New businesses gather on Sugar Grove’s west side, along U. S. 30.
Sugar Grove Café enters restaurant market
Juan and Martin Jasso saw a good opportunity in Sugar Grove at the former Round-Up Restaurant, 1942 U. S. Highway 30. Martin, restaurateur and former operator of Briana’s, Batavia, and Juan agreed to lease the former restaurant in November of 2018. Messrs. Jasso have made quite a few changes to the footprint of the original restaurant including décor and color updating. Gone are the counter-height bar tables, replaced by standard-height dining tables and booths. The bar has been redesigned, and there has also been considerable renovation to the kitchen area. Building owner, Steve Fulton has been actively involved in the reconstruction project, to ensure its success. The building’s exterior has also been brightened-up, with new color and signage, and a resurfaced parking lot. Sugar Grove Café Menu has a wide variety of delicious entrees, including Mexican specialties, like fajitas, enchiladas, tacos, quesadillas and nachos. Sugar Grove Café will be open, Monday, April 22. Hours of operation will be 6:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Sunday through Wednesday (serving breakfast and lunch), and 6:00 AM – 9:00 PM, Thursday through Saturday (serving breakfast, lunch and dinner). The Sugar Grove village offices have had a steady stream of inquiries about this new addition to Sugar Grove’s dining offerings, since construction on the building began. Make sure you stop by to welcome this anxiously anticipated attraction on U. S. 30.
Jigsaw Medical, 1012 Airpark Drive, Suite 1
This National Healthcare/Medical Supply company arrived in Sugar Grove at the beginning of 2019, relocating from its former Elgin location. The company leases 9,500 square feet of office and warehouse from industrial property owner/broker Steve Morken. Jigsaw Medical President, Geof Clippert, indicated that Sugar Grove’s fair industrial space pricing, and good transportation amenities were the reasons he brought Jigsaw Medical to Sugar Grove. Jigsaw Medical anticipates hiring a number of additional employees and interns in the near future.
HR Green occupying 80 North Dugan Road, as their work begins on I-88/IL Rte. 47 Interchange
HR Green, Engineering and Technical Consultants, are now occupying the building at 80 North Dugan Road (NWC Dugan and Airpark – former Old Second National Bank building) as their field office, during their scheduled work on the construction of the I-88/IL Rte. 47 Interchange in Sugar Grove. Dolan and Murphy Real Estate brokered the deal.
Contract Awarded for I-88 Interchange, Allowing for Spring Start and 2019 Completion
The long awaited access to and from the east on I-88 at Illinois 47 is about to become reality.
At its November 20 meeting the Illinois Tollway Board of Directors awarded contracts for construction of
the new ramps. Construction is expected to begin in Spring 2019 and be completed before the end of
The Illinois Route 47 interchange project on the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) in Sugar Grove will realign existing ramps and build new ramps to create a new, full-access $25 million interchange. The project will also include rehabilitation of the existing Illinois Route 47 bridge over I-88. Existing ramps constructed in the 1970’s only provide for travel to and from the west on I-88. On October 25, 2018, the Illinois Tollway Board of Director’s approved a, multi-party intergovernmental agreement, with the Village of Sugar Grove, Kane County and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), authorizing the financing and construction for a new interchange project to create access into the community and stimulate economic development in the area.
The Sugar Grove Village Board on Nov. 20 authorized the agreement with the Illinois Tollway Authority, IDOT and Kane County, which designates the Tollway as the lead agency for construction of the interchange project. Because construction bids came in lower than expected, the project cost will be significantly lower than the original estimate of $25 million, Village officials announced at the board meeting.
“Due to timing, we [the Village, IDOT, the Tollway Authority and Kane County] were able to save $5 million on the project – $250,000 for the Village,” Sugar Grove Village President Sean Michels said. The board approved Village funding for up to $1.25 million of the interchange project cost. Michels said construction will begin in April 2019 and the new ramps will be open in November 2019.
Of the total cost of the project, the Tollway will provide 60-percent and IDOT will contribute up to 25- percent, with the county paying 10-percent and Sugar Grove covering 5-percent. Crown Communities is providing a small amount of land for the new ramps. The Village already has funded the cost of preliminary design and engineering studies for the interchange improvements as required by the Tollway Authority.
“A full-access interchange will put us on the map to kick start economic development and will open up access between the Tollway and along Illinois Route 47, a regional north-south transportation route extending from Wisconsin into Central Illinois,” said Sugar Grove Village President Sean Michels. “These are improvements that will benefit the residents and businesses in Sugar Grove as well as Elburn and western Kane County.”