get ready! a new thrift shop to open!!

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say what

Lockport, IL

#1 Mar 27, 2013
That's right - a 'new' thrift shop wants to open next to Honeyfields. Get ready Lockport development has started!! And of course it will be approved, anything and everything gets approved in Lockport!!
Kelly T

United States

#2 Mar 27, 2013
"Manuel, popping tags"
Porter Place

Lockport, IL

#3 Mar 28, 2013
If you really have a problem with a thrift store opening in Lockport, you can go to the Planning Commission meeting next Tuesday evening at City Hall and voice your objections. You will be required to identify yourself for the record, but that would require having some guts.
Chunky Monkey

Lockport, IL

#4 Mar 28, 2013
Just what we need. Then maybe another dollar store, one like they have in the old Porter Place. Then another thrift store, and then another dollar store. Wow, and that is what they call progress in this town. Just what the doctor ordered! heheheheh. It is time for a change in this town, no doubt about it...the planning commission can go too just like the professionals went south. We need to start anew! Wow, do we!
say what

Lockport, IL

#5 Mar 29, 2013
How about the planning commission have some "guts" and finally not approve everything that comes across their desk. Its no wonder quality stores and restaurants don't want to come here.
lockporter

Chicago, IL

#6 Mar 29, 2013
If you read across the majority of commercial or retail posts on this forum, people say they want new business, but after 30 years living in Lockport I don't believe the majority of Lockport folks want quality, they want cheap. They welcomed Wal-Mart and business is booming (when I drive by, never shop there because of management practices). People complain about prices, unions, taxes, etc. I cannot imagine a single quality retailer doing a demographic/economic study on Lockport and then deciding to set up shop here. I buy so much online, from clothes to gifts to even food and cleaning supplies because what I want to serve my family or clean my home is not sold in Lockport, and I don't think it ever will be.

And thrift stores? shows how out of touch you folks are. They are hot commodities right now, and take advantage of the "green" economy. Haven't you seen the way Goodwill stores have moved upscale in their displays and advertising? Reuse, recycle, and for those folks who CAN'T afford to pay retail (different than folks who are just plain cheap kvetchers) thrift shops are a life-saver for providing inexpensively for one's family.
Chunky Monkey

Lockport, IL

#7 Mar 29, 2013
lockporter wrote:
If you read across the majority of commercial or retail posts on this forum, people say they want new business, but after 30 years living in Lockport I don't believe the majority of Lockport folks want quality, they want cheap. They welcomed Wal-Mart and business is booming (when I drive by, never shop there because of management practices). People complain about prices, unions, taxes, etc. I cannot imagine a single quality retailer doing a demographic/economic study on Lockport and then deciding to set up shop here. I buy so much online, from clothes to gifts to even food and cleaning supplies because what I want to serve my family or clean my home is not sold in Lockport, and I don't think it ever will be.
And thrift stores? shows how out of touch you folks are. They are hot commodities right now, and take advantage of the "green" economy. Haven't you seen the way Goodwill stores have moved upscale in their displays and advertising? Reuse, recycle, and for those folks who CAN'T afford to pay retail (different than folks who are just plain cheap kvetchers) thrift shops are a life-saver for providing inexpensively for one's family.
I was at Kohls recently and meant six people from Lockport. Then I went into Target and saw many people I know from Lockport. We can and we will support high quality stores. Let them come and they will not go! As to Walmart, I think they are fantastic on their prices for food mainly. I shop there quite frequently and Jewel. Jewel has the same thing and wants much more for it but there are a few products I like at Jewel. All in all they are fine. As for thrift stores, don't go, don't like them, don't need them, and it is just a bunch of rented store fronts, as always. We are going to get a development Mayor and the people are wonderful and have waited a long time since 09 to see any development. Went past Advocate yesterday and the parking lot was full. Bring it on!!! It is a great opportunity to better ourselves and the homeowners will see their taxes finally go down when we get development. We have some people in this town who travel nightly to other towns to shop, and eat. Lockport is coming back!!! Vote Steve!
Chunky Monkey

Lockport, IL

#8 Mar 29, 2013
dont give me that bs that target isn't high quality. it is everywhere in the cities and it is well supported. The restaurants abound that the young people like in surrounding towns. We have NO development, Kohls and Macys and other stores will come when we have development. It is a known fact. New Lenox has a business staff in place. They are booming! We are drowning!
LOCKPORT

Homer Glen, IL

#9 Mar 29, 2013
Chunky Monkey wrote:
<quoted text> I was at Kohls recently and meant six people from Lockport. Then I went into Target and saw many people I know from Lockport. We can and we will support high quality stores. Let them come and they will not go! As to Walmart, I think they are fantastic on their prices for food mainly. I shop there quite frequently and Jewel. Jewel has the same thing and wants much more for it but there are a few products I like at Jewel. All in all they are fine. As for thrift stores, don't go, don't like them, don't need them, and it is just a bunch of rented store fronts, as always. We are going to get a development Mayor and the people are wonderful and have waited a long time since 09 to see any development. Went past Advocate yesterday and the parking lot was full. Bring it on!!! It is a great opportunity to better ourselves and the homeowners will see their taxes finally go down when we get development. We have some people in this town who travel nightly to other towns to shop, and eat. Lockport is coming back!!! Vote Steve!
6 people from lockport, and then more in the other store? sounds like posting on lockport topix, 1 person, 6 diffrent characters
Chunky Monkey

Lockport, IL

#10 Mar 29, 2013
LOCKPORT wrote:
<quoted text>6 people from lockport, and then more in the other store? sounds like posting on lockport topix, 1 person, 6 diffrent characters
Made up stories but we all don't live by your standard. I saw people there and have talked to people that go to Lemont regularly. What in the hell are you trying to say? Do you really think people shop all the time in Lockport? As usual, you are out of your mind if you do. Also, it is always make fun of the poster, you are not gaining any points that way, buddy. You are a lost cause. Twenty five people at your thing last night. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA .
lockporter

Lockport, IL

#11 Apr 1, 2013
Target is wal-mart they just don't get the bad press for using the same management practices as wal-mart. Low-cost and low quality go hand in hand at both stores. Kohl's? Worst fashion for years!!!! that I have seen anywhere. Their clothes are so ugly and poorly designed for all ages and at all price points. Men's shirts and ties? ugh! Women's fashions? Total oxymoron!! Shoes, boots and gym shoes? UGH and ICK. overpriced and ugly. Cleaning products are pure poison. So your choices for high-quality retail are target and kohl's? Not mine. You support my theory that all the folks in lockport want is cheap.
Lockport

Lockport, IL

#12 Apr 1, 2013
The only thing that is important with this new business is sales tax. This new business will generate sales tax.

That's good enough for me.
say what

Lockport, IL

#13 Apr 2, 2013
oh yea, a couple dollars a month, real good.
Lockport

Lockport, IL

#14 Apr 2, 2013
say what wrote:
oh yea, a couple dollars a month, real good.
Tell me. What exactly would you recommend for that store front? There's already a restaurant next to it. Exactly what should the owner of the property do? He has a vacant store front. Someone who wants to own a business approaches him and wishes to rent a space. Remember, this space has been vacant for a few months an the owner is generating zero dollars in rent from this vacant space.

Do the people who want to rent the space hold a meeting for the public to attend and ask the public what they should put there?

You see, your attitude is exactly what the hell is wrong with Lockport. You complain that we don't have anything and then when we get something you complain that it is there.

The bottom line is this for all residents of Lockport. The person who wants to open this thrift store is taking all of the risk. They are the one's that have gone to the bank with a business plan and applied for a loan. They are the one's who will be paying the thousands of dollars in rent. They are the one's who will pay for all of the marketing.

What risk are you taking in regards to this business?

I say to the new owners good luck!! And yes, I'll take a few dollars in sales tax that is generated by this store. Why? Because right now this space is generating zero dollars in sales tax.
say what

Lockport, IL

#15 Apr 3, 2013
You want Lockport to be known as the Dollar Store/Thrift Shop/Used Clothing headquarters of the world - you got it! Can't wait for the big Swap-O-Rama to open where Target/Home Depot was going to go - bet that would be ok with you also. As for a business plan & loan - bet that didn't happen. These stores are fly-by-night operations and don't work like a real business. As for the marketing, a giant banner flapping in the wind isn't marketing.

Yes, good luck them. I just would like to see a better quality of stores coming into our area and that just seems never to happen. When we get a stand alone building like Walgreens, we get their crappy first round elevation plan. Have you seen what Frankfort got? We get another car auto repair place and they're allowed to build onto a building. Have you seen what Plainfield got? Those cities get first rate building architecture. Why? Because they have standards, we don't and we let them walk all over us.
Lockport

Lockport, IL

#16 Apr 3, 2013
If you want quality retail and commercial development then you are going to have to elect the right people on
Tuesday.

We need a council with vision. We need a council that won't turn away large scale development. We need responsible elected people.

We all have a choice on Tuesday. We can vote for the anti-development Turner gang or we can vote for the pro-development Streit guys.

I've already voted for Steve Streit and Brian Smith.

I just got the "Lockport Citizens for Responsible Government" flyer in the mail today. It outlines Turner's contribution to development in Lockport during the 10 years he has been an alderman.

I made the correct decision for Mayor and alderman. Now it is up to the rest of Lockport to make the same choice.
Lockport Local

Lockport, IL

#17 Apr 3, 2013
Lockport wrote:
If you want quality retail and commercial development then you are going to have to elect the right people on
Tuesday.
We need a council with vision. We need a council that won't turn away large scale development. We need responsible elected people.
We all have a choice on Tuesday. We can vote for the anti-development Turner gang or we can vote for the pro-development Streit guys.
I've already voted for Steve Streit and Brian Smith.
I just got the "Lockport Citizens for Responsible Government" flyer in the mail today. It outlines Turner's contribution to development in Lockport during the 10 years he has been an alderman.
I made the correct decision for Mayor and alderman. Now it is up to the rest of Lockport to make the same choice.
Turner and his "slate" act like Lockport still has a population of 9,000. They want to govern that way and tell the people of Lockport it is raining. All the while they "urinate all over our shoes"!
Kay Oss

Lockport, IL

#18 Apr 3, 2013
Perfect. Now all we need is a "PayDay Loan Store" in every stripmall and then Lockport's "Ghettofabulousness" will be complete!
Chunky Monkey

Lockport, IL

#19 Apr 3, 2013
I Make up stories but I don't live by your standard. I saw people there and have never really talked to people that go to Lemont regularly, because MOST people won't talk to me. What in the hell am I trying to say? I'm saying that I'm stupid and ugly, so I have NO friends and people NEVER talk to me, so I make stories up. Do I really think people ignore me the time in Lockport? Yes, they do. As usual, you are out of your mind if you think they do. Also, it is always easy to make fun of me as the poster-child for the mentally challenged, I supply SO MUCH material for you all to work with! I know, I am not gaining any points this way, so I'll NEVER have a buddy. I am a lost cause. Twenty five people laughed at my loser self in Target last night. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA .
Genna W

Lockport, IL

#20 Apr 3, 2013
I LIKE thrift stores! My daughter's teacher was just telling me about how her and her sisters get together once a month and spend a whole day going to a bunch of different thrift stores all over. I'm sure they are not the only ones that do that. So, People from other towns will come to it and spend their money here. Why do you guys think its a bad thing???

Does anyone here know when this new thrift store will be opening??

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