Homewood village board

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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