The Daily Herald is reporting, “Over the past two years, a string of family-owned shops have shut their doors on a stretch of Main Street in downtown Glen Ellyn after decades in business.
At 81 years old, Soukup’s Hardware, a fixture that closed in January, was the oldest in the bunch.
But in their place, developers are transforming that same stretch of Main Street storefronts into a restaurant row with plans for outdoor dining. And at least one existing restaurant is expanding its footprint.
“Restaurants are kind of a perfect fit,” Village Manager Mark Franz said. “People want to dine in a downtown with character. We certainly have that to offer.”
Here’s a closer look at the new and expanding dining spots…”