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Monticello Plaza: What Do You Want to See Here?

Each week, we highlight a vacant commercial area and ask: what would you like to see move into this area?

Since this is your community, we want O'Fallon Patch to be a place where you can not only find out what's going on around town, but a place where you can share your thoughts and ideas with your neighbors.

Our feature "Visions for Vacancies" aims to help residents take an active role in planning and building their community. So each week, we'll highlight a vacant commercial area and ask: what would you like to see move into this area? If you know of an area you'd like to see highlighted, tell us in the comments.

Last week, we asked what you'd like to see in the vacant spot in the Laura K Center

This week, we are taking a look at the vacant spot at 3758 in Monticello Plaza near , Edward Jones and Farmers Insurance.

If it were up to you, what would you like to see there? What do you think would best serve the O'Fallon community in that spot?

Reverend Scott E. Lee April 25, 2012 at 01:13 PM
How about ANOTHER bank? Or maybe ANOTHER insurance agency? Maybe a Walgreen's? What we need is a grocery store on the North end of town, some hotel and convention space, industrial incubators, public recreational facilities, more green space, and some family oriented dining. Not chain dining, not another McDonald's or a Cap'n D's or a Jack in the Box, not even a Red Lobster. Family style comfort food in a relaxed environment. Meatloaf, turkey plates, roast beast, mac and cheese; think Lambert's.
Sandy April 25, 2012 at 03:22 PM
I agree with Scott, although we see in a earlier post of this edition that another family owned business has closed. The reason you see so many chain stores is those are the ones that prosper, they are familiar and we know what to expect from them. Unless people become more aware of the situation this will continue and we will soon be a town of only chain stores. It is close to this already. Do yourself a favor, stop in a family owned place (restaurant or store) that you have been driving by and see what they have to offer. You will probably be very pleasantly surprised!
Rich Pope April 25, 2012 at 05:45 PM
A place that teaches Kung Fu.
Thomas J. Stein April 25, 2012 at 07:23 PM
There's got be some room for a retail store, like a Radio Shack, a dollar store, etc.
Suzanne Gastineau May 03, 2012 at 07:42 PM
There is already a family style restaurant in this plaza called B. Hall's Family Grill - they have excellent food, and the kids are always welcome (and of course have their own kids' menu, which does happen to include mac n cheese). This was the first restaurant that opened south of Highway N on Highway K (opened in January 2011), and it's still going strong!

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