Business Review 2011: Openings and Closings

A quick rundown of businesses that have said hello and goodbye this year.

The list below focuses on retail and service-oriented businesses only. Interested in information on an individual business? Click through the links provided.




  • closed earlier this year after .
  • said goodbye to its Green Trails Shopping Center space at the end of November. The owners are in the process of searching for a new home, but have not announced an official location.
  • The owners of on Main Street closed following the in mid-August.


  • Chock Full O’ Nuts made the switch to the .
  • re-opened the in October after a two-year hiatus.
  • The from the View to .
  • on Ogden Avenue closed and will re-open as Pizzeria Bombola under new ownership.
  • The Ogden Avenue is finishing interior remodeling after .

Coming soon!*

  • Singhar Boutique is set to open at the Century Plaza shopping center on Ogden Avenue (which shares the same strip as and ).


*This portion of the list only includes items we could confirm with business owners.

Thomas December 21, 2011 at 03:30 PM
Lets be honest, if the View/Wheatstack were a privately owned restaurant and not a taxpayer funded restaurant, it would have been in the closings section years ago. But, when you have the taxpayers backing you, it won't go out of the business. Profits or losses don't matter.
Jack December 22, 2011 at 06:42 AM
What was the followup on new development on the Meijer property? Remember those empty promises of a YMCA or other development on that vacant site? And how about a followup on the Nick & Vito's and Blu 47 restaurants?


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