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What Should Go Here? Simply Smokin'

This location of the former barbecue restaurant has a history of failed of eateries and has been vacant for almost a year. What could fill this storefront?

The barbecue restaurant Simply Smokin' has been closed for about a year, but no other business has taken up residence in the storefront 10211 W. Lincoln Hwy.

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The location has been the site of former restaurants, with none of them able to sustain a business for the long haul. Maybe it's time for something a little different to go there, especially given that it's part of a mini-office park.

What are your suggestions? Should it become an urgent care health clinic? A deli and sandwich shop that could cater to the people in the office park? A pharmacy with a drive-through?

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What about something completely out of left field like a pop culture boutique/art gallery like Hot Pop in Milwaukee? Or a Vespa scooter shop? Or is that a little to hipster-y for Frankfort?

Share your ideas in the comments section. Maybe your suggestions will get a business interested in the space.

Opinion 1 April 10, 2012 at 01:29 PM
The location is a terrible spot for any type of 'food related' business and yes, since the location is planted in a business park - some type of health care related organization should occupy the building. Counseling center?...Senior type service center?
Mark April 10, 2012 at 02:11 PM
Teen Center for after school activities.
Joe Vince April 10, 2012 at 04:36 PM
@Mark: That's a great idea! Or maybe something for younger kids. Do they still have Discovery Centers, those indoor activity centers for really young children? Those were always good when the weather outside was nasty. Joe Vince Local Editor, Frankfort
axa34 April 17, 2012 at 06:50 PM
West Elm, Z-Gallerie, Chiasos, Self serve yogurt shop.
warnerkr May 30, 2012 at 06:21 PM
I would love to have a drive-thru coffee shop!

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