A “coming soon” sign takes on a whole new meaning in the midst of a pandemic.
In downtown Wheaton, those signs are appearing on what had been vacant storefronts, teasing the arrival of new businesses that have overcome unique challenges to open their doors.
“We have a lot of people who are interested because our downtown’s hopping right now,” Elle Withall said.
The executive director of the Downtown Wheaton Association has led recruitment of new retailers and restaurants opening in the coming days and months. Here’s a look at some of those developments.
Where: The juice bar will debut in a former coffeehouse space at 114 N. Main St. Five & Hoek Coffee Co. moved to the back of the brick building.
Menu: Extract has a selection of green juices and smoothies, a convenient way to drink your vegetables, especially if you don’t have a pricey juicer in your kitchen.
“There’s at least a pound and a half of vegetables in each juice, and to sit down and eat that would be extremely difficult to do,” owner Kevin Walker said.
He recommends the “Quench Me,” a refreshing mix of pineapple, cucumber, celery, kale and mint, and the vibrant