A brand new Mexican taco restaurant and a doughnut store are opening in a downtown Wheaton constructing redeveloped by the identical investor group behind The Burger Social, a close-by eating spot that opened nearly a yr in the past.
Fearless Donuts and The Pacific, that includes “West Coast tacos,” will substitute three established companies that maintained a presence on Entrance Avenue for many years.
The Wheaton Barber Store, based in 1925, moved out of the house and relocated to a Winfield strip mall after the constructing possession modified palms. Superior Eye Care and Laser Heart moved a few mile north on Major Avenue. The third tenant, Wheaton Shoe and Restore, shuttered after 50 years.
The brick constructing is now shrouded behind building fencing and tarps. Promotional indicators point out the taco place and the doughnut store will open in “Spring/Summer time 2019.” As a part of the primary stage of a significant revitalization of the downtown streetscape, new, wider sidewalks, streetlights and different infrastructure have been put in on that block of Entrance Avenue.
Nick Roberge and Jack Waters — two restaurateurs who run a bistro and whiskey bar referred to as Barrel+Rye and The Burger Native in Geneva — launched The Burger Social final December in a Hale Avenue constructing owned and renovated by Aurora-based builders.
The Wheaton Barber Store of Winfield, in the meantime, has reopened at 27W460 Chicago Ave., Unit E. 4 of the 5 Wheaton barbers work within the Winfield location, mentioned Bobby Lopez, who purchased the store along with his brother Richard in 1996.
Lopez mentioned Wednesday he needs the brand new Wheaton constructing house owners nicely. The barber store continues to be adhering to a credo that contributed to 93 years of enterprise, Lopez mentioned.
“Simply be variety to individuals,” he mentioned. “That is our factor, and it’ll all repay.”