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Family of rapper Juice WRLD to open brewery in Homewood

From left, Homewood trustees Lisa Purcell and Barbara Dawkins listen while Robert Lauderdale and Carmela Wallace explain their plans to open a new brewery and restaurant in space previously occupied by Vice District Brewing on Dixie Highway. (Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle)

An agreement with Homewood Brewing Company, owned by the family of one of the town’s most talented sons, was approved by the village board Tuesday. 

Owners Robert Lauderdale and Carmela Wallace spoke at the board meeting. Wallace’s son Jarad Higgins, better known as rapper Juice WRLD, died in 2019 . . .

Winter events

THURSDAY, DEC. 1

  • Flossmoor Business Association open house, 5 to 7 p.m., downtown Flossmoor.

FRIDAY, DEC. 2

  • Holiday Lights in Homewood, 5 to 9 p.m., Ridge Road and Martin Avenue downtown. Shopping, carousel, mulled wine, cookies, ice sculpture, music, antique car parade.
  • Tree-lighting ceremony with Santa Claus, 7 p.m., Irwin Park.

SATURDAY, DEC. 3

  • Janet Gustafson’s gingerbread village tours, 3 to 6 p.m. Register at flossmoor.org.

 

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