Bookstore turns page, will close for ...

Bookstore turns page, will close for good

There are 20 comments on the News Sun story from Jul 2, 2010, titled Bookstore turns page, will close for good. In it, News Sun reports that:

Paige Turner Books, the well-appointed store on the corner of 27th Street and Sheridan Road, is easily one of those businesses that turns heads.

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Hank

Scottsdale, AZ

#2 Jul 3, 2010
What a surprise. I'm amazed they lasted as long as they did. Another vacant store front on Sheridan Rd. Another surprise.
Mike A

Zion, IL

#3 Jul 3, 2010
I think it's funny that every time someone makes a comment a discussion starter doesn't like it gets erased. That last guy was right. Your bookstore was doomed from day one and you were an idiot for even thinking it would be successful. Surveys are non conclusive. Location, location, location. Moron. Zion is a depressed town. Ghetto trash don't buy books. Most can't even read. People aren't going to drive all the way to Zion to buy books either. Remember Krock and Brantano's? BK!
Borders, Chapter 11.
Next to take a dive, "It's All Good" cafe and sandwich shop. You're way overpriced and you food is mediocre at best. Been in ther twice and was upset after leaving. Will never go back. Too bad Domino's doesn't start selling pastries and build a little cafe next to the pizza restaurant. Their sandwiches are much better than yours.

Furthermore, as long as they allow homeowners to rent their properties section 8 at the persent rate, Sheridan Rd will be a ghost town.
My properties are all for sale. But I will not sell them to anyone I don't approve. As far as all the other businesses that are struggling in Zion, as long as your goods and services can't be purchased with a LINK card, you might as well pack up and go somewhere else.
Hank

Scottsdale, AZ

#4 Jul 3, 2010
Sheridan Rd is done. It will never never be what it was in the 70's. You think the vacancy rate is high now, wait a year or two. The fate of the Sheridan Rd corridor was sealed when Wal Mart came in. Why on earth would anybody go down to Sheridan Rd now? Why would anybody go to Zion? Why? Why????
Russ in Zion

Zion, IL

#5 Jul 4, 2010
Mike A wrote:
I think it's funny that every time someone makes a comment a discussion starter doesn't like it gets erased. That last guy was right. Your bookstore was doomed from day one and you were an idiot for even thinking it would be successful. Surveys are non conclusive. Location, location, location. Moron. Zion is a depressed town. Ghetto trash don't buy books. Most can't even read. People aren't going to drive all the way to Zion to buy books either. Remember Krock and Brantano's? BK!
Borders, Chapter 11.
Next to take a dive, "It's All Good" cafe and sandwich shop. You're way overpriced and you food is mediocre at best. Been in ther twice and was upset after leaving. Will never go back. Too bad Domino's doesn't start selling pastries and build a little cafe next to the pizza restaurant. Their sandwiches are much better than yours.
Furthermore, as long as they allow homeowners to rent their properties section 8 at the persent rate, Sheridan Rd will be a ghost town.
My properties are all for sale. But I will not sell them to anyone I don't approve. As far as all the other businesses that are struggling in Zion, as long as your goods and services can't be purchased with a LINK card, you might as well pack up and go somewhere else.
Right on Hank. I agree 100%. Why would a brother waste his money on literature when he could by a few gallons of gas for his roach coach. Or buy M'onique a pint and a tall one instead. Dear God, please take these people and put them on another planet.
Robyn

Zion, IL

#6 Jul 5, 2010
Wasn't this another TIF grant recipient?
dds

Zion, IL

#7 Jul 6, 2010
Yep. He's also a commissioner and a village trustee. Plus, he a supervisor for ComEd. Nice trick.
Robyn

Zion, IL

#8 Jul 6, 2010
dds wrote:
Yep. He's also a commissioner and a village trustee. Plus, he a supervisor for ComEd. Nice trick.
AND ... she is on the TIF grant board, and school board.
Retired

Zion, IL

#9 Oct 13, 2010
These black scum keep moving to Zion droves. We hate you people and wish a virus would take you all away.
Gary O

Zion, IL

#10 Jan 9, 2011
I drove by and looked into the window of that book store and noticed a lot of books and merchandise still on the shelves. Why don't the just donate those books to all of the welfare section 8 slime that's taken over Zion so they can use them to barbeque chicken wings in their bathtubs and heat the houses at the same time. For heavens sake, they don't use the bathtubs for bathing.
Matthew Korney

Zion, IL

#11 Jan 9, 2011
I thought it was a nice store. Prices were a bit high and the neighborhood is less than desirable.
Except for all the vacancies, Sheridan Road in Dowtown Zion looks somewhat appealing. Reminds me of dowtown Antioch. But drive on block west and you'd think you are in a war zone. Zion is a ghetto. I don't think respectable upwardly mobile people would want to go there.
Jim Wagner

Channahon, IL

#12 Jan 9, 2011
I'll go there and be your bytch.
I like chocolate bunnies.
Whitey Whiteman Whitewort

Zion, IL

#13 Jan 11, 2011
We had a negro servant once. Fired him after he ask to be paid for his work. Caught him talking to a white woman once. Tied him naked on an ant hill then poured honey on his balls. Was funny, just saying.
Carol C

Zion, IL

#14 Feb 12, 2011
Hank wrote:
What a surprise. I'm amazed they lasted as long as they did. Another vacant store front on Sheridan Rd. Another surprise.
I walked past the closed store this morning and looked in the window. If Flamini used his own money to open that bookstore why did he walk away from it almost completely stocked? All the shelves are filled with books. The fixtures are still in place and untouched. It looks like no attempt to liquidate was ever made. Why? Because the jerk built that store with taxpayers money. Why should he care? He walked away unscathed. Probably with his pockets full as well. Mr. Flamini, I hope you die of colon cancer.
M Lukas

Lake Villa, IL

#15 Jun 21, 2011
Researching commerical space for rent in Zion I came across the above commentary. My understanding, possibly misinformed, was that one of the owners did die, and that the other went into bankruptcy. With such welcoming comments as above, I really need to rethink the idea of locating a business in Zion.
Redmond

Zion, IL

#16 Jun 22, 2011
I was as well. I have been considering opening another cheesesteak restaurant in the far northern suburbs. There is a property on Sheridan where a Taco Bell once stood. It was worth inquiring...I thought. The owners of that property are extremely eager to "unload" it. This area is on a downward spiral. Why are taxes so much higher south of Rt 173 tha just a few blocks north? It seems that this town is in need of proper management. It seems that there is going to be an upscale condominium complex in the center of town.
I am wondering if it is going to become a public housing project? Who in their right mind wouls even consider buying a condo in Zion? Crime is escalating and property values are falling faster than the rest of the state.
ZSX

Gurnee, IL

#17 Jun 22, 2011
M Lukas wrote:
Researching commerical space for rent in Zion I came across the above commentary. My understanding, possibly misinformed, was that one of the owners did die, and that the other went into bankruptcy. With such welcoming comments as above, I really need to rethink the idea of locating a business in Zion.
JMHO,
First order of business is you MUST CONTACT THE CITY, THEY DECIDE WHERE, WHEN & WHAT kind of business you are allowed to open in Ztown, if you are a member of the clique then you can grub up some taxpayer dollars via TIF grants, otherwise put up your own dough !!( I have a feeling that is why the TIF meeting minutes are not posted publicly anymore). They used to be but NOW they are under lock n key, it appears. You will have to ask the clerk to even get a glimpse of them.

Good luck getting anyone to answer the phone either, and if you should happen to arrive in person, be prepared to call from the phone in the lobby as these jokers lock themselves in the back, do not want the public to see what's happening back there !

Not long ago I had to get a notary stamp, no one would answer the lobby phone, lucky a friend of mine that works for the city was rolling through, she took me back, lots of magazine flipping going on back there that day, and the notary was busy dusting as the telephone was ringing and ringing !!!

A really good one is to try to call the mayor's office, he's very busy ( I saw him at the grocery store on a thurs mid morning, short and sandals) not work clothing, then called the city to see what excuse they would give me, he's in a conference today,ALL DAY !!!! LMAO !!!

just the tip of the iceberg, you really want to do your homework before opening in ztown, again JMHO !
Mimi

Gurnee, IL

#18 Jun 24, 2011
M Lukas wrote:
Researching commerical space for rent in Zion I came across the above commentary. My understanding, possibly misinformed, was that one of the owners did die, and that the other went into bankruptcy. With such welcoming comments as above, I really need to rethink the idea of locating a business in Zion.
The welcoming comments above are the least of your worries when contemplating opening a business in zion.
Come spend a day or even part of a day downtown, that alone will change your mind.
Mimi

Gurnee, IL

#19 Jun 24, 2011
Redmond wrote:
I was as well. I have been considering opening another cheesesteak restaurant in the far northern suburbs. There is a property on Sheridan where a Taco Bell once stood. It was worth inquiring...I thought. The owners of that property are extremely eager to "unload" it. This area is on a downward spiral. Why are taxes so much higher south of Rt 173 tha just a few blocks north? It seems that this town is in need of proper management. It seems that there is going to be an upscale condominium complex in the center of town.
I am wondering if it is going to become a public housing project? Who in their right mind wouls even consider buying a condo in Zion? Crime is escalating and property values are falling faster than the rest of the state.
The Market Square hotel STILL NEEDS a restaurant, should be affordable if you have a truckload of cash sitting around.... LOL.
chaz

Zion, IL

#20 Nov 16, 2012
Why would anybody in their right mind want to open a business in Zion. Look at all the trashy ghetto people in the streets with their pants on the ground and talking very loudly on the cell phone they probably paid nothing for, and showing everyone the chip on their shoulder. What happened to giving thanks for everything you got from charity? Not happening with these people, they demand more and more, for what? So they can intimidate you! This town needs a renewal in a big way or it will quickly become another North Chicago. What a shame. Most white home owners would leave this town if they could get half of what they paid, with earnings from a job BTW, for their homes. Sad situation with having all these ghetto people living off the land (Sec 8). Makes me sick.
Surprise

Zion, IL

#21 Dec 7, 2012
Well said Chaz, we need to start with getting rid of the entire Cheri Ditzig office all they do is enable this trash.

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