Business Development News


This is an exciting time for the City of LaSalle, as it seems new businesses are opening just about every month! This webpage will be used to announce commercial grand openings and other business development news.

If you are a business owner, and interested in networking opportunities and participating in efforts to help grow LaSalle, contact the LaSalle Business Association to find out about the benefits of becoming a member.

Business News

  • As of Thursday, March 13th, The Pink Chihuahua ("The Art of Food") will be open for business at 633 First Street. The restaurant features tapas (small bites), salads, wraps, paninis, angus and kobe burgers, flatbread pizza, and full dinner entrees. They will be open for lunches and dinners Wednesdays through Saturday, and will offer a brunch buffet on Sundays.
  • Custom Canvas Company has opened at 910 Third Street. The business specializes in custom boat covers, awnings, and truck tarp systems.

  • On Friday, October 18, White Trash Gallery opened at 139 Gooding Street. The Gallery features artwork by “White Trash Peg,” as well as other artists from in and around the region. The space is shared with Kristine’s Shower, a business specializing in bath and skincare products.

  • CNJ Style, which previously operated as an online business out of Tonica, has opened a storefront at 733 First Street. The store features the latest in women's fashions, including clothing, footwear, and accessories.

  • Mr. J’s Hot Dogs and Gyros opened a restaurant at 602 First Street. This is their third location in the area; the other restaurants are in Ottawa and Streator.