Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The designated driver program at Tom Kelly's Chophouse and Pub aims to keep patrons safe.
One restaurant owner has come up with a plan to keep party-goers safe. At Tom Kelly's Chop House & Pub, 495 Degroate Road, the designated driver gets free non-alcoholic drinks and a no-cost appetizer of his or her choice. "We've been doing it on the weekends," and it's bound to be popular over the upcoming three-day St. Patrick's Day celebration, said Brett Trumpey, part-owner of Tom Kelly's. Sitting with a group of friends who are drinking while you can't tends to put a damper on the night. So Trumpey came up with a plan to help those who have accepted the role of designated driver. "W e want them to have fun too." A little free food and free non-alcoholic drinks is sometimes just enough to keep a designated driver happy. It keeps the …
Monday, March 11, 2013
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in the tradition of the Irish.
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Prime Time Restaurant and Bar closed its doors less than two years after it took over the spot formerly known as Bluestone Restaurant.
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Saturday, March 9
Friday, March 8, 2013
The lights are out at Prime Time Restaurant and Bar.
No public announcement was made when Prime Time Restaurant and Bar closed earlier this week. The doors to the restaurant, set back from Route 30 at Joliet Highway, are locked and the lights are off in the bar where big screen TVs would normally be tuned into football, basketball, hockey or baseball games. The owner, Angelo Gellis, was unavailable for comment. Not quite two years old, the restaurant had its share of problems. Setting up shop in the former Bluestone Restaurant immediately posed a problem for Gellis. The former restaurant regularly sparked the ire of residents from the town home subdivision across the street. Loud music and bar room disagreements that ended in brawls outside left nearby residents concerned that the same …
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Monday, March 4, 2013
The Moody Blues Jeans Boutique opens fashion doors with new ideas.
In some ways, the new Moody Blues Jean Boutique is just like other retail shops. It has great fashion, range of prices, stunning displays and regular store hours. What makes Moody Blues different, beside the high-end fashion, is the shopping parties. Women – or men – can open the store after hours and on Sundays for a private shopping party at discounted prices. A group of six or more would receive an additional 10 percent off. The hostess would earn 10 percent commission toward free clothing. For owner Kathy Wilda, this just made sense. She started her business selling denim out of her home. Now, shopping is an excuse for a party or a girls night – or just a way to save money. Even though the top designer brands are Miss Me, Silver and …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Maybe it's time to learn the Irish Jig.
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Wednesday, February 27
Monday, February 25, 2013
After LA Cafe Restaurant in New Lenox burned down in January 2012, the owner had vowed to reopen. But now it seems his plans have gone up in smoke too.
LA Café Restaurant, the popular Mexican eatery that burned down in an early morning fire in January 2012, will not reopen. Despite several announcements to the contrary, architectural drawings and more, it seems that the owner's plans have gone up in smoke too. Only three months ago, Marc Angel, the owner of the Mexican eatery, was looking forward to a grand reopening in the spring. Frankfort's Phoenix Restoration Co., 195 Industry Ave., was coordinating the reconstruction project and Olivieri Architects, 750 Center Road, had designed the building. The price tag for construction was expected to range from $1-to-$1.5 million, said John Olivieri after a July Village Board meeting where he introduced plans. Today, Deb Engert, the owner of …
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Try out the zumba class and write a review.
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Saturday, February 23
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Jeff Mavens, motivational speaker and business guru, is the keynote at Signature Event 2013.
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Tuesday, February 19