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IHOP is Coming to New Lenox

New Lenox Town Center will soon be home to six news businesses.

The International House of Pancakes in opening a restaurant in New Lenox.
The International House of Pancakes in opening a restaurant in New Lenox.

The New Lenox Town Center development, which is anchored by Walmart, is filling out with six new businesses in the outlots that front Route 30.

Mayor Tim Baldermann said the International House of Pancakes, IHOP, Restaurant is scheduled to be built on property being developed by McVickers Development. The 450,000 square feet square feet of retail space, New Lenox Town Center, was launched in 2009 with Walmart as the anchor. In November 2011 Aldi opened its doors on the west side of the property. Additional space is currently occupied by Culvers and White Castle restaurants, which face Route 30. Also Goodwill, Chase Bank and Discount Tires occupy parcels along Route 30.

Along with IHop, comes a Pizza Hut carry-out, Verizon Wireless, Jersey Mike's Subs, the Bedding Experts and Great Clips.  Baldermann said the existing Pizza Hut Restaurant, 338 W. Maple St., will be vacated as soon as the carry out facility opens later this year.

"We're excited to have them," he said. Businesses are attracted to New Lenox due to its access to major highways, including Interstate 355 and Interstate 80.  In general, the Lincoln-Way communities continue to draw attention for businesses.  

Plans for the Menards store, which also expressed interest in the New Lenox Town Center, have yet to materialize.

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Lynne June 21, 2013 at 12:48 PM
really SSP Class it up? I'm sorry maybe you forget where you live, this isn't Barrington or Kennelworth. Yes ,we do have some here with money, but many of the people who live here are blue collar, teachers, fireman cops, they are looking for affordable places to take thier families to eat. What this town needs is a mixture. Yes some nice "classy" restaurants would be nice but so are chain restaurants. We SHOULD consider what the current demographic is, they are the ones using the restaurants and stores and spending the money. Sorry SSP it appears I am the riff raff you speak of!
Robert Pry July 03, 2013 at 02:34 PM
If this is electronic "news" Can a reporter please contact Menards and find out what their plans are?
Marg August 07, 2013 at 10:05 AM
I agree Lynne...getting something like Brookside Plaza would be great. I'm sick of driving all the way out to Tinley for Ulta, Old Navy, Hallmark, etc...
Chuck Soukup November 04, 2013 at 08:35 AM
Once Portillos moved to town then we just put ourselves on the map yo. Other legit businesses will eventually follow. Hopefully all of these businesses will help lower our taxes.
Chuck Soukup November 04, 2013 at 08:36 AM
I will admit that I never go to IHOP, T. J. Maxx, Goodwill or Culvers. Culvers services blows. I am very happy Jersey Mike's Subs is coming soon.

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