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Domo 77 restaurant in Wheaton to be razed for new commercial building

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017 9:56 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 9:03 a.m. CDT
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(Eric Schelkopf - eschelkopf@shawmedia.com)
The Domo 77 steak house at 2040 S. Naperville Road in Wheaton will be torn down to make way for a restaurant and retail building.

WHEATON – The Domo 77 steak house at 2040 S. Naperville Road in Wheaton will be torn down to make way for a restaurant and retail building.

Wheaton City Council members on Feb. 6 unanimously approved plans for a one-story, 8,935-square-foot building with a drive-thru. The proposed building, which would be near the southwest corner of West Loop and Naperville roads, would house two restaurants, including a Dunkin' Donuts, as well as a retail tenant.

The property will remain zoned for commercial use. The plans were approved with several conditions, including that the restaurants can't occupy more than 4,700 square feet of the building at any one time, a 6-foot-tall wooden fence must be constructed on the southern property line, a hedge must be installed on the east property line behind a public sidewalk and a stormwater management easement must be provided for the on-site stormwater detention facility.

The proposal includes 62 on-site parking spaces, less than the number required by city code. Councilman John Rutledge previously had said he was comfortable with the proposal.

"I don't think they need anything near the parking ratio that the code calls for," Rutledge said during a Jan. 17 City Council meeting. "My point is that Dunkin' knows what it needs for parking, and they see the numbers here. If they're happy, we should be happy."

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