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Elmhurst Open House List for July 23-24

by Thomas Makinney

Come visit us at 300 N. Highland, Elmhurst!

Sunday, July 24 from 1:00-3:00 PM

Open Houses are listed in order of price.

136 E Crestview Ave

Elmhurst

07/24/2016

1:00-3:00 PM

$319,500

339 E Huntington Ln

Elmhurst

07/24/2016

12:00-3:00 PM

$329,900

583 N Kenilworth Ave

Elmhurst

07/24/2016

12:00-2:00 PM

$344,995

585 S Bryan St

Elmhurst

07/24/2016

1:00-3:00 PM

$385,000

300 N Highland Ave

Elmhurst

07/24/2016

1:00-3:00 PM

$399,900

598 S Linden Ave

Elmhurst

07/24/2016

1:00-3:00 PM

$399,999

157 W McKinley Ave

Elmhurst

07/24/2016

11:00 AM-1:00 PM

$425,000

362 E St Charles Rd

Elmhurst

07/24/2016

12:00-3:00 PM

$429,000

514 N Oaklawn Ave

Elmhurst

07/24/2016

1:00-4:00 PM

$439,000

444 E May St

Elmhurst

07/24/2016

1:00-3:00 PM

$485,000

1115 S Prospect Ave

Elmhurst

07/24/2016

1:00-3:00 PM

$549,900

412 E Berteau Ave

Elmhurst

07/24/2016

1:00-4:00 PM

$739,900

557 N Myrtle Ave

Elmhurst

07/24/2016

1:00-4:00 PM

$769,900

603 S Rex Blvd

Elmhurst

07/24/2016

1:00-3:00 PM

$770,000

530 N Walnut St

Elmhurst

07/24/2016

11:00AM-1:00 PM

$835,000

417 E Huntington Ln

Elmhurst

07/24/2016

1:00-3:00 PM

$899,000

104 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

07/23/2016

11:00 AM-12:00 PM

$1,015,000

249 N Maple Ave

Elmhurst

07/24/2016

12:00-4:00 PM

$1,099,999

164 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

07/24/2016

11:00AM-4:00 PM

$1,119,000

164 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

07/23/2016

11:00AM-4:00 PM

$1,119,000

141 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

07/23/2016

11:00AM-4:00 PM

$1,125,000

145 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

07/23/2016

11:00AM-4:00 PM

$1,189,000

169 W Olive St

Elmhurst

07/24/2016

1:00-3:00 PM

$1,824,000

 

 

Elmhurst Open House List for July 16-17

by Thomas Makinney

557 N Myrtle Ave

Elmhurst

7/16/2016

1:00 - 4:00 PM

$769,900

557 N Myrtle Ave

Elmhurst

7/17/2016

1:00 - 4:00 PM

$769,900

 

 

 

 

 

136 E Crestview Ave

Elmhurst

7/17/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$319,500

481 E Park Ave

Elmhurst

7/17/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$369,000

604 S Saylor Ave

Elmhurst

7/17/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$379,000

595 E Park Ave

Elmhurst

7/17/2016

11:00 AM - 2PM

$380,000

437 E Webster Ave

Elmhurst

7/17/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$384,900

522 E Park Manor Ct

Elmhurst

7/17/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$438,000

321 N Maple Ave

Elmhurst

7/17/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$499,000

420 S Hawthorne Ave

Elmhurst

7/17/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$499,900

296 S Fair Ave

Elmhurst

7/17/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$529,000

1115 S Prospect Ave

Elmhurst

7/16/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$569,900

802 Chatham Ave

Elmhurst

7/17/2016

1:00 - 4:00 PM

$732,000

412 E Berteau Ave

Elmhurst

7/17/2016

1:00 - 4:00 PM

$739,900

412 E Berteau Ave

Elmhurst

7/16/2016

1:00 - 4:00 PM

$739,900

141 E Madison St

Elmhurst

7/17/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$765,000

562 S Linden Ave

Elmhurst

7/17/2016

11:00 AM-1 PM

$899,900

386 S Fairview Ave

Elmhurst

7/17/2016

12:00-2:00 PM

$919,900

249 N Maple Ave

Elmhurst

7/17/2016

12:00-4:00 PM

$1,099,999

249 N Maple Ave

Elmhurst

7/16/2016

11:00 AM-3 PM

$1,099,999

164 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

7/16/2016

11:00 AM-4 PM

$1,119,000

141 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

7/16/2016

11:00 AM-4 PM

$1,125,000

279 W Claremont St

Elmhurst

7/17/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$1,195,000

156 N Pine St

Elmhurst

7/17/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$1,269,000

Timothy Christian starts construction

by Thomas Makinney

Have you been wondering about the activity going on at the typically tranquil Timothy Christian Schools campus in south Elmhurst?

Construction is underway for a new junior high and athletic arena, both scheduled to open in Fall 2017.

Dubbed Project Impact, the $16 million initiative will include a 60,000-square-foot building for seventh and eighth grade classrooms, a new athletic facility for the high school, and improved parking lots and traffic flow.

The new junior high will feature enhanced technology throughout and more opportunities for collaboration. The students will now also have their own space for lunch and chapel. The current junior high facility is one of the oldest parts of the grade school. By moving the junior high, the elementary school will gain the space previously allotted for seventh and eighth graders.

The new high school sports arena will seat nearly double the amount it currently holds and will have a new lobby and concessions area. The facility will include multiple locker rooms, a full training room, and additional storage.

Both buildings will be built on the east side of the campus on what is the current school bus parking area and maintenance garage.

Timothy Christian enrolls approximately 1,100 students in grades pre-kindergarten through high school.

The plan calls for all financing of the project to be raised via fundraising. The school estimates that 80 percent of the money has already been pledged.

Timothy Christian Schools is one of many excellent private schools in Elmhurst and demonstrates our community’s continuing commitment to excellence in education.

Find out what else makes Elmhurst such an amazing city by calling us at (630) 441-5570 or visiting our website, www.gmregroup.com

Indoor Sports Facility Survey

by Thomas Makinney

Elmhurst is taking its first official step toward getting an Indoor Sports Facility. If you’ve always dreamed of having an indoor turf field, swimming pool, ice facility or gymnasium, you won’t want to miss your chance to vote.

The City of Elmhurst and the Park District have officially hired Convention Sports and Leisure International (CSL), a planning and advisory firm, to look into the demand and feasibility of an indoor facility.

Starting Friday, July 1, CSL will be conducting an survey through Friday, July 15. Residents and non-residents can access the survey at www.epd.org/indoor-sports-facility-survey or by visiting the Elmhurst Park District or City of Elmhurst websites. 

The City and Park District are trying to determine if there is enough interest and demand to support this type of facility, both operationally and financially.

The survey will then help target what components would be the most useful as well as gauge what types of funding respondents would support to operate such a facility. Results should determine either the possibility of the facility providing sufficient revenues to warrant development or if additional tax funds need to be raised and/or partnerships explored with other organizations.

CSL will also be interviewing potential user groups, educational institutions, and business leaders to further determine anticipated usage of the facility.

CSL’s report, due in August, will include a cost, demand, and space analysis as well as proposed size and location of facility, what sports and amenities should be included, and anticipated operational structure. At that point the City and Park District will determine their next steps, if any.

Again, residents, neighbors, and potential residents can voice their opinion by filling out the survey at www.epd.org/indoor-sports-facility-survey.

Elmhurst continues to grow in exciting ways, and the Indoor Sports Facility joins the Centre for the Performing Arts as potential community venues. If you want to learn more about any of these projects and what makes Elmhurst such a great place to live, contact us at (630) 441-5570 or at www.gmregroup.com

Fourth of July Fun in the Area!

by Thomas Makinney

Looking for some Fourth of July patriotic fun? We’ve rounded up some festivals, fireworks, and parades happening nearby. Break out the red, white, and blue!

 

July 1-3: Eyes to the Skies Festival, Lisle

Lisle Community Park, 1825 Short Street

An amazing hot air balloon festival, including a carnival, craft fair, parade, and children’s activities. Fireworks go off every night at 9:45.

www.EyesToTheSkies.org

 

July 1-4: Ribfest, Naperville

Knoch Park, 724 S. West St.

This is the 28th year for the popular rib and food festival, which also includes a carnival, family activities and a main stage featuring Sheryl Crow, Gin Blossoms, 3 Doors Down, and more. Fireworks on July 4 at 9:30 p.m.

www.ribfest.net

 

July 3: Taste of Oak Brook

Oak Brook Polo Fields, 700 Oak Brook Road

Fireworks begin at sunset, and the Taste runs 4-9 p.m. with live music, food, kids entertainment, and a petting zoo.

www.Oak-Brook.org

 

July 3: Schaumburg Boomers baseball

Boomers Stadium, 1999 S. Springinsguth Road

The Schaumburg boomers take on the Normal CornBelters at 6:30 p.m. The Jesse White Tumblers and Myron Noodleman perform after the game followed by an expanded, patriotic fireworks display.  

www.boomersbaseball.com

 

July 4: 4 on the 4th Race

Elmhurst College, 190 S. Prospect Ave.

Elmhurst’s annual 4-mile runner’s race takes off at 7:15 a.m. Participants run a circuit through downtown Elmhurst and around Wilder Park. The course is USATF-certified and a CARA Runner’s Choice Circuit. Kids 1K will start at 8:25.

4on4th.com

 

July 4: Hinsdale Parade and Family Festival

The parade steps off at 10 a.m. in downtown Hinsdale, followed by a Family Festival at Burlington Park that includes an arts and crafts fair, kids' activities, and a concert band performance.

www.villageofhinsdale.org

 

July 4:  Westmont Fourth of July Celebration

Ty Warner Park, Plaza and Blackhawk Drive

The fun begins at 4 p.m. and includes food, kids’ activities, a petting zoo, face painting, balloon artists, watermelon eating contest, and music. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m.

westmontparks.org

 

July 4: Navy Pier Fireworks

600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago

Chicago’s famous fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m., all synchronized to patriotic music over Lake Michigan. You can view them on Navy Pier, on the water, or from any nearby beach or venue. Or you can attend the Freedom Festival on the rooftop terrace of Navy Pier. The family-friendly event includes barbecue, full bar, music, and perfect views of the fireworks.

navypier.com

 

July 4: Glen Ellyn Fourth of July

Lake Ellyn, 645 Lenox Rd

Glen Ellyn hosts a full day of activities. The Freedom Four Four-Mile Run starts at 8:00 a.m. at Glenbard West Football Field. The parade steps off at noon in downtown Glen Ellyn and ends at Lake Ellyn where an afternoon festival, including food, a carnival, and bands, will run until 4 p.m. The Grand Fireworks display goes off at dusk.

www.glenellyn4thofjuly.com

 

July 4: Bensenville Liberty Fest

Redmond Park, 545 John St.

An Independence Day parade steps off at 10 a.m. in downtown Bensenville, followed by a Taste of the Towns food festival in Redmond Park and fireworks beginning at 9:30

www.bensenville.il.us

Elmhurst Open House List for June 25-26

by Thomas Makinney

Come visit us at 300 N. Highland, Elmhurst

Sunday, June 26 from 1:00-3:00 PM

Open Houses are listed in order of price.

764 N Kenilworth Ave

Elmhurst

6/26/2016

2:00 - 4:00 PM

$240,000

496 W St Charles Rd

Elmhurst

6/26/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$300,000

458 E Park Ave

Elmhurst

6/26/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$319,900

419 E Park Ave.

Elmhurst

6/26/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$339,000

339 E Huntington Ln

Elmhurst

6/25/2016

12:00 - 3:00 PM

$340,000

302 E Crescent Ave

Elmhurst

6/26/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$349,900

15W733 Diversey Ave

Elmhurst

6/26/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$349,900

384 W Adams St

Elmhurst

6/25/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$365,000

384 W Adams St

Elmhurst

6/26/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$365,000

481 E Park Ave.

Elmhurst

6/26/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$387,000

446 N Elm Ave

Elmhurst

6/26/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$399,000

300 N Highland Ave

Elmhurst

6/26/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$399,900

557 E Park Ave

Elmhurst

6/26/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$405,900

288 N Maple Ave

Elmhurst

6/26/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$449,000

288 N Maple Ave

Elmhurst

6/26/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$449,000

380 S Holly Ave

Elmhurst

6/26/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$449,800

884 S Linden Dr

Elmhurst

6/26/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$450,000

514 N Oaklawn Ave

Elmhurst

6/26/2016

1:00 - 4:00 PM

$464,900

515 W Second St

Elmhurst

6/26/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$475,000

147 E Van Buren St

Elmhurst

6/26/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$479,000

444 E May St

Elmhurst

6/26/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$494,000

306 N Geneva Ave

Elmhurst

6/26/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$499,900

420 S Hawthorne Ave

Elmhurst

6/26/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$530,000

649 W Belden Ave

Elmhurst

6/26/2016

12:00 - 3:00 PM

$565,000

771 S Cedar Ave

Elmhurst

6/26/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$589,000

300 W Elm Park Ave

Elmhurst

6/26/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$639,900

454 S Sunnyside Ave

Elmhurst

6/26/2016

1:00 - 4:00 PM

$665,000

561 W Third St

Elmhurst

6/26/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$725,000

504 S York St

Elmhurst

6/26/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$729,900

500 S York St

Elmhurst

6/26/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$739,900

506 S York St

Elmhurst

6/26/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$739,900

107 W Seminole Ave

Elmhurst

6/26/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$739,900

412 E Berteau Ave

Elmhurst

6/26/2016

1:00 - 4:00 PM

$739,900

561 N Myrtle Ave

Elmhurst

6/26/2016

1:00 - 4:00 PM

$749,900

561 N Myrtle Ave

Elmhurst

6/25/2016

1:00 - 4:00 PM

$749,900

557 N Myrtle Ave

Elmhurst

6/26/2016

1:00 - 4:00 PM

$769,900

772 S Fairview Ave

Elmhurst

6/26/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$769,999

894 S Poplar Ave

Elmhurst

6/26/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$899,000

124 E Cayuga Ave

Elmhurst

6/26/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$899,900

562 S Linden

Elmhurst

6/26/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$949,900

440 S Kenilworth Ave

Elmhurst

6/26/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$950,000

164 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

6/25/2016

11:00AM-4:00 PM

$1,119,000

164 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

6/26/2016

11:00AM-4:00 PM

$1,119,000

141 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

6/26/2016

11:00AM-4:00 PM

$1,125,000

141 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

6/25/2016

11:00AM-4:00 PM

$1,125,000

249 N Maple Ave

Elmhurst

6/26/2016

12:00- 2:00 PM

$1,200,000

169 W Olive St

Elmhurst

6/26/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$1,875,000

160 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

6/26/2016

11:00AM-4:00 PM

$1,975,000

160 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

6/25/2016

11:00 AM-4:00 PM

$1,975,000

Elmhurst Open House List for June 18-19

by Thomas Makinney

Come visit us at 770 S Parkside, Elmhurst

and 1308 N Hillside Ave, Berkeley

 

770 S Parkside Ave          

Elmhurst   

Sunday, 6/19/2016

2:00 - 4:00 PM 

$415,000

 


1308 N Hillside Ave         

Berkeley   

Sunday, 6/19/2016

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM          

$219,900

 

832 S York St 

Elmhurst   

Sunday, 6/19/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM 

$289,900

 

15W452 Grand Pl            

Elmhurst   

Saturday, 6/18/2016

2:00 - 5:00 PM 

$379,900

 

595 E Park Ave                

Elmhurst   

Sunday, 6/19/2016

12:00 - 3:00 PM                

$390,000

 

557 E Park Ave                

Elmhurst   

Sunday, 6/19/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM 

$405,900

 

 

185 E Fremont Ave    

Elmhurst   

Sunday, 6/19/2016

11:00 AM- 1:00 PM            

$669,000

 

412 E Berteau Ave           

Elmhurst   

Saturday, 6/18/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM 

Sunday, 6/19/2016

1:00 PM     3:00 PM            

$739,900

 

431 N Ridgeland Ave       

Elmhurst   

Sunday, 6/19/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM 

$899,000

 

124 E Cayuga Ave            

Elmhurst   

Sunday, 6/19/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM 

$899,900

 

562 S Linden                  

Elmhurst   

Sunday, 6/19/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM 

$949,900

 

249 N Maple Ave             

Elmhurst   

Saturday, 6/18/2016

12:00 - 3:00 PM                

$1,200,000

 

Elmhurst trolley connects the city

by Thomas Makinney

Have you seen the trolley chugging through Elmhurst business districts? If so, you’re not dreaming – the Explore Elmhurst trolley is back and will be running weekends through Sept. 18.

The free trolley will run regularly between six stops linking downtown Elmhurst with the Spring Road and York and Vallette business districts. It operates on Fridays from 6 p.m. to midnight, Saturdays from noon to 11:30 p.m., and Sundays noon to 5 p.m.

You don’t need a ticket and the ride is free. Explore Elmhurst signs will mark each stop, all of which are located near parking. 

The trolley is handicapped accessible and strollers are welcome as long as they can collapse and fit into the seating area.

Riders will also learn some Elmhurst history as they commute. A recording by Elmhurst resident and voice professional Mimi Black highlights several areas of interest in the city.

As a bonus, Explore Elmhurst is giving away prizes throughout the summer. Riders can pick up ticket booklets on the trolley or at select locations throughout town. Each week, one lucky winner will receive a bundled package of prizes donated by Elmhurst businesses and organizations.

The Explore Elmhurst trolley makes shopping and dining in town easier than ever. We think it’s yet another reason that Elmhurst is such a great place to live. If you want to learn more, give us a call at (630) 441-5570 or visit us at www.gmregroup.com

Elmhurst Open House List for June 11-12

by Thomas Makinney

Come visit us at 300 N Highland Ave., Elmhurst

Sunday, 1-3 PM!

 

300 N Highland Ave            

Elmhurst   

Sunday, 6/12/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM               

$399,900

 

786 N Indiana St                

Elmhurst   

Sunday, 6/12/2016

12:00 - 2:00 PM               

$210,000

 

106 N Avon Rd

Elmhurst   

Sunday, 6/12/2016

1:00 - 4:00 PM               

$254,900

 

279 W Butterfield Rd          

Elmhurst   

Sunday, 6/12/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM               

$296,900

 

207 N Bonnie Brae Ave        

Elmhurst   

Sunday, 6/12/2016

12:00 - 3:00 PM               

$319,500

 

453 W Montrose Ave           

Elmhurst   

Sunday, 6/12/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM               

$324,900

 

749 S Fairview Ave             

Elmhurst   

Sunday, 6/12/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM               

$324,900

 

310 N Geneva Ave               

Elmhurst   

Sunday, 6/12/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM               

$364,900

 

197 W Butterfield Rd          

Elmhurst   

Sunday, 6/12/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM               

$375,000

 

444 E Huntington Ln          

Elmhurst   

Sunday, 6/12/2016

2:00 - 4:00 PM               

$399,000

 

446 N Elm Ave 

Elmhurst   

Sunday, 6/12/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM               

$399,000

 

598 S Linden Ave                

Elmhurst   

Sunday, 6/12/2016

11:00 - 1:00 PM               

$412,000

 

598 S Linden Ave                

Elmhurst   

Saturday, 6/11/2016

2:00 - 4:00 PM               

$412,000

 

584 S Bryan St

Elmhurst   

Sunday, 6/12/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM               

$425,000

 

366 N Highland Ave            

Elmhurst   

Sunday, 6/12/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM               

$464,999

 

515 W Second St                

Elmhurst   

Sunday, 6/12/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM               

$475,000

 

514 N Oaklawn Ave             

Elmhurst   

Sunday, 6/12/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM               

$478,000

 

170 W McKinley Ave           

Elmhurst   

Sunday, 6/12/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM               

$515,000

 

420 S Hawthorne Ave         

Elmhurst   

Sunday, 6/12/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM               

$530,000

 

175 W Garfield Ave                

Elmhurst   

Sunday, 6/12/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM               

$549,900

 

902 S Kent Ave                   

Elmhurst   

Sunday, 6/12/2016

2:00 - 4:00 PM               

$559,000

 

215 S Berkley Ave               

Elmhurst   

Sunday, 6/12/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM               

$609,900

 

300 W Elm Park Ave            

Elmhurst   

Sunday, 6/12/2016

1:00 - 4:00 PM               

$669,000

 

185 E Fremont Ave              

Elmhurst   

Sunday, 6/12/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM               

$669,000

 

504 S York St  

Elmhurst   

Sunday, 6/12/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM               

$729,900

 

500 S York St  

Elmhurst   

Sunday, 6/12/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM               

$739,900

 

506 S York St  

Elmhurst   

Sunday, 6/12/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM               

$739,900

 

107 W Seminole Ave           

Elmhurst   

Sunday, 6/12/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM               

$739,900

 

412 E Berteau Ave               

Elmhurst

Saturday, 6/11/2016

1:00 - 4:00 PM               

               

Sunday, 6/12/2016

1:00 - 4:00 PM               

$739,900

 

409 E Huntington Ln          

Elmhurst   

Sunday, 6/12/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM               

$765,000

 

616 S Mitchell Ave              

Elmhurst   

Sunday, 6/12/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM               

$799,000

 

417 E Huntington Ln          

Elmhurst   

Sunday, 6/12/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM               

$899,000

 

991 S Mitchell Ave              

Elmhurst   

Sunday, 6/12/2016

1:00- 3:00 PM               

$899,900

 

316 E Third St 

Elmhurst   

Saturday, 6/11/2016

11:00 AM -  4:00 PM               

Sunday, 6/12/2016

11:00 AM  - 4:00 PM               

$1,017,000

 

164 Joanne Way                  

Elmhurst

Saturday, 6/11/2016

11:00 AM  - 4:00 PM               

Sunday, 6/12/2016

11:00 AM -  4:00 PM               

$1,119,000

 

141 Joanne Way                  

Elmhurst   

Saturday, 6/11/2016

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Elmhurst Centre for the Performing Arts – hopefully coming soon!

by Thomas Makinney

Elmhurst is one step closer to getting a performing arts center. Residents and local business owners Doug and Cindy Peterson recently announced a $10,000 matching funds donation to the Elmhurst Centre for Performing Arts, a grassroots initiative hoping to build a state-of-the-art entertainment complex in downtown Elmhurst.

The donation comes on the heels of ECPA being officially established as a not-for-profit (501(c)3) organization, registered in the State of Illinois.

ECPA hopes to build a performance center that will house a large theater (350-seat) and a smaller theater (100-seat) as well as classrooms, studios, and an onsite bar and catering kitchen for private/corporate events. It would provide a performing home for local not-for-profits, including Elmhurst Children’s Theatre, Du Page Dance Academy, and Greenman Theatre Troupe, as well as serve as a destination venue for touring music and comedy performances.

The project is being spearheaded by Board Chairman Laura Michaud, an Elmhurst resident and co-founder of Stage 773 in Chicago’s Belmont theatre district. The Arts and Business Council of Chicago, an organization that provides support and counsel to Chicago area nonprofits, has approved a study on the economic impact of a performing arts center and how it would bring revenue to the city and local businesses.

No location for the center has been determined; however, local architect and business leader Jeff Budgell has begun talks with the city and developers about potential sites.

The Petersons are the owners and founders of several local businesses, including Chicago Records Management, Inc. and TailGate. They hope that their initial donation, raised with the support of a small circle of private donors, will ignite interest in ECPA and help it reach its goal of $100,000 by the end of 2016.

ECPA will unveil more plans at its Patio Party on July 13, 5-8 p.m., at Flight 112, Park Ave., Elmhurst. The event is open to the public and everyone is encouraged to attend. You can find more information at ecpa-elmhurst.org.

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