Why the Oldest Business in Oak Park, Illinois is Closing after 115 Years

Oak Park, Illinois is a bastion of Leftwing lunacy, much like a lot of the rest of the state of Illinois. What could possibly go wrong?

Oak Park

From OakPark.com: 

H.J. Mohr & Sons Co., an industrial concrete manufacturing company opened in 1893 – one of the oldest in the state – has had its doors closed since February and may never reopen – at least not under the same name.

Karen Richards, a principal of Mohr & Sons, said the company is currently working with a lawyer to chart a path for the business’s future, but a confidentiality agreement precluded her from revealing more.

“It’s just breaking my heart because we’ve been there since 1893,” she said.

Mohr Concrete sits on nearly a block at Harlem Avenue and Garfield Street. The industrial use has been both an oddity and a source of some contention with southwest Oak Park neighbors.

Oak Park Mayor Anan Abu-Taleb (editor’s note: diversity is our strength!) said in a telephone interview that the village has been in touch with Mohr & Sons for over a year about their future plans, but he was short on details about the privately held company.

“We’ve been in contact with Mohr and we value the business they’ve done in our community for decades,” he said. “They’ve been an excellent contributor to our community.

“We hope they end up with the outcome that is desirable for them.”

He added that the village “stands ready to help them in any way we can.”

How about lowering their taxes, Genius?

The story in the local paper doesn’t mention it, but a picture is worth a thousand words, no?


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