Change it is a’coming all over Elmhurst. It’s hard not to miss the activity as empty storefronts and vacant lots make way for new retail, restaurants, and living space.
A variety of retail spaces are going up on York St., in the former Plass Furniture and Appliance Building; on Hahn Street, which will mix residential and retail; and on Spring Road, in the former Moreci Building, former home of Tree Town Reproduction.
A new restaurant, Elmhurst Craft Kitchen and Bar, is set to open across from the York Theatre in the site formerly occupied by Cocomero Yogurt.
The I-290 overpass should be getting a facelift, befitting the entrance to our city. Nearby, the long-vacant Stevens Steak House will finally make way for a Thorntons Gas Station. And a 45,000 sq. ft. LA Fitness is set to open at the site of the old Mayan Adventure WaterPark.
Other buildings set for demolition or already fallen include the U.S. Bank building, corner of Addison and First, which will become mixed residential and retail; the former Marathon gas station at York and Robert Palmer Underpass, which will make way for Lakeside Bank; and 100 N. York retail spaces, corner of York and First, which are being demolished for fresh, updated retail spaces.
Want to find out about these and more developments? Come out on Thursday night, Feb. 25 to the City Hall Council Chambers for a public hearing on the proposed Downtown Plan. Visit for more information on that meeting.
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