Here’s the good news, there is a new bakery in town. Here’s the not-so-good news, the town isn’t Naperville, it’s Lisle. Given a choice between Naperville and Lisle, the owner chose Lisle, and she couldn’t be happier with her decision. In full disclosure, my wife and I know the owner (Darlene), She’s had years of experience honing her baking skills including most recently at Mariano’s (bakery department) on Naper Boulevard.
City officials don’t make it easy for someone to open a small business in Naperville, it takes more money, more time, more regulations, and more rope-jumping, other than that, Naperville makes it’s easy. Lisle on the other hand, made it so much easier with less fees, less time, fewer regulations, and no rope-jumping. Lisle helped by walking her through the process and being available. They made her feel wanted and valued. Lisle’s Economic Development Coordinator, Pete Kelly, exceeded her expectations, and he is doing what Lisle hired him to do, coordinating economic development for the City of Lisle. Everybody wins including the owner, the residents looking for a quality local bakery, and the City of Lisle.
The name of the bakery is ‘The Sweet Spot’ (630-357-1144), located at 6740 College Road, in the College Square Shopping Center, on the west side of College just north of Green Trails Road. The anticipated official opening date is June 10.
One less business in Naperville is not going to hurt Naperville financially. That’s the problem; city officials don’t care. If they did, they would make it easier for small businesses to make Naperville their home. So much for that small town feeling that helped Naperville flourish.
If Naperville city officials are looking for a great bakery, all they have to do is drive 1/4 mile east of Naperville and the ‘Sweet Spot Bakery’ in Lisle won’t let them down.