Lockport looks to get first car dealership

Lockport is working toward an agreement to bring its first car dealership to the city. The City Council’s Committee of the Whole was presented with an economic incentive agreement Wednesday to bring a Jeep showroom and full-service Chrysler-Dodge-Ram dealership to the 80-acre retail center along 159th Street and Interstate 355. The city already has parallel…

New Skechers Outlet Opens In Evergreen Plaza

California-based shoe retailer Skechers USA has opened a new store in Evergreen Plaza. A village official said the store opened last week but has not yet reached out to plan a ribbon-cutting for a grand opening. The new Skechers retail store opened last week at 9580 South Western Ave. Patch // Lorraine Swanson // View the Full Article

MYSALON Suite franchise to open in Glenview

Upscale salon franchise MY SALON Suite has signed an agreement with multiunit owner John Weiss for Glenview. Located in the Glenbrook Marketplace Shopping Center at 2843 Pfingsten Road, the new complex is expected to open in Spring 2019. Preleasing specials are currently being offered to early adopters. The complex will span approximately 5,400 square feet…

Furious Spoon converting to full service, expanding menu

Furious Spoon, a mini-chain of ramen shops by chef Shin Thompson, is abandoning its fast-casual format in favor of full service. The first location to upgrade will be Furious Spoon’s Lakeview location (800 W. Belmont Ave.) Wednesday. Other locations will follow, ending with the Pilsen location (1316 W. 18th St.) at the end of January….

Colectivo Coffee Opens In Downtown Evanston

Evanston’s newest coffee shop opened Friday at the corner of Church Street and Sherman Avenue. Colectivo Coffee, a Milwaukee-based chain with 20 locations, is now open daily in the 716 Church St. storefront last occupied by a shuttered Radio Shack. Since applying for a use permit nearly a year ago, Colectivo has hired artists, architects…

Urban Air Adventure Park Coming to Naperville

An adventure trampoline park is coming to Naperville. At the latest Naperville Liquor Commission meeting, Urban Air Adventure Park requested an expansion on the cap for the Class M Recreational Liquor License. The park plans to lease out 1955 Glacier Park Avenue in Naperville, formerly a Babies “R” Us. Naperville Community Television // View the Full…

Topgolf breaks ground in Schaumburg

Topgolf has broken ground on its Schaumburg location, its third venue in Illinois. The new three-level, 65,000-square-foot venue is expected to open to the public in late 2019 and should attract 450,000 visitors a year, the company said. “Chicago is the third-largest city in the U.S., and Schaumburg is its leading suburb, consistently ranked as one…

This Is What The New Colectivo Coffee In Wicker Park Will Look Like

Fast expanding Milwaukee-based coffee chain Colectivo plans to open in a new building under construction at the northeast corner of Division and Damen. Colectivo Coffee aims to open its fourth Chicago outpost at 1211 N. Damen Ave. in Wicker Park by late winter or early spring, according to Scott Schwebel, vice president of brand, marketing and…

Wicker Park’s Colectivo Coffee Is Coming to Division in Early 2019

Colectivo Coffee should officially arrive in Wicker Park in early 2019 near the northeast corner of Damen and Division. The new coffee shop from the Milwaukee company will feature an outdoor patio and it will sell beer, much like the chain’s first Chicago location in Lincoln Park…. …Meanwhile, the spokesperson also has news about an upcoming…

Colectivo Coffee Opens Largest Cafe Yet In Andersonville — And Wicker Park Is Next

Colectivo Coffee’s newest (and largest) Chicago cafe opened in Andersonville Monday. The cafe at 5425 N. Clark Street is the company’s third in Chicago, occupying the storefront that previously housed Noodle Zone… …Andersonville will be Colectivo’s largest Chicago location at 2,500 square feet. The space features sidewalk patio seating (another first for Colectivo in Chicago),…

Andersonville Now Has a New Coffee Shop From an Acclaimed Milwaukee Roaster

Colectivo Coffee, the Wisconsin-based roaster and bake shop, has opened a third Chicago location. The chain’s 2,500-square-foot Andersonville coffee shop debuted this morning at 5425 N. Clark Street. Following up on openings in Lincoln Park and Logan Square, the new North Side coffee shop features new drinks such as a sparkling espresso and a cold brew with maple-flavored syrup,…

Construction of apartment buildings underway at Prairie Centre in St. Charles

Ground has been broken for the construction of the first two residential buildings consisting of 96 luxury apartments at Prairie Centre, a mixed-use development in suburban St. Charles. Located at Route 38 (Lincoln Highway) and Randall Road on the former St. Charles mall site, Prairie Centre is a $100 million, 27-acre Shodeen development that will…