Business

Vice District Brewing open for business

Vice District Brewing, the newest microbrewery in the H-F area, is reopened.

As of Friday, Nov. 9, the code violations that forced its closure have been corrected and the brewery is back up and running.

Brewery owner Curtis Tarver is looking forward to an active clientele at the craft brewery at 18022 Dixie Highway.
 

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The usual late summer doldrums were not all that languid in the Homewood-Flossmoor business scene, where a series of ribbon-cuttings, announcements and a couple of demolitions show a local economy with increasing energy.

There's more to come this week. 

Taproom the source of delays, Vice District owner says

Vice District Brewing owner Curtis Tarver said a recent shutdown of his Homewood facility was largely due to having to comply with the village’s requests during construction.
 
A note reading “not approved for occupancy” was posted on the door of the craft brewery at 18027 Dixie Highway dated Oct. 26. Brewing operations are also not taking place at Vice District while the facility is shut down.
 

Vice District Brewing closed for code violations

Homewood Village Manager Jim Marino confirmed Tuesday, Oct. 30, that Vice District Brewing at 18027 Dixie Highway was closed for failure to correct code violations. 

Auto repair shop taking vacant Jiffy Lube 183rd Street location

A new car repair shop will move into a vacant building that once housed a Jiffy Lube after the Homewood village board approved a special use permit at its Oct. 9 meeting.

Allied Advantage Group Transmissions and Repair will move into the location at 3349 183rd Street. The business will be a full-service auto repair shop, offering tire repairs and replacements, oil changes, transmission replacements, tune ups and alignments, according to village documents.

Lisa Grant celebrates 25 years of improving smiles

Kids laughed with glee as District 153 teachers and administrators were dropped into a tank of chilly water during the Foundation 153 fun fest on Aug. 25. Nearby, staff from Lisa Grant Orthodontics, the sponsor of the dunk tank, were collecting money for the foundation.

The joy and giving of a fun activity like that might exemplify Grant's approach to her practice. Wearing braces and other orthodontic appliances might not always be comfortable, but Grant and her staff find ways to compensate.

Homewood approves tax break for new restaurant

The Homewood village board, at its Sept. 25 meeting, passed a resolution supporting a Class 8 tax incentive for a property at 1941 Ridge Road. The property is expected to be the location of a new restaurant. Trustee Lisa Purcell abstained from voting because she has an ownership interest in the property.
 

Prospective owner of Family Wine and Liquors applies for license

Homewood trustees approved a motion Tuesday that will help pave the way for a new owner at Family Wine & Liquors at 18707 Dixie Highway. Current owners Butch and Tony Giralimo appeared before trustees to explain the reasons for the sale.

Downtown Homewood bookstore opens

Bookie's New and Used Books held its ribbon-cutting and grand opening on Friday, Sept. 21, with village officials and store staff celebrating the opening of the company's second store. Bookie's also has a store in the Chicago's Beverly neighborhood.

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