'A fresh start': How Bloomingdale re-imagines Stratford Square MallStratford Square Mall was once a bustling shopping destination and a cash cow, producing more than $20 million in sales tax revenue a decade ago. But that number quickly dwindled as department stores and other tenants closed shop. Fed up with the status quo, Bloomingdale leaders are re-imagining the future of the mall site.
'There is a community here': Elgin Mall vendors seek extension, new home after abrupt newsVendors at the Elgin Shopping Mall were told July 31 by mall management that the multi-vendor market would be closing at the end of August. The more than 100 vendors are now working directly with the building's landlord to arrange a six- to nine-month extension so they have more time to find a new location.
'If I couldn't buy it at Randhurst, it didn't need to be bought': Memories of Randhurst at 60It has been a rough ride for most of Randhurst Village's existence, but as the shopping center prepares to celebrate its 60th birthday, it has proved its resilience.
Illinois hemp farmers call market the 'Wild West': 'The sky is the limit'Growing hemp, a plant that was illegal in the U.S. for more than 70 years, is now akin to the Wild West, two northern Illinois farmers say.
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The Biz Week That Was: Shuttered nightspot faces wrecking ball; governor woos Indiana businessesA shuttered sports bar, diner and nightclub could be demolished soon. Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker hopes to lure businesses from Indiana due to its new abortion law.
Intricate mural will greet patrons at District Brew Yards in WheelingHand-painted by artist Lauren Asta, the intricate mural at District Brew Yards in Wheeling depicts people drinking and enjoying themselves. Wheeling Village Manager Jon Sfondilis hopes the artwork will be a draw for Restaurant Row,
An entertainment destination: Bannerman's Sports Grill plans move to Bartlett business parkBannerman's Sports Grill in Bartlett is seeking to move from its 15-year-old original home on Route 59 to become an entertainment destination in the village's Brewster Creek Business Park, with an outdoor stage next to a new 10,000-square-foot building.
Sweet spot: Candy's Creamery serves ice cream in Geneva's Mill Creek neighborhoodThe label on the tub of ice cream read "Cookies Galore." And with that, Candy's Creamery in the Mill Creek subdivision of Geneva had me sold.