Thursday, January 24, 2013
The Winnetka location is the 5th on the North Shore for the family-owned business.
Once Upon a Bagel has officially opened the doors of its Winnetka location, holding a grand opening last Thursday. The business had a soft opening late December, opening its doors for the public shortly before the holiday season. The Winnetka space is the 5th location for the family-run chain — which includes another Once Upon a Bagel location in Highland Park, Once Upon a Grill and Once Upon a Deli in Northbrook and the Mean Wiener in Highwood. Gerry and Steve Geffen, the father-and-son team who own the North Shore chain, chose to open a location in Winnetka because of supportiveness of the community. “It’s a close-knit community,” Steve Geffen said. “Everyone wants everyone else do to do well. … We felt the most comfortable in this …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The North Shore Exchange will offer designer women’s clothing and accessories, as well as home furnishings and décor.
A new upscale resale shop, the North Shore Exchange (NSE), is set to open in downtown Glencoe on March 5, in the former location of the Glen Cote Thrift Shop. The building is owned by the Glencoe Women’s Library Club. All of the NSE’s profits will go to charities and non-profits, with one-third staying in the community and the other two-thirds going to programs that serve needy children and families in the Chicagoland area. “The [Glen Cote] thrift shop had really gone downhill in the last six to 10 years,” said Wendy Serrino, president of the North Shore Exchange board. “The Women’s Library Club didn’t know what to do with it.” For more local businesses stories, sign up for the Wilmette-Kenilworth Patch's free newsletter. A member of the …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
New Trier baseball teams will have a place to practice this winter.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Information provided by Winnetka-Northfield Chamber of Commerce. The Winnetka-Northfield Chamber of Commerce held a new business Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the The Yard, Illinois Baseball Academy on November 27 in Northfield. The Yard is the Illinois Baseball Academy’s new baseball training facility located at 164 Northfield Road in Northfield. Read the business profile of The Yard: New Indoor Baseball Facility to Open in Northfield Chris Beacom and his partners, Tom Burr and Matt LaFontaine opened the new venue to work with young baseball players in the community. The Illinois Baseball Academy has helped players on the North Shore since 2005 and the owners decided to open a new indoor facility, The Yard. The Yard features three hitting …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Illinois Baseball Academy is scheduled to open a new 5,000-square-feet training center in November.
For baseball lovers who hate training outdoors in winter, Illinois Baseball Academy will soon be offering a new option. The new indoor training facility, The Yard, 164 Northfield Rd., Northfield, is outfitted with hitting cages, a pitching tunnel and an open area for fielding work. “The batting cages allow us to give four lessons at any one time,” said Chris Beacome, president of Illinois Baseball Academy. “We are able to move [our cages] and our cables. One space can look different if we move a cage off to a side.” Want to follow similar articles? Sign up for Wilmette-Kenilworth Patch's newsletter or "like us" on Facebook. Slated to start programs on Nov. 5, the training center will be able to accommodate up to 18 players per hour, …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
The store located at the former Demas Fine Foods, on 414 Linden Ave., is scheduled to open Sept. 7. The business owners hope to partner with New Trier High School programs in the future.
Growing up, Marsha Pesavento loved lingering around the “fancy” food section of grocery stores in New York. Now Pesavento, along with her husband Ray, will be pouring that passion into a new grocery store in Wilmette. “When I was 6-years-old I loved hanging out and looking at the canned escargot and all this wild stuff that was so exciting,” Marsha said. “I’ve always loved grocery stores.” The 3,200-square-foot store at 414 Linden Ave. will focus on selling artisanal foods made by people who are completely and wholly integrated into the creation of their product, from sourcing raw materials to the actual production and packaging. “We feel it’s critical to support local business, as that only strengthens our community,” Ray said. …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Wilmette trustees requested more noise-level data for the proposed carwash near Edens Plaza.
A proposed car wash at the Shell gas station near Edens Plaza has been tabled until the Oct. 23 village board meeting after Wilmette trustees requested more data on the plan. “I feel like we are making a great decision here without great data and it’s the applicants responsibility to bring us good data,” Trustee Cameron Kruger said during the Aug. 28 village board meeting. The proposed $1.2 million plan would have added a gas pump, a drive-through car wash and a convenience store at the roughly 16,000-square foot space at 3501 Lake Ave., which is located in the village’s neighborhood retail zone. Would you support building a carwash at Shell? Sound off on our Facebook page or in our poll below. Among the zoning variations, Wilmette …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Shop local and support your neighborhood businesses in the New Trier Township. Here's a list of all the new stores that opened in 2012.
Although the economy hasn't quite bounced back to its glory days, business growth in the New Trier Township is booming, with multiple businsses moving to the area in 2012. With the exception of Glencoe, the communities all have vacancy rates below the 9.5 percent average for the Chicago area. Many of the communities have vacancy rates more in line with the boom days of 2004 to 2007. So, as a quick reminder, here are a few new businesses Patch has been following after they opened in 2012, including a few more slated to open soon. Have you checked them out yet? Click on the business' names and give them a review on Patch! Also, which upcoming business are you most excited about? Tell us in the comments. Located in Wilmette on Lake Avenue, …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Walgreens and CVS are scheduled to open at opposite ends of Wilmette, in Edens Plaza and Plaza de Lago respectively.
Wilmette will soon add two drug stores to its list of new businesses in town. Scheduled to open in early November, Walgreens is expected to take up half of the former Borders bookstore location in Edens Plaza, 3232 Lake Ave., or about 15,000 square feet. On the east side of Wilmette, CVS is expected to open in March 2013 and occupy the 12,700-square-foot space formerly occupied by a Crate and Barrel outlet in Plaza del Lago, 1515 Sheridan Rd. There are two existing Walgreens in Wilmette, one at 333 Ridge Rd. and the other at 811 Green Bay Rd. The nearest existing CVS is in northwest Evanston at 3333 Central St. West Wilmette Underserved by Pharmacy Walgreens plans to take advantage of the high mall customer volume and prime location …
Monday, August 20, 2012
The Big Black Dog Tavern & Grill is expected to open this fall.
Gilson’s fans seeking quality food at a lower price point can look forward to the opening of The Big Black Dog Tavern & Grill in Wilmette this fall. Operated by Gilson’s co-owner Chuck Rometty, the family-friendly restaurant will take over The Crystal Cave’s former location at 1141 Central Ave. Its menu will blend barbecue and upscale bar food paired with wine and a list of about 50 beers from around the world. While entrees at Gilson’s peak at $28.95, no dishes at The Big Black Dog will cost more than $19.99. “If they like the way we do things here, they’re going to really like the Big Black Dog Tavern,” Rometty said. “We’re going to focus on food quality and a great customer experience and still keep it a neighborhood place with great …