CHICAGO (CBS) — Officials and residents expect big things from a newly-renovated Metra station that was dedicated Friday morning in south suburban Flossmoor.
Metra executive director Don Orseno said he’d like to believe more people will use the Flossmoor station now that a $4 million overhaul has been completed.READ MORE: Juneteenth Celebrations Happening Across Chicago
Flossmoor resident Olivia Gabel said she thinks the new station will be good for area businesses.
“You can tell when the train comes into town. There’s just a different life around the downtown that brings a lot of people downtown, gets a lot of traffic through our businesses here; so I think it’s great that Metra is upgrading the station. It’s beautiful,” she said.
Flossmoor Mayor Paul Braun also believes the refurbished station will entice more people to spend more time and money in the suburb’s downtown area.
“This is good news for the business community, as well, because having a new station entices people to come out, and walk around, see the businesses that are around the community. I think it increases restaurant traffic,” he said.READ MORE: Chicago Animal Care To Give Away Free Pet Vaccines And Microchips