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Brown Derby Road closed for Menards’ expansion

Derby Road from Google maps

Brown Derby Road behind Menards in Homewood, IL / image courtesy of Google Maps

With apologies to Elton John, it’s goodbye Brown Derby Road.

After several months of contentious debate over its proposed closing, concrete barricades were installed about noon Friday on the L-shaped road that links Homewood with Thornton, and the little road that was became no more.

Thornton sold the road to Menards for $406,000 to allow the retailer to expand its store in Homewood that faces Halsted Street. Under the deal, Thornton will collect annual property tax revenue from Menards and will get at least $35,000 per year for 20 years from Homewood under a sales tax sharing agreement, starting one year from the opening of the expanded area of the store…Please click here to read Angela Denk’s story in the Tribune/Southtown Star. A related story can be found here in the Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle.

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