Carpentersville getting a needed facelift
Linda McDaniel-Hale, The Courier News, published December 1, 2017. [link]
The Village of Carpentersville is forging ahead on making the community an impressive, rejuvenated place to live and work.
First on the list is to bring new businesses to the Route 25 corridor. According to Mayor John Skillman, “The addition of Walmart has been a tremendous help to the village. Retail Strategies was hired last year. The work is just beginning on changing the landscape of that road with the assistance of this consulting firm.”
Discussions are ongoing with Meadowdale manager Nick Scarpelli to attract additional businesses to the shopping center, an effort to renew the success of its glory days.
The former Dominick’s on Randall Road is another priority for the village. “A fitness company and big box grocer have looked at that building, but at this point in time there are no offers on the table for development of that space, ” Skillman said.
The addition of Walmart has been a tremendous help to the village. Retail Strategies was hired last year. The work is just beginning on changing the landscape of that road with the assistance of this consulting firm.
The village’s business development commission is aiding efforts to make Carpentersville more attractive to families and businesses. The mayor and village board have a great vision and although the board will need to make sure funds are in place, the goal is in sight.