Plainfield Year in Review: Local Businesses in the Spotlight

What's opening? What's closing? A look at the local business scene in 2012.

From business openings and closings to plans for the future, here are the business headlines that made a splash in Plainfield in 2012:

  • /Nevin's Brewing Set to Open in Plainfield: Many residents were surprised when the Route 59 brewery shuttered last spring — but by summer, plans were in the works to bring a new brew pub, Nevin's Brewing, to the Plainfield location.
  • Village Seeks Buyer for Former Baci Building: After a Lockport Street Italian restaurant closed, the village purchased the aging building and, after making some repairs, is looking for an entrepreneur to purchase the site and turn it into a thriving business. The village's decision to buy the building wasn't without controversy; two years after Baci closed its doors, officials continue to look for a buyer.
  • Gas Station Plan Gets Pushback from Residents: A proposal to put a gas station — possibly a BP — at the former site of the Go-Tane at Route 30 and Route 59 drew criticism from nearby homeowners. The developer eventually withdrew the proposal; no word on whether it will be resubmitted for consideration at a later date.
  • Updated: Strack & Van Til Closing; Liquidation Begins June 21/Tony's Finer Foods Filling Empty Strack Location: Residents reacted to news that the grocery store, which has a Plainfield mailing address but is located in Joliet, would close. A new retailer, Tony's Finer Foods, quickly snapped up the location.
  • : Plainfield residents were dismayed to hear the Route 59 Barnes & Noble is slated to close by Dec. 31 — but the news that the property owner is courting Trader Joe's brought some holiday cheer in December.
  • Durbin’s Opens Plainfield Location: In August, family run chain Durbin's Pizza came to Plainfield.


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J Anderson December 26, 2012 at 11:23 PM
It seems there is little effort. Business year in review: two restaurants replacing restaurants that left, a vacant restaurant bought by the Village, no to a gas station, and a maybe for a vacant bookstore. Not even break even.
T-Bone December 26, 2012 at 11:44 PM
The Limestone undisclosed location is still an undisclosed location! Nice attention diverter by them at the time though...
Bring It Home-"Again" December 30, 2012 at 10:41 AM
Bring It Home-"Again Opened its doors in November 2011. Its 1st year was a great success. Thanks and please come visit our little shop near corner od Rt. 30 & Renwick rd. The areas best new Resale shop in the big red barn :)
terry January 31, 2013 at 01:18 AM
What are the Bring It Home Again store hours and telephone #


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