Divine Consign moving to south Oak Park

Both locations will relocate to former art glass property in about a month

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By Anna Lothson

Staff Reporter

Divine Consign in Oak Park will be moving soon — but only eight blocks south of their current location at 111 N. Oak Park Ave.

According to owner Kellie Scott, Divine Consign and the Annex (810 North Blvd.) will soon reopen at 809 S. Oak Park Ave.

"It is time. All of the pieces seem to have fallen into place. We have outgrown our two current spaces," Scott wrote in a note to the store's email list. "Our new store will not only provide us with 3x the showroom space, but it also has a loading dock, convenient parking and is on a great block. Big thanks to the Oak Park Development Corporation for helping us find the space."

She said they're hoping to move into the new space in about "a month or so" because it's under construction. Until then, business will continue as usual. "We're very, very excited," Scott said. "It will be really nice to have everything in one place."

Another perk of the new space will be the parking lot, alleviating the worry of getting parking tickets. The expanded store will make it easier for shoppers and furniture consigners to browse, Scott said. It will also be customized more to her liking than the old store.

"I think it's a win-win all around," she said.

Divine Consign opened on Sept. 1, 2009. Less than three months later, the upscale resale shop expanded into the other storefront. Scott hopes to open the new location in August. Her other store, Trends, will remain in its North Oak Park Avenue space.

Scott said they've never considered leaving Oak Park. The new space will triple the showroom area and offer a dedicated center for the store's design, upholstery and drapery services.

"We want Divine Consign to be a vital and contributing member of the community. After all, our entire concept is based upon the community's participation," she wrote. "The people who are part of Divine Consign (as customers, consigners and, most importantly, staff) are what make Divine Consign different from other consignment stores."

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Hello  

Posted: July 24th, 2012 9:35 PM

Who owns this property?

Oak Park Realist from Oak Park, IL   

Posted: July 21st, 2012 7:22 PM

Just for the record, It's "Berwyn Heights," not North Berwyn. And it extends only as far north as the Expressway. This property is not in Berwyn Heights.

NoBama from Oak Park  

Posted: July 20th, 2012 4:28 PM

John from RF...you are rich, therefore you are greedy. And, by the way, you didn't build that Real Estate business. A lot of other smart people & Govt built it. Oh, and you need to pay more taxes!

Hmmm  

Posted: July 19th, 2012 11:49 PM

Community Bank of OPRF had interest in opening a branch at this location including a drive thru and the community did not want that. OP Dev Corp is run by a person who is connected to Community Bank Of OPRF. Chance?

John from River Forest  

Posted: July 19th, 2012 9:10 PM

Please don't lump all the "greedy landlords" in to the same basket. As one of D.C.'s landlords (810 North Blvd), we did not run D.C. out w/ a massive rent increase. Kellie's "Trends" will happily continue to lease in my space for the next 3 years (hopefully for more). The South OP Ave space is much larger than either of her current spaces & will allow all of D.C.'s furniture to be under one roof. I don't know the full story about the other space on OP Ave, but we are not all greedy landlords.

foom  

Posted: July 19th, 2012 4:14 PM

Wow this will leave another empty storefront in the Downtown oak park shopping.

joe from south oak park  

Posted: July 19th, 2012 6:17 AM

@north berwyn (sarcasm warning) it's all part of oak park's committment to all types of diversity including economic diversity. The low income housing in the business district will address the 'mercantile access gap' that has created a 'shopping desert' for low income residents. it's a problem with access, not income, that is keeping economically disadvantaged folks from shopping downtown.

Welcome from North Berwyn  

Posted: July 18th, 2012 2:16 PM

Welcome to South Oak Park: Still the home of gang wakes and low income housing projects being built in business districts (regardless of what the WJ apparently would have you believe)....

local  

Posted: July 18th, 2012 1:27 PM

It's about time!! Curran Glass Studios moved out years ago! After that, the only thing I can remember, Ebert Photography used the windows for advertising space. Great so see someone moving in.

lois lil from oak park  

Posted: July 18th, 2012 1:27 PM

The owner of this store is a real pill. We bought a nice but somewhat fragile chair, placed it on hold -- when we returned, she retrieved it from a back room by dragging it across the floor by its arm. Could've cared less if she scratched/dislodged the legs. She has a surly attitude. If she doesn't take care, people like me will shop elsewhere.

John Butch Murtagh from Oak Park, Illinois  

Posted: July 17th, 2012 9:08 PM

Welcome to the South Side

anne from Oak Park  

Posted: July 17th, 2012 8:25 PM

Pretty excited that they will be within walking distance of my house now. But what is with those landlords on OP Ave do they want it to be a ghost town??

oops  

Posted: July 17th, 2012 8:06 PM

independent

whatsgoingon  

Posted: July 17th, 2012 8:04 PM

I do not know who owns the property in the downtown Oak Park area, but they seem hell bent on keeping thriving independant business out. I will miss divine consign but will trek to the new locale. The economy is fragile and money grubbing landlords should celebrate success not see it as a reason to raise rents astronomically.

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