New barre fitness studio plans to open in winter

Tori Latham, Reporter

October 30, 2014

Filed under Business, City, Local

A new female-focused fitness studio is planning to come to Evanston, joining a number of workout spaces already in the area. The Barre Code, a studio that provides cardio, strength training and restoration classes, received... Read more »

Despite high tax, city brings in high revenue from liquor sales

Paige Leskin, City Editor

October 30, 2014

Filed under Business, City, Local

Although Evanston’s liquor tax is higher than those of surrounding communities, establishments continue to request licenses from the city. Compared to four similar Illinois suburbs, Evanston has distributed the most liquor... Read more »

Edzo’s owner recognized as ‘life changer’ for work with Curt’s Cafe

Tori Latham, Reporter

October 27, 2014

Filed under Business, City, Latest Stories, Local

The owner of Edzo’s Burger Shop will be honored Saturday for hiring at-risk youth who have graduated the Curt's Cafe job training program. Eddie Lakin of Edzo's, 1571 Sherman Ave., will receive the Life... Read more »

Local catering company opens Evanston kitchen

Tori Latham, Reporter

October 23, 2014

Filed under Business, City, Local

Feast and Imbibe, an event planning and catering company started by two Evanston residents, officially opened its first permanent location Wednesday at 1601 Simpson St. with a ribbon cutting. Executive chef D’Andre Carter and... Read more »

Domino’s eyes Evanston for new location

Paige Leskin, City Editor

October 20, 2014

Filed under Business, City, Local

Northwestern students may soon have yet another option to order late night pizza. National pizza chain Domino’s Pizza is looking to open its doors at 911 Foster St. in Evanston, located next to the Foster Street CTA station. The... Read more »

Three Evanston businesses qualify for Chase grant consideration

Julia Jacobs, Reporter

October 19, 2014

Filed under Business, City, Local

Three Evanston businesses qualified Friday to be considered for a $150,000 grant from Chase Bank. Through the Mission Main Street Grants, Chase awards 20 for-profit small businesses nationwide a total of $3 million each year.... Read more »

Thin crust pizza place to join many others coming to Evanston

Marissa Mizroch , Reporter

October 14, 2014

Filed under Business, City

An Evanston subcommittee voted last week to recommend approval to City Council for a new thin-crust pizza place, which if approved would join multiple other pizza restaurants planning to open in the city in the upcoming months. The... Read more »

Evanston City Council to vote on changing hiring penalty

Lydia Ramsey, Managing Editor

October 12, 2014

Filed under Business, City, Local, Politics

City Council is expected to vote Monday to amend the penalty fee for contractors who do not hire Evanston residents for city-funded construction projects. The ordinance, brought to the council by the Minority, Women and Evanston... Read more »

Illinois bank donates money for Facebook likes

Emily Chin, Reporter

October 9, 2014

Filed under Business, City, Latest Stories

First Bank & Trust is donating $2.50 to a different nonprofit organization each month for each “like” it gets on its Facebook page. The program, which raised $500 from August to the end of September, began in August... Read more »