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Miroballi Shoes Moving to New Plaza to be Built on LaGrange

Initial plan for a new four-unit plaza to house the shoe store passes committee, as does Randy’s Market payout.

Plans for to rebuild and stay in Orland Park passed through a municipal hoop Monday night.

Orland Park’s Development Services Committee unanimously agreed Monday night on plans to build a four-unit, 10,000 square-foot building for the shoe store’s new location. The building, slated to be called Miroballi Plaza, will take the space left behind by a Shell gas station that closed eight years ago at the northwest corner of 144th Place and LaGrange Road.

The building will be shaped long and narrow, with parking going in one direction.

A timeline for construction has not been given to the village, nor have other potential tenants in the space filed for permits, said Karie Friling, director of Development Services.

Building plan, permit and impact fees will be waived, as part of an assistance program announced in May for . A dollar amount for relocation has not been decided on yet for the shoe store, Friling said.

Miroballi Shoes have operated a store in Orland Park since 1976, first in Orland Square Mall and then . 

“I’m pleased,” said owner Dan Miroballi after Monday’s meeting.

As of Thursday, tenants in the Orland Plaza have until Feb. 2012 to move out before the after a lengthy eminent domain challenge.

Randy’s Market Payout Going to Board

The committee also approved a payout to the owners of Randy’s Market for $603,149.73 on Monday.

The grocery store spent 25 years in the Orland Plaza . The village and donated it to the Orland Township Food Pantry after the store closed.

Co-owner and butcher Dave Withers has discussed opening a meat market in town, but plans have not been solidified.

The full board is expected to vote on both the Randy’s Market payout and the Miroballi Plaza plan in October.

MS September 23, 2011 at 01:53 PM
This is huge news! So there's already spinoff development from the Triangle project and its local guys doing it. I thought it would take longer. And what, at an old gas station site thats been empty for years! Perfecto!
Andrea Williams September 23, 2011 at 02:04 PM
I'm glad Miroballi has decided to stay in Orland Park. They have great products, great service and an even better staff. I might just have to go buy a new pair of shoes today to celebrate!
Judy Makar September 23, 2011 at 05:42 PM
Wouldn't it be nice if the bakery moved in there?I now have to go to three locations for what I used to get at one (the plaza). More gasoline, more footprint. Judy Makar

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