Community and Economic Development


Businesses Begin to Open Doors at Sawmill Station
September 30, 2020

The Department of Community and Economic Development is excited to announce that Starbucks (6801 Dempster Street) and Dollar Tree (6901 Dempster Street) at Sawmill Station have opened their doors to the public. Other retailers and restaurants will follow in the coming months. Construction activities at the new Sawmill Station shopping center will continue until all commercial buildings and spaces are completed. The next retailers to open their doors will be Raising Cane’s, Kohl’s, Aspen Dental, and the grocer, the name of which will be revealed at a later date.

Sitework has also begun in preparation of construction of the 250-unit multi-family development planned next door. According to residential developer UrbanStreet Group, construction of the complex is scheduled to be completed by summer of 2022.


Afghan Kabob

6002 Dempster Street | 224-534-7262 |

The Village is featuring Afghan Kabob, located in the Austin/Dempster Plaza at the northwest corner of Austin and Dempster. Check out this family-owned Afghani restaurant, which opened in the summer of 2020.

Martin's Pancake House

7947 Golf Road | 224-470-2842 | Restaurant Website

The Village is featuring Martin's Pancake House, located in the Washington Commons shopping center at Waukegan and Golf. Check out this great breakfast and lunch spot, which opened in early 2020.

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