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Des Plaines Honda Moving to Barrington

November 6, 2020

At its regular board meeting on Monday, October 26, 2020, the Village of Barrington Board of Trustees approved an economic incentive agreement that will bring the Des PlainesHonda motorcycle dealership to Barrington.
 
“Given the impact that Covid-19 has had on many of our businesses in 2020, this type of positive economic news in Barrington could not be more welcome at this time,” said Village President Karen Darch. “We are pleased to welcome Des Plaines Honda to our area. This established dealership’s offerings of top-line motorcycles, watercraft, and all-terrain utility vehicles will address an unfilled market niche in Barrington’s business sector and bring much-needed additional sales tax revenue into the Village.”
 
Des Plaines Honda will be located at 1201-1203 S. Northwest Highway.Village Manager Scott Andersonsaid, “Becausesales tax revenue from motor vehicle sales makes up approximately 25% of the Village’s general operating funds, this is an important step forward in promoting the economic health of Barrington, including in the Route 14 corridor. We could not be more pleased to be working so cooperatively with Des Plaines Honda to expand our business base in Barrington.”
 
The incentive agreement is based upon a 60% retainment of sales tax revenues for Des Plaines Honda up to a capped maximum of $375,000 in verified eligible capital site improvements. The term of the agreement is either the attainment of the $375,000 in incentive payments or ten years, whichever is sooner. The Village will retain 40% of sales tax revenues through the term of the agreement, and then 100% once the agreement has expired. Des Plaines Honda is expected to bring 20 to 22 new employees to the Village.
 
The Village of Barrington has historically worked with motor vehicle dealerships in Barrington who have requested similar capital expansion incentive agreements, due to the fact that dealers are some of the Village’s largest employers and generators of sales tax and are critically important to Barrington’s economic base.
 
President Karen Darch said, “We are confident that the dealership's capital investments will bring significant new sales growth to their business, and in turn, new sales tax revenues to the Village that we would not have otherwise enjoyed. After the term of the agreement is up, the Village will retain 100% of all sales tax revenue from the business. Coupled with the dealership’s ability to bring new jobs to our community and new shoppers as well, we believe this is an important step for the Village of Barrington to take in order to continue to ensure the economic vitality of our area.”

Lake County and Suburban Cook County Mitigations In Place
Governor Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) have implemented resurgence mitigations in both Region 9 (Lake & McHenry Counties) and Region 10 (Suburban Cook County). Mitigation measures include:
 
Bars
  • No indoor service
  • All outside bar service closes at 11:00 p.m.
  • All bar patrons should be seated at tables outside
  • No ordering, seating, or congregating at bar (bar stools should be removed) 
  • Tables should be 6 feet apart 
  • No standing or congregating indoors or outdoors while waiting for a table or exiting
  • No dancing or standing indoors
  • Reservations required for each party
  • No seating of multiple parties at one table
 
Restaurants
  • No indoor dining or bar service
  • All outdoor dining closes at 11:00 p.m.
  • Outside dining tables should be 6 feet apart
  • If more than two sides of a tent are enclosed, then it is considered indoor dining for purposes of the state’s guidelines and mitigations
  • No standing or congregating indoors or outdoors while waiting for a table or exiting
  • Reservations required for each party 
  • No seating of multiple parties at one table
  • Bars and restaurants in mitigation areas are not permitted to have any indoor dining and service, and therefore may not host meetings, events or gatherings within their establishment
 
Meetings, Social Events, Gatherings
  • Limit to lesser of 25 guests or 25 percent of overall room capacity
  • No party buses
  • Gaming and Casinos close at 11:00 p.m., are limited to 25 percent capacity, and follow mitigations for bars and restaurants, if applicable
 
The Village realizes that these mitigations place businesses in a difficult situation and understand the tremendous impact that shutdowns have on local restaurants, merchants, and retail establishments. We look forward to continuing to work with you on an individual basis to navigate the creative and available possibilities for your business during the winter months. The Village has been contacted by both Cook and Lake County Health Departments, as they have indicated they are inspecting businesses and enforcing the current mitigations in place. It's important to understand that the restrictions are coming directly from the state of Illinois, and our role as your Village government is to communicate the state's direction and then urge all in our community to comply with the regulations. Ultimately, the safety of our community is our highest priority, and we encourage all to heed the guidance coming from the state while supporting our businesses in whatever ways we can.

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