First of all, what makes a suburb sexy?
Second of all, you think there aren't any fat people in Chicago? Don't even.
[Village President David] Pope said it's "ridiculous" to suggest the denial has anything to do with plus-sized shoppers -- but developer Rich Curto said he's been given no explanation for why Lane Bryant isn't welcome, opening the door for speculation.Yes. I'm sure the village known for being the birthplace of Bob Newhart needs to uphold this image of snobbery and exclusivity or something. You know, especially for a community whose median household income is somewhere around the $70,000/year mark.
Curto wants the store to open in a building at 1116 Lake St., being touted as "the first newly built retail business" Oak Park has seen in the last 10 years.
Because the village previously owned the property, it took the rare step of reserving the right to have final say over any retail tenants in the private property.
In a letter to RSC, Oak Park deputy village manager M. Ray Wiggins says that while village officials are "greatly encouraged by the appearance and obvious quality" of the new building, Lane Bryant is not "the kind and quality" of store they want there and they hope RSC can find a store more "befitting of ... the village."
Get over yourselves already.