Water Street Patio Project to enhance Downtown Batavia until September

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Water Street Patio Project

Water Street Patio Project to enhance Downtown Batavia until September


COVID has made business challenging and as restrictions are lifted, more socially distanced ways of life create a new normal and understanding of protection and how businesses can safely operate.


Most Batavia businesses have been affected but restaurants and retail have felt the greatest impact. Batavia business leaders have come together to formulate a way to help enhance the downtown draw and outdoor dining experience. The Water Street Patio project was created to provide a relaxing environment.  Located at the corner of Wilson Road and Water Street next to the Batavia Plaza, dining tables and umbrellas in addition to café string lights decorate the street to enhance the Downtown Batavia outdoor cityscape.


Water Street is shut down at the corner of Wilson, midway to First Street next to the Batavia Plaza which is home to; Enticing Cuisine, Prairie Path Cycles, Riverside Pizza, Daddio’s Diner, Coin Laundry, Great Clips, East China Inn, Bulldog Nutrition, Crown Liquors and Walgreens. This space provides additional seating for local restaurants to utilize, the community to use as a meeting spot and bikers to take a break from their ride. This wonderful space will be available for the public to use through September and is available for all of the downtown restaurants and all of the citizens to take advantage of.


An amazing group of local businesses including Advanced Disposal, Barco Products, Batavia Enterprises Companies, City of Batavia and Moonscape Landscape Illumination both sponsored and assisted in facilitating the efforts for the Water Street Patio project.

Barco Products was honored to donate new outdoor dining outdoor furniture to assist local restaurants get back on their feet.

 “Barco Products is a local business with local employees, and we want to help restore downtown Batavia and support local Illinois bars and restaurants to get up and running.” said Jeff Matter. “We want to assist hard-pressed businesses in the hospitality sector and take advantage of the Restore Illinois Plan that allows these businesses to offer outdoor seating for customers.”



The products that were donated carry a 50-year guarantee and were made from recycled plastic milk jugs. Barco will be running discounts and sales for the remainder of the summer to help businesses as they open up.  Visit www.barcoproducts.com for offers and discounts.


Moonscape Landscape Illumination, Inc. provided the lights for enjoying the summer evenings on Water Street. Contact them or visit their website www.moonscapelighting.com for ways to enhance your own backyard and transform it in to a bright oasis. They offer a wide array of outdoor lighting possibilities. Moonscape can illuminate anything on your property from your pool, patio, gardens to fountains and statues. your home, pool, patio, gardens, fountain, and statue just about anything on your property.

Batavia Enterprises is here to provide support their tenants and all of the local business in Batavia. Bringing this idea to fruition provides much needed space on the west side of the Fox River to enjoy.

Austin Dempsey  CEO of Batavia Enterprises stated, “For more than three generations BEI has called Batavia its home and we are honored to work with other business and community leaders to help set up this outdoor area in the heart of Downtown.  It does not matter if you live on the East side or the West, downtown is the heart of the community.  This outdoor area will help give all Batavians a place to rest and dine and keep connected with downtown.”


For over six decades, Batavia Enterprises has delivered some of the most creative and successful Commercial and Residential Real Estate solutions addressing the needs of businesses in the Fox Valley Area. BEI Properties is a third-generation business that is located in downtown Batavia and is known and admired for preserving, restoring, leasing and managing the best real estate that the Fox Valley has to offer.



For more information on Batavia Enterprises please visit their office downtown Batavia at 140 First Street, Batavia, IL 60510 or call them at 630-879-3680.

Learn more at www.beicre.com

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