A comment in a recent story on eNews Park Forest drew a very inaccurate comment from a reader:
Boy hopefully Park Forest didn’t dump any money to this guy like they did with Orchard Fresh Market.
To set the record straight, the Village of Park Forest did NOT “dump any money” or give any money to Orchard Fresh Market. The Village did help promote the business, and gave the owner permission to put yard signs around town in anticipation of his grand opening, but tax dollars were not given to this business.
Also for the record, the Village does assist other Park Forest businesses to promote their businesses, usually via a free email list to other Park Forest businesses, or low cost advertising opportunities in various publicati0ns.
We are working very hard to keep businesses we have and draw more.