Fifteen new businesses have opened in downtown Evanston since last fall, employing a total of 112 full-time and 67 part-time workers.
That’s according to a new report from Downtown Evanston that was scheduled to be presented at Wednesday night’s Economic Development Committee meeting.
The meeting was cancelled due to the lack of a quorum, but the online packet prepared for the meeting includes the update on new businesses.
The bulk of the new businesses are restaurants, but the list also includes the new Northwestern Memorial Physicians Group medical practice in the former Border’s bookstore space on Maple Avenue.
Here’s the full list:
- Prana Cafe, 1840 Oak Ave, with four full-time employees.
- Cheesie’s Pub & Grub, 622 Davis St., with four full-time and 10 part-time employees.
- Koco Table, 720-1/2 Clark St., with two full-time and three part-time employees.
- Safari Natural Tea & Herbs, 1630 Orrington Ave., with two full-time employees.
- Northwestern Memorial Physicians Group, 1700 Maple Ave., with 18 full-time employees.
- JT’s Bar & Grill, 1639 Orrington Ave., with six full-time and eight part-time employees.
- Hevanston Gallery, 529 Davis St., with one part-time employee.
- Found restaurant, 1631 Chicago Ave., with 30 full-time and eight part-time employees.
- Aguas Tortas, 618-1/2 Church St., with three full-time employees.
- LA Tan, 1607 Benson Ave., with two full-time and one part-time employees.
- 27 Live, a restaurant and music venue, 1014 Church St., with four full-time employees.
- World of Beer, 1601 Sherman Ave., with 15 full-time and 20 part-time employees.
- Center for Independent Futures, 1015 Davis St., with 13 full-time and 16 part-time employees.
- Wheel & Sprocket, 1027 Davis St., with seven full-time employees.
- Solay Wellness, 1630 Sherman Ave., with two full-time employees.
All the new businesses replaced others at the same locations that had closed. Some of the spaces had only been vacant briefly, others had been unoccupied for many months.
The report also lists another eight businesses expected to open downtown over the next few months — six more restaurants, an art gallery and a clothing store.
Top: An aerial view of downtown Evanston.