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What's Your Favorite New Business From 2012?

Darien and Woodridge welcomed a number of new businesses in 2012, said goodbye to a few and honored others for their longtime commitment to the community.

Small business is often said to be the backbone of a community, and in 2012 we saw Darien and Woodridge bring in a handful of new businesses.

Of course, with each year we must say goodbye to some local favorites, such as Smashburger this year. 

Still, it's great to see longtime local businesses honored for their commitment to the community. Here are some of the business headlines from 2012.

If we missed any business closings or openings in this article, remind us in the comments section—remember, 365 days is a long time!

Also, give a shout-out to your favorite local business by liking its Facebook page! Here's where you can find them:

  • Darien Businesses to Like on Facebook
  • Woodridge Businesses to Like on Facebook

New Business

Chuck's Southern Comfort Cafe Coming to Darien

Card Frenzy Opens in Darien

Massage Envy Opens in Darien

Walmart Expansion Project Moves Forward

Goddard School to Open Darien Location

Lithuanian Restaurant Plans Darien Location

Kumon Learning Center Opens its Doors in Darien

Ross Dress for Less Eyes Chestnut Court Location

New Sushi Restaurant Rolls into Darien

Local Business Woman Begins a New Fairytale (PHOTOS)

Woodridge Native Opens Elements Massage Studio

Two New Restaurants Coming to Woodridge

'Industry Powerhouse' Forms in Woodridge as Palladium Acquires MicroSun

 Old Business

Smashburger Releases Statement on Closing

Woodridge Gap Store Closes

Longtime Favorites

Pamy’s Hot Dogs celebrates 30 years in business

Home Run Inn Celebrates 25 Years in Darien

Six Businesses Honored for 25+ Years in Woodridge

PHOTOS: Pappa's Pizza Honored for 33 Years in Woodridge

Tell us: What's your favorite local business? 


Deb Peterson December 29, 2012 at 01:47 AM
I love The Cottage! They are the best place to find unique gifts for any occasion - plus some lovely items for my home!

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