Requests for qualifications are due Tuesday, Sept. 1 for commercial business owners who are interested in operating the 800-square foot cafe inside the 80th Avenue Metra train station. The Village also will be scheduling showings of the facility to potential vendors.
The 5,400-square-foot station is located just east of 80th Avenue along the Metra Rock Island commuter rail line and features a clock tower, a full kitchen, a great hall with a 25-foot-high ceiling, a covered drop-off area and veranda, interior booth seating, two restrooms and a fireplace.
The selected vendor will have direct access to the entire station, including the great hall. The Village is seeking a high-quality retail or service firm with an excellent operating record whose use of the train station will, in addition to serving the more than 2,400 daily Metra commuters, create a destination for residents and visitors during off-peak train station hours.
Respondents are encouraged to submit plans they believe will be in the best interest of Metra riders and the Village. The Village also encourages creative plans envisioning a variety of café services.
For more information, please contact Economic Development Manger Priscilla Cordero at (708) 444-5110 or email@example.com