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  • E-cigarette store opens second location in Algonquin Apr 21, 2014 3:10 PM
    Frank Angiulo says he's already helped thousands of people along the path to quitting smoking since he opened his first Vapor Hut store less than six months ago in Crystal Lake. He said his second store in Algonquin has been so busy he's considering two other locations.

  • Find eggs at Algonquin Commons, win a $250 prize Apr 7, 2014 1:16 PM
    Algonquin Commons is hosting an egg hunt for all ages this month. The eggs will be hidden from one end of the mall along the Randall Road corridor to the next, in hopes of getting customers into all of the different stores at Algonquin Commons.

  • Head to Claddagh in Geneva for St. Patrick’s Day celebration Mar 11, 2014 1:01 AM
    Amy Williams says plenty is going on at Claddagh restaurant in Geneva leading up to St. Patrick's Day.

  • Antiques and resale shop now open in Lake in the Hills Feb 26, 2014 1:35 PM
    Second Chances Antiques and Resale opened late last month, and already has a steady stream of customers stopping in frequently, looking for new finds and deals. The business is at 421 N. Randall Road in Lake in the Hills, in the spot formerly filled with Flat Squirrel Scooters. It is on the east side of Randall, just north of Acorn Drive.

  • Panera in Algonquin to get drive-through Feb 11, 2014 1:32 PM
    Grabbing your morning cup of coffee and bagel may soon get a little easier. Panera, at 451 S. Randall Road, Algonquin, will be getting a drive-through lane this spring, said Russell Farnum, community development director for the village.

  • New businesses coming to Algonquin Jan 27, 2014 12:52 PM
    It’s not another bank, or an auto parts store, as some had worried. Many driving past the new building going up along Randall Road in Algonquin in front of JCPenney have been emailing, wondering what it would be. They were hoping for something new in the community.

  • Adult ‘snow day’ at Gibby’s pairs wine with chocolate Jan 13, 2014 2:22 PM
    The kids had a snow day earlier this month -- now it's the adults' turn. Gibby’s Wine Den along Randall Road in Geneva has paired up with Graham's Chocolates to hold an “adult snow day” at 7 p.m. Feb. 1. The event will pair hand-dipped chocolates with fine wines.

  • Great gift ideas for last-minute shoppers Dec 17, 2013 10:08 PM
    If you’re shopping for last-minute gifts, you may want to stop at Chico’s in Geneva Commons if you love ugly sweaters - or you’re a teacher. This week, the store is offering discounts for different people on different days as Christmas approaches.

  • See Santa at Algonquin and Geneva Commons Dec 9, 2013 3:01 PM
    There is still is plenty of time to squeeze in holiday fun up and down the Randall Road corridor before Christmas comes this month.

  • Fox Valley stores readying for Thanksgiving and Black Friday shoppers Nov 25, 2013 12:45 PM
    The choice is yours. If you’re ready to forgo the pumpkin pie and family bonding to get a jump on your shopping, there are plenty of places in the Fox Valley where you can start checking off your Christmas shopping list while it’s still officially Thanksgiving.

  • Algonquin’s Cheeseburger in Paradise to be reborn as Fuddruckers Nov 11, 2013 2:51 PM
    Fans of Cheeseburger in Paradise, which recently closed in Algonquin Commons, won't have to wait long to get another burger fix. Fuddruckers, owned by the same parent company, is slated to open in the same location along Randall Road, company officials say.

  • Individual salon suites showcase stylists’ specialties Oct 21, 2013 1:52 PM
    Hair stylist Sue Putignano worked in a large beauty salon for many years. She enjoyed styling her customers, but was tired of all the noise, and how hard it was to make it a personal experience for her customers. So she opened her own business, Salon 105, at InStyle Salon Suites in Algonquin, which houses about 25 individually operated salons.

  • Algonquin mall to hold scavenger hunt for adults Oct 7, 2013 1:15 PM
    Adults can get in on the Halloween fun this year at Algonquin Commons. The Randall Road mall is hosting its first Pirates of the Commons event on Tuesday, Oct. 29, which will send adults on a scavenger hunt throughout the shopping center.

  • Woow Sushi opens soon in Algonquin Sep 23, 2013 1:37 PM
    There is a new sushi restaurant coming to the Randall Road corridor. Woow Sushi, which has three locations throughout the Chicago suburbs, is opening a fourth along the Randall Road corridor in Algonquin.

  • Gibby’s Wine Den gives back with Think Pink bags tourney Sep 9, 2013 1:51 PM
    Gibby’s Wine Den, along with Batavia Enterprises and the American Cancer Society, is helping to put on a Think Pink Bags Tourney.

  • Learning Express still going strong in Geneva Aug 26, 2013 12:46 PM
    With the closure of the Learning Express store along Randall Road in Algonquin this summer, some have been worried that the store’s counterpart in Geneva would close too — leaving them without a spot to buy popular items like the Rainbow Loom, Calico Critters and Smencils. But owners John and Sarah Flanagan — who ran both locations — say the opposite is true.

  • Trendy Tots marks two years with party, food drive Aug 14, 2013 1:30 PM
    In its two years along the Randall Road corridor in Carpentersville, Trendy Tots Consignment shop has grown to become a part of the community.

  • New Shoe Carnival opens on Randall Road in S. Elgin Jul 29, 2013 3:37 PM
    Amy Williams' Roamin' Randall column this week details some of the businesses opening and closing this summer along the Randall Road corridor, including a new Shoe Carnival store in South Elgin and Pet Supplies Plus in Lake in the Hills.

  • Earn gift cards by having your photo taken with Founding Fathers Jul 15, 2013 1:39 PM
    In this patriotic month, you can find some of our country’s Founding Fathers peeking out of the windows at the stores and restaurants in Algonquin Commons.

  • A swimming pool and spa for your four-legged friend Jun 24, 2013 1:52 PM
    A new business along the Randall Road corridor promotes overall well-being and fitness for your pet. The Puddle Pet AquaFitness and Nutrition, which opened last month in South Elgin, offers swim sessions for dogs, pet bodywork massage, a do-it-yourself dog wash, a healthy weight pet program and pet food.

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