It was bad enough when we couldn’t even get an Olive Garden here in Joliet, especially when a crummy place like Bolingbrook somehow managed to attract one. But now it’s all so much worse, as we’ve lost the Arby’s on West Jefferson Street, the beef sandwich standby closing down right about the same time the fast food chain started making moves to set up shop in New Lenox.
That’s right, a cow town like New Lenox gets a brand-new Arby’s right after one in Joliet goes out of business.
Yes, the Arby’s is gone and they even pulled the cowboy hat off the sign standing in front of the restaurant. The rest of the sign remains though, left there to taunt passersby with the empty promise of “New restaurant coming soon.”
Sure it is. It’ll be coming any day now and really soon. Probably right after something moves into the old Kmart down the road. Or maybe about the same time they get around to tearing down the vacant Senior Tequila so they can build a new Basinger’s Pharmacy.