Saturday, February 9, 2013
An "eclectic urban bar with warm surroundings" is coming soon to the Geneva Commons.
Bar Louie is coming! Or, at least it has its liquor license and could be open "within 30 to 45 days," according to Bar Louie operator John Bonkowski. Bonkowski and others attended Monday's Geneva City Council meeting, where the council voted unanimously to approve adding one Class B-3 Liquor License for a new Bar Louie location at 1602 Commons Drive. "Are we a chain?" Bonkowski responded to a question from an alderman. "We’re actually a local bar that got really big. Right now, we're at 63 locations nationwide." In the Chicago area, 15 percent of the Bar Louie businesses are franchised, Bonkowski said. He describes the bar as "a gathering spot for the local community" that serves "oversized" food portions, mostly sandwiches, and specialty …
Sunday, January 27, 2013
The Geneva Chamber of Commerce and Geneva Economic Development Department report a number of new businesses opening in town.
Sunday, January 27
Geneva businesses are having all kinds of success of late. In addition to the recent opening Perlman's at the northwest corner of Third and State and the news that State Street Jewelers is moving to the former Merra-Lee location at the southeast corner of that intersection, there are a number of businesses that recently have moved in or moved over. Here is a list, courtesy of the Geneva Chamber of Commerce and the Geneva Economic Development Department. Accuquest Hearing Center 2631 Williamsburg #207 Birdie's Nest Resale Shop 4 S Sixth Blue Lotus Massage Therapy 825 W State #203 Elements Therapeutic Massage 507 S Third #C Family Eye Care 1871-A S Randall #A & #B Lilka's Closet 217 S Third #LL Mr. Cromwell's Attic 219 S Third 2nd Floor …
Saturday, June 9, 2012
The instruction-based All Things Art Studio is set to open their doors in downtown Geneva.
Saturday, June 9, 2012
All Things Art Studio is opening its doors in downtown Geneva. The Studio is located on Third Street at Franklin Street in The Berry House, 227 S. Third St., Suite 202, on the second level. Erin Livermore is a local artist who currently resides in Elburn. She is a certified art teacher with a masters in education. She taught elementary and middle school art and language arts classes for the past eight years, with three of the years split between John Shields Elementary and McDole Elementary in the Kaneland School District. Two years were at Jefferson Middle School in Aurora, also teaching art. This past year, Erin stayed home with her two young boys, and started teaching classes from her home studio, and at a former elementary school …