Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The River North 'craft tavern' plans to open an Evanston restaurant in May.
Farmhouse, a farm-to-table-style restaurant in Chicago's River North neighborhood, is planning to open an Evanston branch of the restaurant in May, the restaurant said on Twitter. "Our first Tweet for Farmhouse Evanston..lots to come. OPening in May hopefully!" the Tweet says. The restaurant specializes in Midwestern food, beer and wine. It was recently included in the prestigious 2013 Michelin Guide Chicago, according to the restaurant's website. Related: "Pop-Up" Restaurant Concept Slated For Chicago Avenue The Evanston restaurant will move into 703 Church St., according to Crain's Chicago Business. On its website, Farmhouse describes itself as: "a Midwestern Craft Tavern specializing in local food and drink. We are a farm to tavern …
Monday, February 11, 2013
Opinion columnist Christine Wolf sits down with Evanston’s City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz and Economic Development Planner Paul Zalmezak to get the story on Evanston’s West Side.
Last week, I wrote about how Evanston’s west side appears to languish behind the rest of the city. This week, I wanted to get some answers. So I met with City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz and economic development planner Paul Zalmezak. Here's a summary of our conversation. Did Dominick’s prevent Planet Fitness from locating at Evanston Plaza? I hear the grocery store has a right to refuse certain properties there. I’m here to tell you: Dominick’s didn’t force Planet Fitness out of Evanston Plaza. According to Bobkiewicz, Planet Fitness changed its mind and went to Main Street Commons—although the grocery store does indeed have a lease giving it first right of refusal for many types of properties, including other food stores and businesses that…
Saturday, September 1, 2012
New restaurant and bar The Alcove and a bakery selling Haitian pastries opened for business this summer, while a restaurant called Found undergoes renovations on Chicago Avenue.
Monday, January 30, 2012
The empty building on Orrington Ave. once held a Walgreens and Borders bookstore.
The long vacant property on Orrington Avenue will soon be bustling with new life. A Bright Horizons children's center has been approved by the Evanston city council to fill a space once owned by Walgreens and Borders. The item was approved by the city council on Monday. A special use zoning permit was required in order to put a daycare center in the space. "For the location at 1629 Orrington, Bright Horizons has partnered with Evanston Hospital and Northwestern University to provide childcare services currently not being provided for at both institutions," the city said of the new business, in a city council informational packet. Bright Horizons plans on creating more than 50 new full and part time jobs for the center, which will serve a …