Businesses drawn to Route 47, Route 38 intersection in Elburn

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

ELBURN – The owners of Da Capo Music Studio have enjoyed their years at the Elburn Community Center, but with demand for more recitals, it’s time to move, they said.

“We’re literally having them every other week,” co-owner Ben Westfall said, noting each recital requires set-up and tear-down. “The new space will have its own recital hall.”

The music studio is preparing to relocate to commercial space near Routes 47 and 38 in Elburn, an area that also is attracting Lighthouse Academy, a child care center for children ages six weeks to six years, and Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers, a physical therapy clinic.

Accelerated Rehabilitation recently opened in the Prairie Valley North Commercial Center near Walgreens. Da Capo Music Studio – which gives guitar, piano and flute lessons to all ages – plans to open there this month.

Lighthouse Academy, which already has locations in Yorkville and Plainfield, is taking over a former child care center on Wright Street. It aims to open in October.

“We feel like it’s the perfect location right there,” Lighthouse Academy owner Shannen Flores said. “We’re really excited to be there.”

Lighthouse Academy and Accelerated Rehabilitation are both new to Elburn, a village whose small-town character appealed to them.

“Our main guy has been wanting to get in Elburn for many, many years,” said Rich DeCarlo, facility manager for Accelerated Rehabilitation. “He likes small towns, the community feel.”

Both he and Flores expressed interest in becoming part of the community and intend to be at Elburn Days this weekend.

“Something we take pride in is our community relations,” Flores said. “We love to be a part of community events.”

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