Homewood village board

Homewood board again refuses to vote on liquor license request

It was strike two for Raj’s Food & Liquor Inc. Tuesday when a motion to issue a liquor license at the proposed store location, 17532 Dixie Highway, died for the lack of a second.

It was the second time the Homewood Village Board did not take a vote on the liquor license. The refusal to act on the request was a repeat of the board’s response at the Nov. 8 meeting.

Homewood board offers split decision on liquor license requests

Two requests for liquor licenses came before the Homewood Board of Trustees at the Nov. 8 meeting. One request was approved and one was denied.

The successful applicant was Kim Nolen, owner of the Redbird Café, to be located at 2057 Ridge Road. The village board agreed to move forward with preparing a new liquor license classification, 7B, for the restaurant.

Homewood takes steps to pave way for downtown redevelopment

A major redevelopment project proposed for Ridge Road in downtown Homewood moved three steps forward in its preliminary planning at the Nov. 8 village board meeting.

Homewood trustees agreed to streamline a property transaction, pursue the feasibility and establishment of a tax increment financing (TIF) district as recommended and approve a budget amendment to finance the study.

Following Portillo’s request, trustees agree to create beer-only liquor license

Homewood trustees voted July 12 to direct village staff to create a beer-only liquor license after Portillo’s Hot Dogs restaurant requested a license to sell draft beer.

The popular chain, which opened its Homewood restaurant last September, serves beer and wine at 35 of its 39 locations nationwide.

Amy Zukowksi, Homewood’s deputy director of finance, presented the request to the board of trustees.

Finding Homewood science center director is first challenge for newly appointed board

Village officials set a salary of $60,000 to $80,000 for the Homewood Community Science Center’s executive director post and named seven residents to the founding board of directors. Village board members took the actions at the Dec. 8 meeting.

Modeling agency and school of etiquette to open in Homewood

Do you have a beautiful child? Or maybe one who could use some pointers on how to use a cell phone without irritating anyone? Vogue 15 Modeling & Talent Company/Academy of Refining and Etiquette, opening this month in Homewood’s Cherry Creek shopping center, will offer the H-F area’s first modeling agency and school of etiquette.


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