International jewelry brand, national pet store chain, new Lou Malnati’s patio dining coming to Naperville

Take a gander around Naperville and you might see a new marquee or two in town, as is often the case these days.

Ever-teeming with business updates, the latest wave of storefront changes for the city includes the local launch of an international jewelry brand, the statewide debut of a national pet store chain and a sprinkling of new brick-and-mortar retail locations.

Naperville welcomes fourth U.S. Malabar showroom

Global jewelry retailer Malabar Gold & Diamonds has opened a new showroom in Naperville at 1568 W. Ogden Ave. This marks the brand’s fourth store in the U.S. and fifth across North America.

Malabar Gold & Diamonds was founded more than three decades ago in India, according to its website. Today, the global retailer has 350 showrooms across 13 countries. In the U.S., the brand has locations in Texas, New Jersey, Chicago — and now Naperville.

Internationally, the company also operates in the United Kingdom, Australia, Kuwait, Malaysia and Singapore, among other countries.

The store sells a wide range of jewelry for men and women, and for occasions both casual and special, including anniversaries and weddings.

Local elected officials, as well as the Consulate General of India in Chicago, attended the grand opening event April 27.

Woof Gang expands to Illinois

Pet store chain Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming — which has more than 350 locations open or on the way across the country — has expanded to Naperville, marking the business’ first store in Illinois.

Woof Gang’s local store is part of the Naperville Crossings shopping center at 2940 Showplace Drive.

“We are thrilled to extend Woof Gang’s reach into Illinois with the opening of our first location in Naperville,” Ricardo Azevedo, CEO of Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming, said in a news release. “Expanding into new locations allows us to fulfill our mission of providing exceptional care and top-quality products to pets and their owners. We are committed to becoming an integral part of the Naperville community, enriching the lives of pets and their families with every wagging tail and joyful bark.”

Founded in 2007, Woof Gang is a specialty retailer of pet food and supplies. It also offers professional pet grooming services.

In a statement, franchisee of Woof Gang’s Naperville location Lisa Moran, said, “As a pet lover and proud resident of Naperville, I am honored to bring Woof Gang’s exceptional services and products to my fellow pet enthusiasts in the area.”

Lou Malnati’s Naperville rings in 30 years

Three decades ago, Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria opened in the heart of Naperville’s downtown. Now, the iconic Chicago pizza chain is commemorating 30 years in the city with a newly expanded opportunity to enjoy a slice.

Lou Malnati’s is soon opening an outdoor dining area at its Naperville restaurant on Jefferson Avenue. The patio’s launch will be commemorated with a grand opening event at 4:45 p.m. Thursdasy, May 23. Free samples will be available through 5:30 p.m., followed by live music performed by one of Lou’s bartenders.

“We’re grateful to the people of Naperville for continuing to support the restaurant three decades later,” owner Marc Malnati said in a news release. “We’re excited to celebrate our new patio in honor of this milestone anniversary and we’re looking forward to serving our legendary deep-dish pizza to our hungry loyal fans for another 30 years.”

Med spa signs Naperville spot

SEV, a West Hollywood-based med spa brand touted by such celebrities as the Kardashians and Eva Longoria, is preparing to launch a new location in Naperville. The brand, according to a news release, recently secured a lease to bring one of its spas to the Market Meadows Shopping Center at 1239 South Naper Blvd.

“I am thrilled to announce the latest addition to the SEV family with the signing of our lease for a new location in Naperville,” SEV founder Sevana Petrosian said in the release.

The spa will be SEV’s second location in the Chicago-area. The other is in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood at 2320 N. Lincoln Ave.

SEV specializes in laser hair removal, injectables, body contouring and other aesthetic services. The spa planned for Naperville will launch with laser hair removal before rolling out additional services.

Boots and weddings

Earlier this year, Naperville welcomed Boot Barn to town, which lauds itself as the largest western and workwear retailer across the country.

The store is now open at 586 Route 59. There are four other Boot Barn locations in Illinois, including stores in Crystal Lake, Gurnee, Rockford and Springfield.

Meanwhile, a new event space dubbed “The Crawford” commemorated its grand opening in Naperville in mid-March. The venue is located at 119 Shuman Blvd. Kansas City-based Abbott Hospitality is behind the venture.