Video above: A Homewood Trustee asks residents what businesses they'd like to see come to town. Thanks to Anne Colton for sharing!
A Homewood businessperson recently asked Patch what kind of business people want to see in our community—so we got to work. It only took a few minutes after posting the inquiry on the H-F Patch Facebook page to get a wide assortment of answers ranging from a deli to a lingerie shop to a hookah bar. Here are some of the other suggestions:
- A tanning salon, unless you meant something more productive...ha ha,:)
- Deli.sound great I love to cook with fresh cheeses and what not
- There's now a disturbing lack of Thai food in town.
- An upbeat Restaurant. Similar yo the flat top grill or the Mongolian Bar.be.que
- Book store (although that is probably a bad investment), a store that sells natural/organic foods (maybe a small version of Trader Joes/Whole Foods)
- Love the deli idea... I've always thought we need a simple sandwich shop!
- A place that offers live jazz music and sells a plethora of gourmet sandwiches. The decor dark and inviting. No subway type sandwiches something with a twist.
- A used/new book store...
- What about something for kids. Seems so much business is geared towards adults. Something that would have kids wanting to shop downtown too.
- Something geared towards teenagers
- A used book store or hookah bar!
- Maybe a little ahead of it's time but I think Pharmecutical Weed would be perfect.
- A LINGERIE SHOP
- It's time for some new businesses. If you've ever been to Oak Park I think that's how Homewood could be. Maybe it's time for younger people with fresh ideas and a different vision to take over Homewoods board. Some Older people are stuck in yesteryear. How about boutiques that sell unique clothing for men women and children, A jean shop? I'm sure a lot of us get tired of driving to Orland Mall.
- A place for kids to play and have parties
- A jumpy jump place for kids....
- A pool hall that doesn't serve alcohol and targets teenagers
- A running store that sells charcuterie..
- A sandwich/deli/coffee/tea house that has a kids play area, and an open area big enough for moms to meet up and chat, musical groups to meet up and play like the Ukulele group in Oak Park (my husband treks out to OP every week for that).
- A good coffeehouse where people can sit. We have no good place like that IMHO. A good place that isn't a bar and isn't Starbucks where people can relax.
- I think the village needs a place geared towards teens! 13-18 yr. old crowd. homewood had an awesome coffee house that was a great space in downtown homewood. They had art shows featuring local artists AND live music and comfy furniture, but it was ver...
- Can someone re-open Off The Alley and Record Swap? Pretty please?
- An old fashioned malt shop/hamburger joint. Maybe with a private party room. Teen friendly. Maybe some game tables and a jukebox.
- Record Exchange/Stereo Store
If you were going to open up a business in town, what would it be? Tell us in the comments!
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