Economic Development News

Plainfield is working hard to bring new businesses, industries and private investment into the Village. Here are some of the recent projects that are currently underway. To keep up to date with new projects, please sign up for our E-News below.

Big Pauly's Wood Fired Pizza

Big Pauly's Wood Fired Pizza opened its doors in December of 2017 providing pizzas made with fresh ingredients and cooked in a wood fired pizza oven. Big Pauly's is located in the Plainfield Plaza just north of Peter Rubi/Tischler's Market & Deli. For a sneak peak of the new space and the delicious pizzas being cooked please visit Big Pauly's Facebook.

Craft'd Restaurant- former Durbins building

A new restaurant group has purchased the former Durbin's building and is currently working on updating the interior and exterior with the hopes to be ready to open by April of 2018. Craft'd's menu is creating the genre of 'American Craft' - large, oversized portions that are creative and unique hand 'Craft'd' menu items centered around our smoked meats will be the focal point, such as our Smoked Chicken Sammy served atop 'French Toast' bread and an apricot habanero salsa, to our house-made Pig Candy (slow cooked bacon, topped with sweet and savory spices). Our food is FUN, unique and approachable! On the beverage side, Craft'd will also have really fun and attention seeking cocktails/adult milkshakes with over the top garnishes and flavor profiles! We will also have 30 local craft beers on tap from our personally fabricated draft system.

DNA Athletics

Construction has started on the new retail store in Downtown - DNA Athletics - providing running shoes and apparel, along with other sporting gear. DNA expects to be open later this spring to be ready for running season. Please visit the DNA Athletics website for more info on Downtown Plainfield's new shopping option.

Progressive Dinner

Another Downtown Progressive Dinner is planned for Tuesday, March 13th. The progressive dinner will provide an opportunity to try 3 of Downtown Plainfield's restaurants with each providing one of the courses for the night. Currently, the Opera House, Mora, Wine & Cheese by TCC, Sovereign, HopScotch & Vine and MoeJoe's are participating in the dinner splitting them into two groups of 3. Please follow the Village of Plainfield on Facebook, Twitter, or sign up for Village E-News.

Krema Coffee House - Downtown Plainfield

Downtown Plainfield is now serving coffee thanks to the new Krema Coffee House now open at 24038 W Lockport St. Visit Krema Coffee House Facebook for more information.

Slim Chicken's - Former White Castle building

Slim Chickens, a new fast-casual restaurant, will be joining the Plainfield ranks occupying the former White Castle in front of Menards at 135th & IL 59. Slim Chicken's will be opening soon so please check their website for details.

Werk Force Brewing Co.

Werk Force Brewing Company completed their new 10,000 SF taproom opening in October of 2017 while creating a new production facility.

New Dunkin Donuts Construction

Due to the customer demand of the Dunking Donuts formerly in the Circle K gas station at 119th & IL 59, they decided to construct a new standalone Dunkin Donuts in the Heritage Meadows Village Center shopping plaza. The location will be just two lots south of their former location at 11904 IL 59 and they are hopeful to complete the construction of the building over the winter.

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