Explore Naperville: Meet your newest Downtown attraction, The Water Street District.
During the summer of 2012, Marquette Companies brought a plan before the Planning and Zoning Commission to redevelop the area along Water Street, adding a seven-story hotel, parking garage, apartments, and offices, retail, and restaurant space. The plans were approved and in the spring of 2015 building began to much fanfare.
The long a waited Hotel Indigo opened for business in the late Spring of 2017. At the center of Naperville’s colorful downtown district, the hotel is a vibrant addition to this spirited neighborhood’s rustic charm.
Delight in panoramic views from the rooftop bar that overlooks sweeping murals that reflect the diversity of a lively community deeply committed to the arts. Local art, rustic wood tones and antique touches immerse our guests in the history of our neighborhood, while contemporary treasures like boutique shopping, cozy restaurants and unique bookshops are just minutes away.
Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner at Plank Bar & Kitchen located in the new Hotel. Offering fine, custom made cuisine and menus in a comfortable lounge type atmosphere with incredible views of the new Water Street District in Downtown Naperville nestled along the DuPage River and the famous downtown Riverwalk.
Quiubo was the first restaurant to open its doors on the newly designed strip. Serving staple Mexican dishes meant to be shared. A majority of the menu will change with the seasons to highlight a wide sampling of Mexico’s cuisine.
Quiubo’s opening was quickly followed by Sixty-Four – A Wine Bar. A unique dining experience featuring 64 wines by the glass every day. Served using their own SmartCard, guests can select a 1.0 oz. taste, a 2.5 oz. half glass, or a 5.0 oz. full glass of any of the 64 wines! Chef Patrick McLaughlin, Formerly the Executive Chef at Parkers’ Restaurant and Bar in Downers Grove, has developed the menu … delicious appetizers, savory salads, small plate entrees, and delectable desserts. Enjoy wine, beer and food on the patio by the river.
Also open for your culinary delight is Blue Sushi and Saki Grill, part of a Nebraska-based chain that serves “fun sushi.” On the cutting edge of sushi, Blue offers many vegan options, but also has an extensive glutton-free menu. Come for the food, stay for the Saki. Blue employs a useful blog on their website aimed at educating the consumer on all things Sushi. As a bonus, the restaurant also has a private patio overlooking the Naperville Riverwalk.
With many more store fronts available, we look forward to welcoming several more exciting establishments to the Water street district. I can’t wait to see what is next!