Monday, September 10, 2012
This week, Patch highlights a vacant storefront on Cicero Avenue. The shop was formerly a massage parlor and shares building space with a cash for gold shop.
Traveling down Cicero Avenue, Oak Forest residents and passersby can have their pick of restaurants and bars. But not every storefront is home to a local business ready to handle customers' needs. Take 15159 S. Cicero Ave., for instance. The location was formerly home to FBB Reflexology and Massage, but currently sits closed and waiting for a new tenant to open shop. Located next to a cash for gold shop, the business features a small parking lot and easy access to Cicero Avenue. Patch wants to know, what should go here? Could it be a small grocery store, a mom and pop restaurant or something else? Be sure to check out other What Should Go Here features and share your input as well. What Should Go Here? The Oaks Shopping Center Location …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
The corner location in The Oaks shopping center at 155th and Cicero is currently vacant and ready to be leased. Got any ideas?
Monday, September 3, 2012
The corner location in The Oaks shopping center is currently vacant and ready to be leased.
Cicero Avenue is a major thoroughfare in Oak Forest, lined with small shops, food stops and more. One such location is The Oaks shopping center, which features Taps Pub, Kling's Florist and more. The Oaks still has space for another business to join the mix, with an open location at 15417 S. Cicero Ave. The corner spot sits next to Kling's Florist and features several parking spots and parking in the rear, along with a large glass storefront. The business also features light signage along Cicero to attract customers to the location The spot could be turned into a barbershop or beauty salon, an office space or several other business opportunities. Patch wants to know: What Should Go Here? Let us know in the comments below. Be sure to check …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
What would make a good addition to Oak Forest Plaza, on 167th Street? Tell us in the comments!
Monday, August 27, 2012
The shopping center on 167th Street, near the Loews Movie Theater and several other large businesses, is looking for retailers. Today, Patch highlights one of the open spaces.
Just off of I-57, on 167th Street, the Oak Forest Plaza has quickly become a booming strip of businesses. With heavy traffic flow past the space and several shops anchoring the location, the vacant business space at 4142 W. 167th Street, unit No. 7, is ripe for the picking by a business looking to make a splash. Anchored by Harold's Chicken and Dunkin' Doughnuts, along with Boost Mobile and several other customer service driven business, the location could be the future home of a bakery, a tackle shop, or sporting goods location. Or maybe something else entirely? Patch wants to know: What Should Go Here? Be sure to check out other What Should Go Here features and share your input as well. What Should Go Here? Vacant Space in Golf View …
Friday, March 30, 2012
This week, Patch asks readers about DelRock's. Although the prime location has been several bars over the years, no business has been able to sustain success. So we ask: What Should Go Here?
It's been a '50s bar, the Wild Olive and most recently Del Rock's, but the owners of those businesses have all found staying afloat difficult, despite a prime location at the corner of 159th Street and Laramie Avenue. Del Rock's closed several years ago, and by now, there are likely several minor code violations that would need to be fixed on the exterior. One major step needs to be taken before any business could reopen the location. "It's at the point now where, maybe, there's some code violations on the exterior, but it's not to the point the city will get involved," he said. "The fire department requires that a sprinkler be installed and I think the landlord is just letting it go. It might actually be cheaper for him to just leave it …
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
When local favorite 2 Sisters Frozen Custard moved to Midlothian, they left a void in locals' stomachs—and the storefront they used to rent. What should go there?
Like long days and warm nights, the orange awning touting 'frozen custard,' next door to Sakebob BBQ, was a summer staple. But the ladies and the treats behind the sliding windows have since moved on—and though the awning still hangs above the window, the store stands empty. Situated alongside the Japanese restaurant along bustling 159th Street, it could be an ideal new home for a small business. But what could quiet the rumblings of custard-hungry Oak Forest folks? Who could follow in the sisters' footsteps? The space is available for rent, and we want to know—what do you think should go there? For more information on the space, contact real estate agent Dave Shalabi, at 708-429-4300. And don't forget to deposit your two cents here: What…