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Gyropolis expansion kicks off with demolition of vacant gas station

An old vacant gas station at 90th Street and Penn Avenue has been torn down. The demolition of the empty gas station makes way for the expansion of a Bloomington favorite, Gyropolis, a locally owned Greek restaurant that has operated in Bloomington since 2005. The expansion will nearly triple the size of the restaurant. Additions will include an expanded kitchen, a pick-up window and a new patio.

Oxendale’s opens in South Loop

There’s now a grocery store in South Loop. Oxendale’s Bloomington Market, a locally owned grocery store, occupies the main floor of the Carbon31 building. Located in Bloomington Central Station (BCS), this development sits west of BCS park and the Blue Line transit stop. The grocery store opened November 1.

SICK expansion

A new office complex is being considered in Bloomington by SICK, one of the world’s leading providers of sensor-based applications in the industrial sector. If plans move forward, this will mark the first office complex to be built in the city in more than three years.

The 144,000-square-foot complex would be a huge investment by SICK for Bloomington and South Loop. SICK will retain approximately 170 jobs and create 80 full-time-equivalent jobs as part of the office development. The jobs would have a median annual salary of $94,500.

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