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Economic Development Updates and Success Stories

Economic Development Updates and Success Stories

Jun 21

New Business Update: FPV Racing Hobbies Hobby Shop Coming to Elmhurst

Posted on June 21, 2017 at 3:36 PM by Erin Jason

The Economic Development Team is pleased to announce that FPV Racing Hobbies Hobby Shop is coming to 593 N. York. The hobby shop will specialize in custom modified radio controlled vehicles, R/C products, FPV racing drones and custom creations. FPV Racing Hobbies will be the first official Factory Sales & Service Center outside of China for SwellPro and home to the SwellPro USA Drone Racing Team. The hobby shop is scheduled to open in July 2017. 

To learn more about FPV Racing Hobbies visit: FPV Racing Hobbies
Jun 16

New Business Update: The Room Upstairs Coming to Elmhurst

Posted on June 16, 2017 at 11:21 AM by Erin Jason

Coming Soon
Featuring three distinct adventures, a new escape room, The Room Upstairs, is coming to Elmhurst this summer. When the door closes, teams must race against the clock to find the clues, solve riddles, get the key, and escape. This new immersive experience will be located on the second floor at 152 N. York St. (entrance is between the York Theatre and The Gaming Goat). The Room Upstairs will challenge your mind and test your teamwork all while offering a brain-twistingly fun time! Can you solve the mysteries of The Room Upstairs and escape before your time is up?

Check back for updates and website information - coming soon.
Jun 13

Update: New Home Star

Posted on June 13, 2017 at 12:36 PM by Erin Jason

 New Home Star Location
New Home Star, a national firm redefining the new home sales experience, is the catalyst for redevelopment of the northwest corner of Addison & Second in downtown Elmhurst. The company is moving within Elmhurst to a 3,500sf building at 145 W. Second; the building has been vacant for over a decade. In addition to purchasing and repurposing the space into a Class A Office, New Home Star has also purchased, and since closed, the adjoining Clark Gas Station (168 N. Addison), on which they plan to build a new multi-story office building within the next several years. In March, the City Council voted in favor of providing TIF assistance to the project, including assistance with the demolition and environmental remediation of the gas station site.

New Home Star joins forces with home builders from across the nation in a partnership to enhance their sales practices and methodology. They develop, manage, and recruit sales professionals with an exclusive focus on new home sales. New Home Star was displaced by the Opus Project, a new mixed use development scheduled to break ground this summer on the former US Bank property at the intersection of Addison & First. The Opus Project includes approximately 165 luxury apartments and 7,000-11,000sf of first floor retail.

To learn more about New Home Star visit: New Home Star