has long been a shopping area with a great location but a lot of vacancies. Lake Cook Road and Waukegan Road is a busy, active, vibrant corner with an incredible amount of traffic flowing through on a daily basis.
Yet, this shopping center has had a terrible time maintaining any sort of long term tenure of businesses that will attract other businesses to want to open here. But maybe Cadwell Corner's time has finally arrived.
With the opening of the on June 11, traffic immediately increased. Now, has opened her campaign office for the State Senate in Cadwell Corners. This is a brilliant move.
First, as Morrison herself said, “The district is half in Lake County and half in Cook County and we want to be equally accessible to both constituencies." Second, Morrison is placing her office in a shopping center that has been facing significant struggles the past few years.
The existing tenants besides the Library and Morrison’s office are only , and . This area had lost Stein Mart and other temporary businesses the past year or so.
By joining the Library in selecting Cadwell Corners, I believe that while the location clearly suits the needs of Morrison, the act of bringing business back to our District is something she is not only saying in her speeches, but by acting on them as well, she is "not just talking the talk, but walking the walk".
With all of the hubbub surrounding the latest on Deerbrook Mall, maybe this is the start of better things coming our way in Deerfield. The Library has kept pace and remained as busy as ever in its new location, and a State Senate candidate has moved in.
Maybe this is a trend that will begin a growth of business for us. If Morrison is elected, will she stay in her prime real estate at Cadwell Corners? I would certainly hope so. Other businesses will see increased activity and traffic and jump on the Deerfield bandwagon.
It is definitely time to have Deerfield be that go-to destination. Deerfield Square has proven to be that, why can't we also have Cadwell Corners, Deerbrook Mall, and other areas around Lake Cook and Waukegan Roads follow suit.
It is time, don't you think?