Monday, May 21, 2012
What should go in this converted house off Town Square Park?
It's been about a year since Vignette's closed. You may remember, the business closed about the same time as Blue Orchid Studio. Nanette's moved into that location across the street, but there's still a real estate sign in front of the shop at 101 W. Center St. I would love to see a used book store and a satellite location of Cobblestone Bakery & Bistro or River City Roasters go in here. Then, Yorkvillians could get some food from Home Plate Hotdogs, enjoy Town Square Park and meander over to this location for some coffee, reading and free wi-fi. Perhaps a yoga studio would set up shop upstairs? What do you think should go in this empty space? What business does Yorkville need?
Monday, May 7, 2012
Readers, what do you think would fit in the heart of the downtown area?
Caring Hands Thrift Shop moved from the heart of downtown Yorkville to the northeast corner of routes 47 and 126 late last year. The move means more space for the shop associated with Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church, but it also means a vacancy downtown. What do you think Yorkville's downtown needs? The area has been rejuvenated with The Follies Theatre and Cobblestone Bakery & Bistro. Kendall Pub, OJ's Tap and Bridge Street Cafe and Lounge are older stand-bys. What do you think should be thrown into the mix?
Monday, April 23, 2012
Readers, what do you think should replace 1st Midwest Insurance and CPI Home and Office Computing Specialists across from Cobblestone Bakery & Bistro?
The office space at 108 W. Van Emmon St. has a "for rent" sign in the window. The location used to house 1st Midwest Insurance and CPI Home and Office Computing Specialists, both which moved to 200 Hillcrest St, Suite C, in Yorkville. It sits across from Cobblestone Bakery & Bistro, which might be a perk for future employees, but it also is next to the Muellner building, which is slated to be removed during the Route 47 expansion project. The sign in the window directs people to call 630-553-6404 for information on renting the space. What do you think should go in this empty space? What business does Yorkville need?
Monday, April 9, 2012
Readers, what do you think should replace Dr. Dough Pizza in the shopping center near the courthouse?
Dr. Dough Pizza Practicioner isn't practicing any more. A "For Rent" sign hangs in the front window of the storefront at the end of a shopping center on Yorkville's West Side. The location has decent parking, is visible from Route 34 and likely could attract workers from the nearby county buildings, courthouse and Rush-Copley Healthcare Center. What do you think should go in this empty space? What business does Yorkville need? Tell us in the comments.