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Portions of 1st St & Walnut Ave Closed

Additional Outdoor Dining Space in Downtown St. Charles

A portion of 1st Street in downtown St. Charles closed to vehicle traffic beginning April 1 to accommodate additional outdoor public seating. Picnic tables and chairs will be placed on the closed section of 1st Street as well as on the plaza space east of 1st Street. Access to the 1st Street parking structures will be maintained. A similar plan was put in place last year to help restaurants and bars during statewide COVID-19 mitigations.

Calling All Qualified Vendors

Register to Receive Bid Notification Email Alerts

The City is implementing new eProcurement software that will automatically notify registered suppliers when a new bid, quote, or proposal opportunity is available. When registering, vendors select categories for which they want to receive email notifications regarding solicitation opportunities and status updates.

There is no cost to vendors to register or participate. Step-by-step directions guide interested suppliers through the entire registration and solicitation process.

Promoting St. Charles to Developers & Real Estate Professionals

In October, staff from the City’s Community and Economic Development Department attended the annual Deal Making Convention at Navy Pier in Chicago hosted by the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). The event offered an opportunity to promote the City of St. Charles as a place to do business and network with developers, real estate professionals and retailers looking to expand their presence in the Chicagoland area. Continue reading more about this, including what developers were interested in, in our Inside St. Charles blog.