FROM STAFF REPORTS
HARVEY, Ill. - Dixie Square Mall, best known for being one of the locations for filming of the 1979 film, "The Blues Brothers," will be sold and razed, Harvey Mayor Eric Kellogg said in a news release Monday.
The "25-year-old eyesore" at 15300 Dixie Highway, closed down ever since its moment of fame in 1979, has seen numerous failed proposals, the mayor said in the release, but will now be the site of a new retail development to be run by Emerald Property Group.
The $70 million project will bring an estimated 1,000 jobs to the area, the mayor said. Emerald has been in communication with numerous retailers, including Barnes & Noble, Old Navy, Bed, Bath & Beyond, DSW and Borders, among others, according to the release said.
Anyone interested in obtaining a brick from the historic site can call (708) 210-5204.