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Olive 'n Vinnie's Uptown is at 484 N. Main St. in downtown Glen Ellyn, just north of the Union Pacific railroad tracks from Olive 'n Vinnie's store at 449 N. Main St. The new store already is seeing brisk business.
"Our first full month, which was June, took nothing away from our other store," said Gary Evensen, who owns the two stores with his wife, Karen Evensen. "And we almost did what we did at Olive 'n Vinnie's."
Gary noted some people only shop north of the railroad tracks.
"I think some of it has to do with parking," he said. "They get a parking space here, and they don't want to walk on that side. And there seems to be less retail on that side, more restaurants than retail. This seems to be the retail hub right here. There are people that shop at [Uptown] that don't even know we have another store."