Blog module icon

Economic Development Updates and Success Stories

Economic Development Updates and Success Stories

Sep 21

New Business Update: Livia Coming to Elmhurst

Posted on September 21, 2017 at 4:36 PM by Erin Jason

The City is pleased to announce that Chef Brian Goewey will soon be opening his 5th Chicagoland area restaurant in Elmhurst. Chef Goewy of Fire Wine (Glen Ellyn), Gia Mia Pizza (Wheaton & Geneva), and Livia Italian Eatery (Geneva) will open his second Livia Italian Eatery at 116 Schiller St. this fall. Named after one of Chef Goewey's daughters, Livia is an organically driven, full service Italian Restaurant that incorporates locally sourced, fresh ingredients. Alongside his culinary partner, Chef Goewey and his team work collectively together to create chef-crafted items ranging from meatball sliders to their New  Zealand lamb chops, from their Farmer's Wife flatbread to quiona blackened salmon salad and chef-driven custom charcuterie boards.

To learn more about Livia, visit their website: Livia Italian Eatery
Sep 12

New Business Update: Monster Eats Coming to Elmhurst

Posted on September 12, 2017 at 9:48 AM by Erin Jason

Monster Eats
Beginning Wednesday, September 13th, Monster Eats will open in Elmhurst at 116 W. Park Ave. The new restaurant will debut in the former restaurant area at Chow. Chow will continue to operate a catering business from the location. Owner Lee Varon took over Chow earlier this year - with over 34 years experience in the the restaurant industry, Mr. Varon and the culinary team at Monster Eats & Chow are excited to bring a new concept to 116 W. Park.

The Monster Eats  menu will feature cold sandwiches as before, but now also include hot chef inspired sandwiches and sliders made from a blend of bison, beef short rib and traditional ground beef, ground, blended, and hand formed daily. Other specialties include Lee's famous pizza wantons, scratch made desserts, and housemade duck fat fried chips. Monster Eats will also showcase a new kids menu featuring many selections, including six different peanut butter sandwiches such as the Little Elvis, Fluffernutter, and The Angry Teddy Bear.

For more information on Monster Eats visit: Monster Eats

For catering information from Chow visit: Chow Catering
Aug 31

New Business Update: Kan Ya Coming to Elmhurst

Posted on August 31, 2017 at 11:02 AM by Erin Jason

Kan Ya Ramen Logo
Opening this fall at 108 E. Schiller is the authentic Japanese Ramen restaurant, Kan Ya. Featuring tender fresh noodles in scratch made broth they simmer to perfection for days, layered with a multitude of delicious ingredients, Kan Ya promises an elevated version of the beloved Japanese street noodles. Specialties include Chashu, a Japanese style BBQ braised pork belly accompanied by a marinated soft-boiled egg, and house-made pot stickers. In addition to Ramen, Kan Ya will also offer sushi and teriyaki dishes.