Poll Results: Readers Voted for a New Business in Metropolitan Square

More than half voted for the clear winner.

A week ago we asked readers what type of business they would like to see move into the empty retail space at 1479 Market St. in Des Plaines.

As of Feb. 20, 86 readers voted in the poll between a bookstore, boutique, coffee shop, delicatessen, and bar and grill. The winner, with 47 votes, 54 percent of the total, was a bar and grill.

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In second and third places were a bookstore and coffee shop. To view all the results, click the “View Results” button to the right of the “Submit” button at the bottom of the poll.

Readers made additional recommendations in the comments section of the story and on Des Plaines Patch’s Facebook page. Suggestions included a hot dog restaurant, a craft store and a bakery.

Businesses that have survived in Metropolitan Square include World Gym, Spa di da, Lee Nails, Hair Cuttery, Potbelly’s, Panera and Flower Art Studio.

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Heather Piggers Brockel Chraca February 20, 2012 at 10:59 PM
Trader Joe :o)
Lauren Peach February 20, 2012 at 11:04 PM
We need a bookstore. Now that Borders in Mt. Prospect is closed its a bit of a drive to any bookstores. DP has plenty of bars and restaurants... then again I'm also willing to wager that DP has plenty of illiterate citizens as well.
Robert February 21, 2012 at 08:23 AM
A Half Price Books store would be nice. I could spend all day there.
Marisa Messina April 17, 2012 at 08:02 PM
We need a chain restaurant or coffee shop. Something to bring in people. Not mom and pop places no one has ever heard of .


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