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What Should Go Here? Clock Tower Gifts

Weigh in on what you would like to see at the site of the former Clock Tower Gifts at Wolf Road and 187th Street.

When Clock Tower Gifts quietly closed up shop in January, it left a large and public vacancy at 187th and Wolf.

In the same complex as local mainstay and several other stores and salons, the site has visibility, space and, of course, a clock tower with the Mokena logo on it.

What would you like to see there? A restaurant? A boutique? Indoor mini-golf?

Let us know in the comments below or tell us on Facebook.

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Cher April 14, 2012 at 02:04 PM
I agree with Rocky, I too felt that Steve Pollak's comment, that Mokena can only get castoffs, was sarcastic. He was insulting our town when he said we could only get "businesses that aren't welcome in New Lenox, Frankfort, Orland or Tinley!" Like our town is lower class and will take in any "riff-raff".
Karen Schultz April 15, 2012 at 02:49 PM
Can we show our community as its roots truly are? Rich and deep in community support. Mokena should be very selective and grow its business base to result in the mission of the village. Progressive. The town's portfolio should be very balanced in retail, food industry, services, manufacturing, healthcare, education, etc. WE do not need more insurance, beauty shops, or pizza eateries. NOT that I have anything against these businesses, believe me! It is very important to our sustainable economic strength to be very balanced in our business fronts. There are so many ways to build a heahty economy because of our location to rail, expressways both east, west, north and south. WE have one of the top high schools in our state, Lincolonway East! We have a good retail base that surrounds our general living areas. We could take great advantage of our towns highlights IF we had a high end marketing strategy. Our citizens could author that plan easily. If the village and school boards would allow me to present a program that would bring citizens togther for a "Mokena" citizen conference, the citizens could create a matrix of strengths in skills and knowledge to draw key business to our area. Citizens could become part of an active plan to create the destiny they would enjoy for their community. I would be happy to do this to give back to what this community has given me and my family over the years. Mokena has a rich volunteer base that truly cares about eachother.
Karen Schultz April 15, 2012 at 03:00 PM
I would love to see Mokena Patch reveal the richness of our community. I would like to ask Mokena residents to use this space to reveal how great of a community this is to live in, grow their families and pursue their personal dreams. We are very talented, artistic and community focused population supportive of our future productive students. The teachers that live in the town of Mokena are unique to its schools and bring real life skills to the school day. Art has played a signifigant role in my children's innovative edge as adults and I am very thankful to Mokena's PTA efforts, its teachers of Mokena and Lincolnway to integrate innovative and problem solving skills of how to create new ideas and work as teams. Manufacturing is growing leaps and bounds. That artful edge to our education that others have given up is exactly that....a huge edge! Our country is in great need of people making things again. It is crucial to our nations safety. Actually, creating and designing product that can be globally competitive would be the # 1 way to serve our country. I would tell students that if you are a different thinker...you are the drivers of our future. You will become the CEOs of our nation that understand how to create our future of the US...as different...as leaders...as innovative. It is key for our "different thinkers " to know how important you are to all of us. Make great choices as the best way to serve our country.
Ann Onimous June 23, 2012 at 08:27 PM
Wow, I can't believe all the negative comments on the former Clock Tower Gifts. :( The owners were always incredibly nice and willing to go out of their way to order anything I needed. It was the only place I bought Troll beads--they are difficult to find. I have absolutely nothing but good things to say about their customer service. I have no comment on what should go in the building, as I don't live in Mokena, but if it ends up with a Cooper's Hawk, Trader Joes, or some other huge corporate chain, I would be very disappointed. Mokena is a charming place and the village should strive to keep it local. ;)
R.W.Voter June 23, 2012 at 10:28 PM
Personally, I think they should have added a gun department with accessories. They keep the economy going and they could make it appealing to the women. Thank you

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