New Superstore Adds on to Booming Business District Near I-90

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If you made a drive recently on East Riverside Road to I-90, you've probably noticed fewer corn fields and a greater number of construction bulldozers.

In spring 2005, the rapidly growing commercial and residential district will add another mega store to the mix: The Great Escape.

In April, the store formally known as Pool-A-Rama will open in its new, larger location on Riverside near I-90. The recreational store has construction company close by, as crews continue work on a new Holiday Inn Express.

Loves Park Mayor Darryl Lindberg says the explosion of new business development near I-90 will add new jobs and new residents.

"I think in the next two or three years you're going to see a lot of tremendous change as you drive through it, so we are excited to be a part of it," Lindberg said.

Owners at The Great Escape plan on employing around 30 workers. If you are interested in applying for work there, you can find out more on the web at