Congratulations to the North Riverside board for approving yet another gambling establishment. This one’s a bit different, however. It is to be located at the corner of 26th and Hainsworth, a residential neighborhood.

I understand the hours for the Ava’s Cafe will be 7 a.m. until 2 a.m. This place will be selling alcohol.

I’m afraid this is a blatant money grab for our village. There must be other sources of revenue without hobbling people who can least afford gambling, let alone the potential for problems with alcohol abuse and its attendant issues.

The addition, this place will definitely change our quiet street and not for the better

Rick Andersen, North Riverside