Community and Economic Development


Amazon Fresh Coming to Morton Grove
June 9, 2021

A spokesperson for Amazon Fresh Store released information to the media of plans to open a 35,000 sq ft store at Sawmill Station (6939 Dempster Street) in Morton Grove. The Amazon spokesperson stated, “We are hiring hundreds for this store, and right now we’re hiring Zone Leads.” Prior to this release, the site developer was restricted from providing the name of the anticipated grocery tenant. The Village of Morton Grove is excited to welcome this long-awaited grocery store. The Village has not received any additional information as to an anticipated opening date. More information about Amazon Fresh can be found here.

Construction Activity Continues at Sawmill Station
May 20, 2021

Construction continues on the 250-unit multi-family development at Sawmill Station. The developer, UrbanStreet Group, plans on a phased delivery, with residents starting to move into the building in November of 2021. The project is scheduled to be completed by April of 2022. For leasing information, visit

On the commercial lot, Cooper's Hawk, Starbucks, Aspen Dental, Dollar Tree, Kohl's, Raising Cane's, and Bank of America are currently open to the public. Ross is scheduled to open this summer and the Grocer is anticipated to open their doors in Q3 of 2021. The Village and developer, Kensington Partners, are working aggressively to fill the remaining sites and complete the lifestyle center.


OMG! Grill

6037 Dempster Street | 847-972-1731 | Restaurant Website

The Village is featuring OMG! Grill, located in the heart of the Dempster Street commercial corridor. This locally owned and operated restaurant serves an eclectic menu at affordable prices with options for every taste and diet.

Boba Burger

8530 Waukegan Road | 847-410-7779 | Restaurant Website

The Village is featuring Boba Burger, located in the Classic Bowl bowling alley at the intersection of Waukegan Road and Caldwell Avenue. Check out this family-owned and operated snack shop, which has been serving Asian fusion burgers, hot dogs, bahn mi sandwiches, and salads since 2015.

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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