In a community where “big days” spawned by big ideas is nothing new, Rosemont Mayor Bradley Stephens’ statement yesterday (Tuesday) that Feb. 21 is one of the biggest days ever in the village had a special ring to it.
Stephens’ comments were made minutes after the Rosemont Village Board approved several ordinances that set into motion the development of a 550,000 sq. ft. fashion outlet mall just west of the Akoo Theatre at Rosemont. The action taken by trustees at the special meeting paves the way for the village to hand over the approximately 13-acre tract to Florida-based developer AWE Talisman. It also provides enough funding to pay for the building of a multi-level parking garage that will be connected to the mall and establishes who will control and maintain the garage.