John D. Toomey, owner of Oak Park’s John Toomey Gallery, purchased a lot on the 7300 block of Roosevelt Road in Forest Park in April 2017 for $145,000, according to records filed the Cook County Recorder of Deeds.  

Toomey, reached by phone June 14, said the nearly 5,000 square foot space is currently being rehabbed. Toomey added he has no plans to relocate from Oak Park to Forest Park. 

“It’s just gonna be a warehouse,” Toomey said. “Basically it’s for storage.”

Toomey’s gallery, near North Boulevard and Oak Park Avenue, was founded in 1982 and focuses on 20th century works including from the Prairie School. 

Thomas Vogel

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