Thursday, April 26, 2012
The Woodridge Park District is considering a $18 million construction project to build the center by 2015.
Editor's note: The numbers in this article are from a preliminary feasibility study and are not final. The Woodridge Park District Athletic Recreation Center if built would be financially sustainable, according to park district officials. The Woodridge Park District board reviewed a preliminary feasibility study for the center at a special board meeting Saturday. The board will review a final feasibility study in May. The study projects that by year one, the center will turn a profit of $96,156. By its fifth year, the center is projected to turn a profit of $557,413. "We're showing that the center will be self-sufficient based on conservative numbers," said Mike Adams, executive director for the park district, Saturday. The proposed 76,000…
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Get a free design consultation from Local Designer Linda Minogue to celebrate.
Kirkland's Home Decor in Woodridge will celebrate its grand opening this weekend. To celebrate, local designer Linda Minogue of Room Refreshments, will be giving free design consultations on Saturday, April 21, and Sunday, April 22, from 1-4 p.m. Kirkland's is located in the Woodgrove Festival Center at 1001 75th St. Linda Minogue is the owner of Room Refreshments Staging Services, LLC, an accredited home-staging company that specializes in real estate staging, move-in services, interior redesign services, color consultations and staging for holidays and special events. Room Refreshments helps people who are preparing their home for sale, have recently moved or want to simplify their lives by refreshing a room or the entire house. Room …
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Elements Therapeutic Massage opened Monday in the Woodgrove Shopping Center.
Anita Sheth has fond memories of growing up in Woodridge. She lived near Hobson Pool and attended Goodrich Elementary School and Jefferson Jr. High School. That's why when she looked for a location for her massage studio, she chose Woodridge. Elements Therapeutic Massage opened Monday in the Woodgrove Festival Center between Shoe Carnival and Kohl's. The studio offers six types of massage: Swedish, deep tissue, hot stone, sports, prenatal and trigger point. A massage can be 55 minutes, 80 minutes or 115 minutes. Patrons can schedule a one-time massage or become part of the studio's Wellness Program. There's no contract for the program, which allows people to regularly receive a massage at a reasonable price, Sheth said. Elements' …
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Gina's Pizzeria and VIP Thai will both be opening soon.
Woodridge foodies will soon have two new restaurants to try. Gina's Pizzeria and VIP Thai are both prepping for their opening days. Gina's Pizzeria is located in the former Capri D'Amici storefront along Janes Avenue. VIP Thai is located in the former Quizno's storefront in Seven Bridges. Little information is available online about either restaurant and no opening dates have been announced. If you try either restaurant, be sure to tell us what you think!
Friday, March 30, 2012
The business will open near Shoe Carnival in Woodgrove Festival Center.
Feeling stressed? A new business opening in Woodridge opening will help you relax your muscles. Elements Therapeutic Massage will open April 9 in the Woodgrove Festival Center, located at 1001 75th St. The center includes Kohl's, Shoe Carnival and Hollywood Blvd. You can call Elements now at 630-910-3400 to book your massage and nab an opening special: $45 for a 55-minute massage. To get the deal, you need to make the appointment by April 1 for a massage before June 30. The massage salon is an Elements franchise, which will be run by Woodridge resident Anita Sheth. The business will operate on a membership basis. As a member of the Elements Wellness Program, you would have the following benefits: An associate member, like a spouse or …
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
The grand opening for the store will take place April 16-20.
Kirkland's Home Decor, Gifts and More will open its doors in Woodridge Wednesday. Kirkland's "a leading specialty retailer of home décor,"according to the company's website. The company operates 300 stores in 30 states. Kirkland's sells furniture, mirrors, frames, clocks, lamps, outdoor furniture, rugs, pillows holiday merchandise. Other locations include Naperville, Geneva, Orland Park and Hoffman Estates. The grand opening for the store will take place from April 16 to 20. Local designer Linda Minogue of Room Refreshments, will be giving free design consultations on April 21 and 22 as part of the grand opening week events. The store will open in the Woodgrove Festival Shopping Center, 1001 75th St., in the former Gap location.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
The Village of Woodridge and Woodridge Park District have released a submissions from planning consultants.
Editor's note: The following information was provided by a village press release. The Village of Woodridge and Woodridge Park District have released a Request for Proposals (RFP), which will seek submittals from professional planning consultants. The village is seeking proposals for the preparation of a Town Centre Master Plan, which will identify community needs and an implementation plan that contemplates land uses, project phasing and financing for the Town Centre Area of the Village of Woodridge. The Town Centre Area is located near Woodridge and Center Drives where the Village Hall, Woodridge Library, Police/Public Works facility, Park District Community Center, U.S. Post Office, Jefferson Junior High School, Hawthorne Hill Woods …
Thursday, March 15, 2012
The village board will vote on its 2012-2013 budget at a future board meeting.
Woodridge households will see an increase of at least $5 to their tax bill each year as part of a provision to the Village of Woodridge's FY2013 budget. The increase would only be on behalf of the village's portion of the tax bill. The village's annual tax levy also includes the levy for the Woodridge Public Library. The $5 increase would not include any increases in taxes to support the library. It's a switch from village policy as recently as 2009, when the village sought to reduce its tax rate for 25 consecutive years. The village voted to increase the average tax bill by $8 in 2010. The village board split in a vote Dec. 8, 2011, to raise its tax levy $10 for the average Woodridge household. Mayor William F. Murphy broke the tie by …
Thursday, March 8, 2012
The space has been vacant for years. What would you like to see there?
I have fond memories of the former Woodridge Krispy Kreme location. One of the highlights: warm, freshly-baked donuts you could get for free if you went at closing time. Alas, Krispy Kreme left the village years ago. What would you like to see in that space instead? Let's call this a modern spin on community planning—Patch's version of a digital drawing board where all ideas are on the table. In an occasional column, we'll present a new vacant building and ask you to tell us what you think would be the best use. Forget what zone it's in, ignore setback regulations, dump lot coverage rules and all the other zoning jargon that puts people most to sleep. If you had your way, what would you like to see there? What would be the best use for the…
The village board will vote Thursday whether Simple Kneads Massage and Bodywork can move from Naperville to Woodridge.
The Woodridge village board will vote Thursday if a second massage establishment will open in the village. Simple Kneads Massage and Bodywork is currently located in Naperville. The company would like to relocate to the Hobson Ridge Office Park, located at the southeast corner of Hobson Road and Route 53. Last year, the village approved an amendment to allow another Woodridge massage establishment to open in the Woodgrove Festival Shopping Center. That location is a B-2 zoning district. Massage establishments have not been approved for the Hobson Ridge Office Park, which is in a OSB zoning district. The board will need to approve another village code amendment to make the change to village code. The Woodridge Plan Commission approved …