Author: Carrie Steinweg

As Redbird Cafe owner Kim Nolen has adapted to a changing business environment, she has added more healthy foods and beverages. (Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle)

Pandemic pivot turns permanent at Redbird Cafe

Before March 2020, Redbird Cafe was a full-service restaurant where people would linger at decorative tables with a mug of coffee and a breakfast or lunch served on ceramic dishes.  Then suddenly, “everything changed,” said owner Kim Nolen.  “In the week or so prior to businesses and public spaces being[Read More…]

Company hired to manage La Banque/La Voute 

La Banque Hotel and La Voute Bistro + Bar are under new management.  Charlestowne Hospitality Management Company began managing the 1925 former bank property last November. The company has a clientele of over 40 hotels and over 30 restaurants nationwide which now includes the downtown boutique hotel that opened in[Read More…]

HW back to Dr

Health & Wellness 2022: Back to the Doctor

We’ve probably all heard the old adage: “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” But, even if you ate a whole tree of the fruit, it shouldn’t keep you away from annual wellness checks. You’ve reached subscriber-only content Register for free to continue reading  Free 3-day trial Already a subscriber?[Read More…]

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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