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26 New Businesses Come to St. Charles, 18 Leave in Same Time Frame

Slight gains in business seen as Charlestowne Mall and surrounding areas continue to struggle with the economy.

Despite the sluggish national economy, St. Charles officials reported a slight gain of eight newly opened businesses versus business that have closed since April.

According to a list of provided by Michael Mertes, economic development coordinator for St. Charles, 26 new businesses opened shop in the city since April 1. However, that number is tempered by 18 businesses that shut down operations in the same time frame. Four of those businesses had homes in Charlestowne Mall, which is down to a low of about 12 businesses out of the 120 retail spaces in the mall.

The mall is a for city officials as they discuss what to do with the property. The eastern side of town is also being studied for the possibility of for economic development purposes.

The new businesses in town are:

WEST GATEWAY

  • 2 Brothers Gyros & Beef: 1850 Lincoln Hwy. – Fast Food – 630-513-1590
  • Autumn Leaves: 10 N. Peck Rd. – Alzheimer’s/Dementia Senior Living – 888-598-2375
  • EagleRider: 131 S. Randall Rd. – Motorcycle Rental – 630-444-0960
  • Ernie’s Scrap Metal, Inc.: 1041 Porter Ct. #1 – Metal Purchasing – 630-930-3245
  • Evolve Salon  2075 Prairie St.: – Salon and Spa – 630-465-1436
  • Flannery School of Irish Dance: 1400 Foundry St. – Dance Studio – 312-344-0957
  • Home Plate Batting & Pitching: 1500 Foundry St. – Baseball/Softball Training Facility – 630-513-9999
  • U Spa: 615 S. Randall Rd. #100 – Day Spa – 630-672-8886
  • Under the Big Top: 731 N. 17th St. – Family Entertainment Center – 630-377-4386


Central Business District

  • Alibi: 12 N. 3rd St. – Bar & Grill – 630-461-7368
  • Chicago Body & Chrome: 13 ½ S. 2nd St. – Auto Repair – 630-251-6450
  • Circa Vintage Gallery: 17 N. 2nd Ave. – Arts & Crafts – 630-660-8160
  • Kyrias Art Studio & Classical Atelier: 116 Cedar Ave. – Art Studio & Gallery – 707-467-9651
  • La Vie Encore: 211 S. 3rd St. – Restored Home Accessory Showroom & Antiques – 630-587-0209
  • Lighthouse Behavioral Health: 222 State St. – Behavioral Health Services – 630-371-7733
  • Riverside Insurance Associates: 10 S. Riverside Ave., Suite A – Insurance – 630-797-3700
  • Wild Monk: 51 S. 1st St. – American Cuisine & Bar


EAST GATEWAY

  • Altus Nota, LLC: 1750 E. Main St. #120 – Financial Planning – 630-444-1700
  • Culver’s: 4068 E. Main St. – Fast Food – 630-444-1700
  • Evans Counseling: 103 N. 11th Ave. #101 – Psychotherapy Office – 630-733-1559
  • O’Brien, Murray & Lovette: 700 E. Main St., Suite A – Insurance Agency – 630-762-0852
  • Savers: 3880 E. Main St. – Secondhand Thrift Retail – 630-513-6280
  • SSParxx Photography: 1020 Cedar Ave. #129 – Photography Studio – 630-776-3934
  • Verizon Wireless: 2700 E. Main St. – Cell Phone Sales & Accessories


EAST GATEWAY - INDUSTRIAL

  • Alps Wire Rope Corporation: 2530 Production Dr. – Rope Distributor – 630-893-3888
  • GJY Top Tire Shop & Services: 1830 Wallace Ave. #216 – Automotive Services – 630-290-0165

Businesses that have left St. Charles during the same time frame are:

  • American Eagle Outfitters: Charlestowne Mall
  • Clique Photography: Charlestowne Mall
  • The Cottage Stamper: 211 S. 3rd St.
  • Fancy Pants Parties: 222 State St.
  • Genova Group, LLC: 214 W. Main St.
  • George’s Sport Center: 109 E. Main St.
  • Help at Home: 1750 E. Main St.
  • Impson & Weinstein Law Group, LLC: 210 S. 5th St.
  • Kane County Republican Central: 2901 W. Main St.
  • Kay Jewelers: Charlestowne Mall
  • LaFleur Antiques & Oddities: 228 W. Main St.
  • Magoo’s: 312 W. Main St.
  • Northern Illinois Food Bank: 600 Industrial Dr.
  • The Picture People: Charlestowne Mall
  • Santonio’s: 1910 Lincoln Hwy.
  • St. Charles Florists: 2701 W. Main St.
  • St. Charles Parcel Plus: 2774 E. Main St.
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