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What Should Fill the Mill Race Inn?

Visions for Vacancies: What would be the best use for the former Mill Race Inn property?

What Should Fill the Mill Race Inn? What Should Fill the Mill Race Inn? What Should Fill the Mill Race Inn? What Should Fill the Mill Race Inn? What Should Fill the Mill Race Inn?

The sign on the front of the says, "Great Food Since 1933."

But should the former Mill Race Inn become another restaurant, or are there other potential uses for the scenic property along the Fox River?

Whomever is the next owner will have some challenges. The age of the building and its nearness to the river mean it likely will require some level of improvements. Add that cost to the $2.2 million asking price for the restaurant, Gazebo outdoor-dining/nightclub, parking lot and one-acre of prime riverfront property, and you are looking at a significant investment.

The building has been vacant since the restaurant

There are many tools in the city's toolbelt to encourage redevelopment, from a new downtown business district to tax-increment financing options.

So Patch asks you, what would you like to see in the former Mill Race Inn property? Share your ideas in the comments section below.

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