Uptown Park Ridge
The Residences & Shops of Uptown Park Ridge:
A Community Dream Matures
Blossoming in the heart of Uptown Park Ridge is what city officials have called "the largest redevelopment effort in generations" -- The Residences and Shops of Uptown Park Ridge. The mixed-use development, which broke ground in 2005, has matured according to plan on a six-acre triangle of land bounded by Touhy Avenue, Northwest Highway and Morris Avenue. For the City of Park Ridge, there is much to be proud of in this rejuvenation of the city center. The project, a transit-oriented development containing a mix of residential condominiums, lofts, row houses and retail space, is already the catalytic entity it was meant to be, sparking new public and private investment with renewed interest in Uptown.
Since June 1, 2005, when the $110 million project officially broke ground, development has been nonstop between both the City of Park Ridge and those of its selected developer, PRC Partners LLC, a three-party entity consisting of Mid-America Asset Management of Oakbrook Terrace, IL, which oversees the retail component; Edward R James Homes of Glenview, IL, which oversees the residential component, and Valenti Builders, Inc., of Northfield, IL, which provides construction services.
Today, the project consists of 189 residences that opened in phases beginning in 2005, and 70,800 square feet of retail that opened in phases beginning in 2006.
Stores Now Open at The Shops of Uptown Park Ridge
Amphora Home Furniture -- Amphora offers high end home furnishings and accessories at wholesale or below. Shop regularly, as there is usually only one of something, and merchandise changes almost daily.
Chico’s – Sophisticated women’s fashions, and accessories for every occasion, from casual to dressy.
Houlihan’s -- A culinary adventure with signature martinis, distinctive salads, and mini desserts – all made in house with the finest ingredients.
Indira Salon & Spa – One of four locations in the country, offering full salon and spa, make-up artistry, and full service bridal makeovers.
Jason’s Deli – This health-conscious deli became 100 percent trans-fat-free as of April 2005. Offering famous overstuffed deli sandwiches, fresh fruit and vegetable trays, signature soups, a potato bar, pasta bar, and free soft-serve ice cream.
Jos A Bank Men’s Clothier – Experts in men’s apparel that offers handsomely made, classically styled tailored and casual clothing at significant savings.
Kriser’s Feeding Pets for Life – This regional pet care retailer has a huge Chicago following, providing quality, all-natural pet foods and products, even organic pet toys.
LensCrafters Optique -- LensCrafters offers one-stop convenience with eye exams and stylish frames fitted with the latest high tech lenses.
Noodles & Company – Asian, Mediterranean, and American pasta, with classics like Mac and Cheese, Pad Thai, and Japanese Pan Noodles.
Scottrade – As a leading online brokerage firm, Scottrade offers a full line of investment products, online trading platforms, and market research tools to help investors take control of their financial future.
Trader Joe’s – Your neighborhood grocery store for delicious foods and beverages from the basics to more exotic fare like imported cheeses, organic produce, and hand-tossed pizza from Italy – all at a value.