What Should Replace Best Buy Old Orchard?

Best Buy Old Orchard officially closed its doors on Sunday.

Best Buy Old Orchard officially closed its doors on Sunday. That leaves a 36,078-square-foot business empty for The Shops at Orchard Place, owners of the now vacant building at the strip mall.

“Property taxes are levied on the shopping center are as a whole,” said Skokie’s director of finance Tom Thompson. “Approximately $1.75 million in sales tax [was generated from the shopping center as a whole] in 2012.”

Best Buy said that it would be closing 50 of its stores in March. Yet the Old Orchard closing was announced last month. The company’s stock price has also been in a steady decline, from about $23 a share in April to its current price of about $16 a share.

What do you think?

All that being said, we wanted to know: What do you think should replace the now vacant storefront?

Post a comment below and share your thoughts!


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Mike Reid February 05, 2013 at 01:18 PM
Trader Joe's is already going to open a store in Evanston. Combined with the one in Glenview, there is no chance they will open one in Skokie.
Ana Meza February 06, 2013 at 12:29 AM
Micro center would be great
Ava February 19, 2013 at 08:14 PM
Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, Micro Center, Target (a nicer one than on Howard), Bed Bath & Beyond, IKEA -- no more Walgreens
CB White June 28, 2013 at 04:00 AM
Trader Joe's OR a large hardware store.
Denise June 28, 2013 at 07:47 AM


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