New businesses planning to open in Homewood include martini bar downtown, Krispy Kreme on Halsted

April 25, 2016 - 01:33

The business landscape in Homewood will have several new features in coming months, including martinis, more doughnuts, a new source of fresh produce and painting parties.

At the annual economic development breakfast hosted by the village Thursday, Homewood Mayor Richard Hofeld provided an overview of new businesses that are hoping to open soon. 

Honors awarded to Homewood’s Bright Start Child Care & Preschool

January 08, 2016 - 01:26

Bright Start Child Care & Preschool, Inc. of Homewood has been awarded the Silver Circle of Quality designation from ExceleRate Illinois. 

“We are proud to receive the Silver Circle of Quality,” said Vanita Wells of Bright Start, 1800 Ridge Rd. “Providing quality in early learning and development will help our children in Homewood be better prepared for success in school and in life.”

Southgate Mini-Mart fills convenience store gap in Homewood

December 17, 2015 - 13:59

Convenience store customers say they missed the handy place to stop for coffee or a doughnut when the 7-11 store at 18747 Dixie Highway closed its doors in October. But Alpesh Patel and his partner, Mehul Patel, saw the closure as an opportunity. They have filled the convenience store void with Southgate Mini-Mart, which opened its doors Saturday, Dec. 5.


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