Business

Grape & Grain will shift to event business under new ownership

Grape & Grain, a craft beer and wine bar in downtown Homewood, has new owners and will soon launch a new approach to the business. Homewood businessman Bill Frank recently announced that he agreed to purchase the business from Edia Santiago.

Duo's to close soon in downtown Homewood

Duo's Boutique in downtown Homewood will be closing soon, probably by the end of November or early December, according to owner Christine Ghezzi.

Chamber Expo aims to bring residents, businesses together

Local residents and business professionals can get to know each other better at next Tuesday’s Homewood Area Chamber of Commerce Business Expo. The first-time event is taking place from 3 to 7 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Clubhouse at Dolphin Lake, 2700 183rd St. in Homewood. It is free and open to the public. The event will also include a Business After Hours session between 5 and 7 p.m.

Beans & Greens to close after a year in downtown Homewood

Beans & Greens will be closing soon. The board of the South Suburban Food Co-op, which operates the store at 1941 Ridge Road in Homewood, announced Oct. 15 that the store did not have the level of support from the community necessary to meet expenses. 

Hearing center’s traditions blending with technology

Homewood Hearing Center has been a fixture in Homewood for more than 50 years and continues to treat patients with an experienced staff and modern techniques and tools. This fall Dr. Charles Amenta, an otolaryngologist (ENT) and Sheri Larks, a board certified audiologist, celebrate 20 years of working together in the practice. Both take the approach of providing individualized care to patients.

The Skate Shop: ‘Cheers’ for the skate community

  Traci Janowicz-Lillis shows her favorite skates. 
  She has been involved in the Skate Shop most 
  of her life, which might explain why it feels like 
  home to her customers.
(Photos by Eric Crump/
  H-F Chronicle)
 

Rabid Brewing anticipation to pay off Friday as grand opening begins

The beer is flowing. Rabid Brewing's longer-than-expected development period is about to come to an end. On Friday, Oct. 13, and Saturday, Oct. 14, the craft brewery will host its grand opening festivities.

Mentorship helps Flossmoor resident develop online investment platform

Florence Hardy is planning to offer Illinois investors an opportunity to stimulate local business through truCrowd Illinois, Inc., an online equity investment platform.Hardy, of Flossmoor, was given the chance to develop her ideas when her proposal for truCrowd was selected one of six startups in the BMO Harris/1871 FinTech Partnership mentorship program. 

Land off Halsted in Homewood sold to developers, parcel donated to IDOT

Two new restaurants may be coming to land near the corner of 175th and Halsted Streets in Homewood. The village is selling land near the intersection to developers and donating space to the Illinois Department of Transportation following action by the Homewood Village Board Sept. 12.

Incentive for day care, public works projects approved in Homewood

The Homewood village board approved a business incentive Sept. 12 to help Stepping Stones Child Care make improvements to its building and parking lot. 

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