A new Japanese restaurant is getting established after the pandemic shutdown. A record store wasn’t really deterred in its relocation.

A shake bar is coming soon. A coffee and tea shop awaits the completion of a new development. And, a sports bar just got a demolition permit to begin renovations.

All of this in a downtown that also has seen six shop closings during the pandemic, one night of damage when a protest turned destructive, several businesses vandalized or looted and many more papered with colorful hearts and inspiring messages.

Closed since the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March are Vom Fass, MidiCi Neapolitian Pizza, A-1 Antiques, Hanna Andersson, Edie Boutique and Sushi House, said Katie Wood, executive director of the Downtown Naperville Alliance.

Picture Source: John Starks | Staff Photographer 

SOURCE ( Marie Wilson / Daily Herald )