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What Businesses Would You Like to See in the Front Street Lofts?

In a new weekly series, Patch asks readers how they would fill empty storefronts around Lemont.

Last month, Lemont Patch readers  for the empty Sears building on State Street, , as part of our new "Vision for Vacancies" series.

This week, we're shifting our focus to the Front Street Lofts in downtown Lemont.

The Lofts boast 82 residences and more than 24,000-square feet of retail space. The condos are nearly full—only a dozen remain on the market—but there is still plenty of commercial place for future restaurants, shops or offices.

, and the office currently occupy three of the main storefronts along Front Street, but there is still plenty of space for rent.

What would you like to see move into the Front Street Lofts complex? A coffee shop? A boutique? Maybe an art gallery?

Share your ideas for the Front Street Lofts in the comments.

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Sean Burns April 05, 2012 at 11:35 PM
I agree with all of the above. The question is location, location, location. Petersons is a great place to find random stuff and now sears is gone its the only hardware store in town. However, it's severly outdated and that whole section needs to be commercialized. Starbucks would be perfect right or 7-11. People hate the corp ran shops but say gap moved in to the loft area. It would boost shops all around that area. Either way we need young blood stepping up and flourishing the downtown area to make it worth investors time.
Mary Pollard April 06, 2012 at 01:10 PM
Thank you Front Street Cantina for last night's fundraising for Indians! You anchor the Front Street Lofts with great food, a fun atmosphere, and a generous heart for local causes. as for what else can join you at the Lofts, how about a sweet shop - handmade chocolates after a great meal at the Cantina sounds like heaven.
Kara Knutte April 06, 2012 at 01:38 PM
I thought they relocated in another town.
Spencer D. Smith August 13, 2012 at 07:53 PM
Dry cleaner Soup shop (I heard something like this at one point was moving in) Thai restaurant Independent book shop Gamestop Health food shop/Juice bar Comic book shop
Clare Woday August 14, 2012 at 02:27 PM
Ice cream parlour, bakery, Chinese restaurant, burger/sandwich shop. Plenty of ideas out there just need to get them to Lemont.

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