New Dining Opportunities Announced for Downtown Naperville’s Water Street District

Visitors to the new Water Street District in Downtown Naperville will have two unique dining experiences to enjoy when the district opens by Fall, 2015.  Marquette Real Estate Investments has announced the addition of Bien Trucha, a popular Mexican small plate restaurant based in Geneva, Illinois and Blue Sushi Sake Grill a sophisticated concept headquartered in Omaha with locations in Denver and Fort Worth.

Marquette President Nick Ryan says the addition of the two restaurants and the Hotel Indigo Naperville on the Riverwalk enhances Downtown Naperville’s reputation as one of the most dynamic lifestyle centers in the nation.   “We are excited to add to everything else that is already going  on in Downtown, with the development of Main Street Promenade East, the new tenants in Main Place and the Bank of America strip on Washington and Van Buren, the energy and variety in Downtown  will be truly amazing.  These high quality facets of downtown only make it more attractive to other businesses, shoppers, diners and prospective homeowners.”

Rodrigo Cano of Bien Truche describes his restaurant as “something that nobody has done before.  A lot of people already know us, but besides what they know we will bring some surprises and new experiences to Naperville.”   The Geneva location offers a wide variety of handmade tacos, casualitas, homemade salsas, guacamoles and seviches of the day as well as a variety of margaritas and saneritas, served in an intimate, high energy room.

“We believe that Bien Trucha will fit perfectly at Water Street because we have a lot of followers from Naperville,” says Cano.   “They appreciate the nightlife- and our amazing beverage program paired with some delicious, casual, and fun food will be the perfect combo for Downtown Naperville.”

Blue Sushi Sake Grill will bring a fresh take on the traditional sushi dining experience. Group diners will savor a menu designed to be enjoyed tapas style, offering traditional and creative sushi paired with Asian-inspired starters, entrees and desserts. Sake Bombers Lounge offers a stimulating escape, offering a drink menu of house-infused vodkas, craft cocktails, martinis and a large selection of premium cold sake

Megan Longo, Director of Marketing for Flagship Restaurant Group, says, “We’ve been looking to expand our concept to the Chicago area for several years. We toured more than 20 potential locations in the greater Chicago area, looking for the right fit. The Naperville community impressed us. The Riverwalk and the Water Street District in Downtown Naperville have certain qualities that cannot be duplicated. Furthermore, Naperville’s affluent, educated and well-traveled demographic is the perfect audience for our concept. Naperville has everything we are looking for.”

In addition to the Hotel Indigo Naperville, The Water Street District will offer a variety of restaurants, retail shops and the signature Riverwalk.  Downtown businesses north of the DuPage River can be accessed via Main Street and the covered bridge at Webster Street.  Expansion of the Riverwalk on the south side of the river will feature brick pavers, an art wall and seating, and will be reached by a broad staircase, patterned after the Spanish steps, in Rome, leading from the Plaza and fountain area between the Loggia and Theatre buildings.  A 500+-space public/private parking facility will be adjacent to the hotel, providing parking for the Water Street District and additional downtown visitor parking.

The Marquette Companies is a Naperville, Ill.-based private real estate company that has been a leading property manager and developer since 1983. Today, Marquette sets itself apart as a “boutique-sized” company that is aggressively expanding its private portfolio as well as its property and fee management division. Marquette has experience in downtown redevelopment and significant expertise purchasing value-add opportunities in underperforming and undervalued real estate assets across the country to reposition or redevelop them. For more information on The Marquette Companies, visit www.marquettecompanies.com, and for Marquette Management, visit www.marquettemanagement.com.

For more information on the Water Street District, visit www.waterstreet communityinfo.com.   For leasing information contact Larry Kling, [email protected] or Nathan Tonnies, [email protected] at  Metro Commercial Real Estate at (847) 412-9898.

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