Beef Shack restaurant could be coming to proposed Bartlett development

Developer wants village to annex land for Galleria of Bartlett

 
 
Updated 7/13/2018 6:26 AM
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  • A Beef Shack restaurant could be among the tenants of a proposed building on the north side of Army Trail Road east of Route 59. The developer has asked Bartlett to annex the site.

    A Beef Shack restaurant could be among the tenants of a proposed building on the north side of Army Trail Road east of Route 59. The developer has asked Bartlett to annex the site. Rendering Courtesy of village of Bartlett

  • A Beef Shack restaurant could be among the tenants of a seven-unit commercial building a developer hopes to build on the north side of Army Trail Road east of Route 59 on land he's asking Bartlett to annex.

      A Beef Shack restaurant could be among the tenants of a seven-unit commercial building a developer hopes to build on the north side of Army Trail Road east of Route 59 on land he's asking Bartlett to annex. Eric Peterson | Staff Photographer

A Beef Shack restaurant with a drive-through could be among the tenants of a seven-unit commercial building called The Galleria of Bartlett a developer hopes to build on the north side of Army Trail Road east of Route 59 on land he's asking Bartlett to annex.

The 1.6-acre site in unincorporated DuPage County lies across the road from Bartlett Square shopping center and just east of another strip mall that includes a Starbucks Coffee right at the corner of Army Trail and Route 59.

Village plan commissioners Thursday voted 6-0 to recommend the proposal of Addison resident Ron DeRosa, representing the development partnership of 59th and Army Trail Inc.

Village board members will consider final approval of annexation, construction of the 12,033-square-foot building and special-use permits for a drive-through, outdoor seating and the serving of alcohol at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, at village hall, 228 S. Main St.

If approval is granted, DeRosa would immediately seek a building permit to start the expected seven months of construction, he said. Weather-permitting, he hopes to complete the project during the first quarter of 2019.

Beef Shack, which DeRosa said has 11 existing locations, has made the firmest commitment to the project so far. But a chiropractor is among the other potential tenants he's talking with.

Outdoor seating is sought for Beef Shack on the west end as well as for another potential restaurant on the east end. DeRosa believes the building could support a maximum of three restaurants.

Plan commissioners' strongest concern was about having only one driveway on Army Trail Road, but DeRosa said DuPage County has objected to his having a second.

Bartlett Community Development Planner Angela Zubko said the painted median in the middle of the road might help ease congestion from exiting vehicles waiting to turn left.

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