Thursday, December 20, 2012
After months of construction and planning, the owners of the new restaurant and market were planning to open Thursday.
The final preparations were underway and if all goes well Blackberry Market will be opening its doors to customers Thursday. Owners Anna and Bob Davidson were putting the finishing touches on the business and waiting to get final approval from officials. They anticipated opening the restaurant to customers today. Anna Davidson has experience in catering and will incorporate that element into her new business, which is located at 405 N. Main St. Blackberry Market will offer a casual dining environment, with a focus on fresh, homemade food, along with a market space and a catering business, Davidson has said. The concept is similar to some businesses found on the North Shore or in Chicago, such as Food Stuffs or the Southport Grocery & Café…
Monday, August 20, 2012
Opening her first restaurant during a challenging economy, Elizabeth Janus' restaurant, Honey, has survived and thrived for five years.
When Elizabeth Janus began considering opening a restaurant she had absolutely no experience in the food industry, but she knew there was a need for something different in downtown Glen Ellyn. “The reason we were so successful, from the start we knew the local customer and knew what they wanted,” Janus said. With her restaurant Honey Café she must have hit the mark because despite opening a restaurant during a severe recession, Janus’ restaurant will celebrate its five-year anniversary in November. The restaurant offers an elevated form of comfort food, she said. When possible she buys local and naturally or organically/fair-trade grown products. Though she had business experience, having owned a shop that had been located just up the …
Thursday, June 21, 2012
The restaurant chain will open its seventh suburban location in September, replacing Slammers Pub and Grill in Lemont Village Square, 1243 State St.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
A new "upscale-casual" bar and grill is coming to Lemont this fall. Real estate broker Theresa Schulz, of Schulz Properties in Downers Grove, announced Wednesday that Tap House Grill will open this September in Lemont Village Square, 1243 State St. The 5,300-square-foot restaurant will take over the space formerly occupied by Slammers Pub and Grill, which closed in February. Tap House Grill describes itself as an "upscale-casual" pub with "addictive food and creative brews." The menu offers a variety salads, sandwiches, flatbreads and wings, as well as a large selection of appetizers. Schulz said the restaurant will eventually be expanded to accommodate private parties, banquets and catering. The Lemont location will be the seventh for Tap…