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Monday Deadline To Suggest Borders Backup

Oak Park leaders seek feedback on a new tenant at Harlem and Lake.

What would you like to see replace the Borders book store at Harlem and Lake?

That's the key question Oak Park business and political leaders are asking in a survey as the once-mighty book retailer at 1144 Lake St. departs a very visible commercial corner.

Related: OP-RF Patch coverage of Borders

Here's the survey, which officials said is based on solicitations they've received through various social media channels. It's important to note that while Oak Park officials can't select the building's next tenant, they say "input from residents may be of value to the building management company in its marketing efforts."

Oak Park officials have already said they're . Twitter chatter and Facebook comments indicate some residents would like to see a Crate & Barrel or even a microbrewery.

So what would you like to see? Deadline to take the survey is 5 p.m. Monday.

Anyone looking for more information is encouraged to e-mail business@oak-park.us.

William J Belmonte Jr August 02, 2011 at 08:36 PM
Don't ask the village board, president or manager or they'll tear down the building and we'll have another parking lot or another empty lot.

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