Click on the pins to learn more about the new businesses that have opened since last fall in downtown Evanston, according to a report from the business district.
Since last October 15 new businesses have opened in downtown Evanston, with more than half of them in the food industry. The new businesses employ a total of 112 full-time and 67 part-time workers, according to city data.
JT's, Koco Table and Leonie's Delice Bakery offer new options for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert.
Hungry for something new? Evanston's restaurant scene has gotten a boost with the recent openings of a family-friendly all-day spot, a Korean restaurant and a Haitian bakery. Downtown, JT's Bar & Grill opened in October at 1639 Orrington Ave., a space that has been vacant for years since the closing of Omaggio. Owner Sherrie Vidinich lives in Chicago but is looking into moving to Evanston. “We love Evanston," she said. "I grew up in Rogers Park so we used to venture here all the time as teenagers.” Related: 5 New Eateries Opening Downtown, On Howard Street Her restaurant, which is open from 7 a.m. to 3 a.m. daily, serves American fare with a splash of Mexican in the form of burritos and tacos. The space has about 15 TVs to show sports, …