What Should Go Here? The Old Ace Hardware on Joe Orr Road

This property was a topic of debate months ago. What kind of business would you like to see here?

A strip mall in the 100 block of Joe Orr Road was a hot topic back in January, as the City of Chicago Heights was laying the groundwork to acquire the vacant properties and sell them as a group.

No new developments have been announced regarding the properties, but the most notable one on the strip is the former Ebel's Ace Hardware located at 190 Joe Orr Road.

The old Ace sign is still visable from the street and it's the biggest store in the strip. A drawback may be the property's positioning behind , but it's still not as tucked away as some of the more successful businesses in Matteson.

So help us figure it out. What type of business should go here?

The Habitat for Humanity ReStore is a part of the same strip. Would another hardware store do well? What about a pet store? Maybe a book store?

Let us know what you would like to see. Tell us in the comments!

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FRANK ROACH April 30, 2012 at 08:50 PM
Susan Paus May 01, 2012 at 04:27 AM
A decent (or good!) restaurant is another great idea! Will that work, in Ace's building? Is it too large? Would it need too much remodeling for it?.. You know, you're right - why are there no good restaurants in the Heights?? (open past 3 lol) "lbs"
Denice May 01, 2012 at 11:16 AM
I would love to see an Outback Steak House there. The nearest ones are in Orland Park,Merrillville and Calumet City.
jason amos May 01, 2012 at 06:41 PM
This should be the TOP priority with this administration!! Something that attracts people here,not payday loans,and dollar stores.
Catherine May 05, 2012 at 03:34 PM
If not a decent restaurant, then how about a Trader Joe's? A place to get decent organic produce would be great!


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