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#61 Parman

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Posted 09 June 2017 - 12:48 PM

Any updates? I haven't been in the area for a while to check.



#62 BigKahuna

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Posted 09 June 2017 - 02:57 PM

Drove by the last few days hoping to see some activity. None to report. The area around the building looks like it has been tended to. Weeds removed and grass cut. Hope that's a good sign. But no trucks or workers any day.

 

If someone knows Jim Oraha maybe they can make contact and find out what's up.



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Posted 09 June 2017 - 04:54 PM

To my observation, no changes to exterior. Rough, holes, one door plywood-ed. However, saw activity on Howard St side of building: two sets of geese families briskly walking from NW corner Eastbound towards Howard St. Geeslings were well protected by parents, one in front, othe in the back of each line. Have they already attended training?.. Sent from my SM-G900P using Tapatalk

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Posted 10 June 2017 - 09:18 AM

To my observation, no changes to exterior. Rough, holes, one door plywood-ed. However, saw activity on Howard St side of building: two sets of geese families briskly walking from NW corner Eastbound towards Howard St. Geeslings were well protected by parents, one in front, othe in the back of each line. Have they already attended training?.. Sent from my SM-G900P using Tapatalk

 

Yes, they attended Combat Quacking training, and have 8 hours credit as veterans in the War against the Ducks  :)


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Posted 12 June 2017 - 09:59 AM

This is worse than Christmas, I would shoot 4 times a week if this place opened it is right by my office and on the way home.



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Posted 28 July 2017 - 10:06 PM

Anybody have any updates on the status of the construction of this range? Every time I go by on the way back from Costco I look for activity. Haven't seen anything going on in at least a month.



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Posted 30 July 2017 - 05:22 PM

Anybody have any updates on the status of the construction of this range? Every time I go by on the way back from Costco I look for activity. Haven't seen anything going on in at least a month.

 

 

Same fences are down and from the outside it looks like nothing is happening. Social media is dead, I called a couple of months back and got nothing. I hope it still happens , it would be in perfect proximity to my office. If they need a partner I wish they'd reach out I am sure they could find one in our community.



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Posted 05 August 2017 - 10:36 PM

Fences down. Holes in building. Nothing happening. I think this is dead.
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Posted 06 August 2017 - 07:10 AM

Ugh... The business owners don't owe us anything, but a lot of gun owners took the time to speak at the Niles hearing. And I do think it's important for Secondary Amendment to fight infringements whenever and wherever they occur - regardless if there is a specific business involved or not. But I don't know, it seems like after the effort that was put forth by the gun-owning community that the owners would be a little more forthcoming with information about the progress of this gun range.

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 09:53 PM

I wonder if they are awaiting the outcome on the Dealer Licensing legislation. Maybe they are wondering what the impact would be on a range and store.



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Posted 07 August 2017 - 08:14 AM

Oh man, hope this range pulls through and opens sometime in the near future. Was really looking forward to this one. 



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Posted 24 August 2017 - 09:06 AM

Ugh... The business owners don't owe us anything, but a lot of gun owners took the time to speak at the Niles hearing. And I do think it's important for Secondary Amendment to fight infringements whenever and wherever they occur - regardless if there is a specific business involved or not. But I don't know, it seems like after the effort that was put forth by the gun-owning community that the owners would be a little more forthcoming with information about the progress of this gun range.

 

 

That is not really how most businesses work though, workers just show up one day and a sign is on the door "we regret to say we are closed due to financial hardship". The end or worse yet the doors are locked, no sign and its just gone.

 

Considering this place never opened they could very well just drop off the radar. No paid employees to reply to e mails, calls, social media. The owner probably has no time to contemplate a failed business venture.

 

My guess is the double whammy of the delays over the legal fight and then a massive drop off in potential future business with Trump winning and demand plunging. 

 

It very well could just be in Limbo looking for investors.


Edited by Patriots & Tyrants, 24 August 2017 - 09:08 AM.


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Posted 27 October 2017 - 08:56 PM

The Skokie group has continued to bird dog the Niles range in court.

 

https://www.journal-...niles-gun-shop/

 

Activists Take Another Shot At Stopping Niles Gun Shop

Attorneys Reload Lawsuit Complaint Against Village, Developer


By Tom Robb | on October 18, 2017

 

Attorneys for a Skokie-based activist group which filed a lawsuit in 2014 trying to stop a gun shop and shooting range from opening in Niles, were expected to file an amended complaint to keep the case alive yesterday (Tuesday). 

 

Cook County Chancery Division Judge Franklin Valderrama dismissed the case, filed by activists with Skokie-based People For A Safer Society against the village of Niles and Howard Partners, developers of the gun shop and shooting range at 6143 Howard Ave., previously known as the Sportsman’s Center and now called Revolve Rifle and Range.

 

Last month Judge Valderrama dismissed the case for a lack of standing. When the case was filed, a school, and member organization of the People For A Safer Society, New Hope Academy, was located along Milwaukee Avenue within 1,000 feet of the proposed gun shop.

 

Part of the basis for the lawsuit was New Hope Academy’s business would face harm if the gun shop were to open. New Hope Academy has since moved out of the village.

 

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Posted 28 October 2017 - 05:28 PM

It's becoming vexatious litigation, if you ask me...


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Posted 29 October 2017 - 03:28 PM

Truly is a poop show of what anti gunners can do to legitimate businesses. It becomes a battle of who has the most funds. 

I've met one of the owners. I was inside while they were doing some demo and preliminary construction. They've already invested hundreds of thousands into this building. Nothing has happened as far as construction goes, for about a year now.


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Posted 10 November 2017 - 10:25 AM

Truly is a poop show of what anti gunners can do to legitimate businesses. It becomes a battle of who has the most funds. 

I've met one of the owners. I was inside while they were doing some demo and preliminary construction. They've already invested hundreds of thousands into this building. Nothing has happened as far as construction goes, for about a year now.

 

 

Hopefully that changes, I know a lot of shooters who live right here that'd be there every week. The stupid Cook County Ammo Tax makes that part of the business less profitable but they'd still make a mint in rentals and selling guns.

Hoping against hope, still. 



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Posted 11 November 2017 - 10:48 AM

YES^^^^^^


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Posted 11 November 2017 - 11:32 AM

It would be FANTASTIC if this range opened, as it literally is two minutes from my church.  It would be Sunday gun day every week. :-) 

 

Hoping for the best.  Preventing this honest business from opening on the grounds of politics is shameful! 






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