Wednesday, May 1, 2013
"Unique boutique" specializes in new, estate and vintage household furniture an decor.
Opening a home decor boutique in downtown Crystal Lake seemed an obvious next step for Jenny and Steve Dalzell. The couple already owned Dalzell Jewelers at 41 N. Williams St., as well as an estate buying business where they purchased used jewelry, coins and precious metals. "When we were working with people buying precious metals, they would ask us if we could also take their other items (like furniture and decor)," Jenny Dalzell said. "At the time, we always had to say no. Fiona's Finds is basically an expansion of that business." To walk into Fiona's, which opened Wednesday at 39 N. Williams St. next door to Dalzell Jewelers, all the couches, chairs, tables, lamps and other household items look brand new. The store space is packed with …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Whether you want them to or not, Jewel-Osco has implemented a new policy of following shoppers, and their carts, out to their vehicles. Let us know what you think in the comments section.
If you haven't shopped at your local Jewel-Osco grocery store in a while, be prepared for a new customer service initiative that you may, or may not, appreciate. It's called the "cart-to-car" service, according to couponsinthenews.com, and whether you want the help or not, your bagger is expected to follow you and your cart out to your vehicle. The service is mandatory, though Jewel-Osco denies it has anyting to do with keeping track of shopping carts, according to Coupons in the News. "We understand that this is a very different service and it might take our customers some time to understand that we want this to be the norm," said a Jewel customer service representative in the article. It was announced in January that Jewel-Osco stores …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Operator cites a lack of interest led to closure.
Lake in the Hills Street Market is not opening this season due to a lack of interest, an organizer said. “We are not doing it this year,” said Tony Sarillo, of Sarillo Development in Crystal Lake. “It just didn’t have the turn out we hoped.” Sarillo approached the LITH board in 2011 to open the street market, 8601 S. Route 31, on a piece of property owned by developer Ray Plote. There was some opposition from a neighboring business owner who felt it would be “an eyesore.” However, the village board approved a temporary use permit for two years. A Patch reader who visited the street market Sunday, April 28, discovered it was closed and asked what happened. A call to the phone number listed for the street market went unanswered but there was…
Hotel Victorian Rose Garden, is the place for you. The Algonquin B&B, located at 314 Washington St., has a YouTube video highlighting features that make it a great escape.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Interesting items for sale this week on Craigslist.com.
Craigslist.com is packed with plethora of items for sale - from the old to the new, the small to the big, and cheap to expensive. Here are a few items listed for sale this week from the McHenry County area.
Here's a list of foreclosed homes for sale in the Algonquin, LITH area.
The AOL real estate webpages had these homes listed as foreclosures for sale. Click on each listing to view photos of the property. 220 Blackhawk Trail Features: 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms Price: $229,000 New! 680 Claymont Court Features: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms Price $170,000 1514 North Harrison Street Features: 2 Bedrooms, 1 bathroom Price: $114,900 286 Partridge Court Features: 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms Price: $90,000 14 Bonnie Court Features: 4 bedroom, 2 bathrooms Price: $150,000 New! 965 Viewpoint Drive Features: 3 bedrooms, 3 bathroom townhouse Price: $125,500 1303 Cunat Court Features: 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom condo Price: $41,900
Friday, April 26, 2013
Algonquin's Downtown Dogs 'n' More has reopened.
Updated 5 p.m. DownTown Dogs manager Tony Moscatello got a good reception when the doors of the popular Algonquin hot dog joint opened Friday after being closed for eight days due to flooding. Customers “are just happy we are open. They were missing our gyros and our hot dog specials,” Mostcatello said. The restaurant, at 107 S. Main St., is having gyros special for $2.50 all weekend, he said. DownTown Dogs had to close April 18 when Crystal Creek flooded its basement with about four inches of water. Numerous businesses closed due to flooding. Algonquin was also hit with floodwaters from the Fox River, causing damage to about 20 homes. The water damaged some equipment and supplies, owner Omar Razvi said at the time. Razvi was not sure when…
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Running Depot in downtown Crystal Lake hosting run/ walk in a tribute to Boston.
Wednesday, April 24
Area runners and walkers turned out in full force on Monday to pay tribute to those impacted by the Boston tragedy. An estimated 275 people participated in the "Run as One," three mile run/ walk according to the Running Depot. The Running Depot organized "Run as One," which started near the depot store at 30-H Williams St. in downtown Crystal Lake. Participants were encouraged to wear the blue and yellow Boston colors.
Events planned for grand opening Thursday, April 25 to Sunday, April 28.
The wait is over. Half-Price Books is opening Thursday, April 25 and has many event planned throughout the weekend to commemorate its new store in the Algonquin Commons. Half-Price Books offers new and used books at discount prices. The store also purchases books from the public. The store is located at 2226 South Randall Road.
The Other Side will celebrate its grand opening starting at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 27.
Word has spread about the impending opening of Crystal Lake's non-alcoholic nightclub, The Other Side. In fact, the buzz about the "sober bar" has been so great its creators are expecting over 500 people to attend the 8 p.m. grand opening this Saturday at 94 E. Berkshire Dr. Unit G., next to J.T.'s Framing. Chris Reed, 22, president of the New Directions Addiction Recovery Services Board, said his non-for-profit group has applied for a temporary use permit from the city to allow the grand opening to spill over into the adjacent parking lot. The Other Side, located in the back warehouse of Reed's construction company offices, has a maximum capacity of 189 people. Crystal Lake city officials plan to meet with Reed and other members of the …