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Manhattan is in Illinois

Manhattan, IL

#1 Jan 25, 2013
Can someone explain to me why a town with a decent population and a bright future of growth has absolutely no commercial developments? I saw a study recently that showed New Lenox close to the size of Naperville and Manhattan having a population of almost 40,000 around 2030. I understand that year is slightly off but Manhattan is still developing Residential properties, yet nothing in the commercial success. It would be nice to see some commercial income in this town to help alleviate the strain on the residents. I saw in the latest meeting minutes that they are rezoning cedar as Business Park which made me happy. I then saw an article a few days ago in the New Lenox newspaper saying there is currently no interest. You would think with the future of the Illiana expressway and possible airport that some serious business would want to get well established. Maybe thatís just the way I think. Anyone know of anything coming to the area in the near future?
Mrs Mrs

Bolingbrook, IL

#2 Jan 25, 2013
Manhattan is in Illinois wrote:
Can someone explain to me why a town with a decent population and a bright future of growth has absolutely no commercial developments? I saw a study recently that showed New Lenox close to the size of Naperville and Manhattan having a population of almost 40,000 around 2030. I understand that year is slightly off but Manhattan is still developing Residential properties, yet nothing in the commercial success. It would be nice to see some commercial income in this town to help alleviate the strain on the residents. I saw in the latest meeting minutes that they are rezoning cedar as Business Park which made me happy. I then saw an article a few days ago in the New Lenox newspaper saying there is currently no interest. You would think with the future of the Illiana expressway and possible airport that some serious business would want to get well established. Maybe thatís just the way I think. Anyone know of anything coming to the area in the near future?
What good is the illiana expressway going to do?We have I-80,355 to the north,I-57 to the eastI-55 to the west.SO/ The airport!! HA HA HA get real,your great grandchildren MIGHT see it
Manhattan is in Illinois

Manhattan, IL

#3 Jan 26, 2013
I agree that neither of those might ever get developed. I was just saying if they do it will bring that much more traffic to the area. It would be nice to see some named stores/restaurants come to the area.
Sovereign

Chicago, IL

#4 Jan 28, 2013
It'd be nice to have a decent sit-down restaurant. Hell, it'd be great not to drive all the way out to New Lenox for auto parts. Even better: day to day living stuff (Target, Wal-Mart [we all know its needed])? But like anything else in Manhattan, the residents get all pitch-fork and torch-mob when any paltry small business makes even an attempt to give something back to the community.

Man, I remember hearing about some Mexican restaurant opening up adjacent to Fritz's. I was excited, because Manhattan would officially have two different ethnic food joints.

Then, ya' know, more pitchforks and almost no burritos. I'm guessing the old timers will lament hot food and love the overpriced beer (three dollars for a PBR? Get real).
Sovereign

Chicago, IL

#5 Jan 28, 2013
Related: Gallagher's is not a restaurant, nor Berkot's a department store.
bed of roses

Chicago, IL

#6 Jan 28, 2013
Keep dreaming you chain store, chain restuarant beggers. Why Manhattan doesn't even have chain operated communications for TV / Internet. No Apple store, no Verizon store, not even a currency exchange store. Manhattan is so far behind the curve that thos so-called 2030 projections for growth are surely miscalculated by 100 years. It will be more like 3030 - if man is still alive, when Manhattan (the last bit of available land) will evolve into the modern era. With no Library, there is no suitable public grounds in which to bury this prediction stuffed into a time capsule.
Zebra

Manhattan, IL

#7 Jan 28, 2013
Remember...Walgreens tried to move in and well...the rest is history.
This Guy

Manhattan, IL

#8 Jan 30, 2013
We have a very lovely empty strip mall. What else could you possibly want?
dumb or dumber

Hartland, WI

#9 Jan 30, 2013
Zebra wrote:
Remember...Walgreens tried to move in and well...the rest is history.
Walgreens was pushed aside by the power of Walsh.
Mrs Mrs

Addison, IL

#10 Jan 30, 2013
A full strip mall u du@& a&$
youareacrybaby

Bolingbrook, IL

#11 Jan 30, 2013
dumb or dumber wrote:
<quoted text>Walgreens was pushed aside by the power of Walsh.
YOU ARE ONE DUMBASS.it was arrogance og Borgo,why walgreens said NO.You and your constant crying about Walsh.What did he eat your candy bar at lunch when you were kids?WAA-WAAA -WAAa
Mrs Mrs

Manhattan, IL

#12 Jan 30, 2013
Wow nice talk fool wake up
Problems w/ Society

Manhattan, IL

#13 Jan 30, 2013
I moved here cause I LOVE the small town feel. I don't mind driving 5-7 mins to new Lenox to go and shop at chain stores. I'd rather live in a community orientated, community driven town. Sure people would open up some business if it was actually affordable and people were willing to spend the few extra bucks to buy local. Everyone bitches bout the economy and this and that yet your on here wanting those stores that hurt our country to move in next door!
dumb or dumber

Elmwood Park, IL

#14 Jan 30, 2013
youareacrybaby wrote:
<quoted text>YOU ARE ONE DUMBASS.it was arrogance og Borgo,why walgreens said NO.You and your constant crying about Walsh.What did he eat your candy bar at lunch when you were kids?WAA-WAAA -WAAa
oh please. Borgo simply agreed to be the scapegoat to cover for walsh. It was a purely simple plan to execute. And what about the inherent conflict buried deep in the plot? Doesn't big Walsh use the CPA next to Berkots. And that CPA as a partial owner of the area Walgreens sought to build on had to give or deny his approval of the deal? Lotta kissin' cousins standing right there, wouldn't you say?
Relax

Wilmette, IL

#15 Jan 30, 2013
dumb or dumber wrote:
<quoted text>oh please. Borgo simply agreed to be the scapegoat to cover for walsh. It was a purely simple plan to execute. And what about the inherent conflict buried deep in the plot? Doesn't big Walsh use the CPA next to Berkots. And that CPA as a partial owner of the area Walgreens sought to build on had to give or deny his approval of the deal? Lotta kissin' cousins standing right there, wouldn't you say?
You are a dipsh@t
Relax

Wilmette, IL

#16 Jan 30, 2013
[QUOTE who="Problems w/ Society "]I moved here cause I LOVE the small town feel. I don't mind driving 5-7 mins to new Lenox to go and shop at chain stores. I'd rather live in a community orientated, community driven town. Sure people would open up some business if it was actually affordable and people were willing to spend the few extra bucks to buy local. Everyone bitches bout the economy and this and that yet your on here wanting those stores that hurt our country to move in next door![/QUOTE] I agree..Moved here to get away from endless stripmalls and big box stores.Have no problem driving 15 min.
manhattan raised

Des Plaines, IL

#17 Jan 30, 2013
bed of roses wrote:
Keep dreaming you chain store, chain restuarant beggers. Why Manhattan doesn't even have chain operated communications for TV / Internet. No Apple store, no Verizon store, not even a currency exchange store. Manhattan is so far behind the curve that thos so-called 2030 projections for growth are surely miscalculated by 100 years. It will be more like 3030 - if man is still alive, when Manhattan (the last bit of available land) will evolve into the modern era. With no Library, there is no suitable public grounds in which to bury this prediction stuffed into a time capsule.
I think the people who have been raised here like it without all the chain businesses.
dumb or dumber

Chicago, IL

#18 Jan 31, 2013
manhattan raised wrote:
<quoted text>
I think the people who have been raised here like it without all the chain businesses.
So do I - so do I.
Mrs Mrs

Streamwood, IL

#19 Jan 31, 2013
I like it here but come on we need a tax break in case u don't know or don't care manhattan is the highest taxed town in will county and for that thank our mayor mr Borgo
walsh stole my candy waa-

Bolingbrook, IL

#20 Jan 31, 2013
dumb or dumber wrote:
<quoted text>So do I - so do I.
YOU ARE A VERY BIG DIPS%%T

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