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  •  It’s just a construction site now, but come February, hot dog lovers will be able to indulge their cravings at a new Portillo’s at Randall and Bowes roads in Elgin, officials say.

    Portillo’s under construction on Randall in Elgin Oct 15, 2012 12:00 AM
    Hot dog lovers, rejoice. The long-awaited Portillo's of Elgin is under construction, and is scheduled to open in February at Randall and Bowes roads, according to Sarosh Saher, senior planner for the city.

     
  •  Trendy Tots, a consignment shop at the corner of Huntley and Randall Roads in Carpentersville, offers used Halloween costumes and has planned a Girls Night Out for Friday, Sept. 28.

    Halloween pop-up stores offer costume choices Sep 25, 2012 12:00 AM
    It's getting to be decision time. Halloween will be here in about a month, and you need to settle on a costume. To help you in your decision-making process, many Halloween specialty shops have opened or are opening up temporarily along Randall Road.

     
  •  On Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 22-23, volunteers from Anderson Animal Shelter will be at Geneva Commons, and other areas around the Fox Valley, seeking donations.

    Animal shelter plans tag days, adoption event Sep 11, 2012 12:00 AM
    You'll find more than clothes, jewelry and household items at Geneva Commons later this month. The folks from Anderson Animal Shelter in South Elgin will be at the Randall Road outdoor mall on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 22 and 23, collecting donations to help them care for the rescues they house.

     
  •  Changes are taking place at the Otter Creek shopping center in Elgin. New businesses have opened, and a Big Lots store is expected to open by November.

    New businesses to open at Otter Creek Shopping Center in Elgin Aug 27, 2012 12:00 AM
    Changes are happening at the Otter Creek Shopping Center along Randall Road in Elgin. Big Lots is among at least three businesses expected to open before the year ends in the center, which is on the west side of Randall Road, just south of Route 20.

     
  •  The Shlub Club, a group of runners that meets at Dick Pond Athletics in Carpentersville, runs together near the store weekly. From left are Nicole Kotelman, Paul Turnbaugh, Carolyn Chesta, Donna Hayes, and Joe Maney.

    Walk 2 Run program continues at Dick Pond Athletics Aug 6, 2012 12:00 AM
    Inside the Dick Pond Athletics store along Randall Road in Carpentersville you'll find everything a runner could need -- including plenty of inspiration and expertise. The store recently started its second Walk 2 Run program of the year, and will begin a third on Sept. 10. Participants start out slowly, then work their way up to doing a 5K.

     
  • Josh Scholl of Lake in the Hills, a finalist on ABC’s 2011 “Karaoke Battle USA,” will perform at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, July 29, at the Algonquin Commons Summer Concert Series.

    Taste of Algonquin Commons pairs with concert series Jul 24, 2012 12:00 AM
    When you head out to the final concert of the season at Algonquin Commons' Summer Concert series this weekend, you can leave the picnic basket at home this time. As part of a daylong series of concerts, the outdoor mall also will be hosting a daylong food event featuring food from your favorite restaurants.

     
  •  Orhan Senger is the owner of Soccer Heads at 1275 N Randall Road, Crystal Lake. He said his new location puts him in the middle of soccer players from several park districts.

    Crystal Lake store customizes soccer gear Jul 3, 2012 12:00 AM
    After seven successful years of providing just about anything you need related to soccer out of his Algonquin Soccer Heads store, owner Orhan Senger is now ready to reach an even bigger audience. Last month he moved his store from its west Algonquin Road location to the Randall Road corridor.

     
  • T.J. and Judy Galloway are the owners of Galloway's Chicago Subs in Crystal Lake.

    Crystal Lake sub shop hits bump with road constructionJun 19, 2012 12:00 AM
    Breaking into a sandwich market filled with chains up and down the Randall Road corridor was a big enough fight for Galloway's Chicago Subs. But that battle, which they fought and won with their craveable food, was nothing compared to the construction that hit right outside their front door on Randall and Rakow roads.

     
  • Bob, left, and Steve Boyer of The Village Vintner Winery and Brewery in Algonquin. The winery is now a full-service restaurant with a brewery as well, and has reopened in a new location.

    Algonquin winery reopens with new menu, offerings Jun 5, 2012 12:00 AM
    Though he had the successful Village Vintner Winery along Randall Road in Carpentersville for years, Steve Boyer knew that wine just wasn't enough. This month, he opened the Village Vintner Winery and Brewery along Randall Road in Algonquin.The business, at 2380 Esplanade Drive,not only serves wine and beer, but it also is a full-service lunch and dinner restaurant.

     
  •  7th Heaven will be performing at an outdoor concert June 10 at Geneva Commons.

    Outdoor concerts return to Geneva Commons May 22, 2012 12:00 AM
    Geneva Commons is ready for the 10th year of making your summer nights full of free fun. In just two weeks, the outdoor mall's 10th annual Summer Concert Series will begin. Concerts will run every Wednesday and Sunday night throughout June, and until July 1 featuring great local cover bands.

     
  •  Owner Noubar Hawe and his wife, Joanna, are the new owners of Napolitano’s in South Elgin. They’ve recently had a soft opening in the space that was a different restaurant with the same name. They serve Italian cuisine with a French flair.

    Same name, new restaurant: Napolitano’s in South Elgin May 7, 2012 12:00 AM
    It may have the same name, but the new Napolitano's along Randall Road in South Elgin is its own, new, unique restaurant. Owner Noubar Hawe took over the building at 455 Reddington Drive, which was vacant, and kept the name on the awning. The business reopened two weeks ago, near the intersection of Randall and McDonald roads, and already there are regulars excited to see a family-friendly Italian restaurant in their neighborhood.

     
  • Dominick Pulli opened his sandwich shop, Bubs Subs, on Randall Road in Algonquin last August, and he says business has been great ever since.

    Bubs Subs achieves sandwich success in AlgonquinApr 24, 2012 12:00 AM
    Bubs Subs is making a name for itself along the Randall Road corridor, despite being in a sea of other sandwich spots. People are finding and loving the independent, family-owned business, which specializes in sub sandwiches with homemade and fresh ingredients.

     
  •  Tilly’s will open this spring at Algonquin Commons. The store carries men’s and women’s skate, surf and motocross fashions.

    New stores, restaurants coming to Algonquin Commons Apr 10, 2012 12:00 AM
    This spring, Algonquin Commons will be sprouting with many new businesses opening along the Randall Road corridor. The first new business to open will be Yogen Fruz. It is expected to open within the next two weeks, said Beth Hicks, marketing director for the outdoor mall.

     
  •  The Nationwide Freight Systems building is under construction near Randall and Big Timber in Elgin. The company specializes in third party logistics and transportation.

    Elgin freight company moves to new Randall spot Mar 27, 2012 12:00 AM
    When Nationwide Freight Systems, Inc. needed a new home, it didnt have to look too far. Its new spot currently is under construction along the Randall Road corridor in Elgin, not far from its existing spot, also in Elgin. The company will be moving to 1385 Madeline Drive in Elgin, near Randall and Big Timber roads.

     
  • Among the offerings at Tri-City Teamworks is indoor lacrosse.

    Tri-City Teamworks off to a roaring start Mar 13, 2012 12:00 AM
    When the Mercedes-Benz dealership moved out of the building at 220 N. Randall Road in St. Charles last March, the building's owners wanted to ensure it would stay a viable part of the marketplace along Randall Road. So the owners at Corcoran Commercial Real Estate decided to go in a completely different direction.

     
  • Richie Vaia is co-owner of Day Go Dogs in Algonquin. The hot dog joint, which opened in December, models itself after Gene & Jude's in River Grove.

    Algonquin's Day Go Dogs inspired by Gene & Jude's Feb 28, 2012 12:00 AM
    There's a new hot dog joint along the Randall Road corridor. And if you've ever been to Gene & Jude's in River Grove, it may seem a little familiar to you. Day Go Dogs owners Richie Vaia and John Russo grew up on Gene and Jude's, famous for Chicago-style red hots served in a no-frills atmosphere.

     
  •  Mongolian-style grilling allows for several meals to be cooked at the same time.

    Jiang’s Mongolian grill to open this spring in Algonquin Feb 14, 2012 12:00 AM
    A new Mongolian barbecue restaurant is coming to the Randall Road corridor. Jiang’s Mongolian and Japanese Grill is expected to open along Randall Road in Algonquin in April or May.

     
  •  On Navy Lt. Spiros Kulubis’ last visit home, he brought a U.S. flag — that had flown during combat operations in Afghanistan — for his brother, Harry Kulubis, owner of Georgia’s Restaurant in Algonquin. As part of a recent ribbon-cutting ceremony, military officials were on hand to help raise the flag in front of the restaurant.

    Algonquin eatery flies U.S. flag from Afghanistan Jan 31, 2012 12:00 AM
    Flying out front of Georgia’s Restaurant along Randall Road in Algonquin is an American flag with special meaning to restaurant owner Harry Kulubis and his family. The flag was flown on an official U.S. combat mission over Afghanistan on Feb. 11, Kulubis’ birthday.

     
  •  A new Hobby Lobby location is being built along Randall Road in Algonquin’s Esplanade development.

    Hobby Lobby to open on Randall in Algonquin Jan 9, 2012 12:00 AM
    A new Hobby Lobby store is being constructed on the west side of Randall Road in Algonquin, at the south end of the Esplanade. The store is expected to open for business in the early spring.

     
  • One suggestion for avoiding the crush of last-minute shoppers is to visit a 24-hour store, like Meijer or Wal-Mart, in the middle of the night.

    Don't panic: Gift options abound for last-minute shoppersDec 20, 2011 12:00 AM
    Don't panic yet. You still have four more days to get your shopping done. Luckily, there are plenty of gifts to be had up and down the Randall Road corridor. And employees at many of the stores along the Randall Road corridor are more than willing to help you last-minute shoppers out, so that you can cross everyone off your shopping list by Christmas Eve.

     
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