9/1/17 – Ground was broken yesterday on a retail development in the City of Fox Lake that is bringing Leroy Meats and a Subway restaurant. Scott Hurst has co-owned Leroy Meat out of Horicon for the past 25 years along with his son Randy and partner Steve Christian. He says this is the business’s first expansion and is excited to get involved with the community. Hurst says the time table has Leroy Meats wrapping up the project by next spring. Subway Restaurant is expected to get the footings of their building poured this year with the project resuming in the spring and completed in 2018. Mayor Tom Bednarek says this development will help grow Fox Lake. He says the city has a few drive by areas but this location is an exact destination visitors can come to. Subway representatives were not able to make the groundbreaking. The Leroy Meats building will be 11-thousand-square-feet and bring in at least 15 full-time jobs. The development will add $1.4-to-1.5-million dollars in taxable property in a TIF District that will be active for another 18 years. Another 11 acres are still available for retail development. The municipal infrastructure for the project is being funded in part by a $300-thousand-dollar state public facilities grant.