Tuesday, April 30, 2013
AlphaGraphics in downtown Wheaton celebrates 25th year in business.
AlphaGraphics, Inc., 128 N. Main St. in Wheaton earlier this year celebrated its 25th anniversary in business, according to an AlphaGraphics news release. Frank and Barbara Kohout of Wheaton were among franchisees from 22 other locations to celebrate major anniversaries this year. “It is incredibly rewarding to see our franchisees reach this milestone anniversary,” AlphaGraphics President Art Coley said in a statement. “Their longevity is a true testament of the commitment they have made to each of their business centers. We look forward to many more years to come with these franchisee partners!” The husband and wife team has owned and operated the local AlphaGraphics in downtown Wheaton since 1988, when an ad in the Wall Street Journal …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The market is now open every Saturday through Dec. 21.
Tuesday, April 23
From Downtown Wheaton With the sun shining on a clear, crisp Saturday morning, the City of Wheaton Mayor Michael J. Gresk and French Market General Manager Leslie Cahill officially opened the French Market in Downtown Wheaton on April 20. Following the cutting of a red, white and blue ribbon with a nod to the official colors of France, Gresk and General Manager Leslie Cahill toasted the opening with flutes of French Champagne. The French Market, located at Liberty Drive and South Main Street, in Downtown Wheaton, takes place every Saturday throughout the summer and just recently announced plans to extend the market through Dec. 21, 2013. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday. This year’s French Market features a wide …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
The City of Wheaton opens another survey on the proposed ideas for downtown Wheaton.
Thursday, April 11
From the City of Wheaton If you were unable to attend last week’s open house presenting ideas for the long-term downtown plan being developed, the City encourages you to take this online survey so it can get your feedback about proposed ideas for Downtown Wheaton. At the April 4 meeting, representatives from Design Workshop, the design consultant contracted to create a strategic and streetscape plan for Downtown Wheaton, presented a number of recommended improvements for various streets in Downtown Wheaton. The meeting also presented design options for a linear “central park” along the Prairie Path and other options designed to improve various areas within Downtown. Now, you can provide guidance to the project team concerning the …
Friday, April 5, 2013
The Wheaton French Market will return for the summer Saturday, April 20.
From the City of Wheaton: Downtown Wheaton will take on a bit of a French flavor when a popular attraction returns April 20. That’s the date of this year’s first French Market, which is a popular outdoor marketplace modeled after the markets in France. More than a typical farmers market, the Wheaton French Market offers a wide variety of vendors. From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Saturday through Nov. 9, 2013, visit the French Market near the intersection of Main Street and Liberty Drive to find fresh produce, locally made gifts, art, specialty foods, handmade jewelry, flowers and more. Items sold change seasonally, offering visitors variety from week to week. This year’s French Market season will extend beyond its usual November closing. From …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
HomeAgain Consignment and Resale will open at 123 W. Wesley St. in downtown Wheaton this month.
HomeAgain Consignment and Resale will move later this month or early May from its current location at 1066 College Ave. to 123 W. Wesley St. in downtown Wheaton, Downtown Wheaton Association Executive Director Paula Barrington said Monday. HomeAgain is an upscale consignment and resale store offering all types of home furnishings and decor items. The store sells accessories, including accent furniture, wall decor items, frames, statues, pottery items, lamp accessories, hutches, dressers, lighting, jewelry, purses and much more. HomeAgain offers 40 percent of the selling price and consignments will be for 90 days with prices based on supply and demand. The store's website and Facebook page have numerous examples of products or call to …
City consultant team will present preliminary recommended streetscape plan for downtown Wheaton at April 4 meeting.
- On Patch
Thursday, April 4
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Austin BBQ has closed its doors after three years in business on Front Street in downtown Wheaton.
Austin BBQ has closed its restaurant at 226 W. Front St. in downtown Wheaton. Following a 10-year partnership with a Rosati's restaurant in Rolling Meadows, owner Doug Pierce opened Austin BBQ on January 8, 2011 at 226 W. Front St. Downtown Wheaton Association Executive Director Paula Barrington confirmed the restaurant is closing Wednesday. "Sadly we just learned that Austin BBQ has closed," she said. "Despite this loss, things are still trending upward in Downtown Wheaton," she added. Lee Jackels, the landlord for the 226 W. Front St. property, declined to comment on the reason Austin BBQ closed. Patch was unable to reach Austin BBQ on the phone or via email. Check back for updates as more details become available. There are plenty of …
Wheaton City Council members approve developer's request to build a parking lot for Mariano's Fresh Market employees at the northwest corner of Roosevelt Road and Main Street.
Wheaton City Council on Monday approved a developer's request to build a 136-space parking lot for Mariano's Fresh Market employees instead of an office building or bank at the northwest corner of Roosevelt Road and Main Street. The measure passed 4-3 after disagreement over whether to keep a condition requiring developer Bradford Real Estate to use permeable pavers or porous pavement instead of asphalt for the lot in the ordinance. Bradford's plan originally included redevelopment of the lot at the northwest corner of Roosevelt Road and Main Street, but the unexpected success of Mariano's stores in the Chicago area prompted the request for additional parking instead of another business. Bradford Real Estate President Steve Pagnotta told …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Council approves developer's plans to build a medical office building at the former Jewel property in downtown Wheaton.
Wheaton City Council on Monday approved a developer's plan to build a three-story, 40,000-square-foot medical office building at the former Jewel property, 114 E. Willow Ave. in downtown Wheaton. Mokena-based developer Olympia Investments requested planned unit development (PUD) approval to demolish the old Jewel building at 114 E. Willow Ave. to build a three-story, 40,035-square-foot medical office building that will be operated by the DuPage Medical Group, according to a city staff memo. The proposed re-development of the site includes construction of the new building on the north portion of the property—facing Illinois Street, 116 parking spaces and two full-access drives. The building design would include a combination of red and …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Developers and city staff will figure out a way to rework plans for entry points to a proposed medical office building at the former Jewel site.
Developers of the old Jewel property in Wheaton will have to rework the entry points of a proposed medical office building after a neighbor has not responded to an easement proposal for an access point on Willow Avenue. Mokena-based developer Location Finders International is proposing to build a three-story, 40,000-square-foot medical office building at the old Jewel site, 114 E. Willow Ave. that will be operated by DuPage Medical Group. In the last stages of the city's approval process, the developer's only speed bump is the neighbor's lack of communication regarding a 15- to 20-foot piece of land on Cross Street near Willow Avenue. The City of Wheaton in the 1960s vacated the portion of Cross Street that connects Willow Avenue and …