Comings & Goings: Second Green Chilli caters to busy commuters
By Daina Saleh For The Sun March 7, 2013 6:52PM
After two successful years at their location right by the intersection of Rt 59 and 111th St, Green Chilli is opening a buffet only location on Freedom Dr, off of Diehl Rd, looking to service the surrounding businesses. Daina Saleh -for The Sun Media-
Green Chilli Indian Restaurant
Where: 1763 Freedom Drive, Naperville
Call: 630-428-3000 (old location)
Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and 5 to 9:30 p.m. daily, closed Tuesday
Where: To be announced
Hours: By appointment
First Community Bank
Where: 24 W. Gartner Road, Naperville
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday for the lobby, starting at 7:30 a.m. for the drive-through; closed Sunday
Updated: April 25, 2013 1:58PM
Green Chilli Indian Cuisine, already serving southern Naperville since 2011, opened a second location at 1763 Freedom Drive, suite 101, on March 8. The Indian lunch and dinner selections look to attract the neighborhood business workforce.
Sreenivasa Potti, owner of Green Chilli, says he’s been looking in the area for some time and was delighted to find the high traffic location.
“We get so many requests for deliveries to offices who like our food,” he said. “It seemed natural to look for a location to cater to that demand. So we looked for the space.”
The new location will only offer lunch and dinner buffets and no a la cart menu.
“We decided to follow a quick-service concept,” Potti says. “Each plate allows for two entrees, a choice of rice and chipattis — also a dessert. The combo option will cost around $7.49 for a vegetarian plate, and probably $ 9.99 for lamb, chicken or seafood.”
The dinner buffet at the new Green Chilli location will offer a different variety of curries, biriyanis, chicken and vegetarian options, as individual servings but also as a family take-out special.
“I want to offer a family pack, vegetarian or non-vegetarian, with entrees, raita, which is a yogurt dish, rice or biriyani and bread. Probably will serve three to four people,” Potti says. “And of course, our authentic Kwality ice cream.”
Green Chilli’s first location, at 5019 Ace Lane, suite 103, offers a lunch buffet but also a wide selection of a la cart items from an extensive lunch and dinner menu, including some Southern Indian specialties, as well as a variety of Indian breads.
“We are famous for our biriyanis in Hyderabad,” says Potti about trying to please a varied clientele while staying true to Southern Indian cuisine.
Potti and his family are looking to move to the community that has embraced their little restaurant.
“We love our customers and the community. And we want our son to attend school here, too.”
Because of increasing demand, Express Employment Professionals, the nation’s largest privately held staffing firm, is looking to open an office in the Bolingbrook-Naperville area sometime in March, but were unable to confirm a location just yet.
“With employment up and more businesses using staffing companies, the market is going to double during the next 10 years,” said Patrick Dolan, area developer for Express in Chicago. “We recognize the need to open new offices to meet the demand for both employers and those looking for work.”
Rizwan Khan, Naperville resident, will be heading the new office.
“We are just about to finalize, and think our office will be in Bolingbrook but service Naperville, too,” Dolan says.
Candidates and employers looking to fill commercial, office service and professional positions should contact the office or fill out an online application at www.expresspros.com.
Dolan confirmed that on average 50 percent of short-term hires were eventually hired into full-time ones.
Regional bank moves
First Community Bank moved Jan. 22 from its 2728 W. 75th St. location to 24 W. Gartner Road, in the Naperville Plaza off Washington Street.
“The new location is more centrally located and gives us the opportunity to service our clients with a drive-through,” says Pat Benton, market president.
Originally opened in Joliet in 2004, First Community Bank has since expanded to six branches. With commercial lending already fully developed, Benton hopes the new location will increase its appeal to consumer and retail clients.
“We offer the same FDIC insurance limit of $250,000, but we are very service oriented, one-on-one,” says Benton about what distinguishes First Community Bank from automatic banking services.
Call 630-357-3810 to ask whether a new account qualifies for $50 cash back.
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