Friday, May 17, 2013
The mayor recently said he'd like to speed up the process for business licenses, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Des Plaines Mayor Matt Bogusz has made big promises to the community’s business owners, the Chicago Tribune reports. During a tour of several area businesses, he said he would streamline the licensing process for those hoping to open a business in town, the newspaper reports. It currently takes six to eight weeks to get a business license in Des Plaines, but Bogusz hopes to get that time frame down to just two weeks. He also said he’d like to create a “rapid response” for would-be business owners so they don’t have to wait so long for the city to take approve things.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The new restaurant wants to move into the space formerly occupied by Cheeseburger in Paradise, the Journal & Topics reports.
Wednesday, May 15
Tap House Grill may soon be open in Des Plaines where Cheeseburger in Paradise used to be, the Journal & Topics reports. Restaurant owners met with the Economic Development Commission this week. The Commission voted to recommend to the City Council that $80,000 in TIF District money be used to renovate their space in Metropolitan Square, the newspaper reports. According to its website, Tap House Grill offers a selection of craft beers, hamburgers, salads and more.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
A roundup of the most-read stories from May 5 to May 11.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Do you wish your Des Plaines McDonald's served breakfast all day or delivered to your home or office?
For years, people who love McDonald's egg McMuffins and sausage biscuits have wondered "why oh why can't we get these any time of the day?" Sit tight. McDonald's is still considering it, according to a story in Bloomberg Businessweek. Des Plaines McDonald's locations: In an interview with CNBC, McDonald's President and CEO Don Thompson said the restaurant has heard the cries from fans to serve breakfast 24 hours a day and in fact offers "Breakfast After Midnight" at select locations—just none around here. Thomas told CNBC that McDonald's has looked at some "innovative ways" to expand breakfast hours for customers. "I think we'll be seeing some of those things in the near future." Delivery service is another concept McDonald's is …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
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Tuesday, April 16, 2013
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Think warm thoughts. That’s what you have to do to be optimistic about springtime when living in the Chicago area. Michele Kolar, of Brookfield, her dog Loki, Natalia Piegat, of Des Plaines, and her 1.5 year old son, Robert Piegat, were all about it in downtown Des Plaines on Tuesday afternoon, when the sun gave a brief reprieve from the recent stretch of gray, wet days. Kolar and Piegat, both University of Illinois at Chicago alumni (check out their matching UIC T-shirts the pair said was a coincidental wardrobe choice), said they were having fun having some “girl time,” soaking up some rays and enjoying their day. “It’s beautiful,” Kolar said. When it comes to spring weather in the Chicago area, the two friends displayed the hardy …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Nine properties are listed as in foreclosure in 60016, 60018; see where they are.
In the zip codes 60016 and 60018 there were nine properties listed in foreclosure, as of April 11, according to AOL Real Estate. Above, those locations are plotted on an interactive map, 60016 in purple and 60018 in red, and they are listed below. Click to sign up for Des Plaines Patch's newsletter, and receive an email with headlines. Foreclosures in 60016: 1349 East Washington St., Des Plaines, IL 60016 410 South Western Ave., Des Plaines, IL 60016 824 Greenview Ave., Des Plaines, IL 60016 8806 Briar Court, Des Plaines, IL 60016 1211 Brown St., Des Plaines, IL 60016 1211 E. Brown St. Unit 2, Des Plaines, IL 60016 475 Laurel Ave., Des Plaines, IL 60016 Related: Check out all the real estate updates. Foreclosures in 60018: 1674 Maple St., …
Saturday, April 6, 2013
A roundup of the most-read stories from March 31 to April 6.
Woman Screams After Waking to Intruder in Cowboy Hat published April 1. Grazie! Banquets Building up for Auction published April 3. Des Plaines Panera Gets Makeover published April 2. Cops Arrest Man Accused of Maine Township Burglaries published April 2. D-207 Cuts Deal with Maine West Coach Fired in Hazing Case published April 2. Find Patch on Facebook and click the like button.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Bidding on the vacant property begins online on April 23.
The former “Grazie!” restaurant and banquet hall is going up for auction. The 27,277 square foot facility has been vacant for more than a year. In January, the Des Plaines City Council rejected a plan to turn the former restaurant into a worship center. The Hanuman Spiritual and Community Center planned to buy the property at 1050 E. Oakton Street, but several alderman voiced concerns about whether the location was the right place for the center. Studley Inc. is teaming up with auction.com to facilitate the sale of the building. It’s zoned as a C-3 Commercial property. The auction is set to begin April 23 with a starting bid of $225,000.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Bread-themed artwork, earth tone colors, new coffee bar, and more remodeling at Panera Bread in downtown Des Plaines.
A Des Plaines lunchtime hotspot has something more cooking than soups and sandwiches — a completely remodeled dining area. Panera Bread, 1518 Market St., has more booth seating, new paint, artwork and carpet, refurbished bathrooms and more, said Joseph Kalish, general manager of the restaurant. “[The remodeling is] to spruce things up, and get things caught up with the current plans with Panera for new cafes that they’re building,” Kalish said. “Overall, give a brighter, new look to the dining area.” Kalish said all the work was done at night, when the restaurant was closed, for three weeks. The interior work was completed at the end of March, he said. Kalish, who has managed the business since it opened in May 2006, said it was the first …