‘A Long Time Coming’: NL resident opens balloon decoration shop in town

NEW LENOX, IL — A New Lenox resident’s dream of owning a business in town came true Friday when LGM Balloon Decor held its groundbreaking ceremony.

A host of family and friends, other business owners and village officials came out to help LGM owner Stephanie Marquardt celebrate the new business, which has a range of decorating offerings of personalized balloons, from helium bouquets to balloon arches to balloon sculptures.

“It’s a bit surreal, to be honest. I don’t think it’s struck me yet,” Marquardt said of opening his business.

LGM Balloon Decor owner Stephanie Marquardt (middle, with scissors) prepares to cut the ribbon Friday at her new business, located at 336 W. Maple St. in New Lenox. (TJ Kremer III/Patch)

Customers of LGM, located at 336 W. Maple St., will benefit from one-on-one experience with staff to help them plan and create the perfect balloon creation for any event.

It took two years of searching before Marquardt could find the right space for LGM, but her patience has paid off as her business is now in the city where she lives and it’s close to home, he said. she declared.

“For those of you who know, it took a long time,” Marquardt told the crowd during the ribbon cutting. “We tried to open a storefront here in our hometown of New Lenox that we love so much.”

Marquardt then thanked his family and friends for helping to make LGM a reality.