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What Should Go Here? Openings at Market Place of Oak Lawn

With a Fairplay Foods taking over the old Dominick's space, other store fronts and freestanding parcels at 87th Street and Cicero Avenue which could stand some improvement.

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Time to turn our attention to one of the village’s most notorious retail eyesores, the Market Place of Oak Lawn.

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Sandwiched between 87th and 89th Streets along Cicero Avenue, the Market Place was once home to a bustling and a Korvette Department Store back in the day. The shopping center is most famous for the tornado that loomed up behind it in 1967, captured in resident

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at the end of the summer, which we’re all happy about., , Five Star Furniture and a are prominent anchors, as well as several smaller storefronts, including a , and pet shop.

Three smaller spaces ranging in size from 3,000 to 3,750 square feet are available for leasing, and a free-standing parcel or “pad” that’s just waiting for something to be built on it. (There was a fence around the pad when we visited.) Robin Realty & Management Co. is the leasing agent.

So tell us, what should go here? A clothing store? Electronics shop? Restaurant or bar? How else would you improve this prime retail location? Tell us in the comments?

 

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