We always came from Griffith to River Oaks Shopping Mall for all its great stores. It was much closer than Southlake Mall.
The parking lot was always full, but one store always had the most customers: Kohls. Prices were always reasonable.
When Kohls closed in Calumet City, the city began to go downhill, and the mall became an indoor exercise and meeting place for many. The track for Illinois is Main Street east to Kohls in Highland, and with the stores on Main Street coming along, it's one of the most traveled highways day and night.
We're looking at traffic tie up problems, larger than 45th Avenue and Calumet Avenue in Munster. The reason will be cheaper retail stores, a buyer's market.
- Pat Tuleja, Schererville