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Hardware store may be heading to Sugar Grove

Published: Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013 6:46 a.m. CDT

SUGAR GROVE – Sugar Grove Village President Sean Michels said he regularly hears from residents who would like to see a hardware store in the village.

Ace Hardware wants to open a store by spring at the northwest corner of Galena Boulevard and Capitol Drive near the Jewel shopping center.

Village trustees are set to review the plans today.

“This has been something people have been asking for,” Michels said. “From what I’ve seen of the renderings, the building looks nice. It seems like it is a great fit for the village.”

The store would be in the Sugar Grove Center.

Plans for the Ace Hardware also include outdoor display areas and an outdoor sales area, along with a 1,000-gallon propane refilling and dispensing tank. Ace Hardware would like to open the store by spring, Michels said.

Michels said that to his knowledge, the store would be the first hardware store to open in the village. The store is just one of several developments that are in the works, he said.

He noted that village trustees have approved plans for a new location for American Heartland Bank at Wheeler Road and Route 47.

There are plans to build a 60-unit senior apartment complex just west of the Walgreens store.

“I’m really excited with what all is going on in the village,” Michels said. “We’re also trying to bring a hotel to the village, which is something that would generate traffic for the village’s restaurants and shops.”

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