— The new Ross Dress for Less had its soft opening
Friday and will hold its grand opening today.
store, 1110 W. Sunset Drive, offers clothing at deeply
discounted rates — 20-60 percent off — and is in the
newly-developed Shoppes at Fox River.
opened at 9 a.m. and free totes were given to the first
500 customers. The store is also offering a $500
shopping spree and five $100 shopping sprees through an
the development’s project manager, Ross Gallentine of
Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust, confirmed Friday that
a Burger King is a new tenant at the building. It will
take the place of the former Batteries Plus Bulbs, 215
E. Sunset Drive.
King will employ about 30 workers and should be set to
open by the end of November, Gallentine said. The
fast-food restaurant is just under 1,900 square feet and
will include a drive-thru and full-service kitchen.
It’s been in the works since September after the
company gained the proper approvals and permits,
Gallentine said. The opening date of the new Panera
Bread, which is also in the Shoppes at Fox River,
wasn’t confirmed by Justin Knepper, Panera’s manager
of development projects, before press time Friday.