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Starbucks Could Open Before New Year

Construction of Starbucks along 394 is progressing nicely. The 2,225 SF exterior frame is mostly completed, and if everything goes according to plan, the new coffee house could open before year’s end.

Crete Administrator Mike Smith says the presence of Starbucks will hopefully attract more growth in the area.

Starbucks Coming to Crete

Across the pond from Culver’s, and next to Taco Bell, construction is underway to bring Mermaids, Italian vernacular and caramelized aromas to Crete.

Starbucks in Crete is scheduled to open later this year. To be located at 23230 Volbrecht Road, the building plans showcase spacious parking, a drive thru and a 2,225 SF main building – larger than most other locations, averaging between 1,500 and 2,000 SF.

Crete Administrator Mike Smith was instrumental in getting the business to town – he says the presence of Starbucks will hopefully attract more growth in the area.

Memorial Day Parade is Back

After a two-year hiatus, the Crete Memorial Day Parade is back!

For decades, the Memorial Day Parade has been an important part of the community – only made possible by the hard work of dedicated volunteers and donations from the public.

Unfortunately, rising costs and budget constraints is making it difficult to put on the parade this year, and the Memorial Day Parade Committee is asking residents to please consider donating time and funds to help honor those who have given it all for our freedom.

To learn more about how to help, please contact Mike Smith at 708-672-5431, or by email

Information about the parade and the Memorial Day Parade Entry Form can be found here: