Business

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. 

Labor of Love: Siam Thai Restaurant

Noi Monaikul majored in science in college and had plans to go into nursing, but her love of cooking sent her in another direction. (The fourth of four stories in honor of Labor Day)

Homewood to consider selling land to developers

At their regular board meeting Tuesday, Sept. 12, Homewood trustees will consider selling three parcels of land at the northwest corner of Halsted and 175th streets that would enable redevelopment of the property.

Two developers are involved in the purchase. One developer, GMX, plans to build restaurants on the site. 

Labor of Love: Masters Plus Tutoring

MASTERs Plus Tutoring Program, at 18354 Governors Highway in Cherry Creek Plaza, came from Zena Smith’s experiences helping others. (The third of four stories in honor of Labor Day)

Labor of Love: The Villager Card & Gift Shop

Valerie Warnsby, owner of The Villager Card & Gift Shop in downtown Flossmoor, is one of those fortunate people who can say they are living their dream. (The second of four stories in honor of Labor Day)

Labor of Love: Great Frame Up

Gary Novak is passionate about turning mementos into art. The owner of the Great Frame Up in Homewood has spent 20 years working with his customers to help create something that will bring them joy. (The first of four stories in honor of Labor Day)

Fratello's expands deli business with new shop on Halsted Street

Fratello's Cafe and Deli is expanding. It's new shop on Halsted Street will open this week, according to the owners. That doesn't mean the downtown deli is going away. The new shop is part of an expansion project.

Homewood trustees to consider economic development measures, mining special use permit at Tuesday meeting

The Homewood Board of Trustees will have several economic development-related measures to consider at its regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday. 

It will also consider granting a special use permit to allow Hanson Materials to conduct mining, blasting and extraction of aggregate in the quarry area just south of Interstate 80/294 and east of Halsted Street.

New juice bar in Homewood to offer healthy, welcoming place to 'cool out'

When patrons step through the door of Be Free Juice Bar in downtown Homewood, the first thing they will see is a wall of flowers. They will have their first chance on Saturday, Aug. 19, when the juice bar celebrates its grand opening with a ribbon cutting at 18102 Martin Ave., formerly the home of Thai Rickshaw restaurant.

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