It’s been more than a decade since Desiree Restaurant closed its doors at 8000 Lincoln Ave. The property is located in the heart of downtown Skokie, but the former restaurant, and several of the smaller storefronts attached to it, have been empty for some time now.
Skokie Patch wants to know: What should replace the vacant space?
For starters, Trader Joes, Mariano's Fresh Market or anything on a corporate level won’t be coming anytime soon, at least according to village trustee Randy Roberts, who said, “We're never going to see the big box and chain stores in downtown Skokie, but we’ve already started creating a very rich and vibrant, ethnic downtown.”
Downtown Skokie already has a plethora of ethnic restaurants. The property is also located at the corner of what’s considered the anchor of the downtown area.
So, what do you think? Share your thoughts by posting a comment below.