Thursday, May 2, 2013
Sign in Bentley Bagels & Brew's window tells people who are really struggling to pay what they can for coffee, a bagel or doughnut.
Reyes Suarez knows what it feels like to struggle. Fifteen years ago, he could not find a job for three months. He bounced back, eventually going into business for himself. Suarez owns Bentley’s Bagels & Brew in Algonquin. So when he heard about the people struggling in the area, he wanted to help. He put up a sign that reads: “Times are tough. But eating a good breakfast shouldn’t be. If your genuinely struggling, Let Bentley’s help you Pay what your can afford: Bagel with cream cream cheese or donut” “I was trying to come up with the right words, this is the best I came up with,” said the Lake in the Hills resident, who is originally from Mexico. “I just wanted to help people out.” He put up the sign three months ago. Suarez planned to…
Monday, April 29, 2013
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.
Friday, April 19, 2013
Cycling Republic is located at 2397 S. Randall Road in Algonquin.
Cycling enthusiasts have another place to go in the area for bike equipment and tune-ups. Cycling Republic opened in March at 2397 S. Randall Road in Algonquin, according to the Cycling Republic Facebook page. The first weekend open, the bike shop reported heavy foot traffic and a great response from the community, according to the Facebook page. The shop sells bicycles and also offers bike repair services, according to the Facebook page. "We may be a new shop, but our staff has well over a decade of bicycle experience in the Fox Valley," according to the shop's Facebook page. Cycling Republic is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and and 12 to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Morkes Chocolates in Algonquin has a yummy selection of chocolate bunnies and candies.
Morkes Chocolates's 28-pound chocolate bunny won't fit in an Easter basket, but it makes a cute centerpiece that can be cut up and enjoyed after the festivities. Easter is early this year, on March 31, but Morkes is ready with this bunny and many other choices. The shop has locations at 2755 Algonquin Road, Algonquin and 1890 Rand Road, Palatine.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Village announces winners of 2013 Business Awards.
When Hobby Lobby came to town, it built a big box store but made sure the store had an architectural design that fit in with its neighbors in the Esplanade center. Even the store’s dock area looks nice, said Katie Parkhurst, Algonquin’s senior planner. “We are very pleased to have Hobby Lobby in the community because it is a great business to have and it is spurring interest in the Esplanade (Center),” Parkhurst said. Parkhurst introduced the winners of the 2013 Business Award to the village board Monday. Hobby Lobby is one of five businesses and/or business owners honored. The categories and winners are: New Development Architectural Award Hobby Lobby 2360 South Randall Road The store, which opened in August 2012, has a good use of …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Lulu's Wiggin Out in downtown Algonquin has closed up shop.
One downtown Algonquin business has shut its doors and moved its merchandise to its Crystal Lake location. Lulu's Wiggin Out closed at 128 Main Street in Algonquin last week. The business has moved to its Crystal lake Shop at 63 N. Williams Street to consolidate all its merchandise—which includes women's clothing, accessories and a wide variety of wigs—under one roof, according to a post on the Lulu's Wiggin Out Facebook page. “We have brought all of our services to a single location to better serve our customers," said Luann Bauer, owner of Lulu’s Wiggin Out, in the Facebook post. "Our downtown Crystal Lake store is a popular location, easily accessible, and offers the room to expand our collection of women’s accessories." Lulu's is …
Monday, January 7, 2013
Dante’s will remain in town ready to serve up tasty favorites.
Anyone craving Dante’s cheese steak sandwich can relax, the popular Algonquin restaurant is open and its owner plans to stay in town. Harry Canellos planned to close Dante's the restaurant, at 10400 Route 31, last month and go into business with Luke’s in Carpentersville because he had not been able to negotiate a new lease agreement. “We were very far apart on the terms so I played hardball a bit and I didn’t cave in,” Canellos said of the negotiations. The property owners were not taking into account the economic downturn and wanted to charge 2008 rates. “The property is worth substantially less than it was in 2008,” Canellos said. He began to make other plans which included closing Dante’s and going into business with Luke’s. That …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Books of Southwind is located at 4069 Algonquin Road in Algonquin.
There is only so much time left to do your holiday shopping. If the recipient on your holiday shopping list doesn't mind a gently-used book as a gift or stocking stuffer, you might want to check out one of Algonquin's newest businesses: Books of Southwind, located at 4069 Algonquin Road in Algonquin. The book store is located between Lakewood and Square Barn roads along Algonquin Road and has over 35,000 books, CDs and movies, according to the Books of Southwind Facebook page. Hollie and Eric Lindgren, owners of Books of Southwind, told the Northwest Herald they felt there was a real need for an affordable bookstore in the area, especially since the Borders at the Algonquin Commons closed in 2011. The couple formerly owned Forever …
Monday, November 12, 2012
The restaurant is located at 1740 S. Randall Road in Algonquin.
Find out more about Jiang's Mongolian Grill by visiting their website.
Friday, November 9, 2012
The western bypass project got underway in September and is expected to be completed in summer 2014.
Like" Algonquin-LITH Patch on Facebook | Get "Patched" in with our newsletter | Start a blog Running into Café Firefly in downtown Algonquin for a quick cup of coffee in the morning still is as easy as ever. But actually getting to the café, and then getting to work on time afterwards, is becoming a little more difficult for motorists now that construction on the western bypass project around downtown Algonquin has begun. Café Firefly owner Wade Merritt said he noticed a decrease in his usual morning customers about a week after the construction in the area started. He can’t say for sure if the construction is causing the drop in business, but that’s what he thinks. “It appears that during the morning rush hour, when people are getting …