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North Aurora approves plans for expanded laundromat, new gas station

Published: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

NORTH AURORA – One business in North Aurora is expanding, and another will reopen.

North Aurora village trustees Monday approved a special use permit allowing Marberry Cleaners, 220 John St., to expand. The Marberry family, which has owned the property since the 1970s, wants to build a 10,500-square-foot addition to the west side of the building.

The additional space will be used as a staging/warehouse area for the current laundry operations. Village President Dale Berman said he was happy to see the laundromat’s expansion.

Marberry also operates stores in Geneva, St. Charles and Aurora. The proposed addition also includes two loading bays and one van loading area on the building’s north side and an overhead door on its western side.

Trustees also approved a special use permit allowing Animesh Kumar to reopen a gas station at 101 S. Lincolnway.

The gas station, which has been closed for more than a year, last operated as a Citgo station. The property has been acquired by a group owning and operating a number of gas stations throughout the state, including in Batavia and Aurora, and plans are to reopen the station as a BP station with a car wash.

As proposed, the station’s convenience store will be updated and the existing fueling canopy will be replaced. The fuel pumps will be updated as well, North Aurora Community and Economic Development Director Mike Toth said.

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