Friday, March 23, 2012
The Winnetka grocery store eked out a narrow victory.
This week's Readers' Choice poll was a close one, with the neighborhood grocery store Lakeside Foods narrowly taking the title. Not just a place to get all your essentials, Lakeside is a favorite lunch spot because of their made-to-order deli sandwiches. "A gem of a grocery that celebrates service, delicious deli items and untold pleasures interspersed throughout the story (like Irish cheese and the best brownies known to mankind)," wrote Tim Schellhardt in his five-star review of Lakeside. The runner up, Grand Food Center in Winnetka, was only two votes behind. Joanne Parks gave the store a five star review, praising its reasonable prices and great service. We'll be running reader's choice polls every Monday through Friday so that you can…
Thursday, January 5, 2012
The Grand Food Center plans to offer The Winnetka Club a 3 percent rebate on purchases made throughout 2012.
For more than 100 years, The Winnetka Club has orchestrated community events from its clubhouse, 485 Maple Street. With less revenue this year, the club faces an uncertain future for its building. RELATED: Winnetka Park District Decides Not to Buy or Lease Winnetka Club Building "As with everybody else, the economy hit us," said Marsha Rodes, executive secretary of the club. A decline in group participation is reflected in national statistics. According to the 2010 Civic Health Assessment, which was organized by the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, 15.4 percent of Americans participated in a group. In 1996, 59 percent of adults belonged to a community or professional organization, according to the National Household Education Survey. …
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Forget the butter for your mashed potatoes? We got you covered.
It happens to the best of us: it's two hours until Thanksgiving dinner, you have a bird in the oven, veggies simmering on the stove, and suddenly you realize that important ingredient you desperately need is nowhere to be found. To save you some time driving around in search of an open grocery store, we've compiled a list of Thanksgiving hours at local stores. More stores will be added to the list throughout the week, so be sure to keep the page bookmarked. We've bolded the ones that are open late. Dominick's Finer Foods: 6 a.m. - 9 p.m. Grand Food Center: (Glencoe) 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Grand Food Center, Inc.: (Winnetka) 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jewel- Osco (North Wilmette): 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Treasure Island (Wilmette): 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Whether it is the red cup at Starbucks or advertisements for holiday sales, the holiday season started early this year.
Sleigh bells ring, are you listening? Well, frankly, it’s pretty hard not to right now. Holiday music and decorations are already fixtures in many local stores — some since well before Halloween. Which means it’s time to start posing the annual question of whether all this holiday cheer starts too early. Peggy Swartchild, co-owner of Material Possessions in Winnetka, said her store's holiday decorations went up the week before Thanksgiving. Related: Check out more of our 2011 Holiday Guide "I used to hate the thought of putting up decorations so early, but from a practical view it's our busiest time to sell," she said, adding that she refuses to put them up before Halloween. Swartchild, who has a second downtown location, said that Chicago…