Naperville Welcomes Patel Brothers Grocery Store, New Shopping Plaza to Ogden Avenue
Development at 1568 Ogden Avenue Revitalizes Long-Vacant and Underutilized Piece of Property
The City of Naperville announced today that Patel Brothers, a nationally-known Indian grocery chain, will be re-developing the long-vacant property at 1568 Ogden Avenue. In addition to a 39,000-foot grocery store specializing in ingredients and cuisine of India and southeast Asia, the remainder of the total 88,000 square foot property will be converted into a new shopping plaza with multiple retailers, including numerous dining and shopping options.
“This is a huge win for the City of Naperville,” Mayor Steve Chirico said. “For 15 years, this building has sat empty along one of the busiest corridors in our City. Revitalization of Naperville’s vacant commercial spaces and the resulting economic benefits it brings is a continued effort of ours, and to see this prime piece of real estate coming to life once again is reason to celebrate. We welcome Patel Brothers to Naperville with open arms.”
Patel Brothers has 52 locations throughout the country; the Naperville store will be the fourth location in Illinois. Demolition on the property began today and includes a complete interior renovation, new glass façade, new utilities and new landscaping in the adjoining parking lot. The property was purchased by Raja Foods, LLC.
“This project is an outstanding addition to Naperville,” said Christine Jeffries, President and CEO of the Naperville Development Partnership. “This is also a great example of how existing properties in our market can be easily repurposed and reimagined to serve the community. Patel Brothers is a great fit for Naperville.”
The opening of the grocery store and associated shopping plaza is tentatively scheduled for August 2017. For more information on Patel Brothers, visit www.patelbros.com. For more information on the City of Naperville, visit www.naperville.il.us. For more information on the Naperville Development Partnership, visit www.naper.org.
About Naperville: Located 28 miles west of Chicago, Naperville, Ill., is home to approximately 145,000 people. This vibrant, thriving city consistently ranks as a top community in the nation in which to live, raise children and retire. The city is home to acclaimed public and parochial schools, the best public library system in the country, an array of healthcare options and an exceptionally low crime rate. Naperville has ready access to a variety of public transportation, housing and employment options. The city’s diversified employer base features high technology firms, retailers and factories, as well as small and home-based businesses. Residents also enjoy world-class parks, diverse worship options, the opportunity to serve on several City boards and commissions, a thriving downtown shopping and dining area, a renowned outdoor history museum known as Naper Settlement and an active civic community. For more information, please visit our website at www.naperville.il.us.