WEDA Success Stories
WEDA Success Stories
Category: 2016 Success Stories
Several new small businesses are making big news in Evanston. Costa Vida, a fresh Mexican-style restaurant, is scheduled to open in January in the Becker’s Circle plaza near McDonald’s and Subway. Similarly, Jimmy John’s sandwich shop is performing a significant remodel to the old Rancherito’s building on Front Street. They, too, will be opening within the next few months. Both establishments have grown in popularity over the last several years, as they market themselves as being fast, but healthy dining establishments.
In addition, Mountain Music is re-opening under new ownership at its same location on 913 Main Street in Evanston’s Historic Downtown. Currently, the store is undergoing a renovation. The music business will sell/rent instruments, sheet music and other Other Evanston businesses have relocated and refreshed their stores. Standard Plumbing Supply Co., once located in the Wasatch business park area on the west side of town has moved to the Becker’s Circle business plaza along Front Street. The True Value company’s new site is much more visible and accessible for their many customers. Similarly, My Favorite Things, a craft and home décor business, has relocated from the Becker’s Circle business plaza to 447 Front Street. The new site is easy to spot with its pink trim and door.
Other new businesses in the area include Ivory & Iron on 7th Street next to the Posey Shoppe. This store features home decorations, baby gifts, seasonal items and more. True Reflections, a hair and nail salon has opened its doors in the former Healing Touch Day Spa building at 1001 Front Street, and a Smart Style Hair Salon has also recently opened in Wal-Mart. Flex Fitness Center has also launched a new 24-hour gym at the Yellow Creek Shopping Plaza. A new pet grooming enterprise called Ruff n’ Scrub is ready to take care of area citizens’ pet cleaning needs at 137 Bear River Drive, and Basc Group, Inc. is opening in the Old Town Hall. The executive recruiting and employee training company has recently expanded from California. They will employ between 4-7 people. The Old Mill Restaurant/Painted Lady Saloon has begun a full-service restaurant at their current establishment on County Road, and several home-based businesses in the area have also embarked in the last several months.