Business

Bookie's set to open Saturday with visit from children's book author

Bibliophiles who have been waiting all summer for Bookie's New and Used Books to open won't have much longer to wait. Bookie's opens its doors at 2015 Ridge Road on Saturday.

Bergstein's celebrates 10 years as the South Suburbs' New York deli

It has been 10 years since the Davis family of Homewood looked around and realized there were no New York-style delicatessens in the area. They decided to change that, and Bergstein's NY Deli was born. On Sept. 15, the family will celebrate its first decade in the deli business at 200 Dixie Highway in Chicago Heights. 

Sub sandwich shop slated for Flossmoor shopping center

Jersey Mike’s is coming to Flossmoor. The national submarine sandwich chain will be opening a shop adjacent to the Meijer superstore, village officials said Wednesday. 

Homewood trustees approve business incentive for Bookies, tour new fire truck

The Homewood Board of Trustees approved business incentives for Bookies New and Used Books, an independent book store being developed at 2015 Ridge Road. The brief meeting was preceded and followed by tours of the village's new fire truck, which went into service Tuesday night.

Former banks coming down

Two former bank buildings are coming down to make way for new developments, one in Flossmoor, one in Homewood.

New Dunkin’ Donuts location slated along Vollmer near Meijer

Flossmoor plans to sell a piece of land along Vollmer Road to a Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owner. Village Manager Bridget Wachtel Monday proposed the terms of the sale of the property at 3608 Vollmer Road, on the northwest corner of Central Park Avenue, between Meijer and Governors Highway.

Vice District Brewing grand opening event is Aug. 31

Vice District Brewing will host the grand opening on Friday, Aug. 31, at its new location at 18027-18029 Dixie Highway in Homewood. The craft brewery is selling tickets for two-hour portions of the opening for $25. Vice will donate 25 percent of the proceeds to local nonprofit organizations.

After three years in Flossmoor, Time Quest adding escape rooms in Homewood

Looking for a fun outlet after a long day? Time Quest escape room in Flossmoor may be the perfect spot for you. Owner and south suburban resident Latrese Fenton created her escape room to help locals let loose after work or school. Fenton and her family experienced an escape room for the first time a couple years ago and she has been in love with them ever since.

After decades in Homewood, Dunning’s Market announces move to Flossmoor

A 60-year fixture of Homewood, Dunning's Gourmet Market is moving to downtown Flossmoor. The deli and restaurant is relocating from Cherry Creek Plaza to the storefront recently vacated by Bakewell Bakery at 1048-1050 Sterling Ave.

Center for Dental Excellence breaks ground for expansion project

  Dr. Cary Goldberg (on ground) and Dr. Charles
  Greenebaum (at right) pose with members of the
  Center for Dental Excellence Staff at Tuesday's

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