Sunday, June 5, 2016

"Video: Looks Like Somebody Else Broke Into Old Joliet Prison"

http://patch.com/illinois/joliet/video-looks-somebody-else-broke-old-joliet-prison-0#comments

       Good morning! Hope your night was as peaceful as mine!!
       So it looks like someone has broken into the Old Joliet Men's Prison . . . seems to be a common thing recently. The sad thing is it doesn't, from the video, look like he did much more than walk in. So much for keeping a historic landmark safe. And an explanation as to why so much damage has been done.
       I have to say I am grateful for a video of the prison as I've been quite curious and have yet to see videos (beyond the movie filmed there, therefore a staged version). There are "tours" periodically but you need to either be an expert in some related field or a friend of local/state government, IMHO, to be included. I am neither (by my own choice).
        And so, in looking at this video, I am seeing so much potential in this property. Purchased by an individual with the experience and financing necessary this could be an amazing investment!! As there are already so many rooms/cells constructed, it could "easily" be re-plumbed and rewired (by the right professionals) and be utilized as:
• hotel
• B&B
• retail center for start-up businesses
• museum
• center for art/music lessons
• small restaurants
• apartment complex
       Actually, all of the above could easily be combined with so much available space at hand! And the prison grounds? Well, I see edible landscaping (think marigolds, tulips, strawberries, rhubarb, currant and gooseberry bushes, fruit and nut trees) allowing tenants and guests a free healthy alfresco dining option!! Include crushed limestone paths for a local feel. And maybe a fire pit for roasting marshmallows?
       Can you even imagine the amount of tourist traffic Joliet would generate by improving this property this way?!! Traffic to our local businesses: gas stations, restaurants . . . And the number of jobs: management, cleaning staff, maintenance, groundskeepers . . . As well as shop owners and their staff!!
       All I see here is a win-win scenario.
      

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