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Lincolnshire Board Okays Plan for Massive Recreation Complex

As it prepares to open its first facility–outside Washington, D.C.—recreation company St. James has gotten the okay to build a second one. The Lincolnshire Village Board has approved plans for a 450,000-square-foot recreation complex along I-94 that would offer an indoor batting cage, an Olympic-sized pool, two ice rinks and zip lines, among other attractions.

“Our goal is to bring the premium, dynamic and scaled experience that is St. James to every major market in the country,” said St. James’ Craig Dixon.

“With our expansion to Chicago, people who are passionate about sports, wellness and active fun in two of the largest markets in the country will have an opportunity to pursue their passions in a wholly unique way.”

GlenStar Properties will develop the St. James complex on a 40-acre parcel formerly occupied by Medline. Plans to include a TopGolf driving range were dropped amid community opposition.

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