Several new businesses have opened in Evanston or are coming soon, but there are also a few longtime Evanston stores shutting their doors. See what's coming and going in our regular column on business openings and closings.
Second Time Around, which sells used designer clothing, opened Sept. 9, at 900 Church St. Offerings include Tory Burch shoes, Chanel blazers and Nicole Miller dresses, according to a press release. The Massachusetts-based consignment chain has 45 locations around the country, including stores on Milwaukee, Southport and Armitage avenues in Chicago.
“Evanston, with its quaint downtown and its eclectic urban vibe will be the perfect new home for STAs 45th store,” CEO Bill Soncini said in a press release. “The residents of Evanston are unique, progressive and fashion-forward. We are confident that our business model and product offering will be well received.”
Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.
One of Evanston's last used record and movie store closed forever in September. 2nd Hand Tunes, 800 Dempster St., was originally one of several locations around the Chicago area. Other stores in Lincoln Park, Hyde Park and Oak Park, among other locations, were all sold, but continue to operate under different names.
Pure Barre, a ballet-inspired fitness center, opened Aug. 22 at 910 Church St., according to an employee. Participants in the fitness program learn how to perform small, isometric movements at a ballet barre in order to tone and strengthen their muscles. To see a class schedule and sign up, visit the store’s website.
Folkworks Gallery Closed,
Shop For Rent
Owners Paul and Cease Giddings opened their folk art gallery at 1310½ Chicago Ave. more than 20 years ago. While the storefront location is closed and the shop is for rent, the Giddings are still selling folk art online at folkworks.com.
Natural Stone Showroom Adds Evanston Studio
Based in LaGrange, Blue Pearl Stone Technologies has opened Blue Pearl Studio at 517 Dempster St. in Evanston, next to Blind Faith Café. The studio showcases granite, quartzite, marble, limestone and other natural and man-made home decorating surfaces. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Co-Working Space Holds Grand Opening
Regus, a co-working space for professionals, recently held a grand opening at its new Evanston location, 1603 Orrington Ave., Ste. 600. Offerings include virtual offices, meeting room space, business lounges and video communications. “Evanston is known for incubator businesses and Regus is a great launching point before the business grows,” Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Elaine Kemna-Irish said in a press release.
Dragonfly Opens On Chicago Avenue
Amy Boone has opened a home décor and clothing store called Dragonfly at 1309 Chicago Ave. Call 847-733-0613 for hours.
Office Furniture Resale Shop Coming Soon
Not Fade Away is opening soon at 1104 Davis St. downtown, according to the Downtown Evanston business group. The store will sell used office furniture at wholesale prices. Call 224-999-7943 for hours.
Food 4 Less Adds Fuel Center
The Food 4 Less supermarket at 2400 West Main St. is opening a fuel center in the parking lot with five gas pumps and ten fueling stations. Hours are 5 a.m. to midnight daily.
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