On Addison Street in Downtown Elmhurst, there is this really pretty building. Limestone front, crisp black awnings, iron railings.
Armstrong Aerospace has occupied the ground floor and what appears to be the second floor. From what I've been told at some point there was a really neat authentically Italian coffee shop in the ground floor that apparently didn't have that big of a following.
Either the aerospace business is booming (and the firm had to move to bigger digs) or busting (and they're downsizing their space), but one thing is certain: Downtown Elmhurst now has ANOTHER vacancy and opportunity to re-think Addison Street. Coupled with the closing of the Magic Shop on the corner of 1st and Addison, and the former Papa John's storefront on York, there are 3 VERY high profile storefronts that will be filled with new operations. What we don't (frankly) need is another salon!
The Downtown holds so much promise and has a few gems, but needs help. Perhaps, with key tenants coming to these three locations, this will be viewed as the turning point for Downtown Elmhurst? Only time will tell.