Friday, May 17, 2013
Grab a free drink at Starbucks through May 19.
Cool down this weekend with a free iced beverage from Starbucks. The coffee giant is offering a free tall iced drink when you buy an iced VIA. This deal is valid through May 19. Starbucks Locations Nearby:
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The newly launched site offers tips, info and digital know-how for small business owners.
Patch has launched a new site to educate and empower small businesses with the digital tools, social media strategies and marketing know-how needed to ensure long-term growth. Readers will have access to exclusive interviews with well-known founders and CEOs and small business industry experts who share their experiences, advice and tips for success. One of the latest articles features an exclusive interview with successful real estate entrepreneur Barbara Corcoran, founder of The Corcoran Group. In this Q&A, Corcoran discusses the how to take advantage of the size of a small businesses, and why making big “mistakes” made all the difference in her success. Click here to read about the tactics Corcoran used to grow her business. Additional…
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The new lingerie store features a variety of gifts, whether you're celebrating a special occasion or just want every day to be a little more exciting.
Shopping in downtown Winnetka just got a little sexier, thanks to the recently opened Romantika Lingerie Boutique. The store — which carries fine European lingerie, high-end athletic wear, designer men’s underwear, sex toys, candles, jewelry and other gifts — opened in it’s new location at 912 Green Bay Rd. about two weeks ago after four and a half years in Wheeling. “Most of our clients are from the North Shore, and we decided to go them,” co-owner Kate Gordin said. “This is a little conservative of an area but [North Shore residents] are adventurous but they don’t always show it…everyone wants to spice it up!” The lingerie carried at Romantika are predominately by European designers and are made of delicate materials such as raw silk — …
The Wilmette location of the fine Belgian chocolates shop will be moving to Evanston.
Leonidas Café Chocolaterie, the chocolate shop located in downtown Wilmette, will be moving to Evanston after 8 years in its location at 1157 Wilmette Ave. The store's current location will be closing at the end of May, and the Evanston location is set to open in July. "We have outgrown this space and are not able to meet all of your requests," a sign on the door of the Wilmette location says. "The new location will have more seating, a pastry kitchen, extended creperie and better opening hours." The Evanston location will be on the corner of Green Bay Rd. and Central Ave., right next to Maya Papaya and Tony Macarony Children's Boutique. Coupons are available inside the Wilmette location for five free pieces of chocolate at the Evanston …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
A ribbon cutting was held on May 15 for the business that aims to help people balance their bodies and minds.
The Winnetka-Northfield Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on May 15 for the new All Nature's Way in Winnetka, located at 560 Green Bay Rd. Adi Barad, L. Ac. of All Nature's Way practices acupuncture and Chinese medicine. The business aims to help put the body and mind in balance and harmony in order to sustain good health. For more news on new local businesses, 'like' Patch on Facebook and sign up for our free daily newsletters here.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The classic treat popular in the 50s and 60s is still around, online or at a small food truck on the corner of Dundee and Skokie.
Northbrook's only food truck, the Roadside Kitchen, sits at the corner of Dundee Road and Skokie Boulevard Tuesday through Thursday, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. It's also the only place you can still find an original-recipe Lucky Cake, the small, moist chocolate and vanilla cakes that were popular in the 50s and 60s. The food truck is owned and operated by Joe and Louise Rycraft, who say they've held Northbrook's only food truck license since November of last year. "We decided not to do traveling [service] like all the other food trucks do because we wanted to find regulars," Louise said. "We didn't want to fight for spots. It's less stressful that way." The Northbrook residents makes most of their food in the truck, but occasionally …
Three other North Shore-based companies have also made the list, which includes a total of 32 Illinois companies.
Northfield-based Kraft Foods group and three other North Shore-based companies have made the Fortune 500 list for 2013. Five Deerfield-based companies also made the list. See the list on Deerfield Patch. Fortune 500 companies are ranked by total revenues for their respective fiscal years. A total of 32 Illinois companies made the Fortune 500 list. Others include Abbott Labs at #70, Sears at #71, Allstate at #92, McDonald's at #111, CDW at #267 and Motorola at #304. At the top of the list is Walmart followed by Apple at #6 and General Motors at #7. See the full list here. Related Coverage
Does warm weather have you hankering for an ice cream cone? Patch rounds up some favorite spots to enjoy a cold treat from Evanston to Lake Forest and everywhere in between.
Spring weather ushers in ice cream season on the North Shore. So where’s the best place to pick up a cone? Patch shares this list of the most beloved spots for sweet treats around the region. Andy’s Frozen Custard, Evanston: Andy’s opened its first store in Missouri, where frozen custard—a creamier, smoother version of ice cream—is a local tradition. Find the authentic stuff at the company’s downtown Evanston location at 719 Church St. Hartigan’s Ice Cream Shoppe, Evanston: Take a trip back in time when you walk into Hartigan’s at 2909 Central St. in Evanston, which has served families there for three decades. Take your pick from an endless list of flavors, with creative names like “Lady Bug,” “Sneakers” and “Pirate Booty.” Homer’s Ice …
In Patch's ongoing real estate column, we take a look at six-bedroom mansion in west Northbrook with huge bay windows and a four-car garage.
Looking for a home for sale on the North Shore? Or do you just like to ogle pictures of gorgeous real estate? Each week, Patch features North Shore Wow Homes that fits the bill. Today's installment is a $2.059 million home at 2020 Pensive Ln. in west Northbrook. The six-bedroom, brick mansion has soaring bay windows, two master suites, hardwood floors throughout the home and a four-car garage. Other features include a pizza oven, barbecue pit, bar, theater and plenty of backyard recreation space. Visit the home's Prudential Rubloff listing to learn more.
Monday, May 6, 2013
Walmart submitted a development application to open a location in Northbrook.
On April 29, Walmart submitted its zoning and subdivision relief application for the property at 1000 Skokie Boulevard, according to a recent Northbrook village memo. Over the next three weeks, Village staff will be reviewing the application for its completeness and compliance with Village regulations. Once staff has finished its review, staff will determine if the application is ready for a public hearing before the Plan Commission. The earliest possible date for a Public Hearing would be June 18, 2013. Public Hearing notices will be posted on line at www.northbrook.il.us and reminders sent via Northbrook Notify. Patch conducted a reader poll in December on the potential success of a Walmart Store on Skokie Boulevard in Northbrook, and …