space at the southeast corner of Atkinson Road and Center Street, formerly occupied by Farmers Market Place. Butera is expected to open late in 2016 and fill a major void in Grayslake, which currently only has one grocery store to serve a population of more than 20,000 residents. He also facilitated the sale of the other retail center at 100 S. Atkinson from bank ownership into private hands for redevelopment. Stewart has also been paying close attention to the shopping center at Route 120 and Atkinson Road that Jewel-Osco now anchors. He has been working with the owners to fill the vacancies created there when a fitness facility and a Hallmark store recently moved on. “There is also a five-acre parcel of raw land directly across the street with another nine-acre parcel of raw land next to it, both
he economy of Grayslake is evolving as this portion of Lake County grows and develops and the local infrastructure improves, making access to the community easier. The Grayslake Business Partnership, a nonprofit, public-private initiative led by Managing Director Michael Stewart, continues its work to attract businesses to the village, particularly to the large parcels of vacant land and the larger building vacancies. “We don’t do a lot of work on the small in-fill spaces. The market will take care of those. The Partnership concentrates on the larger projects that can significantly move the needle for Grayslake and its residents,” Stewart said. Over the past year, for instance, he negotiated an incentive package to attract Butera Market to a 30,000-square-foot vacant
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