Jewel to close third week of June
CASA

Chicago, IL

#143 Nov 2, 2009
jesus & Commentary are the funniest comedy duo since Abbot & Costello.
Hey Commentary want to come clean why you didn't vote for Tommy Brown and his people in the last election? I know why jesus didn't. How about you?
You bitch & bitch but never come clean why you voted for Peloquin/Frasor.
Why is that? Why don't you explain to the class about that?
Commentary

AOL

#144 Nov 2, 2009
Commentary wrote:
We Need city government to work for the common good and not squander tax dollars on nonessential spending, bottled water, and the latest load of post election New Hires.
We Need city government to be truthful, organized, and transparent.
We Need to SEE City Employees and those Elected SHOP Blue Island.
WE Need City Employees to LIVE in Blue Island; the City that employs them.
WE Need City Employees and those Elected to keep their property in Good Order.
WE Need City Employees and the Elected to speak to Residents using respectful tones.
We are still waiting for these things to happen.
CASA

Chicago, IL

#145 Nov 3, 2009
jesus & Commentary are the funniest comedy duo since Abbot & Costello.
Hey Commentary want to come clean why you didn't vote for Tommy Brown and his people in the last election? I know why jesus didn't. How about you?
You bitch & bitch but never come clean why you voted for Peloquin/Frasor.
Why is that? Why don't you explain to the class about that?
Commentary

AOL

#146 Nov 3, 2009
Comments regarding the Jewel REVEAL;
the mayor made sure there was no divider in front of his business and the heck with everyone else, the jewel store is/was antiquated, dirty,
no one shopped there,
and couldn't make enough $$$$ without competition.

Now WHICH ONE OF THE mayor's FRIENDS will get the sweet heart deal on the Jewel Property
located on the east side of Western Ave where property taxes are lower?
CASA

Chicago, IL

#147 Nov 3, 2009
BLAH! BLAH! BLAH! You people are bobble headed dolls! Who is pulling your strings? As I have noted on this Forum before. You all had the chance to change things last Spring with Tommy Brown and his ticket! But NOOOOOOO! You all chickened out. And WHY?! As Jesus has put it..it came down good ole' fashioned racial bias. You people could not conceive of a Black man running Blue Island...sweet & simple. So now you realize your mistake and you come here and scream & pout about what you SHOULD HAVE DONE & CHANGED LAST SPRING ....but didn't. How pathetic.
Carmine

Schererville, IN

#148 Dec 25, 2009
We had some out of town visitors from a neighboring state for Christmas Eve Dinner. They stop at our Jewel food store to purchase a food item, they were shocked to say the least, that it is now closed. We miss the store, it was a great resource for our community.
Desmond

Cedar Lake, IN

#149 Dec 27, 2009
Blue Island is in a tail spin when it comes to our tax dollars going to neighboring communities who have stores. I talk to Blue Island residents when we go shopping for the essentials. You must face the fact that the frasor-peloquin group is in it for their pension. They don't care about us or what happens long term to your city.
jesus

Chicago, IL

#150 Dec 27, 2009
how could a brother named desmond see what all the peloquin supporters dont??????????
Carol

AOL

#151 Dec 27, 2009
Desmond wrote:
Blue Island is in a tail spin when it comes to our tax dollars going to neighboring communities who have stores. I talk to Blue Island residents when we go shopping for the essentials. You must face the fact that the frasor-peloquin group is in it for their pension. They don't care about us or what happens long term to your city.
It's always been about the PENSIONS/BENJAMINS.
We miss Jewel store

Northbrook, IL

#152 Jan 5, 2010
David Chandler, from center for neighborhood technology was at the city hall on Tuesday, doing what he does. Are more stores closing in Blue Island?
ABIResident

El Dorado Hills, CA

#153 Jan 6, 2010
So what is the story with the Jewel property. It is a hideous eyesore now. I know awhile ago somebody passed out hand-sheets to several homes saying he had contacted Jewel about their property. It also had contact information on who to contact about this sorry property. What became of this?
Kevin

Melrose Park, IL

#154 Jan 16, 2010
Everybody, misses the Jewel Food store,
Jeshua

Chicago, IL

#155 Jan 16, 2010
ABIResident wrote:
So what is the story with the Jewel property. It is a hideous eyesore now. I know awhile ago somebody passed out hand-sheets to several homes saying he had contacted Jewel about their property. It also had contact information on who to contact about this sorry property. What became of this?
I heard that some evangelical christian group bought it. And they are going to turn it into a Pentecostal roller rink :)
once and for all

Oak Lawn, IL

#156 Jan 16, 2010
Jeshua wrote:
<quoted text>
I heard that some evangelical christian group bought it. And they are going to turn it into a Pentecostal roller rink :)
Two separate rumors, neither are true.
Good Governing

East Chicago, IN

#157 Jan 18, 2010
Pete's to open Wednesday in Evergreen Park
Comments
January 18, 2010
BY STEVE METSCH
Marissa Dremonas won't say which items will be on sale when Pete's Fresh Market opens at 9 a.m. Wednesday in Evergreen Park.
But the director of advertising and public relations for the grocery chain offers advice for savvy shoppers: Get there early.
Each of the first 50 customers will receive a $25 gift certificate.
That incentive, along with the thrill of the store's first day, has Pete's officials expecting big crowds.
The store, 3720 W. 95th St., is the chain's eighth and will be the lone grocery store in Evergreen Park.
The store has a salad bar, olive bar and cheese bar, things not found in the other seven Pete's stores.
It makes extensive use of dark wood for decoration and shelving, bringing a classy, upscale feeling.
But some things never change.
There's a meat department with butchers who can cut to order, and there's a bakery with homemade goodies.
When customers enter, they first will walk through an expansive produce department.
That's a subtle nod to the chain's humble beginnings as a 600-square-foot shop at 87th Street and Stony Island Avenue in Chicago.
General manager George Dremonas, Marissa's uncle, said the chain chose to build in Evergreen Park because of requests from customers.
"They kept asking us," he said.
Glancing around as workers scurried to stock shelves, he smiled and said, "I'm proud of everything here."
Store manager John Pappas, who grew up in the village, said, "This is what Evergreen needs."
Mayor James Sexton agreed.
Jeshua

Chicago, IL

#158 Jan 19, 2010
...But seriously, what can anyone do with an abandoned 'Big Box" store.

James Howard Kunstler, author of "The Geography Of Nowhere" often makes this observation

Kunstler speculates they will become "Mega-Churches" "Infernos" or my personal favorite, a Pentecostal Roller Rink!!!

Just trying to add some humor.

I wish Blue Island nothing but the best.
ABlueIslandResid ent

El Dorado Hills, CA

#159 Jan 20, 2010
How about a HOBO store?
Tea Partier

Chicago, IL

#160 Jan 25, 2010
How about we turn it into a Tea Party Headquarters?
Ted

Hammond, IN

#161 Feb 4, 2010
We all miss the Jewel food store. It is especially hurtful that the frasor=peloquin team new it would close two years before it did. And they chose to do nothing to try to keep it open !
Peter

Chicago, IL

#162 Feb 5, 2010
What a shame ! The frasor-peloquin team will have a lasting legacy with the closing of Jewel food store! Do you think it can get any worse ? I was told that they do their shopping when they visit their weekend homes in Indiana and Michigan.

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