Rosemont to sell 14 acres for indoor shopping mall

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Rosemont has agreed to sell 14 acres of village-owned property to a joint venture that plans to build a $275 million enclosed outlet mall in the northwest suburb, officials said Wednesday.
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Tom

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I hope those multi-millionaire land developers stop by this site so they can learn how dumb they are and how smart we are (sarcasm for those who don't catch it).'We' being a bunch of people sitting around in the middle of the day with nothing better to do than read and THEN comment on an article. No wonder we are losing our jobs...we are a bunch of do nothings. It's 4:30 in the afternoon...what they heck are we doing reading the Tribune?
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Mar 5, 2009
 
Yeah - more traffic :)
Chinamerica

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Mar 5, 2009
 
Alex in Chicago wrote:
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First of all, there are some "buy American" provisions in the stimulus bill. Secondly, the reason there isn't too much of that is that we are part of a global economy now (like it or not) and too many provisions to buy American products would be considered protectionism in the world market. I think it's pretty clear that if every country had protectionist policies, we would never get out of this economic downturn. I'll explain further if need be.
Alex, there is no protectionism in my statements. My message is American manufacturers can compete with foreign manufacturers if modern machinery is used. What is wrong with the most ecconomical methods. The foreign markets would no longer be competative, is'nt that the reason American manufacturers are out of business?

Use of modern high production machinery will create high tech manufacturung job which means more people will pay taxes. Right now 40 percent of Americans pay no income taxes because the jobs they have disqualify them from having to pay taxes.
Chinamerica

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Mar 5, 2009
 
jcarlilesiu wrote:
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Do you have any back-up to defend your points?
Automation is not what causes the American Industry to go bankrupt. High taxation, high union costs, high benefits packages, and lack of tariffs at US ports lead to the inability of US corporations to compete on a world market.
Sweat shops overseas and less labor costs which drives companys' to produce their products overseas could easily be offset by tariffs.
Its time that our government start thinking about us and equal the playing field by charging companies import fees for products produced by cheap labor overseas. They might actually put some money in their pockets at the same time.
I was a purchasing agent for fifty years. I also purchased from China because I had no choice because all our competators were. However, any item I bought in high quantities that was manufactured on high speed automatic machinery in America could not be matched by China because they used manual machines and the labor cost differences could not compete with American manufacturers. Unfortunatley, there were not a large number of American manufacturers available to buy from that used high production machinery. And the ones that did always had big backlogs and their delivery leadtime was longer than I could wait for.

I like your idea about import charges being added. However that would not be acceptable for internation trade aggreements.
Chinamerica

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Mar 5, 2009
 
Mike wrote:
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The majority of the USA companies are lured by huge profits and cheap labor overseas. So it doesn't matter how much incentive seed money the government gives these CEOs the lure of the cheap, overseas labors is stronger.
THe CEO's would not object to buying American products that cost less than foreign products because they are manufactured on modern high production automatic machinery. China has got to pay higher transportation costs to get their products here. There are job shops in American that could compete and would buy the modern machinery if they got tax incentives and contracts from places like Wal Mart and American automobile manufacturers.

For example, all the energy efficient litebulbs being sold in America are manufactured in China. Give a tax incentive to a company to build an American plant with modern high speed automatic equipment and the price will match or be lower than China.
Chinamerica

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Mar 5, 2009
 
Tom wrote:
I hope those multi-millionaire land developers stop by this site so they can learn how dumb they are and how smart we are (sarcasm for those who don't catch it).'We' being a bunch of people sitting around in the middle of the day with nothing better to do than read and THEN comment on an article. No wonder we are losing our jobs...we are a bunch of do nothings. It's 4:30 in the afternoon...what they heck are we doing reading the Tribune?
I got nothing better to do because I lost my job to a Chinese manufacturer. I can't get a job at Wal Mart because they already have enough stock pickers. Maybe some politician will read this blog and wake up and smell the coffee.
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Mar 6, 2009
 
I can't wait until they build it. Maybe I can get a job washing empty store windows.
No Need to Know

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Mar 16, 2014
 
Now that the mall has been built and is filled, go to its website and check out the store listing! What outlet mall has stores like Fendi, Gucci, Prada, and Louis Vuitton mixed with stores such as Forever 21 and Hot Topic? I may or may not shop here, but I feel that this mall was built just to further drain the wallets of those coming in from O'Hare before they can even initiate the trek downtown. Has anyone noticed that out of all the towns surrounding O'Hare, Rosemont is the only tourist trap?

Another problem. I have read reviews stating that much of the merchandise in this so-called outlet mall is full price! Ha! If you want a real outlet mall, go to Gurnee, Aurora, Tuscola, Michigan City, or Pleasant Prairie! And if you want a true decent mix of high to low-end stores, go to Woodfield, Orland Square, or Fox Valley.

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Mar 17, 2014
 
I can't help but agree with the previous poster. This mall is a trap to lure travelers away from the city, and due to the reviews I've read, it shouldn't be considered an actual outlet mall thanks to high-price stores such as Burberry and Giorgio Armani. The merchandise in those stores is still sky-high, and I would definitely expect it to be high due to this mall's location.

While I do plan to visit this mall sometime soon just for fun, I would rather do my shopping at Woodfield, Gurnee Mills, Fox Valley, Orland Square, and Chicago Premium Outlets. I'm not willing to sacrifice my adored long Metra/Pace rides for the convenience of closeness!

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