There has been a flurry of new businesses preparing to open, or established businesses relocating to new spaces here in Lyons over the last few months. The long anticipated “Old
ChubWay,” a sandwich/burrito/taco/ice cream parlor with outdoor seating, has opened in the space that was formerly occupied by Subway. The eatery is owned by Dale Katechis of Oskar Blues, and will be serving their “smoked meats” (chicken, pork brisket, roast beef, etc.) as well as salads, soft drinks, twelve flavors of homemade ice cream (made on the premises), and Oskar’s famed “canned brews.” The restaurant will be open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to close. And as long as the weather holds, the tables on the Main Street patio will be available for dining al fresco.
Renovations on “La Mariposa” are almost completed. The exterior looks to be nearly finished, as is their outdoor patio. The banquettes are in, the colorful tables have arrived, and the interior light fixtures are ready for installation. According to the general contractor, they should be open in a few weeks.
Renovations for Smokin’ Dave’s Barbeque and Tap House are just now getting underway at the space formerly known as “On The Rocks Bistro,” and the new owners are anticipating a “November-ish” opening. The facility will get a complete paint job, inside and out, with a new bar, new furniture, and a reworked kitchen to incorporate the “smoker.”
Lyons’ Pie Place, a.k.a. “The Lyons Café,” has now officially closed down, and will undergo renovations to accommodate the new location for “Double D Accounting,” which is currently located in the Lyons Village Central Plaza.
The work on the “Bud Depot,” Lyons’ newest medical marijuana dispensary, also located in Lyons Village Central Plaza, next to Lyons Indoor Gardening, is finishing up, and should be getting their certificate of occupancy in the next few days. They will be open for business shortly thereafter.
Speaking of Lyons Village Central Plaza, the city chicks at “Food & Flicks” sold the flicks and now just do food, as in breakfast five days a week (Monday through Friday) from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. as “City Chicks Café.” Patrick Lombard at the “Lyons Laundromat” bought the DVDs and video stock, and now rents them out of the Laundromat.
Jul Swann’s “ohm salon + gallery,” 441 Main Street, is again taking reservations for personal beautification, and holding art shows after her “Naked In Lyons II” grand reopening earlier this summer. Two doors down “Big Foot Liquors” also opened for business earlier this summer, and across the street at 336 Main Street, Pam Solman is changing the name of her real estate company to “Lyons Properties, Inc.”