A variety of new businesses, from a video gaming cafe to a pizza place, recently opened throughout two villages in southwestern McHenry County.
Dotty's, a Nevada chain that operates combined video gaming parlors and cafes, officially opened at 144 N. Randall Road, Lake in the Hills, village officials announced earlier this month.
The chain originally planned to house five gaming terminals within the location while limiting alcoholic beverages to four drinks per customer. Dotty's has been expanding its locations throughout the Chicago area after initially growing with hundreds of locations in Nevada, Montana and Oregon.
Bricks 4 Kidz, an after school enrichment program that offers summer camps, also opened in Lake in the Hills, village officials said. Interested residents can contact the business at 224-333-1871.
In neighboring Huntley, Sal's Pizza Place has replaced the former Luigi's Pizza in the downtown after the Luigi owners retired, Huntley officials said.
Located at 11019 N. Woodstock St., Sal's Pizza offers pizza, pastas, sandwiches, chicken, ribs and many other dishes. Customers can dine in, carry out or have orders delivered to their doorsteps.
Farther south in Huntley, Athletico Physical Therapy opened at 12360 Princeton Drive, Unit A. Physical therapists create custom treatment plans for customers and offer rehabilitation services, village officials said.
Mattress chain Sleepy's also opened in Huntley at 12364 Princeton Drive. The Huntley location offers brands like Sealy, Serta, Beautyrest and Tempur-Pedic.
Darna Furniture recently opened at the former Aeropostale, 11800 Factory Shops Boulevard, Suite 600, in the Huntley Outlet Center. Already with numerous Chicago area locations, Darna carries various furniture sets and pieces, from sofas to coffee tables.