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Plainfield Restaurant Vacancies Spark Debate

Bin 48 in downtown Plainfield is slated to close next month. Credit: File photo
Bin 48 in downtown Plainfield is slated to close next month. Credit: File photo
What kind of restaurants should come to Plainfield?

News that one downtown Plainfield restaurant had closed and another will shut down next month sparked plenty of discussion among Patch readers last week.

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Plainfield-area residents had strong opinions about the types of restaurants they'd like to see fill the vacancies.

Here are some of the suggestions offered up by Plainfield readers via Facebook and on Patch:

  • bd's Mongolian Grill
  • Cooper's Hawk
  • Noodles & Company
  • Egg Harbor Cafe

Other suggestions included an organic restaurant, pizza place, tapas restaurant, coffee shop, bike shop, parking structure or ... a strip club.

Your turn: What restaurants would you like to see in downtown Plainfield?


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Joki2 January 20, 2014 at 09:06 PM
Coopers Hawk would be nice along with Plush Horse Ice cream parlor from Palos Heights. Ice cream is good on a hot summer night.
Maureen January 21, 2014 at 07:19 AM
Rainbow Ice cream from Chicago Look it up. I worked there as a teen.
TAK January 21, 2014 at 07:23 AM
How about The Patio? Or an Uncle Julios?
Linn Silvers, CH January 21, 2014 at 09:24 AM
Don't we have enough chain restaurants on Rt. 59? Please keep them there and have privately owned restaurants downtown.
Cary Gordon January 21, 2014 at 01:36 PM
Egg Harbor has good food and would be a welcome addition to downtown, considering we really don't have any breakfast places down there any more.
Rebecca January 21, 2014 at 01:36 PM
Oriental of Greek. I agree with Linn about privately owned being the best. But in this economy privately owned are harder to get off the ground.
Shorewood Guy January 21, 2014 at 01:39 PM
How about allowing slot gaming in Plainfield's bars? The bars are losing out to Joliet places that are being opening up right along their shared border. I find it strange that the Republicans in Plainfield need to protect us from ourselves - less government means less government - not just less regulations for big business.
Kathy January 21, 2014 at 07:18 PM
Egg Harbor would probably be open only until 3:00pm- Southern Belles is great- but they close too early. This town needs good, fresh quality ingredient food. None of this processed, frozen premade salty garbage. We can't have an icecream shoppe (great idea though!)- that musty old place on the corner downtown run by our old mayor, is where we are "supposed" to go - they still have Plainfield connections, a real icecream place would never be allowed. At this point, just fill them before they get dilapidated!
Courtney January 21, 2014 at 08:49 PM
What happened to Lombardos pizza that use to be there? Best pizza On the planet! How could that place close?!?!
jbay1995 January 21, 2014 at 10:59 PM
Tapas would be great! I agree we should stay away from chain restaurants. I hate what Naperville has turned into. Would much rather dine and walk around downtown Plainfield?
Joki2 January 23, 2014 at 09:21 AM
It's obvious that the Mom and Pop shops are not what Plainfield wants. Get what the people want Coopers Hawk, uncle Julio's, Rainbow Cone, plush horse , anything but these fly by night restaurants. If I'm paying good money I want a brand I could trust. It's 2014 Plainfield not 1990 anymore!!!!
Joki2 January 23, 2014 at 09:21 AM
It's obvious that the Mom and Pop shops are not what Plainfield wants. Get what the people want Coopers Hawk, uncle Julio's, Rainbow Cone, plush horse , anything but these fly by night restaurants. If I'm paying good money I want a brand I could trust. It's 2014 Plainfield not 1990 anymore!!!!
Brian Zurita January 24, 2014 at 04:18 PM
Wow! Plush Horse? IF ONLY!! :-) How about a really good Thai restaurant? No matter what, no chains. And any serious plan for building up downtown and attracting and keeping restaurants is absolutely going to have to include a decent-sized parking garage.

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