The Daily Northwestern

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 ...

Local boutique Gigi Bottega hosts fashion show

Cathaleen Qiao Chen

October 22, 2011

Filed under Business, Local

Local fashion enthusiasts, downtown business employees and Northwestern students attended Gigi Bottega's "Fall into Fashion" showcase to preview the boutique's latest autumn styles Friday. Hosted in collaboration with Salon ...

Five Guys to open Monday in downtown Evanston

Rebecca Cohen

October 18, 2010

Filed under Business

Medill freshman Lauryn Chamberlain once drove across Michigan to visit a Five Guys Burgers and Fries in Detroit. Starting Monday, she and her friends will be able to enjoy the restaurant's famously fresh food just a few blocks of...

Evanston businesses reach out to NU students

Alan Yu

September 21, 2010

Filed under Business

This fall, incoming freshmen were greeted by frozen yogurt, camping supplies and buffalo wings. New students received special discounts at participating Evanston stores, such as frozen yogurt shop 38 Degrees, Uncle Dan's, Bu...

Video: Business Profile: CloseKnit Inc.

Zack Ellis

May 9, 2010

Filed under Business