Monday, April 22, 2013
The 87-year-old antique store owner keeps her small shop open every day to keep herself busy.
Chances are, you haven't been to the small antique store at 1755 Glenview Rd., in the Patio Shops in downtown Glenview. Owner and operator, Phyllis Pesce, an 87-year-old Glenview resident and New York native says people don't come by the store very often. "There's no traffic," Pesce said. "You don't get anyone off the street." The store is usually open 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., seven days a week. Pesce calls the store, simply called Resale & Antique, her home. "When you reach 87, you have to keep busy," she said. "Most other women my age are in a nursing home, assisted living, I don't want that." To enter the store, you need to ring a bell and Pesce welcomes you in. Once inside, you're surrounded by a small museum of old clothes, gifts and …
Monday, April 15, 2013
At the Olympia Shopping Center in downtown Glenview is a store that offers one hour photo development and so much more.
Motophoto owner and operator John Kim took about 95 percent of the countless framed photos that line the walls of his store, at 1903 Glenview Rd. in downtown Glenview. Rows and rows of portraits, wedding photos and family gatherings are arranged across the store, displaying more than a decade of work Kim has put into the store and the photography craft. The sign outside the store says one hour photo, but Motophoto offers so much more. "If you do only print business, it will not survive," Kim said of today's retail photography industry. "Sometimes people don't print [at the store], but they need a frame or photo album." With today's line of digital camera and high quality printers, making photos at home is easier than ever. Even an …
Saturday, April 13, 2013
The Cleveland-based Heinen’s Fine Foods is poised to fill the spot around Novemeber.
Demolition of the former downtown Glenview Dominick's store began this week, and the Cleveland-based Heinen’s Fine Foods is poised to fill the spot around Novemeber, the Glenview Announcements reports. Glenview's director of planning, Mary Bak, told the Glenview Announcements the new grocery store plans to spend $10 to $12 million on a new 35,000-square-foot Heinen's at 1020 Waukegan Road. Recently, Glenview firefighters used the vacant Dominick's to exercise under simulated fire conditions, according to the village website. Sign up for the Glenview Patch morning newsletter to get the latest local business updates in your email.
Monday, April 8, 2013
After 10 years in Glenview, Card & Party Giant has relocated to a new building at 1318 N. Waukegan Road, just south of Lake Street.
After 10 years in Glenview, Card & Party Giant has relocated to a new building at 1318 N. Waukegan Road, just south of Lake Street. “Because the new space is one large rectangle, we are able to display our merchandise more attractively while interacting with every customer,” owner Chuck Schwartz said in a press release. For the last decade, the family owned Card & Party Giant has offered Glenview and the surrounding suburbs a complete line of party supplies, decorations and balloons for all occasions, costumes, gift wrap and greeting cards. A new “School Colors” section features lots of wearables, from wigs to suspenders and decorations plus balloons and napkins imprinted with the logos of Glenbrook South, North, New Trier and Loyola …
Monday, March 4, 2013
The four story structure, Midtown Square, could eventually replace the current fire station in downtown Glenview.
A development called Midtown Square has been proposed for downtown Glenview, offering 138 apartments, almost 9,000 square feet of first floor retail space on a 2.7 acre site where the fire department station currently sits, according to the Chicago Tribune. The developer behind this proposal, Trammell Crow Company, has $2.5 million for site, which is expected to help pay for a new fire department headquarters if approved by the village board, the Chicago Tribune reports. Sign up for the Glenview Patch morning newsletter to get the latest community development updates in your email.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Glenview's plan commission is reevaluating the village's downtown zoning code to adjust the real estate available to interested businesses.
Glenview's plan commission is reevaluating the village's downtown zoning code, including revisions that could pave the way for drive-through restaurants, the Chicago Tribune reports. Today, retail businesses have access to first floor building spaces in downtown Glenview, but service businesses and professional offices are limited to upper floors, and the revised zoning code would give more businesses first floor real estate options, according to the Chicago Tribune. Sign up for the Glenview Patch morning newsletter to get the latest local business updates in your email.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Village officials approved a 10-year lease for a new Heinen's grocery store on the former Dominick's site.
Downtown Glenview is expected to have a new grocery store in place by June 2014. Village trustees last week unanimously approved a 10-year lease for a new Heinen’s grocery store on the former Dominick’s site at 1020 Waukegan Road. Village officials say the addition of Heinen’s on the three-acre parcel will be great for downtown redevelopment in Glenview. “We’ve waited a long time for something to happen on this site,” said Glenview Village President Kerry Cummings. “We certainly hope this will be a catalyst for redevelopment of the downtown. “Were very excited about this,” she said. Want more local business news? Sign up for our free newsletter. The Dominick’s store closed in April 2007, after 42 years in the community. The village …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Two related developments are under consideration that are expected to kick start the Glenview Village Board’s vision of a vibrant, pedestrian friendly downtown district.
Two related developments are under consideration that are expected to kick start the Glenview Village Board’s vision of a vibrant, pedestrian friendly downtown district. "Like" Glenview Patch on Facebook to see future downtown development updates in your news feed. The projects – if approved following Plan Commission review and consideration by the Village Board – would be consistent with the Downtown Master Plan that was adopted by the Village Board in 2006 and the accompanying form-based zoning code that sets out how structures should be designed and placed on particular sites. As currently proposed, the Trammel Crow development would consist of at least 8,906square feet of first-floor retail and 139 apartments on three floors above. …
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Residents celebrate with a parade and solemn ceremony.
The Village of Glenview came together Monday morning to commemorate Memorial Day, remembering members of the armed forces who gave their lives in service to their nation. The day was marked with a parade that ended at the village's Veteran's Memorial where a ceremony was held. American Legion Post 166 sponsors the parade every year. Earlier: Cummings on Memorial Day— 'Honoring Those Who Made the Ultimate Sacrifice' The parade kicked off from the Metra parking lot at Grove and Depot Streets at 9 a.m. The route was slightly different this year as the parade then made its way down Pine Street, before turning onto Glenview Road, and finally ending at the memorial on River Drive. Some of the participants in this year's parade included the …
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
With vacancies downtown and throughout the village, are generous tax incentives a must to keep current tenants in town and entice new ones to set up shop? Readers sound off in the comments section, join the conversation!