Manicures And Vegan Food: Coming Soon To Chicago's Airports?

11/27/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Richard Rodriguez would like hungry passengers to have more choices of ethnic foods to buy while traveling through Chicago's airports.

As the city's aviation commissioner, Rodriguez wants folks to rumba with their roller bags to the sound of live bands in the concourses. He wants to see more uniquely Chicago artwork hanging on the walls.

And he envisions nail boutiques, like those located on hundreds of Chicago streets, offering manicures and fake fingernails that can be glued on while passengers are waiting between flights.

"There are concepts that I would welcome at the airport and our local residents would love to see," Rodriguez said. "There will be a lot of opportunities as concessions leases expire."

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