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Archer Ave & Main St in Lemont

Lemont has secretly been acquiring property at this intersection.  In fact, with one or two more acquisitions, Lemont will own all of the land at that intersection.  Can anyone explain what Lemont plans on doing with all of that land? 

B.S. Buster March 10, 2014 at 08:31 AM
Another reference to purchasing 3 properties there in "secret". http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2012/03/12/lemont-village-board-to-meet-tonight/zfytsgl/
Johnny March 10, 2014 at 02:10 PM
B.S. You asked why didn't I just call the village hall and ask why they were buying properties. I did that last year. The person I spoke with at the village didn't know. I asked an adjacent property owner who said that he was not able to get complete details as to what the village had planned. I knew you would have a response so I posted on the Patch.
B.S. Buster March 10, 2014 at 02:42 PM
I doubt your story. There's no secrets when it's in the paper and discussed in open meetings.
B.S. Buster March 11, 2014 at 08:16 AM
Johnny = Alan = Kerry
Edward Andrysiak March 14, 2014 at 02:48 PM
Let me SPECULATE as to why this property/ies were purchased by the Village. The butt end of the County is always a great place for your adult book stores, topless bars and the like. I own a Harley but never frequented the biker bars that existed in that area, guess why. A friend who was a Cook County Cop tells stories of drugs, prostitution and other unsavory events taking place in that area. To "clean things up" sometimes it is easier to just buy the property. I have no direct knowledge of what the Village thinking is but this is my best guess. Now, what they need is a nice hotel and Cracker Barrel, a Big R or a Farm and Fleet to service the needs of the area. I'm sure what redevelops in that location will be an improvement over what we had. I hope it is sooner than later however considering the time value of the money we invested there.

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