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Prasino in St. Charles County receives Business Spotlight Award

Posted on Monday, June 10, 2013 at 8:40 am

Some of Prasino's ownership and management team with officials from the City of St. Charles and members of the EDC's Economic Development Roundtable of St. Charles County.

For opening the newest, fine dining and area’s first eco-friendly restaurant, Prasino in the Streets of St. Charles development was recently honored with the Business Spotlight Award from the EDC’s Economic Development Roundtable of St. Charles County.

Prasino, which is Greek for “green,” is the perfect way to describe the delicious menu and unique décor of this Chicago-based eatery. For instance, they use the finest farm-to-table ingredients, promoting the natural feed and humane treatment of livestock and absence of chemicals and pesticides. From reclaimed Missouri barn wood, former wine bottles turned into beverage glasses, and decorative lampshades made from recycled cardboard, sustainability is integral to Prasino’s structure and style. With the opening of their new St. Charles facility, Prasino now operates four locations in the Midwest.

“Prasino is a premier addition to the growing success of the Streets of St. Charles development at the former Noah’s Ark site at Interstate 70 and Fifth Street in St. Charles,” said David Leezer, the city’s director of economic development and tourism. “We are proud to welcome this new, eco-chic restaurant to the community with its refreshing and comfortable atmosphere where people can enjoy good food, good conversation, and good friends,” he added.

Each month a different company in St. Charles County is selected for the Business Spotlight Award by the Economic Development Roundtable (EDR) based on criteria such as job growth, economic impact, civic involvement, and entrepreneurial success. The EDR is a standing committee of the Economic Development Center (EDC) of St. Charles County with the local cities, St. Charles County Government, and the St. Charles County Department of Workforce Development.

For more info about Prasino, visit For more info about the EDC’s Economic Development Roundtable, call 636.441.6880 or visit