Glen Ellyn Year in Review: Local Businesses in the Spotlight

A look back at some of the business stories that caught reader attention in 2012.

In 2012, Glen Ellyn saw some businesses close and new ones open, bringing new options to the village. From the village’s first foray into food trucks (and cupcakes) to long-standing business owners celebrating anniversaries, there were a variety of business stories in 2012.

Here’s a look back at just a few of the business features Glen Ellyn Patch shared in 2012. And, here’s looking forward to an even better 2013!

The new restaurant is now open downtown, but back in November the owners, Anna and Bob Davidson were still making plans for the business. Residents helped fund the restaurant/market and ensure it would get off the ground.

GiaVia Sweets Rolling Food Truck Business into Glen Ellyn

The father-daughter team of Carl and Carli Curatola run the business. Every Wednesday, GiaVia park its truck in the Advanced Auto Parts parking and sell cupcakes to customers.

Marcel’s Celebrates Anniversary with Great Culinary Expectations

In 2012, Marcel’s celebrated its first birthday and a successful first year in business. Owner Jill Foucré created a business that could fill a niche in downtown Glen Ellyn, offering not only a variety of products from pots and pans to table linens and specialty foods, but also cooking classes with a variety of chefs.

Glen Ellyn Meatheads Opening Aug. 17

The opening of the burger emporium created a lot of excitement among those who enjoy their burgers and fries. The Glen Ellyn location was the eighth to open in Illinois.  

The owner of Paul’s Shoe Service celebrated 60 years of bringing sole to Glen Ellyn. The business has managed to stay in business through rough times through diversification.

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The Year in Review: Glen Ellyn's Top 10 News stories of 2012.

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