Westmont Building to South Highland
April 5th, 2016
Town Center: Arlington Heights
Across the street is Audi of Arlington at 3200.
Ethnic Food, Psychics & Tax Services
Right after the strip are three houses. I think that these originally were private homes. The first at 3209 houses the Good Fortune Restaurant whose frontage appears to be cut in half by the TMoble building . The next at 3207 is home to the Panda Bowl a Chinese restaurant , the next is Toscana Grill, Italian food, which just moved in at the end of 2015 and the final restaurant in this building is City Kabob a Curry House is at, 3205. In the next building at 3203 and Is a Psychic and MT Tax Service. Next door in the same building is another commercial property which appears to be vacant. There seems to be a very quick turnover of these businesses. Since I first did this page the Toscana Grill and the Tax Service has moved out and now there is Flamingo an Ethiopian Restaurant and Mongol Nomads which is an Asian fusion carry out restaurant.
Pines of Italy
Next in the block is The Pines of Italy at 3111 which has just gone out of business. There has been quite a few problems which involved an entertainment permit for a nightclub on the property read more at ArlNOW.
Late in 2016 the business changed hands. It is now an Ethiopian Restaurant called Purple Lounge.
The buildings that include 3201 through 3215 were all built in 1939 each building is a duplex. In the fifties at least one of them had a garden with a white picket fence. At later dates extensions were added, some in the back the others in the front, the only one that does not have an extension is 3203 - 3201. 3205 - 3207 had the extensions added to the back of the building behind 3205. The duplex for 3209 (Good Fortune) and 3211 (tMoble) only has the extension on the front of 3211.
TMobile's east wall ends at the center of Good Fortune and you can see that the roof of Good Fortune extends to the western edge of 3211. Next door another section was also added to the front-of the duplex that houses 3213 and 3215.
The building at 3019-3017 opened in 1939. Although the building resembles the other duplexes it is slightly different in that the entrances are higher and required steps. The roof has also been raised. The main entrance to the businesses in the back and above is at the back of the extension on the west side of the building. The Westmont Building which is the extension in front of the original building was built in 1950
. The Westmont Professional Center includes the original building.
Tai Square Etc.
Tai Square restaurant has been at 3217 for many years. The next building, 3215 - 3213 has housed a numbers of businesses including a Psychic but quite often they have been vacant. TMoble replaced the Hair Cuttery which in turn moved to Penrose Square. The other duplexes have housed a numbers of restaurants including a Pines of Italy, although at that time the Pines had a different owner than the Pines at 3111. Mrs. Chen's Kitchen has been at its present location since th 70tys