Businesses, City Breathe $1.8 Million of New Life Into 75-Year-Old Building in Geneva

Businesses, City Breathe $1.8 Million of New Life Into 75-Year-Old Building in Geneva

MyNosh LLC, a collaboration between Nosh Restaurant and My Salon, will be revitalizing a longtime vacant building at 22 N. Third St. in downtown Geneva.

Built in 1942, the downtown property has been empty since 2008 and is in need of a variety of service and façade upgrades.

The Geneva City Council approved a sales tax sharing agreement in March to assist with the costs of upgrading utilities and retrofitting the structure. The project entails a $1.8 million investment that city officials say will result in the retention and expansion of jobs, help anchor the North Third Street corridor and strengthen the city’s commercial tax base.

Nosh has been bringing fresh, flavorful food to Geneva since 2007 at 211 James St. The new location will offer expanded seating, both indoors and outdoors.

“We’re looking forward to the opportunity to bring the Nosh vibe that our customers love to the new, bigger location, along with a revamped menu and a fresh look,” owner Mike Dixon said. “We’re calling it Nosh 2.0.”

My Salon, presently located in St. Charles, will bring its contemporary atmosphere and modern approach to the west end of the building. Owner Tom Stuart said he’s looking forward to the move.

“Twenty years ago when I started doing hair, I started in Geneva,” he said. “Now I’m coming back home.”

Nosh and My Salon are expected to open their new location this summer.

SOURCE: city of Geneva news release

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Located 40 miles west of Chicago along the Fox River, Geneva is home to 21,495 residents and serves as the seat of Kane County government. Geneva’s character is found in its historic architecture, adaptive re-use of historic buildings, mature landscapes and open space with more than 700 acres of park land. With festivals and events year-round, Geneva is a place to connect with others for shopping, dining or browsing art galleries. Home to excellent schools, library and parks, Geneva continues to be one of the premier cities in the Chicago area to live, work, play and raise a family. For the latest news, visit the city’s website at