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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...

Cook County board considering tax on sugary drinks

Nora Shelly, City Editor

October 13, 2016

Filed under Business, City, Local

Your can of soda may cost a little bit more next year, if the Cook County Board of Commissioners follows through on a proposal to tax sugary drinks. Board President Toni Preckwinkle introduced the proposal on Thursday as part...

Kabul House to relocate in Evanston to accommodate growing popularity

Gabby Grossman, Reporter

October 11, 2016

Filed under Business, City

Kabul House, a popular Afghan restaurant in downtown Skokie, will be closing its doors to move to a larger venue in Evanston with an expanded menu by the end of 2016. The restaurant is set to open at 2424 Dempster St., the...

City’s first cider distillery awaits approval on new license

Kristina Karisch, Reporter

October 10, 2016

Filed under Business, City, Local

A new cider brewery is in the process of opening up in Evanston. North Shore Cider Company will open at 707 Howard St. later this year and will sell craft cider in bottles and growler fills for off-premises consumption. The...