Thursday, May 23, 2013
As part of a rollout of wifi hot spots, Comcast is offering anyone, even non-customers, free wifi in a variety of eateries and other settings, through July 4. After that, customers can still use wifi in the many new locations.
There you are, sitting in a restaurant or doctor's waiting room, trying to get on to the Internet with your smartphone, tablet or laptop. But frustratingly, there's no wifi service. You either can't get online or must use up your expensive data plan service. To remedy this, Comcast is expanding the number of locations in which it offers Wifi service, and is offering a freebie from May 24 through July 4. Anyone, even non-customers, can access wifi for free on those dates. After that, Comcast customers can access the wifi service for free, and non-customers can get two 60-minute sessions free per month. Many of the spots are located in Arlington Heights, Des Plaines, Evanston, Mt. Prospect, Northbrook, Oak Park, Palatine, Skokie and …
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
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Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The private gated home also has six bedrooms, eight bathrooms and a two laundry rooms.
This $4,395,000 private gated home, located at 494 Sheridan Rd. in Glencoe, was custom built in 2005 by Highgate Builders. Sitting on .91 acres of landscaped grounds, the home features a grand foyer entry, six bedrooms, eight bathrooms and a kitchen with top-end appliances. The home also features a theater, an exercise room, two laundry rooms, a four-car garage, a batting cage, a sports court and a first floor guest suite. The Wow House is listed with Jody Handler-Dickstein of Coldwell Banker. For more information on this home or others in the area, contact Handler-Dickstein at (847) 835-0236 or at Jody.Dickstein@cbexchange.com. For more news on notable Wow Houses for sale in the area, 'like' Patch on Facebook and sign up for our free …
From a lingerie boutique in Winnetka to self-serve frozen yogurt in Wilmette, it's been a big spring for new local businesses.
Romantika Lingerie Boutique Spices up Downtown Winnetka:The new lingerie store features a variety of gifts, whether you're celebrating a special occasion or just want every day to be a little more exciting. All Nature's Way: The New Trier township now has a brand new business that promotes both physical and emotional well-being through a variety of means. Guildhall Serves Up Fine Dining in Glencoe: Executive Chef Christian Ragano brings a simple yet creative menu to downtown Glencoe with the upscale Guildhall restaurant. Taco Nano Brings Authenticity to Northfield: This husband-and-wife team are bringing a little south-of-the-border flavor to Northfield with their creative tacos. Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt Store Opening in Downtown Wilmette…
Monday, May 20, 2013
Cocomero started construction on the new Wilmette location on May 3.
Cocomero, a self-serve frozen yogurt store, has begun construction in downtown Wilmette. The store will open at 1163 Wilmette Ave. in the old Chen and Chen location. A Cocomero location opened last fall in Downer's Grove and that location carries around a dozen flavors, ranging from vanilla to peanut butter. Diners can then add some of the 30 offered toppings — including fruits, candy and cereal — to their concoction before weighing their cup and paying for it. The Downer's Grove location also offers bubble tea, smoothies and lattes. There's no word yet if the Wilmette location will offer similar items. This is a developing story. To keep updated, 'like' Patch on Facebook and sign up for our free daily newsletters here.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Grab a free drink at Starbucks through May 19.
Cool down this weekend with a free iced beverage from Starbucks. The coffee giant is offering a free tall iced drink when you buy an iced VIA. This deal is valid through May 19. Wilmette Starbucks Locations:
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The newly launched site offers tips, info and digital know-how for small business owners.
Patch has launched a new site to educate and empower small businesses with the digital tools, social media strategies and marketing know-how needed to ensure long-term growth. Readers will have access to exclusive interviews with well-known founders and CEOs and small business industry experts who share their experiences, advice and tips for success. One of the latest articles features an exclusive interview with successful real estate entrepreneur Barbara Corcoran, founder of The Corcoran Group. In this Q&A, Corcoran discusses the how to take advantage of the size of a small businesses, and why making big “mistakes” made all the difference in her success. Click here to read about the tactics Corcoran used to grow her business. Additional…
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The new lingerie store features a variety of gifts, whether you're celebrating a special occasion or just want every day to be a little more exciting.
Shopping in downtown Winnetka just got a little sexier, thanks to the recently opened Romantika Lingerie Boutique. The store — which carries fine European lingerie, high-end athletic wear, designer men’s underwear, sex toys, candles, jewelry and other gifts — opened in it’s new location at 912 Green Bay Rd. about two weeks ago after four and a half years in Wheeling. “Most of our clients are from the North Shore, and we decided to go to them,” co-owner Kate Gordin said. “This is a little conservative of an area but [North Shore residents] are adventurous but they don’t always show it…everyone wants to spice it up!” The lingerie carried at Romantika is predominately made by European designers of delicate materials such as raw silk — which …
Wilmette's downtown wine and beer shop showed Patch some of their favorite picks to sip while enjoying the beautiful spring weather.
After an unpredictable spring, this week's weather forecast looks almost too good to be true, with high temperatures reaching into the 70s. And what better way to enjoy the sunshine than with a cold craft beer or a glass of wine on the deck? Patch reached out to Wilmette's own Bottle Shop's manager Nick Reed for his best picks to soak up the spring with. Click through the above slideshow to see photos of his choices, plus a brief description and the price. What's your favorite beer or wine to drink outside? Share your recommendations in the comments below!
The Wilmette location of the fine Belgian chocolates shop will be moving to Evanston.
Leonidas Café Chocolaterie, the chocolate shop located in downtown Wilmette, will be moving to Evanston after 8 years in its location at 1157 Wilmette Ave. The store's current location will be closing at the end of May, and the Evanston location is set to open in July. "We have outgrown this space and are not able to meet all of your requests," a sign on the door of the Wilmette location says. "The new location will have more seating, a pastry kitchen, extended creperie and better opening hours." The Evanston location will be on the corner of Green Bay Rd. and Central Ave., right next to Maya Papaya and Tony Macarony Children's Boutique. Coupons are available inside the Wilmette location for five free pieces of chocolate at the Evanston …