Mount Prospect Ice Arena is scheduled to open for business around the Labor Day weekend in September. The arena will be located at 1501 Feehanville Drive in the Kensington Business Center near the intersection of Wolf and Kensington Roads. The facility will consist of two regulation size sheets of ice, a full service restaurant, pro shop, locker facilities and more. Stix and Stones Restaurant will feature wood fired pizzas and fresh sandwiches as well as craft beers. Jerry’s Hockey Warehouse will operate a pro shop within the arena offering a full range of ice skating and hockey gear. In addition to many private teams and functions, the Mount Prospect Park District will be offering programming at the arena for local participants.
Starbucks Coffee will construct a new drive thru facility this summer at 195 W. Rand Road, immediately north of their current coffee shop at the corner of Rand and Kensington Roads. The 2,000 square foot facility will offer limited seating and a drive through operation and expects to open for business by the end of the year.
100 W. Rand Road. A new commercial center has been approved for the former McDonald’s location at 100 W. Rand Road. The center will be anchored by Potbelly’s Sandwich Shop and is expected to be completed by the end of the year. Potbelly toast warm sandwiches have been made the same way since 1977. Their craveable salads are abundant and fresh with amazing ingredients.
Andy's Frozen Custard. The Village Board approved a conditional use permit for Andy’s Frozen Custard at 205 E. Rand Road (former Wendy’s Restaurant). Andy’s is a quick service frozen dessert business. They are a freestanding restaurant, with drive through and walk-up service windows that exclusively sell frozen custard treats from simple vanilla or chocolate cones, to seasonal favorites like Pumpkin Pie Concretes, and Strawberry Shortcake Sundaes. They anticipate being open by the fourth quarter of 2016.