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Dining, entertainment drive Randhurst Village's success

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BlackFinn American Grille is one of the restaurants that has opened at Randhurst Village in Mount Prospect.

Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer, August 2012

Diners Connie Sumara of Prospect Heights and Tracy Deleon of Arkansas eat at the e+o Food and Drink at Randhurst Village. E+o, the brainchild of a prominent Chicago chef, has brought an urban vibe to the center.

Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

Dan and Sue Hoobchaak of Barrington eat at e+o Food and Drink on a recent Friday evening. Co-owner Aeron Lancero says that word about the restaurant appears to be spreading.

Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

Diners enjoy the outside patio area at e+o Food and Drink.

Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

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When the acclaimed restaurant e+o Food and Drink opened in Randhurst Village earlier this year, it left some people pondering a question: What's a place like this doing in a mall? Randhurst Village isn't a traditional mall, though. It's an example of what retail experts say is a national trend -- an open-air shopping center with a dining/entertainment component. "It's already become a destination type of place," Mayor Arlene Juracek said.
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    • BlackFinn American Grille is one of the restaurants that has opened at Randhurst Village in Mount Prospect.
    • Diners Connie Sumara of Prospect Heights and Tracy Deleon of Arkansas eat at the e+o Food and Drink at Randhurst Village. E+o, the brainchild of a prominent Chicago chef, has brought an urban vibe to the center.
    • Dan and Sue Hoobchaak of Barrington eat at e+o Food and Drink on a recent Friday evening. Co-owner Aeron Lancero says that word about the restaurant appears to be spreading.
    • Diners enjoy the outside patio area at e+o Food and Drink.
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