Friday, November 16, 2012
Wondered about what’s going on at the old convenience store? It’s the child-care center next door moving their second location adjacent to their first.
When a construction company strips a building or location completely bare, the resulting four white walls sometimes is referred to as a “vanilla box.” At the former 7-Eleven at the corner of Hillgrove and Ashland in La Grange, where construction has been ongoing for a few weeks now, this has apparently caused a bit of confusion. As Cindy Perkins recalls it: “As we were working outside, getting the façade ready, people would look by, look at the building permit and say, ‘oh, The Vanilla Box, another restaurant is coming!’” Not so much. (Although Perkins now jokes that there really should be a Vanilla Box restaurant somewhere.) Perkins is the director of the child-care service Little People’s Country, which up until now has had its services …
Friday, September 28, 2012
Get your caffeine on and celebrate with a free cup of coffee.
Friday, September 28, 2012
If the first words out of your mouth every morning are, “I’ll have a large coffee”—or if you can’t even speak until after you’ve had your java fix—there's a national holiday created especially for you. America will put staunch tea drinkers to shame on National Coffee Day on Sept. 29, when coffee fiends can rejoice and celebrate their beloved coffee bean with free brew from national chains. Coffee was first brought to America in the mid-1600s in a shipment en route to “New Amsterdam,” now known as New York, according to the National Coffee Association. We have that shipment and the Boston Tea Party to thank for turning the nation into coffee drinkers. McDonald's restaurants in the Chicago area will be giving away free 12-ounce coffees …
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
The old 7-Eleven space at 201 W Hillgrove Ave. in La Grange is vacant. With such a prime location close to downtown and the La Grange Road Train Station, we put the question to you. What would you like to see in this space?
Before it was a 7-Eleven it was a White Hen. Before it was a White Hen it was a... actually, I can't really remember what it was before that, can you? Either way, they're both gone now and the space remains shuttered. With such a great location—it's close to the train station and downtown while still being in a residential area—we think it'd be a shame for it to remain that way for long. So, what would you like to see there? Another deli and small grocery store? A beer and wine seller? Maybe a coffee shop? You tell us in comments below. About this column: Patch asks readers what they would like to see move into vacant storefronts around La Grange and La Grange Park.