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What Should Go Here? Vacant Store on 159th Street

The building at 5141 W. 159th Street currently stands empty, but it could be the future home of any number of businesses. Patch puts it to our readers: What Should Go here?

The 159th Street corridor is lined with businesses that provide products for pretty much any consumer need. Grocery stores, gas stations, banks and restaurants line both sides of the street, but there are also several empty stores.

One such storefront is located at 5141 W. 159th Street, a free-standing building featuring a parking lot, signage exposure to 159th Street and more.

The location is listed as a retail location, so it could be used as a store, a gift shop or something similar.

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

For more information about this location, call (708) 229-8599.

NANCY GRACE October 01, 2012 at 12:30 PM
Tear it down!
Mike Fangman October 01, 2012 at 09:55 PM
I bet someone will say hardware store.
NANCY GRACE October 01, 2012 at 10:07 PM
Lauren can you create a post so we can list homes with Halloween decorations,thanks
Lauren Traut (Editor) October 01, 2012 at 10:24 PM
Sure, this sounds like a great idea. I'll put something together for tomorrow. Can you email me some to get started? I can create a map, like I did last year with Christmas decorations. I'm at lauren.traut@patch.com.
James Czyznikiewicz October 01, 2012 at 10:27 PM
I think a Chick fil A would do great somewhere in Oak Forest. We have plenty of closed up businesses here that could be converted.
Mike Fangman October 01, 2012 at 10:30 PM
Supporting a business that supports homophobia? Pass.
NANCY GRACE October 01, 2012 at 11:14 PM
Ok,Lauren will do thanks
Michael Horan October 02, 2012 at 12:07 AM
Based on the number of people supporting Chick-fil-A during this summer's "controversy" versus the number of protestors, I believe Chick-fil-A would have a great amount of support if they came to Oak Forest.
ellen zemaitis October 02, 2012 at 12:30 AM
dont know if they would ever consider doing it but i would love to see a 2nd Weber Bakery store here!
John Barker October 02, 2012 at 12:40 AM
I'm thinking pawn shop/title loans/cash for gold business.
Felicia DePyper October 02, 2012 at 12:49 AM
Really John, WOW!
John Barker October 02, 2012 at 01:02 AM
Felicia, I can be sarcastic sometimes - I thought you knew:)
johnny hammersmith October 02, 2012 at 04:03 AM
An adult book store.
Happy Camper October 02, 2012 at 05:09 AM
This crowd has turned UGLY!!! On a more positive note... Did anyone see that Edible Arrangements is getting ready to open in Rose Plaza (next to McDonald's)?

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