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What Should Move in to the Old Cornerstone Building?

Darien Patch asks readers to play developer and share their ideas for open storefronts around town.

It was a little less than a year ago that Cornerstone Restaurant closed its doors. Since then, the banquet facility and bar has sat empty in front of the strip mall that’s home to and . 

The building is well suited for another large restaurant, but perhaps that’s not the only use for it. Its location near Interstate 55 makes it easily accessible to people from neighboring communities. The space also has a large parking lot to accommodate a big crowd.

What would you like to see in Cornerstone’s old building? If it were to become another restaurant, which one would be your favorite? What other ideas do you have? Tell us in the comments!

Ralph "Cash" Beardsley March 19, 2012 at 08:33 PM
Bonefish Grille would be fantastico!
Bob B March 19, 2012 at 08:59 PM
I like that idea Cash. I know the city has hoped for a Bonefish for a while. Not sure, though, if the Cornerstone isn't too big for a regular restaurant.
JGMB March 19, 2012 at 10:23 PM
Along the lines of tearing it down and starting over, I'd love to have a Boston Market!!
Jim Jankowski March 20, 2012 at 03:19 AM
Make an Off Track Betting place out of it. Think what it has done for Oak Brook (not a disgraceful town). It is also the combination of a Bank (full of atm's) and a church (tons of praying your horse wins). They are decent places. They do not bring out crime and thugs like people think they do. Go visit the one in Oak Brook and try to tell me it is a pit....
Lauren Williamson March 26, 2012 at 05:13 PM
Hi folks, This week's Visions for Vacancies is up: http://patch.com/A-rPKn Thanks to all who commented last week! Best, Lauren

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