The food industry appears to be booming in Evanston this summer. We've rounded up the latest business openings, closings and relocations for our newest column, Comings & Goings, which chronicles the business scene in Evanston.
Found Restaurant Appears On Chicago
Chicago restauranteur Amy Morton is behind the new restaurant going in at 1631 Chicago Ave. "We find ourselves, we find our food and we find our furniture," Morton told Patch before heading to Indiana to track down a set of vintage chairs for the location.
Terra American Bistro Seats Diners On Green Bay
Located at 2676 Green Bay Road, this upscale restaurant is now open, serving hot and cold small plates as well as entrees including spiced duck breast, bouillabaise and pan-roasted Lake Superior Whitefish.
Leonie's Delice Bakery Opens on Howard
Serving fresh-baked bread, cakes, cupcakes and Haitian pastries, this new bakery opened its doors in June at 607 Howard St., just a short walk from the Howard "El" stop.
The Alcove Squeezes In On Main
Evanston's newest (and possibly smallest) bar and restaurant, the Alcove, packs a a few tables, an antique wine cask and vintage French posters into the intimate space at 512 Main St. Written in chalk, the menu boasts paninis, salad, wine and beer.
Brings Kids, Parents Together to Play On Davis
Opened at 602 Davis Street, the business offers classes and workshops for parents and kids, including jewelry making, painting, drawing, infant massage as well as prenatal and mommy and me yoga.
Papa Romeo's Brings Pizza Franchise to Dodge
With three locations in Chicago, Papa Romeo's has crossed the board to plant its flag in Evanston at 1168 Dodge Avenue.
New Architecture Firm Specializes in Homes, History
Plus 2 Architects opened at 1219 Hull Terrace #3B, offering architecture and preservation services.
Skips Over to Lake
Now reopened at 1424 Lake St., the store sells reconditioned bicycles and parts. Bikers can also sign up for maintenance classes or stop in for a tune-up.