While there is a certain amount of ebb and flow to any commercial district, the trend in downtown Homewood in 2016 was toward rebirth after a dip in the area's fortunes. Two years ago, the term "renaissance" might not have applied. Now, it does.
Vice District Brewing owners Curtis Tarver and Quintin Cole are excited about progress at their new facility in downtown Homewood. A spring opening is expected for both the Vice District brewery and taproom, to be located at 18027-18029 Dixie Highway.
For the moment, Homewood appears to be the doughnut capital of the Chicago metropolitan area.
In addition to Pearson's Bakery and two Dunkin' Donuts shops, the first Krispy Kreme shop in the Chicago area opened at 6 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, at 17815 Halsted St. after a seven-year absence from the area. Doughnut lovers have been flocking to town since.
The Tovar Shoe Repair shop in downtown Flossmoor puts its best foot forward — even for customers far from Flossmoor.
The Copper Still in downtown Homewood will host an open house Friday, Dec. 30, from 4:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday in preparation for its official opening Jan. 2.
The martini bar, which held a sneak peek event during the Holiday Lights festival on Dec. 2, has been in development most of the year.