During Woodridge Mayor Gina Cunningham's recent 2018 State of the Village address, she announced several new businesses coming to town.
Cunningham announced the addition of Amita Health that will occupy the long vacant space previously occupied by Dominick's, which left the community in 2013. Amita Health will invest nearly $10 million in the building to accommodate immediate care, physical therapy services and various medical offices.
It was also announced that the dining options in Seven Bridges will grow with the addition of Legends Grill and Bar and Woodridge's second brewery, Ike and Oak Brewing Company. These business will join the new Starbucks relocation that will be moving north in the development and will have new building with a drive through. All new development will contribute to the transformation of Seven Bridges, which started with Uptown at Seven Bridges, an 80 unit townhouse development that commenced construction in 2017. The new businesses are expected be open the second half of 2018.
The village and Chamber630 hosted the business meeting.
Cunningham also reviewed last year's business accomplishments. She said last year marked the completion of the Union Pointe Business Park, which welcomed the relocated corporate headquarters for AMS Mechanical Systems and the winery for Coopers Hawk Winery and restaurants. They join the corporate headquarters for Edward Don and Company and Orbus Exhibit and Design Group in the 1.1 million square foot business park.
Union Pointe has helped bring $70 million in investment, and nearly 1,100 hundred jobs to the Village.
"Businesses are choosing to locate or expand in Woodridge -- not by luck, but because of the village board's commitment to expanding local commerce in our community. The village, every year proactively undertakes actions that strengthen our relationships with the local business community and attracts new businesses who want to make Woodridge home," Cunningham said.