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Sep 02

New Business Update: Fruitful Yield to Expand

Posted to Economic Development Updates and Success Stories on September 2, 2016 at 11:13 AM by Erin Jason

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The Fruitful Yield, currently located at 214 N. York St., will have a new home in Elmhurst in the coming months. The popular health food store has signed a lease to move around the corner into the Addison Parking Deck at 135 N. Addison. The move will allow the business to more than double their current size, expand their organic produce and food section, and bring more product lines to their Elmhurst area customers. Founded in Elmhurst in 1962, the family run company has grown to thirteen stores and is a leader in the suburban natural foods market.

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Jul 21

Getting to Know Elmhurst Businesses: Unity Railway Supply, Inc.

Posted to Economic Development Updates and Success Stories on July 21, 2016 at 9:02 AM by Erin Jason

The City is pleased to welcome Unity Railway Supply, Inc.  to the Elmhurst Community. The company, which has been based in Bensenville for many years, is in the process of moving to 577 W. Lamont Rd. in Elmhurst, investing over $2million in facility upgrades at their new location.   

Unity Railway Supply, Inc. is the leading representative and distributor for a number of established manufacturers of freight car components serving railroads, new car builders, and repair shops throughout North America and around the world. Incorporated in 1960 as a manufacturers’ representative and stocking distributor to the railway industry, they acquired the General Standard Company in 1985 to strengthen Unity’s position as a full line railway supply company. Today, Unity Railway Supply, Inc. provides a wide array of both traditional and innovative railcar and locomotive products to complement the various needs of their customers.

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Jul 15

New Business Update: Thorntons Gas Station

Posted to Economic Development Updates and Success Stories on July 15, 2016 at 8:50 AM by Erin Jason

The new Thorntons (476 N. York St.) is now open for business. Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, Thorntons is a leading, independent gasoline/convenience-chain retailer, marketing throughout the Midwest.The Elmhurst location, which sits on the former Steven's Restaurant site, will offer patrons a reward program as well as gas price text alerts among other amenities. Thorntons promotes a culture wherein they strive to be people's "favorite spot to stop when they are on the go."

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