regular Monday village board meeting, Nancy Hoehn, economic development
director, announced that TJ Maxx, Petco and Ross Dress for Less are headed for
the Walmart-anchored development on E. Route 30 at Williams Street.
Construction is expected to begin soon.
However, Pep Boys auto parts and car maintenance, is moving at a faster pace. Trustees approved the site plan for Pep Boys, which is also opening in the New Lenox Town Center. The auto parts and car maintenance facility will be 5,546 square feet, while also featuring six bays.
Commercial developers continue to see New Lenox as a prime spot to build, said Hoehn in an earlier interview. LA Fitness is also expected to open soon on a 16-acre parcel across the street from Target, 2370 E. Lincoln Highway, at Vancina Lane and Route 30.
Meanwhile, the now vacant House of Hughes Restaurant, 201 E. Maple St., is expected to seen a complete makeover in the next few months, as well. The whole area around the Metra Train Station at Route 30 and Cedar Road is expected to get a facelift in the near future.
"We're looking at the developers (of the new restaurant) to set the standard" of the kind of business that's expected for that strip of property. Preliminary plans include a new look where the aging Pit Stop tavern, 225 E. Maple St., now stands. Hoehn said she wasn't at liberty to release the name of the incoming restaurant.
The busy train station is the catalyst for re-development in that area just west of Cedar Road on Route 30. The action now in the preliminary stages coincides with the Route 30 Corridor plan.
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