Under Construction - Franconi's Grocery & Fat Ricky's Restaurant
The revitilization of this area has now attracted new retail development including Fat Ricky's Restaurant and Franconi's Grocery.
On February 1, 2016 Franconi's Grocery store and Fat Ricky's Restaurant broke ground on their future site at the southwest corner of IL Route 53 and Alexander Circle in front of Edward Hospital Athletic and Event Center in Uptown Square.
"We are very excited to proceed with this development. A grocery store in this area of the community has been a top priority for the Village Board" said Mayor John Noak.
Fat Ricky's will continue to operate at their current location until the opening of the new restaurant. Franconi's grocery store will also include a delicatessen and bakery. Construction is underway with an expected completion date at the end of January 2017.