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Bolingbrook Petco Store to Close in January

New sushi restaurant and tanning salon expected to open in strip mall soon.

In case you're looking for a last-minute gift for your pet, you might want to check out , which is holding a going-out-of-business sale.

The Bolingbrook at 1249 W. Boughton Road will close its doors Jan. 21. 

Petco might have fallen victim to a saturated market. Bolingbrook residents have more than a few other options when it comes to pet supplies, including ,  and , all of which have ideal locations.

It's the second national chain store to leave Bolingbrook's west side this year.

In April, Blockbuster left the same shopping center where Petco is located. A month prior,  announced its closing because of financial stress due to bankruptcy. 

But it's not all gloom and doom for west-side shoppers. 

KO Sushi will move into 1237 W. Boughton Road, the storefront between  and the . And a new tanning salon is also slated for the shopping center, which is anchored by .

Bolingbrook Mayor Roger Claar said in March that several businesses had already expressed interest in both the Blockbuster and Borders locations.

So far, nothing has been announced or reported.

Lucy December 26, 2011 at 11:38 PM
I agree. My kids and I just had the conversation the other day about what stores used to be located in the newer ones. Hallmark was the Dollar Store, Linens n Things was GoodWill, Big Lots was Circuit City, even having Joann's gone is sad. Do we really need another tanning salon?? It's not healthy anyway.
Lucy December 26, 2011 at 11:40 PM
You are right. Just because you have the name and reputation doesn't mean you don't have to earn your customers respect. The old days of going to stores because you loved the service are long gone. Now it is all about getting the best deal.
jaskie1505 December 27, 2011 at 05:47 PM
I disagree with you Joanne. Stores are closing all over Bolingbrook including the East Side. But this is just not a Bolingbrook problem. This is a problem for all communities. The economy has taken its toll on many good businesses. Not sure why you believe Mayor Claar has the power to keep a business afloat on the East side but not the west side. I don't believe he has anything to do with that. The mayor and the village board can help draw new businesses to town but they can't insure they will be successful. There are too many outside influences that impact on the success, or lack thereof, of the businesses in our village.
Kristie December 27, 2011 at 10:35 PM
I agree with Jaskie. This problem is not exclusive to Bolingbrook. There are empty store fronts everywhere including on the East side of town .For example, the mall across from Menards has never been occupied, There are empty spaces in the strip mall behind Brown's Chicken. The mall by Century Tile has been a ghost town for YEARS. Until recently, the mall by WalMart was mostly vacant as well. I'm not sure why the mayor is being blamed.
jeremy December 28, 2011 at 12:21 PM
I definitely agree with jaskie1505. . . We do meed more locally owned places...

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