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Seta Salon Moving to Downtown Deerfield

Village Board approves first step in move from Deerbrook Mall.

Seta Salon’s move to downtown Deerfield from Deerbrook Mall cleared a key hurdle Tuesday when the Village Board of Trustees unanimously approved its application for a special use permit at 655 Deerfield Road at its Tuesday meeting.

As a non retail first floor business in downtown Deerfield, Seta Salon needed the Village’s approval to occupy the space in the shopping center containing Starbucks and other establishments.

Earlier: Jewel’s Uncertainty Curbs Deerbrook’s Enthusiasm

“They’re renovating the mall and we weren’t part of their renovation plans,” Chuck Babikian, one of the owners of Seta’s along with Seta Babikian, said of the company’s move. “Downtown is a very good place to be and we’re excited to be coming here.”

Though no special obligations are being imposed on Seta Salon in exchange for the permit, should the Deerfield Centre development approach full capacity, the shopping center owners may be required to provide valet parking, according to Chuck Babikian.

The business began in downtown Deerfield as Connie Pagano Hair Salon. The Babikian’s bought the business from Pagano. “We changed the name to Seta Salon when we knew we were coming back downtown,” Chuck Babikian said.

In other business, the Board approved a new non exclusive cable television franchise agreement with Comcast and the replacement of an old vehicle.

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MDG September 19, 2012 at 02:10 PM
Deerfield should encourage other tenants of Deebrook Mall to move downtown.
Bringin' Down Briarwood September 19, 2012 at 05:46 PM
I don;t think it would help my property values, but I agree with MDG. Take care of downtown (AND DO IT PROPERLY!!!!) before bothering with Deerbrook (as well as Cadwell Corners - same developer, I think). a) It's in the better financial interests of the village to fill up downtown. All the tax money goes to the village. b) It's time to play hardball with those developers. This is one of many ways. They've done a horrible job. If they're not going to invest, run 'em out, and zone 'em to death if it's possible.
Just Sayin September 19, 2012 at 07:10 PM
B D B....I understand what you are saying...but downtown Deerfield needs an infusion of new business life. If I don't bother to drive 2 miles to Deerbrook because the stores don't appeal to me I will feel the same about the same stores in downtown. Frankly...I don't think a beauty salon is what is needed to draw others to the community to spend their money. Come to think of it will even draw residents (other than its already slim clientele base). There has to be a more creative way of killing relations with the developers than sucking those rather stale stores into more valuable retail spaces. Just sayin...
Just Sayin September 19, 2012 at 07:13 PM
Correction... "come to think of it it will NOT even draw residents"
Just Sayin September 19, 2012 at 07:17 PM
B D B... LOL...Question...why are you bringing down Briarwood ? Just curious. : )
Bringin' Down Briarwood September 19, 2012 at 07:28 PM
Just my presence ... nothing else.
Bringin' Down Briarwood September 19, 2012 at 07:31 PM
That was the point of doing downtown "properly." I don;t disagree with you that there needs to be a more creative way of doing both at the same time. I'm probably grasping at straws because I don't think this group HAS A CLUE how to build something so successful with the complexity to get it up and running in a reasonable timeframe (5-10 years).

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