Local supermarket chain buys Evanston shopping center

Paige Leskin, City Editor

September 18, 2014
Filed under Business, City, Latest Stories

Local grocery chain Valli Produce finalized its $16 million purchase of the Evanston Plaza shopping center Thursday, where it plans to open a grocery store and improve current storefronts. Valli Produce bought the shopping... Read more »

Popcorn store looks to bring healthy snack option to Evanston

Bailey Williams, Assistant Summer Editor

August 23, 2014
Filed under Business, City, Local

Evanston may soon have a new snacking option in popcorn franchise Doc Popcorn, which looks to build a store on Sherman Avenue. Founded in 2003, Doc Popcorn sells naturally flavored popcorn with varieties such as "sinfully cinnamon,"... Read more »

Evanston businesses join program to promote biking

Stephanie Kelly, Reporter

August 8, 2014
Filed under Business, City, Latest Stories

When Evanston resident Jack Hanson heard about the national program, Bicycle Benefits, as a student at the University of Vermont, he knew he wanted to bring it home. So he did. Working as a summer intern with the City of... Read more »

First Bank & Trust looks toward second financial literacy class, partners with city

Bailey Williams, Summer Assistant Editor

July 12, 2014
Filed under Business, City, Education, Latest Stories, Local

First Bank & Trust is looking to have its second financial literacy class for teens this month as part of its partnership with the Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program. The bank announced in June the partnership, which... Read more »

Replacement for Dominick’s in talks with city

Rebecca Savransky, Summer Editor

July 10, 2014
Filed under Business, City, Latest Stories

A local grocery store chain is in the final stages of coming to an agreement to open a new supermarket in the Evanston Plaza shopping center, the location formerly occupied by Dominick’s. Valli Produce is currently... Read more »

Hewn Bakery to pilot Evanston's first parklet

Hayley Glatter, Reporter

June 24, 2014
Filed under Business, City, Latest Stories

Evanston’s first parklet, an outdoor community space taking the place of a parking spot, will open in early July outside Hewn Bakery, 810 Dempster St. The parklet will include heating, planters with native species and large... Read more »