We're looking back at the year that was and rounding up our picks of some of the business stories that defined the Yorkville business landscape for 2012.
- Movie Theater Could Return to CountrySide Center Developer Jim Ratos would build the 37,500-square-foot theater in the lot closest to Route 47 at Countryside Center.
- New Faces and Businesses in Riverfront Shops DeMont Guitars officially is opening in the back meeting room of River City Roasters on Saturday during the Rogue Barrister Harvest Moon Festival, which will feature craft beer and live music at the park.
- Dairy Queen Coming to Yorkville Dairy Queen Grill and Chill is expected to be built in Yorkville by Feb. 28.
- The "2012 Inc. 5000" is out and it features a Yorkville-based company. Keystrokes Transcription Service, Inc. is among the country's fastest growing companies, according to the new Inc. Magazine rankings.
- Three Angels Brewing Decides Against Downtown Location Jason Leslie and Boyd Ingemunson, of Three Angels Brewing, didn't think three-quarters of the aldermen would support selling 201 Hydraulic St., so they decided against pursuing a purchase this summer.
- Amy's Organics Keeps on Trucking ...But instead of a sweet treat like ice cream, customers were there for locally grown produce, from tomatoes to peaches, onions, cucumbers and potatoes.
- Rivers Edge Theatre's First Show Friday Yorkville's new downtown theatre's debut show will feature three singer-songwriters Friday in the former location of The Follies Theatre.
- Tollefson Shares Plan for Revamping Downtown Rick Tollefson, of Imperial Investments, wants to use Cobblestone Bakery & Bistro as a template for other downtown projects.