Grape & Grain

Homewood officials to discuss possible home rule limitations at Tuesday board meeting

At an informational meeting about home rule on Thursday, Village Manager Jim Marino noted that officials are aware of the concerns residents have about the potential for increased property taxes.

Home rule, if approved by voters, would give the village more power than it currently has to raise taxes and incur debt.

Beer businesses and liquor licenses to dominate Homewood trustees' meeting Tuesday

Beer and business issues make up the bulk of the agenda for the Tuesday meeting of the Homewood Board of Trustees, but trustees will also consider a property purchase. Several measures on the agenda involve two craft beer companies that are planning to open breweries and tap rooms in the village. There are also several liquor license requests and one liquor license policy change on the agenda.

Full bar to be available at Twisted Q, Grape & Grain

In an effort to keep up with the competition, two Homewood establishments will expand their liquor offerings to include distilled spirits.

Village board members Tuesday approved requests from the owners of Twisted Q and Grape & Grain to change their liquor licenses to increase the types of drinks allowed at the two businesses. Both have sold beer and wine; Grape & Grain also sells packaged distilled spirits.

New parking signs 'a safety concern,' Hofeld says

The “no parking” signs installed in the lot behind Eldridge and Eldridge Dental Group may come down as quickly as they went up. A resident attended the Homewood Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday to report them as a safety hazard.

Village adds 'no parking' signs as dispute between businesses continues

"No Public Parking" signs were placed by the Village of Homewood at the entrance to Eldridge and Eldridge Dental Group Friday after another case of vehicles being towed from a lot owned by the business.

Misunderstandings over parking lot lead to towed vehicles

The parking lot directly behind Grape & Grain in downtown Homewood is owned by a nearby dentist who enforces his no-parking policy. Several Grape & Grain customers were surprised when their vehicles were towed last week. Village officials plan to work with the two business owners to seek a solution.

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