As the work on Weber Road and I-55 closes in on its completion date, concept plans have been drawn up for the future of the southwest corner of Weber Road and Normantown Road. That plan consists of a Hilton Tru hotel, two new restaurants, and a gas station.
The Hilton Tru hotel will be a four-story, 100 room building providing additional lodging for visitors who come to town. The Romeoville Athletic & Event Center alone attracts 400,000 people per year for sports tournaments and expos.
One of the restaurants will be Parts & Labor, a 6,000 square foot sit down restaurant serving brunch, lunch, dinner and dessert. They will also have a sizeable list of craft beers and spirits from local brewers and distillers and a deep wine list. It is being built by Dale Lewis, the owner of Burger Rebellion. Dale is a restaurateur with 15 years of experience and is an alumni of Romeoville High School (84’) and Joliet Junior College. Past projects Dale has been involved in include Sovereign Tap, Finnegan’s Pub and Crusade Burger Bar.
The Slice Factory has submitted a letter of intent for the second restaurant in the plan, a 4,000 square foot space. The pizza restaurant already has nine locations throughout the Chicago area. Rounding out the development plan will be a QuikTrip gas station and convenience store.
“New restaurants are always at the top of everyone’s wish list,” said Mayor Noak. “It is very exciting to have two new concepts coming to Romeoville, including a sit down concept from Romeoville Alum Dale Lewis.”
The development will have an access point on Normantown, including a new traffic signal, and a right in right out access point to Weber Road. These two access points will be connected by an internal road that will provide access to all of the businesses. An internal pedestrian network is also proposed to connect to the multi-use path being installed along Weber. Construction could begin as soon spring of 2022.