What Would You Like to See at the Old Bally's Location?

Three new restaurants and DSW are coming to the 76th Street corridor. There is one more vacant building left.

A year ago 76th Street had three vacant buildings. The future looked dim for this corridor, but things are different today. 

Throughout the year developers have announced plans for Panda Express and Longhorn Steakhouse  at the old Leath Furniture location, a DSW at the old Borders location, and Chick-Fil-A at one of the Walmart outlots. 

Walmart will open to the public on New Years. Southridge Mall is just about done with its $52 million renovation and plans to have a grand re-opening in November. 

Despite all these exciting plans there is still one building left unoccupied, the old Bally's. 

What would you like to see at the old Bally's location?

Kelly Ament September 28, 2012 at 11:13 AM
A Trader Joe's would be awesome.
Herhere September 28, 2012 at 01:06 PM
Ulta store!
Shannon Christenson September 28, 2012 at 01:30 PM
I would echo a Trader Joe's or Whole Foods
Mary Ann September 28, 2012 at 01:44 PM
Trader Joe's would be a great idea! When I visit my brother in CA, we always enjoy shopping at Trader Joe's. It is right in his neighborhood so can visit often. They have great food and beautiful flowers. We need one in our area here.
Abbey Paprocki September 28, 2012 at 01:49 PM
whole foods for sure!
Greendale Family September 28, 2012 at 02:49 PM
Trader Joe's would be wonderful! Not sure it would fly with Walmart right across the street : ( A better spot for Trader Joe's would be the old Sentry store on 76th & Rawson to give PNS some competition. Although it would not be an appropriate site, IKEA somewhere in our vacinity would be great. We need a store/restaurant that will draw people to our area. I don't think Macy'snd Longhorn Steakhouse is enough to do that..
Carol September 28, 2012 at 03:19 PM
I agree with Kelly. A Trader Joe's would be great! The one by BayShore is so nice, so I think it would get alot of business being by Southridge.
SouthShore Skamp September 28, 2012 at 03:26 PM
Let's aspire to be more like Brookfield Square, Mayfair or BayShore and not another S. 27th Street. How about: Cheesecake Factory, P.F. Changs, (like others have said) Whole Foods or Trader Joe's, McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant, Five Guys burgers, Macaroni Grill. Definitely NOT a Dave & Buster's or Chuck E. Cheese.
Joseph September 28, 2012 at 07:07 PM
Macaroni Grill!
Ela September 29, 2012 at 01:01 AM
Jamba Juice, Robeks, Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, Cheesecake Factory. We need a business not that common on the southside that will attract people in. We have enough shoe stores!
30 year resident September 29, 2012 at 01:22 AM
Unfortunately none of those businesses want to come to the South side because we don't have the lunch crowd or demographics for them to survive. If they thought it would be profitable they would be approaching Simon Company to lease the space. Just remember that the Village itself has no control over who leases that space.
NS September 29, 2012 at 01:46 AM
Chinese cake factory or whole foods please
NS September 29, 2012 at 01:47 AM
Stir crazy
NS September 29, 2012 at 01:47 AM
YMCA somwhere near te mall would be great too
Denise September 29, 2012 at 08:36 AM
World Market that had to leave the mall for Macys, only other location brookfield, they were looking for a location near southridge when they had to leave s-ridge because they wanted to keep the store around the same location
Teri October 01, 2012 at 05:30 PM
Michelle L. Davis October 02, 2012 at 06:02 PM
World Market!
coral October 14, 2012 at 11:27 PM
A trader joe is a good concept but not with walmart foods and 2 pns down to the south and the north. splitting it up between two things maybe. too small for cheesecake factory. a five guys over here would be nice or maybe a caribou coffee. to take the place of loosing seatle best when borders left.
NS October 14, 2012 at 11:44 PM
California pizza kitchen
Bren October 15, 2012 at 12:24 AM
Trader Joe's would be amazing. I certainly have no intentions of visiting the Walmart. Whatever goes in that spot, closest to Greendale/Hales Corners/Franklin, should be special. I weary of chain restaurants.
Karen Dalkin October 20, 2012 at 02:23 PM
How about The Container Store?
Carol October 21, 2012 at 03:21 PM
Are you kidding? Of course we have a lunch crowd. Would be nice to have something that isn't by any of the other malls. Cheesecake factory is way over rated. And Whole foods is too big to be in that location. Love Sendik's and don't want anything that will hurt their business.
Alaina Fontaine December 09, 2012 at 08:17 PM
OMG OMG JAMBA JUICE! THAT WOULD MAKE MY LIFE! esp with chick fil a across the street!
Alaina Fontaine December 09, 2012 at 08:18 PM
They also need to put a resteraunt in the back where that tire place was, that place looks broken down and horrible.


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