You are just another person who wants to gloss right over the facts even when they are put right in front of them.#1) Fat Ricky's is a pit with horrible food
#2) Of course no Village Hall makes money, that's my point. No village in this world needs that ridiculous complex. It's an insane waste of money and I'll forever question it. It's government officials lavishing themselves in luxury.
#3) My homework is done with the dollars I spend eating out. Never am I hungry for lunch and say, "Holy crap, what would really fill the void is a greasy overpriced concoction from Chili's or Applebee's right now. Or maybe I can go to Mongo's or Stone City and catch an STD from the barstool." This town is a dining desert.
Joliet, Bolingbrook, Plainfield and yes, even Lemont are better options to spend money on dining and non-chain establishments...including retail.
If this town wants to be known as the land of 700,000 sq ft warehouses, we're well on our way
And yes being know for those warehouses is a good thing. They create a great deal of revenue without the need for much service.