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Board recommends approval of plans for special tax district in Evanston Plaza

Manuel Rapada

April 12, 2012

Filed under Business, Local

Evanston moved forward Thursday toward designating a tax increment financing district that would fund upgrades and help attract tenants to the Evanston Plaza shopping center at Dempster Street and Dodge Avenue. In a 4-0 vote, the Joint Review Bo...

New downtown Evanston cafe boasts unique steamed sandwiches

Susan Du

March 26, 2012

Filed under Business

Evanston's newest cafe doesn't serve the average sandwich. The Black Belt, explained Delbe's Corner owner Natasha Young-Delbrouque, is a tour-de-force of bacon, gouda, dill Havarti cheese, Portobello mushrooms, tomato and chunks of avocado steamed to...

BREAKING: The Keg of Evanston will reopen Thursday night, owner says

Marshall Cohen

March 6, 2012

Filed under Business, Local, Politics

The Keg of Evanston will reopen Thursday night, owner Tom Migon told The Daily in an exclusive interview. Chicago-based licensing attorney Barry Holt, who is handling Migon's appeal, said The Keg, 810 Grove St., could legally r...

Keg owner appeals Evanston mayor’s decision to Illinois liquor board

Marshall Cohen

February 28, 2012

Filed under Business, Local, State

Tom Migon, owner of The Keg of Evanston, has appealed the mayor's decision to revoke his liquor license, he told The Daily on Wednesday. Migon's appeal will be heard by the Illinois Liquor Control Commission. He deferred further com...

Hecky’s to be honored at Evanston State of the City Address

Amanda Gilbert

February 28, 2012

Filed under Business, Local, Travel

Hecky's Barbecue will formally receive the 2011 Evanston Arts & Business Committee Leadership Award at the Mayor's State of the City Address. Evanston's Cultural Arts Director Jeff Cory said the award recognizes local businesse...

Evanston City Council postpones licensing for World of Beer

Rebecca Cohen

February 28, 2012

Filed under Business, City

An Evanston City Council committee put plans on hold Monday for a World of Beer franchise to open downtown because the establishment would not sell food. Evanston's liquor laws require businesses that serve alcohol to provid...

Evanston renews funding for tech incubator

Susan Du

February 20, 2012

Filed under Business, City

Evanston City Council members voted 7-1 in favor of extending additional funding to Evanston's Technology Innovation Center at their Feb. 13 meeting. Although aldermen expressed concerns about the return value TIC has provided th...

Campus Kitchens partners with Evanston restaurant to ease hunger in city

Chelsea Corbin

February 20, 2012

Filed under Business, Politics

The Campus Kitchen at Northwestern picked up about 100 pounds of donated food from Pret A Manger for the first time Tuesday and Wednesday, initiating a new Evanston partnership to reduce hunger in the city. Pret A Manger, a sandwich...

SafeRide driver caught buying liquor for underage passenger at Evanston 1st Liquors

Marshall Cohen

February 18, 2012

Filed under Business, Local

A SafeRide driver was arrested Saturday night near Evanston 1st Liquors and charged with unlawful delivery of alcohol to a minor - the fourth Northwestern student arrested near the downtown liquor store since the Evanston Police ...

Tisdahl: Trader Joe’s coming to Evanston in 2013

Marshall Cohen and Alexandria Johnson

February 15, 2012

Filed under Business, Local

Specialty grocery store Trader Joe's will open a store in Evanston next year, Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl announced Friday during a press conference at the store's future location. The Trader Joe's will be developed at the site of...

Evanston rebuts accusations of harrassment from Veolia

Chelsea Corbin

February 13, 2012

Filed under Business, Local

Attorneys from waste management company Veolia are now reviewing Evanston's response to allegations of unlawful pressures from the city to shut down a local transfer station. Veolia filed a complaint against the city in December, ...

Exclusive: Keg owner may appeal Evanston liquor board decision

Marshall Cohen

February 8, 2012

Filed under Business, Local

The owner of The Keg of Evanston is mulling over appealing the city's decision to revoke his liquor license, he told The Daily on Thursday in an exclusive interview, his first since the mayor issued her decision. After the Jan. ...