Friday, April 12, 2013
Wine Goddess owner Diana Hamann recently told the city’s Liquor Control Board that the tax is unfair.
One Evanston business owner is hoping the city will give businesses a liquor tax break because nearby Skokie and Chicago don’t impose a 6 percent tax on retail liquor sales, Evanston Now reported. Wine Goddess owner Diana Hamann recently told Evanston’s Liquor Control Board that the tax is unfair but Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl, the city’s liquor commissioner, said the city relies on the $2 million in revenue the liquor tax brings, Evanston Now reported. For the full story, visit: EvanstonNow.com
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The Wine Goddess opened in Evanston at 702 Main St. in December. Owner Diana Hamann hosts tastings and classes and sells bottles for every price point.
Evanston resident Diana Hamann spent 20 years working in the wine and food business, the last nine as wine director for The Chopping Block cooking school in Chicago. Now she's sharing that expertise at The Wine Goddess, which opened at 702 Main St. in December. Wine can be intimidating, so Hamann is working to make people as comfortable with it as possible. The center of her store resembles a living room with a comfy couch and plush chairs. There's also a play set and craft table so kids can stay entertained while their parents shop and chat. “I want this to be a wine hang, kind of an epicenter," Hamman said. "I want people to come in and sit down on the couch and tell me whether they are a seasoned wine professional or a total newbie. I …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
World of Beer is set for a grand opening downtown on Tuesday, Jan. 22, while a new wine store is already open on Davis Street. Read on for more business openings and closings.
World Of Beers Opening Today The bar and restaurant is set to host its grand opening at 1601 Sherman Ave. on Tuesday, Jan. 22, according to the World of Beer website. Owner Ted Mavrakis worked out a deal to open a franchise of the national chain in the Fountain Square building after a failed attempt to bring in the Hooter’s-like restaurant Tilted Kilt. The 5,800-square-foot spot will offer more than 50 varieties on tap, with a focus on craft brews. Chicago’s Home of Chicken And Waffles Coming Soon on Dempster Chicago’s Home of Chicken and Waffles will open in the next couple of weeks at 2424 Dempster St., according to Ald. Peter Braithwaite (2nd Ward). Braithwaite said the restaurant has hired approximately 75 employees so far, most of …