Logan's Roadhouse at 1201 Halfway Rd, and a new One Stop Smoke Shop & Liquor Shop at 2701 W. DeYoung at the site of the former Amoco service station torn down last spring.
Logan's Roadhouse purchased the 1.65 acre site of the old Wolohan Lumber building last month.
Both Logan's and the One Stop establishments took out building permits in March.
The other commercial projects taking out permits in March included a $2.7 million nursing home addition at 3116 Williamson County Parkway, a $450,000 building for Five Brothers Lawn & Tractor at 1300 E. Main Street and a $135,000 production building for Timberline Fisheries at 201 Timberline Road.
Although there wasn't much to see today, this week marks the official start of construction on the new redo of Exit 54, the Interstate 57/Illinois Route 13 single point interchange.