Work is progressing on , which will fill the space in Meadow Plaza that was vacated by Blockbuster Video roughly two years ago.
At the most recent village board meeting, trustees approved a 26-foot long wall sign to be displayed on the east side of the building where Dollar Tree will be located.
During earlier this year, however, some residents expressed concern over a dollar store, saying it wasn't the right fit for downtown Northbrook.
In February, property owner Jay Heitman told Patch he believes that Dollar Tree is a positive development, given the economy.
"It was a black hole before,” Heitman said. “Is it a black hole now?”
Readers of Patch seem to be of mixed opinion.
"This is not the type of store downtown Northbrook needs," Deirdre commented on . "How about Party City or Babies R Us or Trader Joe's?"
But Alfred Mulle disagreed.
"I'm THRILLED that a Dollar Tree is coming to Northbrook!" he wrote. "I have been going out of my way to the Morton Grove location."
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