Business

Welsh family: Homewood DQ will rise from the rubble

  While DQ fans gather to watch, owner Kevin Welsh 
  and crew work into the evening to secure the 
  building after it was heavily damaged in an early 

Ridge Road closed early Tuesday after car crashes into DQ

  An SUV remains embedded in the Dairy Queen 
  restaurant at about 6 a.m. Tuesday. Police 
  are investigating the crash but have not yet 
  released information.
(Photo by Eric Crump/
  H-F Chronicle)

Vice District Brewing plans July opening after Homewood grants financial incentive extension

Vice District Brewing is hoping to open its Homewood location in July after the village granted an extension to its financial incentive agreement June 26. The craft brewer’s owner Curtis Tarver II said in an email to the H-F Chronicle that the remaining construction on the building at 18027-18029 Dixie Highway should take about a week.

Quickly and quietly, Bakewell Bakery closes in downtown Flossmoor

Two years after it opened in downtown Flossmoor, Bakewell Bakery has closed in somewhat mysterious fashion. The bakery, which cooked up sweet and savory English treats, was open as recently as Saturday, June 23. At 5:15 a.m. June 25, Bakewell posted on its Facebook page a brief announcement that the shop was closing.

Vice District seeks second incentive extension

Vice District Brewing is requesting that Homewood officials approve a second extension for a business incentive funding agreement.

The village board will consider the request at its regular meeting Tuesday, June 26.

The craft brewery was approved in September 2016 for $100,000 in financial assistance to develop a brewery and taproom at 18027-18029 Dixie Highway, but the project has been delayed by several unforeseen circumstances.

Amended license allows Rabid Brewing to plan outdoor activities

Rabid Brewing will soon host outdoor events after the Homewood village board approved an amendment to the business’s liquor license at the June 12 board meeting. Rabid’s license didn’t originally allow for the outdoor sale of alcohol. The change allows the brewery to sell beer to patrons in an outdoor area at the brewery at 17759 Bretz Drive.

Buddig video competition offers $25,000 grand prize

You could win a $25,000 grand prize for a one-minute video that thanks to a local food company.
 
The total give-away in the contest is $75,000 to mark Carl Buddig & Company’s 75th anniversary. The business, based in Homewood, is known for its convenient and affordable lunchmeats. Submissions are due by Aug. 31.
 

New full-service dental center would be first in South Suburbs

Final site plans for a new comprehensive dental care center slated for development in Flossmoor gained village board approval this month. The Center for Dental Excellence (CDE) will construct a 4,000-square-foot addition to expand its existing practice at 19615 Governors Highway. 

The book store dream comes true: Bookie's is coming to Homewood

When Homewood residents talk about what businesses they would like to see in town, one idea comes up consistently: a book store.

It looks like that wish is about to come true.

Keith Lewis, owner of Bookie's New and Used Books in Chicago's Beverly neighborhood, said he signed a lease last week on a Ridge Road store front in downtown Homewood.

Travel Brokers story shows strength of community

Editors,

Just a note to say how much I enjoyed your story on Bill Frank, Travel Brokers.
 
Stories like that on the good people in Homewood make me realize again what a nice community this is.
 
Keep up the good work with the H-F Chronicle.  It's a great read and adds a wonderful cohesion to the H-F community.
 
Best wishes,
Barbara Siek
Homewood

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