Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Another Harlem Avenue spot ready for a tenant.
What would you like to see go in this spot on Harlem Avenue? It's located directly across from the new Lucano's Pizza and is just a stone's throw from Jewel. Join the conversation. Friend Palos Patch on Facebook and sign up for the daily email newsletter!
Monday, October 22, 2012
This former Italian joint sits on a prime piece of Harlem Avenue real estate. Do you want another restaurant to move in? Or would you rather see some new kind of business?
Before things to a turn for the worse, Sperone's was part of a spate of new businesses that popped up between 122nd and 124th streets on Harlem in 2010 and 2011, including Papa's Fresh Foods and Chalet Florist. That same area also has struggled to keep other tenants, such as Baumann's Bakery, which was featured on a previous installment of "What Should Go Here?" Sperone's an American and traditional Italian restaurant, opened in May 2010 along Harlem Avenue. While it was still around, Sperone's featured live music and DJ's weekly in its restaurant area and bar. It closed in July. The empty building, which features an outdoor seating area around back, is looking for a new tenant. Keep up on the latest! Like Palos Patch on Facebook and sign…
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Several aldermen have sent clear messages that more banks in Palos Heights are not welcome.
It went as fast as it came. The proposed Palos Town Square development was tossed out last month by the city council in a narrow 4-3 vote. The development's preliminary plan sailed through three previous votes before the ultimate death blow. The primary issue was the developer's plan to place a bank on the corner of Harlem Avenue and Route 83. "[Residents] don’t want to see another bank in town," Ald. Dolores Kramarski said at the time. "I don’t think something is better than nothing." Ald. Jack Clifford expressed dismay that the plan would be struck down at a preliminary stage, before the developer even had a chance to make changes. "They didn't even give [the developer] a chance," he said. The aldermen have had their say, now we want …
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
The Palos Town Square Development, planned for College Drive and Harlem Avenue, enters a new phase of planning.
The Palos Town Square project now moves toward the final, and likely much slower, process of developing a final plan to submit to the city. Last week the full Palos Heights City Council approved the drafting of preliminary plan for the proposed development on the corner of College Drive and Harlem Avenue in a 7-1 vote. The passage came after approval from the Planning Unit Development Commission and the Planning and Zoning Committee. The move allows developer Lagestee-Mulder to move forward with more detailed plans for the site and financial negotiations with the city. While the preliminary plan details a site layout, building size and parking plans, a final plan would include very specific details about every aspect of the project. At…
Monday, June 11, 2012
A commission will convene Monday night to hear plans for a new business development on Harlem Avenue and College Drive.
For years it has sat, an empty space that for a time was the site of some big plans, but became primarily known as a development that never was. That image could change Monday night if plans for a new multi-building retail development on the northeast corner of Harlem Avenue and College Drive is given a thumbs up the Palos Heights Planning Unit Development Commission. Any plans that are presented tonight are preliminary. A much more comprehensive plan would still be required to be presented to the City Council for approval. What It Would Look Like The site is still under contract, so it has not been officially sold. However, commercial real estate and development firm Lagestee-Mulder plans to purchase the land and construct five new …