What’s New on the East Side

Update on The Quad and Other Development Activities

Things have been steadily buzzing on the east side of town. Here’s a rundown on what’s been happening and what’s coming.

  • The Quad
    • The new Cooper’s Hawk at 3710 E. Main Street has really taken off. It is located in an outlot of The Quad—the Charlestowne Mall redevelopment—and has become a regional winery and restaurant destination. In another outlot nearby, the Starbucks at 3830 E. Main is seeing a steady stream of customers. The other outlots fronting Main St./Route 64 have been getting interested from prospective tenants.
    • Classic Cinemas Charlestowne 18 theatre is undergoing a major renovation to include luxury seating.
    • Concept Plans for the former mall buildings were presented at public meetings earlier this year. Plans are being revised by the mall owners to address comments received during the public meetings and to better reflect the current retail market. City staff is in regular communication with the developer and expects the new plans to be presented this fall.
  • Across the street from The Quad, at Main Street CommonsRoss Stores and T.J. Maxx will join Stein Mart and World Market. Some other tenants have expressed interest in the areas as well.
  • In the summer of 2016, the former TGI Fridays building was occupied by three tenants: Noodles & CompanyPotbelly and ATI Physical Therapy.
  • At 4058 E. Main Street (adjacent to Fox Valley Volkswagen), construction has begun on Silverado Retirement Community, a 47,500-square foot, 90-unit senior living and memory care facility.
  • The industrial area on the east side is also seeing an investment with new construction and building additions at Smithfield Foods and several projects in the Legacy Business Park. This activity has the potential to bring several new jobs to the area.

“We’re excited about these developments on the east side of St. Charles,” said Community & Economic Development Director Rita Tungare. “With the First Street development well underway downtown and approval of Prairie Center and Prairie Winds projects on the west side, we’re glad to see the development momentum continue. St. Charles is well-positioned for other development opportunities from these positive catalytic effects. ” You’ll find all the latest development news in our Weekly Development Report on our website. For more information about these projects, contact the Community & Economic Development Department at 630.377.4443.