Homewood modifies liquor license for Redbird Cafe

June 16, 2017 - 23:56
The Homewood village board approved an ordinance establishing a new type of liquor license for Redbird Cafe.
The Class 7B license allows on-premises consumption of beer and wine only. It does not allow alcohol carry out or video gaming. No more than 25 percent of Redbird’s yearly receipts can be from the sale of alcohol. 
Board members approved the ordinance at the June 13.

Homewood and Thornton officials mark re-opening of bigger Menards store

May 22, 2017 - 23:24

Officials from Homewood and Thornton were on hand Monday, May 22, helping re-open the Menards home improvement store, at 17545 S. Halsted St., by substituting the traditional ribbon-cutting ceremony with the cutting of a board using one of the store's saws. The store will be open to the public Tuesday, May 23, after being closed nearly 11 months for an expansion project.

Flossmoor Station’s Wooden Hell brew pre-sale starts Sunday, with official release May 12

April 28, 2017 - 23:20
Sunday, April 30, is the pre-order day for Flossmoor Station Restaurant and Brewery’s Wooden Hell, a barleywine brew.
Each 22-ounce bottle is $20, and patrons must purchase four bottles to participate in the pre-sale. Sales start at 10 a.m. at the brewery, 1035 Sterling Ave. Participants can get tickets at

Homewood village board gives nod to variances for retro Grady’s on Harwood

March 20, 2017 - 14:36

A popular Homewood restaurant, formerly known as Grady’s Grille, re-opened on Monday, March 20, as Grady’s Snack N’ Dine featuring a '70s and '80s theme. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be available.

The restaurant at 18147 Harwood Ave. also will be identified with three new exterior signs complementing the new retro theme. Business owner Jim Garofalo received assurances from the village board that the signs will be accepted with three variances to the sign ordinance. He came before the board on March 14 to appeal the denial of his oversized and lit signs by the village's Appearance Commission.


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