Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The 8,200 square foot building formerly housed the restaurant that served a wide variety of BBQ. It went out of business in 2010. What is your vision for this vacancy?
Vision for Vacancy: The former Famous Dave's at 1101 E. Dundee Road opened its doors in August of 2001 and served award winning ribs and American style barbeque. It suddenly went out of business in December of 2010. What do you think would be the next best use for this vacant property near the intersection of Rand and Dundee Roads? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
What was once a vibrant, colorful hotel has now become an empty building bordering Route 53 near Twin Lakes. What do you think would be the next best use for the former Hotel Bollero at 920 E. Northwest Highway?
Do you have a vision for this vacancy? The now vacant, former hotel building at 920 E. Northwest Highway has been in Palatine since 1982. During its days as Hotel Indigo, the bright blues and greens on the building provided a pleasant sight as drivers came off or got on Route 53. Hotel Bollero took over after Hotel Indigo closed, but didn't prosper for long. In late 2011, a developer came forward with an 'Adaptive Reuse' plan, and wanted to convert the building into a senior residential living facility. The village council approved the proposal, but progress was never made. "The project and developer are evidently not moving forward. The future plans for this property are not known to the Village and rest with the property owner," said …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
This 10,000 sq. ft. building near the intersection of Quentin and Euclid has been vacant since 2011, what do you think would be the next best use of this property?
Vision for Vacancy The former Anthem Grill closed its doors in July of 2011 after a little more than two years in business, and the 10,000 square foot property located at 704 W. Euclid Avenue has been vacant ever since. Prior to being Anthem Grill, the building housed Marlowe's restaurant for a number of years. Mid-America Group Asset Management, Inc. has the space for lease in the Regency Shopping center near the intersection of Euclid and Quentin. A number of options for a future use of the building would be considered, according to broker Samantha Spinell. The property could be utilized for one business, broken up into two or more spaces or demolished for a brand new use. What is your Vision for Vacancy at the former Anthem Grill …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
The former 24-hour-a-day pool hall at 755 N. Quentin Road went out of business in January of 2012. What do you think would be the next best use for this property near the intersection of Northwest Highway and Quentin Road?
Vision for Vacancy. It's tucked slightly out of the way, so if you weren't a regular pool player there, you may not have noticed that Quentin Corner Pocket has been out of business for about a year. It had been in business in Palatine since 1996. The former pool hall, which is roughly 4,000 square feet, was open 24 hours a day located at 755 N. Quentin Road, never sold alcohol, and was open to pool players of all ages. The Quentin Plaza Group strip mall, where the building is located in, currently houses Oak Alley Saloon and Old Oak Pizza Co., New India Simi Grocers and Linda Cleaners. The remaining vacancies in the mall on the west side of town, in addition to the former Quentin Corner Pocket, include a former Maytag Laundry, martial …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
The building in the Quentin Corners shopping mall at 780 W. Northwest Highway has been since January, 2010. What do you think would be the next best use for this property at the intersection of Northwest Highway and Quentin Road?
This week's Vision for Vacancy is the former Blockbuster Video building located at 780 W. Northwest Highway in the Quentin Corners shopping mall. Blockbuster had a fairly long run at the 4,800 square foot location, it opened in 1991 and closed its doors in 2010. In early October, a PeaPod Pick-up opened in the building adjacent to the vacant spot in the mall. Other businesses in the Quentin Corners mall include Salon Lorrene, Subway, Ben and Jerry's, Great American American Bagel and Baird and Warner. Prior to it being a Blockbuster Video, a Here's Hollywood video store was located in the building from 1989 until 1991. Do you have a vision for this vacancy? Share your thoughts in our comments section below! If you are interested in …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
The restaurant formerly located at 795 W. Dundee Road has been vacant since 2008. What do you think would be the next best use for the property at the intersection of Quentin and Dundee Roads?
This week's Vision for Vacancy is the former Alemars Restaurant, it was a Palatine favorite to many, at 795 W. Dundee Road before it closed in 2008. The restaurant was moderately priced and offered a casual atmosphere while serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Palatine Patch wants to know if you have the next best idea on a good fit for a business, or other use, on this property at the intersection of Quentin and Dundee Roads. Share your thoughts in the comments section below! Other news today on Palatine Patch:
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
The 45,000 sq. ft. retail space in Palatine's Deer Grove Center mall has been vacant since 2008, though a couple of temporary stores have located there since. What do you think would be the next best business here?
This week's Vision for Vacancy is the former Linens 'n Things location at 715 E. Dundee Road. The property in Deer Grove Center has been without a permanent tenant since August of 2008. Over the last four years, the 45,000 sq. ft. space was used temporarily as a Halloween store in October 2008, and as a holiday-stop for Toys "R" Us Express in the winter of 2010. It is zoned for a variety of retail uses. Do you have a vision for this vacancy? If so, share your thoughts in the comment section below! Sign up for the FREE Palatine Patch Newsletter to get breakings news alerts and other important information in and around town.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The property at 56 W. Wilson Street in downtown Palatine has remained vacant since the popular restaurant closed in 2006. What do you think would be the next best use for this building?
The 10,000 square foot building that previously housed Mia Cucina Restaurant sits on 26,000 square feet of land in downtown Palatine. After Mia Cucina closed, the Village of Palatine purchased the property at 56 W. Wilson Street near Brockway, at a price tag of $2.2 million for future redevelopment. The village even hired a company to help market the property in 2010, but no projects ever came to fruition. The property is included in the central business district and has a wide array of potential uses, including a bakery, antique shop, professional offices or even another restaurant, among many other options. Palatine Patch wants to know, if you had a say, what would you like to see come into this property? Share in the comments section…
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The former Idols building was demolished in May of 2012. What do you think would be the next best use for this property at the intersection of Rand and Dundee Roads?
Idols lost its liquor license in November of 2010 and closed its doors shortly after, and the long vacant building was finally demolished this past spring. Former Idols owner Michael Koumandarakis was convicted in 2008 of felony criminal damage to property and misdemeanor battery. Felons are not allowed to hold liquor licenses in the village The property at 1601 N. Rand Road, which intersects at Dundee Road, has been barren since May. Village Manager Reid Ottesen said that national companies have looked at the property, but so far nothing solid is planned to move there. Palatine Patch wants to know if you have the next best idea on a good fit for a business, or other use, at this location. Share your thoughts in the comments section …