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Patrice Prescott July 9, 2014 at 06:35 pm
Yes! So happy for a new grocery store and Valli is a good choice!! Can't wait!
Lisa Edwards July 10, 2014 at 01:19 pm
Yes! 2 thumbs up
Bernadette Krol July 10, 2014 at 08:27 pm
Respect for Valli's willingness to invest in Evanston!
Will Hein July 1, 2014 at 07:16 pm
It took Tyree Johnson 22 years to figure out that he was only making minimum wage- not te sharpestRead More guy around, is he?
Lee Jacobsen July 1, 2014 at 10:52 pm
Want more than minimum wage? Grow a spine and ask your manager for a raise. It helps to give a fewRead More reasons. Having the govt establish a minimum wage is just govt intervention into the business world. Don't like the wage, what are unions for??? Find a job that pays more...why does the govt have to negotiate wages? Can't stand working for wages? Start your own business, and find out what real work is like....
william ofori smith July 10, 2014 at 05:28 am
Dear Sir/Madam Thanks so much for reading my mail i hope we will do business together i am into goldRead More business we are looking for a buyer who will buy from us Direct from the Village we have up to 25kg now ready to sell to any buyer who is interested to buy from us, we will like to do long term business with the buyer.Thanks hope to hear from you. William. williamsoforismith@yahoo.com +233 200 143320
Happy
Desert Rat May 24, 2014 at 07:24 pm
Man, I'm stuffed on a couple of Canadian bacon McGriddles. Maybe tomorrow I'll try on of theirRead More salads. Or maybe not....
AlwaysPO'd May 25, 2014 at 12:27 pm
Capitalism will dictate if Happy survives, not the liberal agenda.
Joe Duane June 8, 2014 at 08:51 am
We offer fresh cut bank instrument for lease/sale, such as BG, SBLC, MTN, Bank Bonds, Bank Draft, TRead More strips and other. Leased Instruments can be obtained at minimal expense to the borrower compared to other banking options and we also discount/monetize BG's. This offer is open to both individuals and corporate bodies. If in need of our services, contact me for detail information. Thank you, Mr.Joe Duane email:jduane076@gmail.com Joeduane@consultant.com
The inside of a long-dead mall, as photographed by Seph Lawless for his new book "Black Friday."
George Murphy May 26, 2014 at 08:21 pm
The pendulum has swung the other way. I remember the early 1970's was a booming time for theseRead More "shopping centers." Meanwhile, the privately-owned business in the small towns were suffering as a result. When it is convenient to not have to leave one's home, well, one does not leave the same. The internet, while it is so handy, has killed retail businesses. Another big drawback is the price of the commercial rental. Unless the shopkeeper owns the building, it can be prohibitive in the overhead. Lastly, government regulations have destroyed and consumed much of any profit our merchants may accrue.
George Murphy May 26, 2014 at 08:30 pm
I patronize many businesses just to try to support the numbers. But, I am only one person. NewRead More Jersey has seen the same demise with shopping malls. The only head-above-water tactic is to keep other attractions on the property (movie houses, restaurants and kiddie fun places, to name a few). This may help, but it doesn't look as if these shopping wonder worlds will ever return to the statuses of the 1970's. It really troubles me to see people not thriving, especially when they faithfully go out to work each day.
Joe Duane June 8, 2014 at 08:51 am
We offer fresh cut bank instrument for lease/sale, such as BG, SBLC, MTN, Bank Bonds, Bank Draft, TRead More strips and other. Leased Instruments can be obtained at minimal expense to the borrower compared to other banking options and we also discount/monetize BG's. This offer is open to both individuals and corporate bodies. If in need of our services, contact me for detail information. Thank you, Mr.Joe Duane email:jduane076@gmail.com Joeduane@consultant.com
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J. Geoff Rove May 4, 2014 at 03:22 pm
As long as my mail box gets fewer junk cards from Lake Forest puppet PACs.
Oliver P. McCracken May 5, 2014 at 01:34 pm
When out riding in my Stutz Bearcat, there is nothing I enjoy less than fussing with the long lines,Read More high prices, and mediocre food being peddled by that horrid place. I would much rather spend my hard-earned money at a truly local establishment, such as Poochie's where the girls are comely and the cheddar sharp, or Dengeo's where the ladies are sharp and the gyro sandwiches are saucy, or even Herm's palace of frankfurters where there may be no saucy or comely lasses, but there are tasty calories galore!
Grandpamike May 5, 2014 at 03:27 pm
@Oliver Well played, sir or madam, well played. The bard could not have said it any better. Bravo.
Danial Victory May 2, 2014 at 10:24 am
How much it costs for 1.5 panel house, i like to do some renovation of my house.Read More http://zencleansetrusted.com/
jim May 30, 2014 at 09:59 am
You mean Frank Portillo right?
Colleen McAbee May 30, 2014 at 10:09 am
Yes, I meant Frank. Good catch!
Anthony Pellicano May 31, 2014 at 09:57 pm
We just got our Portillos in New Lenox and we love it!!!!!
Robert Adams April 25, 2014 at 04:03 pm
***Stopped for some gas on main street and decided to try it – glad I did! I tried the turkeyRead More tips and even got a free taco, courtesy of the cashier – yummy! Will definitely be back!!
Deborah May 1, 2014 at 08:28 am
Checked out Just Turkey last night and it was Just Great! I ordered the small rib tips and my sonRead More ordered the jerk burger and hot link. Everything was delicious so much so that as soon as we finished eating he looked over the menu to decide what he would try on his next visit. My only disappointment was portion size..I would have liked more tips the $8.50 price tag on a small order and us older birds (no pun intended) would appreciate larger print on their menu.
Deborah May 1, 2014 at 08:32 am
Checked out Just Turkey last night and it was Just Great! I ordered the small rib tips and my sonRead More ordered the jerk burger and hot link. Everything was delicious so much so that as soon as we finished eating he looked over the menu to decide what he would try on his next visit. My only disappointment was size. I would have liked more tips for the $8.50 price tag and we older birds (no pun intended) would appreciate a larger font size on the menu.
Ken April 25, 2014 at 08:43 am
Why bother? The froyo craze seems to be fading and Forever Yogurt seems to be the local leader byRead More far. A few years ago Red Mango had lines out the door and now it's closed. Good luck to them anyway.
j April 23, 2014 at 02:20 pm
Heather perhaps you should be taking some sort of medication.
Oliver P. McCracken April 23, 2014 at 03:50 pm
So there WILL be a firearms corner? Huzzah! And a druggist's counter, as well? Double huzzah! I canRead More purchase some black powder for my musket, as well as some opium powder for my consumption, all in one trip!
Heather April 23, 2014 at 04:12 pm
No Mildred I just got tired of Mr. Jordan Zoot always calling me names , putting me down , tellingRead More me to go Kill myself , have a Heart Attack , step in front of a Bus !! ETC .... Enough is Enough that had nothing to due with the issue at hand on Evanston Patch . Me and my husband own a Business in Evanston , Sad being we actually know him and he has done our business taxes , was our Tax Accounted until my husband saw how he was talking to me ! Its a small world and you never know who the other person on the other end is , we gave Mr. Zoot allot of Business no more. I really am a nice Lady , I just had enough and gave right back to him so no I not on meds , Just high on Life , Loving Evanston & my Business & seeing my kids grow ! Have a Nice Day
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Scott Peterson April 21, 2014 at 11:34 pm
Security is a deterrent not a preventative measure. There is no way to be secure from everyRead More possibility because it is impossible to even conceive of every possibility. Instead we try to secure against the threats we know of through experience and those we may anticipate through inference extrapolated from those experiences. The businesses are naturally and rightly profit driven and things that do not directly and or immediately hurt the bottom line do not get priority funding. Thieves too are profit driven though they are less regulated than business and in general face more personal risk than businesses typically do toward realizing their bottom line. Due to the actually few distinctions between the thief and business the thief must be the more resourceful of the two and thus more innovative. Security is always going to be a reactionary means of preventing theft. The proactive means to prevent theft are to accept there is no absolute security and otherwise either too expensive, too harsh, too time consuming or some combination of those. Considering how long humanity seems to have dealt with the issue, one might think we would have tried all of the available variables and figured it out sometime during the last 5000 years through trial and error. Oh wait, we have. Communities where the moral code is instilled in population from cradle to grave coupled with punishment for infractions justly employed have almost zero crime and it costs them almost zero dollars. Face it folks, we're all hippy freaks living in/on a commune we call Earth. Continually spending good money over top of bad as our orthodox approach has required over the centuries has only produced more crime and or prisons. This implies more crime is the goal if you THINK.
Scott Peterson April 21, 2014 at 11:41 pm
Security is a deterrent not a preventative measure. There is no way to be secure from everyRead More possibility because it is impossible to even conceive of every possibility. Instead we try to secure against the threats we know of through experience and those we may anticipate through inference extrapolated from those experiences. The businesses are naturally and rightly profit driven and things that do not directly and or immediately hurt the bottom line do not get priority funding. Thieves too are profit driven though they are less regulated than business and in general face more personal risk than businesses typically do toward realizing their bottom line. Due to the actual few distinctions between the thief and business the thief must be the more resourceful of the two and thus more innovative. Security is always going to be a reactionary means of preventing theft. The proactive means to prevent theft are to accept there is no absolute security and otherwise either too expensive, too harsh, too time consuming or some combination of those. Considering how long humanity seems to have dealt with the issue, one might think we would have tried all of the available variables and figured it out sometime during the last 5000 years through trial and error. Oh wait, we have. Communities where the moral code is instilled in population from cradle to grave coupled with punishment for infractions justly employed have almost zero crime and it costs them almost zero dollars. Face it folks, we're all hippy freaks living in/on a commune we call Earth. Continually spending good money over top of bad as our orthodox approach has required over the centuries has only produced more crime and or prisons. This implies more crime is the goal if you THINK.
Scott Peterson April 21, 2014 at 11:44 pm
Security is a deterrent not a preventative measure. There is no way to be secure from everyRead More possibility because it is impossible to even conceive of every possibility. Instead we try to secure against the threats we know of through experience and those we may anticipate through inference extrapolated from those experiences. The businesses are naturally and rightly profit driven and things that do not directly and or immediately hurt the bottom line do not get priority funding. Thieves too are profit driven though they are less regulated than business and in general face more personal risk than businesses typically do toward realizing their bottom line. Due to the actual few distinctions between the thief and business the thief must be the more resourceful of the two and thus more innovative. Security is always going to be a reactionary means of preventing theft. The proactive means to prevent theft are to accept there is no absolute security and otherwise either too expensive, too harsh, too time consuming or some combination of those. Considering how long humanity seems to have dealt with the issue, one might think we would have tried all of the available variables and figured it out sometime during the last 5000 years through trial and error. Oh wait, we have. Communities where the moral code is instilled in the population from cradle to grave coupled with punishment, justly applied, for infractions have almost zero crime and it costs them almost zero dollars. Face it folks, we're all hippy freaks living in/on a commune we call Earth. Continually spending good money over top of bad as our orthodox approach has required over the centuries has only produced more crime and or prisons. This implies more crime/prisons is the goal if you THINK.
jim April 18, 2014 at 12:46 pm
you sure
J. Geoff Rove May 4, 2014 at 03:19 pm
Sure these bigwigs really generate $5K per hour in performance. Just ask Tellabs and Lucent.
william ofori smith July 10, 2014 at 05:29 am
Dear Sir/Madam Thanks so much for reading my mail i hope we will do business together i am into goldRead More business we are looking for a buyer who will buy from us Direct from the Village we have up to 25kg now ready to sell to any buyer who is interested to buy from us, we will like to do long term business with the buyer.Thanks hope to hear from you. William. williamsoforismith@yahoo.com +233 200 143320
John Chrusciel April 17, 2014 at 05:55 pm
Books, antiques, and bright people all under one roof. What could be better? Glad to see aRead More non-franchise, non-chain new business here in Evanston. Sounds like it is going to be a great place.
Lisa S. April 18, 2014 at 09:16 am
Wonderful! I'll be there to check it out.
David Floodstrand April 18, 2014 at 10:06 am
Books!
It could cost Americans 20 percent more to get their bacon fixes as a deadline virus sweeps through the nation's hog barns. (Patch file photo)
all-c-ing-eye April 18, 2014 at 02:14 pm
And all this time i thought it was Pork Barrel spending.
JBrad April 19, 2014 at 01:57 pm
Mark, Your words are absolutely disgusting. Please do not use this comment thread as a vehicle toRead More spew your racist mentality. And for your information, food-borne illnesses come from agriculture, period. All around the world, including in the U.S. Lastly, your hatred for people of colour does not mean that you understand disease, at all. Good luck in life.
Eric Wessels May 7, 2014 at 10:16 am
If you really are worried about pork: It has come to my attention, much too late to do anythingRead More about it probably, that there is a hog confinement proposed to be constructed within 1 mile of my home. This is not an uncommon occurrence in the state of Iowa. In fact there are 10 homes within 1 mile of this proposed facility, some just ½ mile away. I have looked at the manure management plan and one poor family will have manure spread on three sides of their property throughout the year. Of course this proposed facility is under the limit of 2500 hogs to require a permit by 20 hogs, so no one was notified. They will run 2 sets of hogs through the facility each year, 4960 hogs. This will produce over 660,000 gallons of liquid waste to be stored in a 270’ long, 70’ wide, 8’ deep lagoon. The manure will all be spread in section 13 of the Adel Township in Dallas County. My secondary concern (my primary concern is my family) is for others impacted and the county as a whole. This is terrible planning. The proposed facility lies in the center between Adel, Waukee, and Dallas Center. Dallas County is the second fastest growing county in the country. Waukee builds a new school every year. The Waukee soccer complex is a short 3.5 mile drive south. The proposed new county facilities would be 3 miles away. There is a church on highway 6 less than 3 miles away. The parking lot for the bike trail in Waukee is less than 3 miles away. The bike trail from Waukee to Dallas Center that was just completed, and is well used, is less than 100 yards. All of these items are outside the limits set by the legislature, but all will be affected. The county web site has maps indicating the entire core from Waukee to Adel and DC is anticipated residential with a regional commercial core where this is located. The long range planning has a western bypass that ties into the highway 5 bypass going right by this facility less than half a mile. Maybe this is what they mean by regional commercial. The map shows a 3/4 mile swath from R16 to R22 just north of 270th street. In a conversation I had w/ the county, it was stated this owner plans to build several (no number or location was given) in Dallas County. He can put facilities of this size every ½ mile without a permit because they will all be considered individual units under the size required to be permitted. I can’t believe this is what the citizens of Dallas County want, or what the planning organizations spend their time working on simply to be ignored. The problem primarily lies in the fact that local control is not allowed. In almost every other aspect of governance, local control is preferred and advocated for by the Iowa legislature. Big Ag controls the legislature and the DNR. Talk to your rep. Talk to your senator. Get local control for issues that affect you and your neighbors.
j April 15, 2014 at 01:25 pm
Be a great location for a HOOTERS. Bring lots of customers to downtown Evanston. Think of all theRead More Revenue
Jordan S. Zoot April 15, 2014 at 02:29 pm
OK...Mildred....you got a smile out of me.....I am trying to picture the blue haired ladies from theRead More Evanston Women's Club picketing the new Hooters...an outstanding idea.
j April 15, 2014 at 02:37 pm
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. The city also needs to change the parking rates in the garages. First HourRead More free second hour $1.00. This will help garage usage and leave parking on streets open.
The front door of Farmhouse in Evanston is barn wood painted with a mural of animals by artist Peter Hurley. Photo Credit: Hannah Lutz.
East-Side Napervillian April 22, 2014 at 07:59 pm
Farmhouse is delicious!! Their desserts are unreal.
JLB April 23, 2014 at 09:09 am
Wow! Never tried any of these places but can't wait! Dave's Italian Kitchen, The Lucky Platter, andRead More Lu Lu's Dim Sum should be on the list too.
JLB April 23, 2014 at 09:10 am
Oops! Guess those aren't NEW restaurants. But still worth a trip to Evanston.
Jimmy Fallon
Lenny Kravitz April 1, 2014 at 10:49 pm
Anyone but Phillips Chevrolet. I got screwed at Phillips. I picked-out a truck, put down a $200 cashRead More deposit and came back the next day to find they sold my truck to someone else. Cheeseballs.
Interested resident April 2, 2014 at 09:01 am
That is a shame Lenny Kravitz. I'm sorry to hear that. The patch says Fallon will buy the truckRead More for the rep (in quotes). My understanding is that he is going to buy a truck from the rep. He said last Friday night that he didn't want to make it that easy for the sale.
william savick April 2, 2014 at 03:35 pm
Question Lenny Kravitz; Did you get your $200. back?
Leah Bowman and her Lego resume kit.
Mikerrr April 1, 2014 at 12:17 pm
Who cares what reddit commenters said about it? What did potential employers say about it????
Mikerrr April 1, 2014 at 12:18 pm
Who cares what a bunch of reddit commenters have to say about it? What did potential EMPLOYERSRead More have to say about her idea?
Credit: Little Beans Cafe
Rob S. April 22, 2014 at 12:25 pm
I am the owner of Little Beans Cafe. I am glad to see that we have community members excited aboutRead More our future presence at the former Osco space. We will serve a mixed menu of sandwiches, salads, snacks, and of course an extensive Intelligentsia coffee menu. We will have an Intelligentsia drive thru as well! Regarding the CCL debate, we are a children/family focused indoor recreation (with seasonal drop off camp program) in addition to having a cafe. Because of this, we will be posting the signs as we are considered similar to a "Day care facility" designation. I hope that this will not cause an actual protest on opening day... we are a community family center, not a corner convenient store who is against gun rights. I just makes sense to not allow them in our use.
jim April 22, 2014 at 01:49 pm
@Rob are you a restaurant or a Day Care Center?
Rob S. April 22, 2014 at 02:33 pm
Well somewhat of both. We are what is know as a "play cafe" offering a full menu in ourRead More cafe area and 2 large admission based playspaces for children. One aimed at 0-6 and the other 7-12. The cafe is fully detached from the play areas and is a inviting space much like a upscale coffee shop. We are not a drop off day care, parents must stay on site except for our limited summer day camp program. For more information check out our current location at www.littlebeanscafe.com Thanks!
Jordan S. Zoot March 24, 2014 at 06:54 am
That's a big maybe given the specific location. If you draw....let's say a 1.5 mile radius aroundRead More the Green Bay location, particularly the semi-circle facing north of the store that is a pretty good radius for that location to draw from.
Stan Wojciechowski March 24, 2014 at 11:53 am
I've been to Mariano's in Northfield and loved it. I'm still disappointed that the Green Bay RoadRead More Dominick's is going to be Whole Food$. I don't need snooty wine and cheese bars or off the edge brands I've never heard of, and I especially don't need outrageous prices. I'm excited about the Golf and Waukegan Mariano's. That's an easy drive from Evanston and I'll be going there often. Otherwise, I'll head for Jewel in Wilmette.
E. March 24, 2014 at 12:59 pm
Jewel in Skokie (on Skokie Blvd/Gross Pt, just S of Golf) is bigger & seems better stocked thanRead More the Wilmette one. Also there's a large Produce World just across the street, w/great prices on fruits & vegetables & some other nice offerings. Totally agree that WF is too expensive. They might survive on business from nearby communities, but Evanston residents won't reap much benefit from having a third one. One more move that drives my food dollars out of Evanston.
Ken March 21, 2014 at 09:58 am
Why not move to Texas already Jordan? There must not be any bad areas there since there are moreRead More guns in Texas than people. I am sure you and all the other gun nuts can fantasize about saving the day by shooting some "bad" people.
Jordan S. Zoot March 21, 2014 at 10:10 am
Ken...my intention was clear NOT to continue a gun related discussion. You have nothing to worryRead More about the self defense is all about SELF...I don't have any intention of using a firearm to undertake anything than protecting myself. If the local community would actually do the right thing and assist there might be fewer "bad" areas. If Quinn gets reelected moving to Texas might be a real possibility. The glaring flaw in your logic is I would bet there are proportionately just as may firearms in Illinois as there are in Texas...or are you only counting the legally owned ones?
E. March 21, 2014 at 11:55 am
Sigh. Here we go again.
Michael Hunt March 19, 2014 at 09:05 pm
Only 4 percent of adults and 4 percent of children suffer peanut allergies ...
Vicky Kujawa March 19, 2014 at 10:02 pm
If someone was allergic to nuts they would not be able to be on this board lol!
Diana Flores March 21, 2014 at 01:16 pm
wow I can't believe that only one piece of candy had a peanut out of the 24 candies in the box!
Michael Hunt March 19, 2014 at 10:44 am
The guy who 'needs to exercise greater control over content' and who carries a gun everywhere alsoRead More has problems with civil discourse. No surprise.
E. March 19, 2014 at 11:05 am
It would be refreshing to read a comment thread on Patch that doesn't get hijacked into a debateRead More about guns. It has really gotten out of hand.
Jordan S. Zoot March 19, 2014 at 12:19 pm
While we are at it...SURPRISE.....a couple more armed robberies in Evanston last weekend that PatchRead More didn't even report http://evanston.suntimes.com/crime/robberies-EVA-03202014:article
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