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Evanston’s liquor board considers closing down The Keg

Rebecca Cohen

January 25, 2012

Filed under Business, City

Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl may close The Keg of Evanston because of repeated charges of underage drinking, she said at a Liquor Control Review Board hearing Friday. Police cited more than a dozen people for underage consumption of alcohol...

Illinois Senator Dick Durbin proposes online sales tax bill

Audrey Cheng

January 18, 2012

Filed under Business, State

Online retailers have avoided collecting sales tax from their customers for many years, but now U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and two of his colleagues are pushing for legislation that would close that loophole. Durbin joined forces w...

Evanston aldermen review liquor code on beer “sampler” packs

Marshall Cohen

January 10, 2012

Filed under Business, City, Local

The city is redrafting a proposed change to the liquor code over the sale of beer "sampler" packages. Evanston aldermen agreed Monday to take a second look at the proposal after major beer retailers raised concerns about its...

Occupy Evanston protesters launch campaign against Chase Bank

Audrey Cheng

January 10, 2012

Filed under Business, Local

Occupy Evanston supporters have rallied around a new cause this year, launching a campaign to convince the city and community members to divest from Chase Bank. Protesters have stood outside the Evanston Civic Center, 2100 Ridg...

Merle’s Barbecue closes after two decades

Marshall Cohen

January 8, 2012

Filed under Business, Local

After nearly 20 years of serving up smoked meats to hungry Evanston residents, Merle's Barbecue, 1727 Benson Ave., closed its doors for the last time on Jan. 1. "Since 1992 Merle's has proudly served the Chicago area," read a si...

Tiny Dog Cupcake in downtown Evanston closes due to lack of business

Alexandria Johnson

January 6, 2012

Filed under Business, Local

Northwestern students will now have one fewer option to satisfy their craving for sweets. Tiny Dog Cupcake, 616 Davis St., has officially closed its doors due to a lack of business, according to former employees. On Dec. 28, Tiny Do...

CouponCat brings Evanston deals to students

Yu Sun Chin

November 19, 2011

Filed under Business, Campus (Archived)

A new student enterprise called CouponCat will provide weekly discounts for Evanston businesses starting Wednesday. CouponCat will officially launch in a joint collaboration with Beck's Book Store. For one week, students will be able to purchase $20 w...

Construction begins on GFS marketplace

Kimberly Railey

November 19, 2011

Filed under Business, Local

GFS Marketplace will break ground today on a new store in Evanston, bumping its number of locations in the greater Chicago area to 14. The construction represents the first project in Evanston to align with environmental gui...

Winter farmers market slated to open in December

Audrey Cheng

November 16, 2011

Filed under Business, Local

Local farmers market organizer Dennis Clarkson on Thursday said he is excited to finally introduce Evanston's winter farmers market next month. Evanston150's final vote for the 10 best ways to improve the city included the implem...

Subway sandwich shop coming to Clark Street

Patrick Svitek

November 13, 2011

Filed under Business

Evanston aldermen unanimously approved a special use permit for the city's 10th Subway sandwich shop at Monday night's Planning and Development Committee meeting. All five committee members greenlit franchisee Suhas Patel's permit a...

Pan-Asian sandwich shop opening in downtown Evanston

Alexandria Johnson

November 12, 2011

Filed under Business, Local

Orrington Avenue on Nov. 21 will welcome a new Pan-Asian sandwich shop, Soulwich, featuring food with Indonesian, Burmese, Thai and Singaporean influences. Owners Ash and Bhavini Patel said they prepared for more than eight months ...

Bank of America refrains from charging debit card usage

Oliver Ortega

November 2, 2011

Filed under Business, Campus (Archived)

Bank of America announced it would not implement a new monthly debit card fee Tuesday, days after competitors JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo said they were abandoning similar plans. The fee was a way to recuperate revenue lost due ...