no need to get snippy. Whats making money,,,Oliver's ! Who's their competition? NONE! Sohpia's, Diamond's, Kingsberry's all close by 3pm. I believe Diamonds MAY be open later now. You fill an empty corner with a nice restaurant / sports bar you attract people.,people spending money ='s revenue. People grocery shop, stop for lunch. A dollar store was in that mall already,,,failed! Keep the Mayor's job. Just use simple common sense when trying to figure what will be attractive there and what will attract people. Your quick to snipe at me but yet you offer NO suggestion yourself!
Bonnie Bell April 14, 2012 at 04:51 PM
I don't think a bar in that location next to a grocery store is the best idea. The book store sounds neat, or a Long John Silvers would be great. The nearest one of those in Orland closed, now if you want some fish , chips and A&w rootbeer, you have to go to matteson!! Just a suggestion..... :)
FergLi April 16, 2012 at 07:37 PM
The dollar store previously in that plaza was an individually-owned place that had old creepy merchandise, greeting cards that were yellowed, etc. Probably a nice one would do well, as there are many apartment dwellers just east of that who would walk over there too. Maybe a nice sandwich/ice cream shop with booths and a counter service? Anything would be better than the now opened Car Title Loans just a bit west on 159th. Really? We needed a Car Title Loans free standing store? How can we attract some businesses that don't just cater to poor and desperate?
Mike Fangman April 27, 2012 at 09:33 PM
Our area could use a genuine ice cream shop. Baskin-Robbins sucks. Jack Frost is soft serve. We have to go to either Plush Horse (either Palos Park or the new one in Tinley) or Sam & Jake's for good old-fashioned ice cream.
Nick Panek July 28, 2012 at 01:31 AM
Chuck E Cheese


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