Visions for Vacancies: Former Ethan Allen Building
The location of the former Ethan Allen furniture store has sat vacant since 2010. Tell us in the comments' section what you think should go in this location.
If you got to choose what went into the former Ethan Allen building at 2391 County Line Road in Algonquin, what would you pick?
There are currently no potential buyers for the 20,000 square foot building that has sat vacant since 2010.
The business is visible from Randall Road and is located in front of Brunswick Zone, which is located in the Algonquin Galleria. The storefront faces a strip mall that is mostly vacant other than a Massage Envy.
The size of the store itself makes it a challenging sell, said Russ Farnum, community development director for the village of Algonquin. Farnum said most smaller stores are in the 2,000 to 5,000 square foot range while on the other end of the scale, a larger store is typically around 50,000 square feet.
At one point, Farnum said a fitness club explored moving into the former furniture store but that did not pan out and there hasn't been much more interest in the building since.
Tell us, Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Patch readers, what business would you like to see in the former Ethan Allen building? Share your ideas in the comments section below.