'Blues Brothers' mall to rebound

'Blues Brothers' mall to rebound

There are 30 comments on the UPI story from Feb 21, 2010, titled 'Blues Brothers' mall to rebound. In it, UPI reports that:

A commercial developer from Chicago said it has plans to rebuild a mall in Harvey, Ill., more famous for a movie car chase than for merchandise.

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Bubba

Springfield, MO

#21 Jul 26, 2010
A small amusement park for people would be a good use. Do any harvey officials read this stuff?
Ex-Harvey

Lexington, KY

#22 Jul 28, 2010
Bubba wrote:
A small amusement park for people would be a good use. Do any harvey officials read this stuff?
They probably can't really read!:)
Bomquiquqi

Quincy, IL

#23 Jul 28, 2010
Hellz yea!!!! a amuzzment park!!!!!!! I culd be droppin my keedz off durin da day while we be scrappin the ridez for cash at nite!!!!!!
Bubba

Springfield, MO

#24 Jul 31, 2010
Ex-Harvey wrote:
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They probably can't really read!:)
That's too bad!!! Hey, if they gave it to some business or enterprise that could come up with the best business plan for use of that property, they'd at least come out ahead with the tax revenues that could be produced. There are some good ideas here, and some far fetched, but someone with some imagination or foresight could take that blighted mall property and turn that property into something prosperous. The old shopping center where Community used to be has been fixed up real nice and seems to be doing well. The same with the grocery/produce store at 147th St & Dixie Hwy. McDonald's even has a restaurant near there too! There is some hope out there for Harvey if it could only get some decent management!
Ex-Harvey

Cincinnati, OH

#25 Aug 2, 2010
Bubba wrote:
<quoted text>That's too bad!!! Hey, if they gave it to some business or enterprise that could come up with the best business plan for use of that property, they'd at least come out ahead with the tax revenues that could be produced. There are some good ideas here, and some far fetched, but someone with some imagination or foresight could take that blighted mall property and turn that property into something prosperous. The old shopping center where Community used to be has been fixed up real nice and seems to be doing well. The same with the grocery/produce store at 147th St & Dixie Hwy. McDonald's even has a restaurant near there too! There is some hope out there for Harvey if it could only get some decent management!
You're right, but.they'd need a well organized police paatrol, changing/shifting perimeter routes, walking the grounds, security cams, and a small police sttion on the grounds as well. They, can possible draw some interstate traffic of sorts out that way, if this is done.
Bubba

Springfield, MO

#26 Aug 4, 2010
Ex-Harvey wrote:
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You're right, but.they'd need a well organized police paatrol, changing/shifting perimeter routes, walking the grounds, security cams, and a small police sttion on the grounds as well. They, can possible draw some interstate traffic of sorts out that way, if this is done.
The last time I was near the former mall, there seemed to be some apartments &/or housing that went into the north end of the property. REtail eventually failed (Mall Shutdown), so I would be hard pressed to see big box stores going into there-plus they already have those in not too far away Orland Park and Matteson. Light industry or warehousing may work in there with I-57 and I-294 being closeby. Than again, the area where Deal Ford use to be may even be better for that (in fact, that may be within Posen or Dixmoor City Limits). The Harvey PD is right there on the former Dixie Square grounds. If they could just get the old buildings and asphalt from the parking areas removed, that would be a fresh start.
HarveyWorld

United States

#27 Aug 10, 2010
I like the idea of a golf course or movie theatre. A golf course worked once, it might work again. That might be a development strategy for Harvey. Try to recreate that old Harvey that was once booming. We don't have to reinvent the wheel.
Ben

United States

#28 Aug 28, 2010
HarveyWorld wrote:
I like the idea of a golf course or movie theatre. A golf course worked once, it might work again. That might be a development strategy for Harvey. Try to recreate that old Harvey that was once booming. We don't have to reinvent the wheel.
I like the part you said about "not reinventing the wheel" and I agree! Remove all the asphalt, concrete, scrap metal from the buildings, parking lot, etc., and recycle it all. Start from scratch. There are several acres of land there that can be temporarilly used as a golf course until something better comes along. The land could also be leased for canivals, rodeo's, or whatever. Just removing the remains of the old mall would be a milestone!
Ram

Schaumburg, IL

#29 Sep 23, 2010
I heard on the news today that there is a plan in place to take down the remainded of the Mall.
Ram

Schaumburg, IL

#30 Sep 23, 2010
Make that: tear down the remainder of the Mall.

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