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Downtown Wheaton welcomes several new businesses

WHEATON – As the second phase of street improvements along Hale and Wesley streets nears completion, several new businesses will be opening in downtown Wheaton in the coming months.

A gluten-free bakery, Sweet Natalie’s, celebrated its grand opening Nov. 2 in its new location at 207 S. Hale St. The bakery specializes in gluten-free cookies, pastries, vegan-based desserts and other treats.

MION Artisan Soap recently announced plans to open at 204 W. Wesley St.

Custom furniture design shop Oak & Heir has plans to open at 122 N. Main St.

Images Med Spa will open at 104 N. Hale St. and will offer aesthetic treatments and other beauty skin services.

Schmaltz Express, which bills itself as “the Jewish deli for the rest of us,” recently signed a lease for 390 W. Front St. The popular delicatessen based in Naperville was featured at Wheaton’s French Market.

Jeans and a Cute Top Shop, a longtime fashion boutique in the downtown, will open this month in its new location at 123 W. Wesley St.

High-tech entertainment is a downtown option now that Arcade V is open at 126 N. Hale St.

The space offers virtual reality gaming booths with the newest in technical gear designed to provide the player with a fully immersive experience.

Business services also is a growing sector in downtown Wheaton. KOJAK Capital, Wealth Planning for Life recently opened its doors at 130 W. Liberty Drive.

College Nannies+Sitters+Tutors recently opened at 102 W. Willow St. The service business offers professionals to meet the needs of families in Wheaton and the surrounding suburbs.  

Before the end of 2019, Edward D. Jones will consolidate two offices (one in Wheaton and one in Glen Ellyn) and occupy the second floor at 221 W. Front St.  

TeamUp Coworking, an office-sharing and incubator space located at 130 W. Liberty Drive, opened in the summer and offers a contemporary loft-style environment for its business tenants.

The building also features fully refurbished second-floor office space that is occupied by Effleurage Massage, Erin Jones Pilates, and Piggy Toes Photography. In January, The Upper Room Dance Studio will be opening on the second floor of the building.

What is now becoming known as The Innovator building, 109 N. Hale St., is nearing completion. The property underwent a façade renovation that features generous windows on both the first and second floors. The second-floor office loft will serve as executive office space. The first-floor commercial space will be marketed as leasable restaurant space.

The dining scene in the downtown continues to grow with the addition of two eateries and a new wine bar.

Interior demolition has begun on Fearless Donuts and The Pacific-West Coast Tacos. Both are slated to open in 2020 at 216 W. Front St.

Sogno, a longtime Italian restaurant in the downtown, will open Vino Primo, a wine bar, at 102 N. Hale St.

Late summer saw the opening of two new restaurants: 302 Wheaton at 302 W. Front St. and Altiro Latin Fusion at 132 N. Hale St. 302 Wheaton features a fast-casual menu and a family-friendly outdoor lounge space. Altiro Latin Fusion offers multicultural inspired Latin cuisine.

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