Two property transactions approved Tuesday by Homewood trustees will bring a new restaurant and an expansion of the Homewood Science Center to the downtown area. You’ve reached subscriber-only content Register for free to continue reading Free 3-day trial Already a subscriber? Log in here.
More businesses will be allowed to have gambling machines in Homewood after the village board passed a new ordinance Tuesday. Any bars or restaurants that have been in the village for at least four years and already hold liquor licenses can now apply for video gaming machines. Homewood has six[Read More…]
Staying in business during a down economy is a challenge. As the state follows Restore Illinois guidelines, Homewood and Flossmoor businesses are taking steps to reopen, albeit on a limited basis. In early June, the Chronicle asked local business owners to reply to a brief survey about how their business[Read More…]
At their meeting Tuesday, Homewood trustees will consider two property transactions that will affect downtown development, and action that will reverse years of gaming policy. Trustees will consider a change to municipal code to allow video gaming machines in bars and restaurants that have operated in the village for at[Read More…]
When the stay-at-home order came down from the governor’s office, Steve Buchtel, of GoodSpeed Cycles in Homewood, expected business to idle. Instead, bike shops in Illinois were deemed essential businesses, a move Buchtel said made sense. Many people rely on bicycles for transportation, and GoodSpeed also serves customers who use[Read More…]
As the worldwide ripple effects of the coronavirus outbreak continue, the tourism and hospitality industries have been hit particularly hard, and on Friday, March 27, Homewood’s boutique hotel, La Banque, closed its doors for “a week or two” according to Manager Meg Sakka. The hotel joins a growing number of[Read More…]
Maple Tree Inn opened its new location at 18849 Dixie Highway in Homewood to the public on Feb. 7 and had a successful opening weekend, serving more than 800 diners, according to co-owner Katie Wennberg. But the ribbon cutting ceremony on Feb. 12 still proved to be an emotional occasion,[Read More…]
Vida Tacos opened Nov. 2 at 18102 Martin Ave. in Homewood, and owner Alfredo Castro said his approach is captured by the restaurant’s logo. Alfredo Castro and Rosaelia Samanieso pose by Vida Tacos’ logo. The new r estaurant opened Nov. 2 in downtown Homewood. (Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle)“Vida” not only means “life” in Spanish, it’s the[Read More…]
Life-sized toy soldiers create a holiday scene at The Art Corner in the Southgate Shopping Center. You’ve reached subscriber-only content Register for free to continue reading Free 3-day trial Already a subscriber? Log in here.
From left, store manager Renee Gebert and shift supervisor Sarah Wilcek are ready to greet customers on Thursday, Dec. 12, at the new Gloria Jean’s Coffee Shop, 18322 Governors Highway. Gebert said the shop held its soft opening on Saturday, Dec. 6. The grand opening date has not been set,[Read More…]