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L.A. Fitness, Oak Forest Negotiating on 159th Street Location

There are 18 comments on the Patch.com story from Apr 22, 2014, titled L.A. Fitness, Oak Forest Negotiating on 159th Street Location. In it, Patch.com reports that:

Oak Forest officials are still negotiating terms of a lease with a developer seeking to open an LA Fitness in town.

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Steve

Tinley Park, IL

#1 Apr 24, 2014
Would this be the end of the Oakfest?
Good lord

Chicago, IL

#3 Apr 26, 2014
While I recognize the need to attract business to Oak Forest this particular business will attract clientele from east of Pulaski- if you get my drift

After its open a year, the club will be trashed and even Oak Forest residents won't want to go there

The Tinley club has a huge on going theft problem, and many parking lot incedents

The health dept once closed the Alsip club because they didn't even have toilet paper in the bathrooms!

We should all be concerned for the negative impact this will have on our community
concerned taxpayer

United States

#4 Apr 26, 2014
Good lord wrote:
While I recognize the need to attract business to Oak Forest this particular business will attract clientele from east of Pulaski- if you get my drift

After its open a year, the club will be trashed and even Oak Forest residents won't want to go there

The Tinley club has a huge on going theft problem, and many parking lot incedents

The health dept once closed the Alsip club because they didn't even have toilet paper in the bathrooms!

We should all be concerned for the negative impact this will have on our community
So what you are saying is the city shouldn't take any chances on development for fear of failure???
Good lord

Chicago, IL

#5 Apr 26, 2014
concerned taxpayer wrote:
<quoted text>
So what you are saying is the city shouldn't take any chances on development for fear of failure???
That isn't at all what I'm saying. Not sure how you read my comments and come to that conclusion

I know reading comprehension is a constant issue on this site

We need to attract business to Oak Forest but LA Fitness is a poor choice

With the ghetto gang bangers that will frequenting the health club the crime rate will increase and Your property value will be in the toilet!!!

What qualities does La Fitness have that would attract other business to the area??

If you don't think La Fitness will be trouble just talk to members of their Tinley Club- or talk to a Tinley cop- they'll tell you about all the calls they get for that club.

We will need an extra cop on duty to answer calls - fights in the parting lot, vandalized vehicles, thefts

The landscape is changing fast in Oak Forest - have you driven down 159th lately???
this will only speed things up!!!
WOW

Chicago, IL

#6 Apr 26, 2014
We giving them the land and other con$iderations.....We give away 1mil and maybe we get lucky enough to buy it back in a few yrs. for 2 mil...Works well for the Gateway deal so should work well for the L.A. fitness deal right?
concerned taxpayer

United States

#7 Apr 27, 2014
Good lord wrote:
<quoted text>That isn't at all what I'm saying. Not sure how you read my comments and come to that conclusion

I know reading comprehension is a constant issue on this site

We need to attract business to Oak Forest but LA Fitness is a poor choice

With the ghetto gang bangers that will frequenting the health club the crime rate will increase and Your property value will be in the toilet!!!

What qualities does La Fitness have that would attract other business to the area??

If you don't think La Fitness will be trouble just talk to members of their Tinley Club- or talk to a Tinley cop- they'll tell you about all the calls they get for that club.

We will need an extra cop on duty to answer calls - fights in the parting lot, vandalized vehicles, thefts

The landscape is changing fast in Oak Forest - have you driven down 159th lately???
this will only speed things up!!!
So what you are saying is whatever happens in another town, will happen here?
Friday

Indianapolis, IN

#8 Apr 27, 2014
Don't south side white ethnic citizens work out? Lay off the sausages and las fajita burritos and bring your family to the gym! Health clubs promote positive lifestyles in the correct neighborhoods. Maybe you'll be lucky and a fresh market or trader joes will move in too and you'll now have nice grocery store to shop at. Take your community back when crime starts oozing in. Don't run to indiana like the doltonites did. If you catch some clown breaking into your car club the crap out of them. If you catch some jig breaking in to your locker break their face. Oak forest is still a nice community. Don't act like victims and give things away to the bros from Harvey who ruined their neighborhoods.
Mad here

Midlothian, IL

#9 Apr 27, 2014
The Canadians will trash the place
Joe

Tinley Park, IL

#10 Apr 28, 2014
I would think the old Community car dealer just west of that location would be a better fit. The only thing east of this site is all section 8 apartments. No thanks.
Random Thoughts

Hanover Park, IL

#11 Apr 28, 2014
Just wondering how much Sales Tax this business will generate for the community? Not a bad business if it really is going to come to Oak Forest, but not sure it is really going to get done! I would greatly appreciate a quality restaurant that we could go to dinner at in this community, last one was Villa Rivera or was it VIP Mongolian Bar and Grill - only lasted a few weeks before shut down!

Very difficult to look at the development in town as gambling sandwich shops and Cowboy Bars? L.A. Fitness would be something different, but since the drilling has continued to see if the land is satisfactory to build this type of business on it I am not so sure it will become a reality. I guess we will all have a better idea when the 60 to 90 day lease signing period is concluded.
Michael

Chicago, IL

#12 May 15, 2014
I am stoked for this! I hope they open with-in the next year!!
Deakre

Forest Park, IL

#13 May 16, 2014
Hey Dude, This is a cool thing man! Just when I wasn't sure the council Dudes didn't know anything, they bring this great thing to town!

The council Dudes look like they all could use this club, so I am positive that it will be opening in OF! LOL, we have some great things happening here in our town. When will there be the Hooter's Restaurant we were promised or could we get Tilted Kilt? We really booted the Golden Corral idea though, could of had all those folks coming into GC in OF, sure would have helped something! You know there should be some room for a Rib Shack, that would be a great addition.

One Dude told me there was going to be an Indoor rolling skating rink or Go Cart place coming to town, WOW, there really are some great ideas coming to town now! Can't wait, how about a record store or comic book shop, those would fit in well here!

Can't wait to work out and then go to all the new places coming into town!
wow

Chicago, IL

#14 May 17, 2014
Gentleman's club / gun shop/range gets my vote----------lots of money for the town yep
Happy Camper

Park Ridge, IL

#15 Aug 16, 2014
wow wrote:
Gentleman's club / gun shop/range gets my vote----------lots of money for the town yep
One down! One to go!!!
G problem

Canada

#16 Apr 10, 2015
I just moved to this community, felt very comfortable, really hope The LA. Fitness comes through. When I get off work love to work out. Don't care about your RACE,ETHNICITY or the side of tracks you came from. Leave me alone in my space I'll leave you alone in yours.
Former Res

Oak Forest, IL

#17 Mar 13, 2016
You people did the way you usually do. City Hall spent a ton of money with nothing to show for it in the way of L.A.Fitness. You have spent another ton this year and you have new offices for people in city hall along with offices for R. Simon and B. Small. Way to go Oak Forest. Are you folks paying enough taxes YET ? How are you people doing with your water bills?
Resident

United States

#18 Mar 14, 2016
La fitness no matter which one is dirty all of them have a theft problem inside and out all they care about is the monthly dues you pay which are outragious
Dummy

Chicago, IL

#19 Mar 14, 2016
Resident wrote:
La fitness no matter which one is dirty all of them have a theft problem inside and out all they care about is the monthly dues you pay which are outragious
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