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Evanston businesses say proposed soda tax will not change consumer habits

Alan Perez, Reporter

November 8, 2016

Filed under Business, City, Local

Some Evanston businesses say they aren’t too worried about a potential tax on sugary drinks in Cook County. In the executive budget recommendation for the 2017 fiscal year, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle propo...

Aloha Poke to serve up Hawaiian fare in Evanston starting this winter

Syd Stone, Reporter

November 6, 2016

Filed under Business, City, Latest Stories

A new Hawaiian-inspired restaurant, Aloha Poke Co., is set to open in January on Davis Street at the former location of Jamba Juice. Aloha founder and owner Zach Friedlander said he hopes to open the location, his fourth,...

Winery to offer imported wine, bottle customization

Sumin Woo, Reporter

November 3, 2016

Filed under Business, City, Local

Walter Clements is bringing more than just wine to Evanston. Clements’ upcoming winery, Meta Wine, will take inspiration from European concepts and allow customers to blend different imported wines to create their own custom...

Zoba Noodle Bar closes after serving downtown Evanston for years

Ben Winck, Assistant City Editor

November 1, 2016

Filed under Business, City, Latest Stories

Zoba Noodle Bar permanently closed its doors Friday. The restaurant, located at 1565 Sherman Ave., specialized in Thai cuisine and noodle bowls, and was a frequent participant in Northwestern’s Big Bite Night. Downtow...

Evanston workers to see $13 minimum wage by 2020

Sam Krevlin, Reporter

October 27, 2016

Filed under Business, City, Latest Stories, Local, State

Evanston workers will see their minimum wage raised to $13 an hour over the next four years, after the Cook County Board approved the incremental increase on Wednesday. Starting in July, wages will increase to $10 an hour....

New food delivery service Eat Purely expands into Evanston

Ben Winck, Assistant City Editor

October 25, 2016

Filed under Business, City, Local

Chicago-based food delivery service Eat Purely expanded to serve Evanston earlier this month with its kitchen-to-door business model — and free delivery. Eat Purely was founded in March 2015 and now delivers to more than...

Massage therapist arrested in connection with sexual assault

Sam Krevlin, Reporter

October 17, 2016

Filed under Business, City, Crime, Local

Evanston police arrested a man Saturday in connection with a criminal sexual assault incident at a spa earlier in the week. A 20-year-old woman was getting a massage from massage therapist Kai Wang at Art of Health at 1638...