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Huntley trustees address business expansion, closing

Published: Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 9:10 p.m. CDT

HUNTLEY – Village trustees tackled both ends of the business spectrum Thursday, embracing a manufacturer's expansion plan while waiving a license belonging to a recently closed restaurant.

Huntley-based LDI Industries proposed two building additions to its facility at the Huntley Corporate Park, located near Interstate 90. The hydraulic components manufacturer wants to add a 12,600-square-foot warehouse and a 2,000-square-foot enclosure that would house equipment and materials.

"Obviously, [LDI Industries'] business is thriving," trustee Ronda Goldman said.

Sponsor's Bar and Grill, meanwhile, relinquished its liquor license after the owners informed village officials last week that they closed nearly two years after opening.

A Premier Commercial Realty sign posted at Sponsor's, located along Route 47 north of Algonquin Road, stated the business was for sale because the owner retired.

Trustees agreed to repeal the liquor license without discussion. They also supported LDI Industries' plan to add space.

The extra room won't dramatically change the manufacturer's existing facility, barring additional parking spaces for the additions, village officials said.

In other business, Village Manager Dave Johnson told trustees the newly renovated Main Street Bridge should reopen to motorists Friday.

Built in 1961, the bridge that carries over the south branch of the Kishwaukee River between Harmony Road and Coyne Station Road received a new concrete slab, asphalt and rails.

McHenry County transportation officials started the rehabilitation project June 9.

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