Friday, February 1, 2013
The Beacon-News reports that Erday's, founded in 1925, starts a liquidation sale Thursday.
Erday's men's clothing store, a fixture in Geneva since 1925, will begin a liguidation sale Thursday, The Beacon-News reports. It is a sad day for Geneva and for anyone in the area who appreciates quality brand names, quality tailoring and top-notch service. The business was founded in Geneva in 1925, according to Erday's website. Three generations of family members have run the business since Victor Erday Sr. begain it more than eight decades ago. It has been a mainstay at the corner of Third Street and State Street, and many generations of Genevans have fond memories of shopping there. “We knew the time was coming,” owner Victor Erday told The Beacon. "Erday's is now using 10 N. Third St. which encompasses 5,600 square feet," Erday's …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Spokesman says new investors have been looking at the property.
A group of California investors who purchased Charlestowne Mall for $9.5 million in 2010 are entertaining potential buyers for the facility, although the mall is not officially on the market, the Kane County Chronicle reported Saturday. A spokesman told the Chronicle that the owners have been approached by “multiple investor groups” that have shown interest in the property, which has languished in the years since it opened in 1991. The decline has some wondering whether or not the mall should be torn down. That was at least one option residents were asked to consider during an August 2012 “visioning” session that was part of the process for drafting the city’s 2013 Comprehensive Plan, which is under review by the St. Charles Plan …
Friday, January 25, 2013
The IRS has announced a delayed start to the 2012 tax filing season. Here's the date of when you can file, plus some locations in the Tri-Cities to get help on your taxes.
Friday, January 25
You'll have to wait if you are used to filing your annual tax return at the earliest possible date. The Internal Revenue Service has revised its opening date for tax season — pushing it back eight days to Jan. 30, 2013. The tax filing deadline is Monday, April 15, 2013. The IRS will begin accepting tax returns on Jan. 30, 2013. Most taxpayers should be able to file on that date, though some revised forms may not be immediately available. You can blame the delay on the federal "fiscal cliff" crisis and the new tax bill Congress passed just after Dec. 31. You can find more information in this Forbes article. Electronic filing season originally was set to start on Jan. 22. As a result of the delay, nobody will get a refund in January, an H&R…
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Reports: The popular Mexican and fast-food restaurant near Geneva High School has shut its doors, but there are hints that an upscale Mexican restaurant might be coming soon.
Mike & Miguel's, the popular Mexican restaurant that also sold red hots from across the counter, is closed. But what follows in its place will be of more than passing interest to folks in Geneva who love great food. According to a report in the Kane County Chronicle, the restuarant—which was super-popular with high school kids and adults for its great food, affordable prices and proximity to the school—closed its doors sometime over the hoiday season. Geneva City Administrator Mary McKittrick told the Chronicle the previous owners sold the business, and Economic Development Director Ellen Divita said the new owners already have applied for building permits. A commenter on the Geneva Patch Facebook page said she had heard the new owners …
One of St. Charles' largest employers is staying — although 31 jobs will be lost as the company integrates with Forida-based Dukane Seacom.
A Dukane Corporation executive issued a statement last week that the company isn't leaving St. Charles, although the city will lose 31 jobs as the Dukane Seacom division it sold three years ago to a Florida-based firm is integrated into those operations. “Dukane Corporation, which employs well over 150 people between its Ultrasonics and Audio Visual Divisions, has no plans to move out of the area,” said Terry Goldman, the company’s vice president of administration. Goldman said he has been receiving phone calls from suppliers who feared Dukane Corporation was moving or closing. “Dukane Corporation sold the Seacom Division three years ago,” Goldman explained by email on Friday. “We have been leasing the 31 employees in that division to …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
A "farmers market for the sweet tooth," the new shop combines tastes and talents from eight different area bakers and adds to Geneva's growing reputation as a Mecca for people with a sweet tooth.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
A collection of confectionary craftsmen will showcase their wares in a new venture in downtown Geneva beginning the week of Dec. 10. Sweet Natalie’s will be the umbrella operation for eight separate bakeries all selling their tasty treats from the same location. The new store continues to build on Geneva's growing reputation as a destination for people who have a taste for something sweet, joining the recently-expanded All Chocolate Kitchen, Graham's Chocolates, 318 Coffeehouse, The Latest Crave, The Little Traveler, Preservation Bread & Wine, Great Harvest Bread Co., Divine Desserts, Heidi's Cake & Pastry on the East Side and Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory in the Commons, among others. Sweet Natalie's 1,240-square-foot space will …
Monday, December 3, 2012
After three months, McDonald's will open again in a brand-new building in downtown Batavia. There will be daily specials through Dec. 9 at this location.
The golden arches are back up again in downtown Batavia. The new Batavia McDonald's is set to open this week of Dec. 3-9, Yanni Management told the Kane County Chronicle. Yanni runs nine McDonald's locations in the Tri-Cities area. Residents will finally see the inside of the brand-new building, which will include TVs in some seating areas, according to the Chronicle. Like other area McDonald's, the Batavia location had a double drive-thru installed to handle a large volume of car traffic. The new digs were constructed in the same spot of the old building, 125 W. Wilson St. Crews began to tear down the 34-year-old structure on Sept. 5 and leveled the property in about 48 hours. Officials projected a November opening, but the tentative 60-…
Monday, November 26, 2012
Come to Geneva's Tom & Eddie's from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, to sample "The Pineapple Express" and other Geneva High School marketing class burger creations.
The task is simple: create an edible, easily marketable burger for a local establishment to sell to perspective customers. The students of Eric Hatczel's Marketing I class have been given this task to better understand the inner workings of how businesses get their products sold and popularized in a community. "The goal is to really just challenge us as marketing students," said senior Kristen Schrotenboer, 17, "The project tries to get us to think and be creative on how marketing works. Its true purpose is to make us think out of the box and find ways to succeed and be better than our competition." The project tries to capture the fundamental task of a business: to create an original product and make a profit from said project. It's a …
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Geneva businessman Michael Simon is congratulated by Mayor Kevin Burns.
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Little Traveler co-owner Mike Simon received a surprise award earlier this month. Simon was presented with the first-ever "Mayor's Choice Award" during the Nov. 1 annual holiday kickoff breakfast. According to the city's newsletter, Mayor Kevin Burns recognized Simon's commitment to downtown through stewardship and investment in his downtown properties and his tenants. A year ago, Simon announced the closing of the Fashion Walk shops, "to the collective worry of the community," the city newsletter said. "In the past year he has been systematically cleaning, repairing and rebuilding the buildings—and, placing great tenants in each!" The tenants include Beaute by Sylvie/C'Est La Vie, Mossy Twig and All Chocolate Kitchen. The exteriors of …
Saturday, November 17, 2012
The owner says the long-awaited restaurant will be open today, Nov. 17.
It's finally open. The Batavia Golden Corral restaurant is set to open its doors today, Nov. 17. This Golden Corral is located at 2030 Main St., on the southwest corner of Randall Road and Main Street (the former ALDI store location). Pictures outside the new location are also included on this page. Golden Corral offers a variety of food in a buffet setting. There is a breakfast and lunch/dinner menu. The breakfast menu is available from 7:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. on weekends. Offerings include: The restaurant has been a much-desired, frequently-delayed project over the years. Batavia Mayor Jeff Schielke said financing for the restaurant was an issue at one point, but then it was secured. Schielke has mentioned Golden Corral many times during…