Anticipation grew for revitalization of Lakeforest Mall when it was purchased in early September of last year, and within the last week, the mall has sought input from its shoppers on future retailers.
On Thursday, Jan. 24, Lakeforest Mall asked its approximately 5,600 Facebook followers a simple question: "What new stores would YOU like to see at Lakeforest?"
The thread had received more than 80 comments as of Monday morning, with many shared opinions for the mall's future.
Lakeforest Mall planned to remove the thread from its Facebook page Tuesday morning. "The feedback is very much appreciated and we'll be forwarding the information to the new owners," Lakeforest spokeswoman Susan Davis said.
The two most popular retail stores for the future among the mall's followers were Old Navy (14 votes) and Apple (11 votes). The most popular dining destination suggested to the mall was Chipotle (7 votes).
Another commenter declined to share specific ideas for future retail stores or restaurants, but instead suggested looking at the Wheaton Mall's upgrades for ideas.
SPEAK OUT: What new stores would you like to see at Lakeforest Mall? Are there any stores there now that you'd like to stay? Others that you'd like to go? Tell us in the comments!
Editor's Note: This article was updated at 11:40 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29, to note that the mall had closed the Facebook thread and include comment from its spokeswoman.