2011 Completed Projects

12th Street Rag
7023 W Roosevelt Road

This neighborhood tavern has been a Berwyn icon dating back to the days of prohibition. TIF funding was used for facade improvement. Known for its comfortable atmosphere and reasonably priced drinks, it’s a great spot to relax and have a good time.

12th Street Rag
Automated Lifestyles

Automated Lifestyles
3208 S Grove Avenue

Automated Lifestyles has been an industry leader in providing certified, award-winning automation services to residential and commercial clients. Featuring the latest in home automation technology, it has grown into a full-service firm, specializing in digital media, lighting, security, home theaters, audio, video and gaming entertainment. TIF funds were used to help purchase the building on Grove Avenue to expand operations.

Autre Monde Cafe & Spirits
6727 W Roosevelt Rd

French for “another world,” Autre Monde, opened this summer with the assistance of TIF funding and the BDC commercial loan program. a new . The pan-Mediterranean restaurant opened to rave reviews and features a “green” focus specializing in dishes using ingredients grown on Midwestern farms or in the greenhouse on the premises. Autre Monde also offers seasonal cocktails, a well-edited list of 30 artisanal wines and craft brews.

Autre Monde
Berwyn Kia

Berwyn Kia
7050 W Ogden Ave

The operators of Willowbrook Ford/Kia dealership were handpicked by Kia Corporate to operate the new Berwyn Kia dealership after an aggressive search by the BDC to fill this vacant storefront on Historic Route 66. Berwyn Kia purchased and remodeled the south side of the former Phelan Dodge dealership. With a newly revamped line of automobiles such as the Kia Soul, the automaker hopes to increase its US market share by almost 40% in the coming years. TIF funds went towards the purchase of land and redevelopment work at the new location.

Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
7130 W Cermak Rd

Resulting from a redevelopment agreement with Berwyn Gateway Partners, Buffalo Wild Wings wasted no time opening its newest location at the northeast corner of Harlem and Cermak. Completed in early November, the new restaurant broke sales records in the Chicago market. Serving its signature wings in a sports bar atmosphere, Buffalo Wild Wings is the first of six national tenants to go in this new development.

Buffalo Wild Wings

6943 W Roosevelt Rd

Approved in late 2010, Culver's opened with a bang in the spring of 2011. Working with the City to assemble the necessary land, TIF funds helped cover acquisition costs. This quick-casual restaurant adds its signature Butter Burgers and Frozen Custard to the ever-increasing dining options on Roosevelt Road.

Dunkin Donuts/Baskin Robbins
6601 W Cermak Rd

Being the first Dunkin Donuts to open in Chicagoland over 40 years ago, it was time for a makeover. TIF money was used to reconfigure and update the commercial space. Work included both interior and exterior improvements to the building plus improvements to the parking lot and drive-thru. The store has increased sales since the remodel has been completed.

Dunkin Donuts
La Z de Oro

La Z de Oro
6241 W Cermak Rd

La Z de Oro utilized TIF funding to overhaul the restaurant's image by installing new bathrooms, exits and bar as well as improving interior details and the façade. The strorefront's new look and feel complements its marketing strategy, which includes a new logo and revamped menu of authentic, traditional Mexican food.

The Math Spot
3100 S Oak Park Ave

After teaching at Morton High School for 10 years, the operator began tutoring students in math. With her client base growing, she found an office space in the Depot District to establish and grow her business. TIF funds were used to enhance signage for the new business.

The Math Spot
Padgett Business Systems

Padgett Business Services
6828 W Windsor Ave

Formally located at 3239 Grove Avenue, Padgett Business Services was looking to expand their size and presence in the Depot District. TIF funding supported the purchase of a new awning and signage for the office's storefront. In business since 2009, they specialize in helping businesses with accounting services, payroll management, tax planning, tax preparation, bookkeeping and business consulting.

Paisans Pizzeria & Bar
6226 W Ogden Ave

Pasians Pizzeria & Bar opened this year to great fanfare. This 20,000 square foot pizzeria and bar was an adaptive re-use of a vacant warehouse. Utilizing the wide, open space and incorporating plenty of steel, crafted wood, and reclaimed bricks, TIF funds helped with the purchase and renovation of the building. While pizza is the main draw, the menu features a wide variety of offerings including salads, wraps, burgers and sandwiches.
Paisans Pizzeria
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