Posted on: September 8, 2017

Village of Villa Park Welcomes Wash-U to Town

Congratulations to Wash-U located at 780 N Addison Rd. The new car wash had a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, September 7th with the Villa Park Chamber of Commerce. Wash-U also began a fundraiser to donate $2 to the Muscular Dystrophy Association for...

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Economic Development
Posted on: August 23, 2017

Village of Villa Park Welcomes Wendy's to Town

Villa Park Chamber of Commerce members and Village officials welcomed Wendy's with a ribbon cutting ceremony on August 21st, 2017. The Wendy's Foundation also donated $500 to the Tri-Town YMCA to help send children to camp.The new location of the franchis...

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Economic Development
Posted on: August 14, 2017

Village of Villa Park Welcomes Bright Kids Academy to Town

Villa Park Chamber of Commerce members and Village officials welcomed Bright Kids Academy with a ribbon cutting ceremony on August 7th, 2017.The new location of the school is located at  29 E St. Charles Rd. Visit their website for more ...

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Economic Development
Posted on: July 14, 2017

Village of Villa Park Welcomes More Brewing Company to Town

Villa Park Chamber of Commerce members and Village officials welcomed More Brewing Company with a ribbon cutting ceremony on July 12th, 2017. The new craft brewery and restaurant features beer brewed in-house and a full kitchen. It is located at 126 S. Vi...

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Economic Development
Posted on: June 23, 2017

Village of Villa Park Welcomes 1st Garden Childcare to Town

The Village of Villa Park and the Villa Park Chamber of Commerce welcomed 1st Garden Childcare to town with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, June 21st, 2017. The new childcare center is located in Ovaltine Court (107 S. Villa Ave), and they can be ...

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Economic Development
Posted on: June 2, 2017

1st Garden Childcare Center Open for Registration

On Monday, June 5, 1st Garden Childcare Center is open for registration from 1:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. The new center is located in Ovaltine Court (107 S. Villa Ave), and they can be reached at (630) 279-1321 or (708) 334-4699. 

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Economic Development
Posted on: March 17, 2017

Village Introduces New Special Event Packet

The Village Board recently approved the use of a new special event application packet that combines all applications for various requests/events in order to streamline the process. This new packet amends the daily liquor license fee to $75, amends the raf...

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Economic Development
Posted on: February 20, 2017

Village of Villa Park Welcomes Victoria's Mexican Cocina to Town

The Village of Villa Park and the Villa Park Chamber of Commerce welcomed Victoria's Mexican Cocina to town with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, February 17th, 2017. Victoria's is located at 345 W. North Avenue - get more informatio...

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Economic Development
Posted on: February 8, 2017

Villa Park Welcomes Two New Businesses

The Village of Villa Park and the Villa Park Chamber of Commerce welcomed Strong U Gym and Jackson Hewitt to town with a dual ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, February 3rd, 2017. Both businesses are new members of the Chamber of Commerce. 

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Economic Development
Posted on: November 17, 2016

Park Art Center Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary!

Park Art Center patrons view an exhibit

The Park Art Center (PAC) at 9 E Park Blvd., has had an amazing inaugural year with exhibits, films, speakers, classes, fairs, and much more. For many people in the community this was their first opportunity to attend a gallery opening, art exhibits and t...

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Posted on: November 17, 2016

The Odeum Celebrates 35 Years in Villa Park!

The Odeum building

The Odeum, founded and built by Emil and Phyllis Greco, is a family-owned and operated multi-use facility and is DuPage County’s largest sports and expo center. Over the years, with more than 130,000 square feet of indoor exhibition space and 14-acres of ...

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Economic Development
Posted on: October 25, 2016

Economic Development Director Jan Fiola Shares Updates Oct. 7, 2016

Economic Development Director Jan Fiola sat down with Cable Commissioner Al Stasch on Oct. 7, 2016 to talk about exciting developments, recent changes and new businesses in Villa Park.

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Posted on: October 25, 2016

Villa Park Welcomes Firehouse Subs to North Avenue

Firehouse Subs Ribbon Cutting

Village Officials and members of the Villa Park Chamber of Commerce welcomed Firehouse Subs to Villa Park with a ribbon cutting ceremony Oct. 14.

The national sandwich chain, founded by a pair of firemen brothers, specializes in hot subs and submarine sand...

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Economic Development
Posted on: October 6, 2016

Villa Park Welcomes Dunkin' Donuts to North Avenue

Villa Park officials welcomed Dunkin' Donuts to North Avenue with a ribbon cutting

Villa Park Chamber of Commerce members and Village officials welcomed Dunkin' Donuts, 298 W. North Ave., to the new outlot building on North Avenue with a ribbon cutting Sept. 30, 2016.

The new Dunkin' Donuts features a drive thru and outdoor patio in the ...

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Economic Development
Posted on: October 6, 2016

Harley-Davidson Wild Fire Event Center Celebrates Grand Opening

Harley-Davidson Wild Fire Celebrates New Event Center

Harley-Davidson Wild Fire celebrated its new event center with a grand opening July 30, 2016.

The dealership sports a freshly painted exterior, newly expanded parking lot and a brand new events center complete with a stage and fire pit. Harley-Davidson Wil...

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Economic Development
Posted on: October 6, 2016

Villa Park Welcomes Before U Demo

Before U Demo Opens in Villa Park

The Villa Park Chamber of Commerce and Village officials celebrated Before U Demo's grand opening with a ribbon cutting June 10, 2016.

Before U Demo, located at 633 N. Addison Road in Villa Park, reclaims and resells used building materials, fixtures, appl...

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Economic Development
Posted on: June 7, 2016

Garden Station Developer Presents Project Update

Garden Station Open House

The developer of the Garden Station project planned for the Northeast side of the Villa Park Metra Station recently presented an update and answered questions from the community.

The project plans to bring five levels of luxury apartments above ground-...Read on...

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Posted on: May 27, 2016

Route 64 Auto Repair Celebrates its Grand Reopening

Route 64 Ribbon Cutting

The Villa Park Chamber of Commerce and Village officials celebrated Route 64 Auto Repair's Grand Reopening with a ribbon cutting May 26, 2016.

The family owned and operated business is a full-service preventive maintenance and automotive repair center. The...

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Posted on: May 19, 2016

Guidance Realty Celebrates Grand Opening

Guidance Realty Ribbon Cutting

Guidance Realty celebrated the grand opening of its Villa Park (100 E. Roosevelt Road, Unit 44 & 45) location May 14.

The office is the company's first in the Chicago area. Other branches operate in Florida, New York and northern Virginia.

Guidance Real...

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Posted on: April 21, 2016

Choose DuPage and workNet DuPage to Host Info Session

For National Small Business Week, Choose DuPage and workNet DuPage have partnered to host a small business info session May 5.

The event will take place at the Choose DuPage/workNet DuPage Offices – 2525 Cabot Drive, Suite 303, Lisle, IL 60532 on Thurs...Read on...

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Posted on: April 4, 2016

Villa Park to Host Real Estate Brokers and Business Owners Meeting

The Village of Villa Park invites Real Estate Brokers and Business Owners to a complimentary lunch and learn from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 13, 2016 at Allegra Restaurant and Banquet Hall, 237 W. St. Charles Road.

Join us to learn why Villa Park is a &...

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Posted on: February 29, 2016

Villa Park Welcomes New Businesses to Roosevelt Road

Join Village officials and the Villa Park Chamber of Commerce in welcoming two new businesses to Roosevelt Road March 4.

Anytime Fitness, located at 133 W. Roosevelt Road, is now open. The 24-hour facility allows members to work out on their own time. Pers...

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Posted on: January 11, 2016

Villa Avenue Business Owners to Hold Meeting

Building and business owners on or around Old Towne Villa Ave. are invited to a meeting Jan. 21.

Who: Building and Business owners on or around Old Towne Villa Ave.

When: Thursday, Jan. 21 at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Villa Park Historical Museum, 220 S. Villa...

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Economic Development
Posted on: November 17, 2015

National Retailers Coming to North Avenue

New outlot building coming to North Park Plaza

The North Park Plaza will be adding a new 13,000-square-foot out lot building along North Avenue, next to White Castle. Among the building’s new tenants Villa Park residents can look forward to a Chipotle with outdoor seating and a Dunkin Donuts with a dr...

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Posted on: November 19, 2015

U.S. Renal Care Celebrates New Home Therapies Program

U.S. Renal Care Home Therapies Ribbon Cutting

U.S. Renal Care celebrated its Home Therapies program Oct. 28, 2015. The program allows patients to choose home dialysis.

During the U.S. Renal Care open house, guest were invited to tour the facility and learn about home therapy options for dialysis. ...Read on...

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Posted on: November 19, 2015

New Businesses Open on South Villa Avenue

South Villa Avenue Ribbon Cuttings

Ribbon cutting ceremonies were held to celebrate three new businesses to South Villa Avenue Oct. 16.

Learn to make your own pottery as well as fused glass and metal clay jewelry through various classes and workshops at Salt Creek Pottery located at 48 ...Read on...

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Posted on: November 18, 2015

Congratulations, Aldi!

Villa Park Aldi

Illinois Retail Merchants Association (IRMA) named Aldi the 2015 Illinois Retailer of the Year. Villa Park is the proud home to two of the award-winning retailer’s locations. Aldi has locations at 400 West North Avenue and 1630 South Ardmore Avenue in Vil...

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Economic Development
Posted on: November 19, 2015

Economic Development Commission Hosts St. Charles Road Business Owners’ Meeting

St. Charles Road Business Owners Meeting

Economic Development Director Jan Fiola recently welcomed business owners to Allegra Banquets & Restaurant to learn about the many resources available to Villa Park businesses. Presenters included Choose DuPage, DuPage Convention and Visitor’s Bureau,...Read on...

Economic Development
Posted on: November 18, 2015

St. Charles Road Welcomes New Look, Businesses

St. Charles Road Ribbon Cutting

The Villa Park Chamber of Commerce and Village officials held a ribbon cutting July 30, 2015 for several businesses located in the newly renovated building at 328-336 East St. Charles Road in Villa Park.

Joyce Slone of Slone Commercial, LLC recently renova...

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Posted on: November 16, 2015

Kenilworth TIF Façade Assistance Program Takes Off

TIF Check Presentation

The Façade Assistance Program in the Kenilworth TIF area (mostly along Villa Avenue between St. Charles Road and Park Boulevard) is well on its way to enhancing many Villa Park businesses.

Since its 2015 launch, the program has already proved to be an incr...

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Economic Development
Posted on: July 27, 2015

Preserving Pioneer Garden and Feed

Pioneer Garden and Feed

What began as a feed store in 1918 has grown into a Villa Park icon known as Pioneer Garden and Feed.

“People would be brokenhearted if it went away,” says Angie Rojek explaining why she and her husband Tony purchased the store in April 2015.

Like so many V...

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Posted on: April 21, 2015

Allegra Banquets and Restaurant expands to Villa Park

Allegra Banquets Ribbon Cutting

Allegra Banquets and Restaurant brings decades-worth of restaurant business knowledge to Villa Park. Tony Maciuszek, the owner, has been in the restaurant business for the past 23 years.

For the past eight years his Allegra Banquets and Restaurant location...

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Posted on: April 21, 2015

J & R Cycle & Ski celebrates move to Villa Park

J and R Cycle and Ski Ribbon Cutting

J & R Cycle & Ski celebrated its recent move to Villa Park with a ribbon cutting April 15th.

Bob Pecora, owner of J & R Cycle & Ski in Villa Park says he hasn't worked a day in his life. Considering he started at the bicycle store, which he...

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Posted on: April 13, 2015

Villa Park welcomes SAVI Motors & Dazzle Hand Wash & Detail

SAVI Motors grand opening

The Villa Park Chamber of Commerce and Village officials welcomed SAVI Motors to Villa Park with a ribbon cutting April 10th.

When John Savinos joined forces with Kevin Saedi to open a one-of-a-kind used car dealership that also offers premium detailing ...

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SAVI Motors Economic Development
Posted on: March 13, 2015

Facade assistance program available

Facade Assistance Program

Now building owners have an opportunity to help improve the appearance of Villa Avenue and other buildings in and adjacent to the Kenilworth Tax Increment Financing District.

A one-time 50% rebate up to a maximum of $20,000 per building is available to the...

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Economic Development
Posted on: March 4, 2015

SRT Outdoors expands to new location, stays in Villa Park

SRT Outdoors ribbon cutting

Because of SRT Outdoors’ success in Villa Park, the hunting and fishing retailer is moving to a larger location in town.

Scott Therrien, owner of SRT Outdoors, chose to stay in Villa Park after about 1.5 successful years at his 55 S. Villa Ave. location. T...

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Economic Development
Posted on: February 4, 2015

Old Town Villa Ave. businesses promote shopping local

Villa Ave. and Park Blvd. street signs

Several Villa Park business owners have collaborated to launch a new Facebook page promoting Old Town Villa Ave.

“It’s not a business owner’s association. It’s a neighborhood,” explained Gayle Baker who owns the Rampant Lion Celtic Traders store at 47 S. V...

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Old Town Villa Ave. Facebook Economic Development