Wednesday, April 24, 2013
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.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The new store will be located at the Algonquin Commons.
Half-Price Books is coming soon to Algonquin. The 9,964-square-foot store will be located in a portion of the former Borders location on the south corner of the Algonquin Commons and right next to Family Christian, according to information provided by Half Price Books. The used book store will begin buying used books, music, movies and games on Monday, March 25, said Emily Bruce, Half Price Books public relations manager, in an e-mail. The store will provide cash for used materials it accepts. A grand opening celebration will be held Thursday, April 25 through Sunday, April 28, according to Half Price Books. The first 100 people through the door at 9 a.m. Thursday through Sunday will receive a free tote bag and a $5 gift card. One of …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The lawsuit against the 565,000 square foot property is one of the largest foreclosure suits in the Chicago area in recent history, according to Crain's Real Estate Daily.
A foreclosure lawsuit has been filed against Inland Real Estate Corp. for allegations that the Oakbrook-based company stopped making payments on two separate Algonquin Commons shopping center loans last summer, according to media reports. U.S. BANK N.A. filed the foreclosure suit in Kane County Circuit Court in December, seeking repayments of the two loans totaling $109 million, according to the Daily Herald. The Daily Herald reports Inland ongoing vacancies and certain leases that "allowed some tenants to reduce their monthly rents" as a source for its financial woes. The Chicago Business Journal reports the lawsuit filed against the 565,000 square foot property is one of the largest foreclosure cases filed in the Chicago area in recent …
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Find out what just opened, or will be opening soon, at the Algonquin Commons.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
A discount book store, children's clothing store, a plus-size fashion store and a Mediterranean grill will open soon at Algonquin Commons.
A handful of stores and restaurants, including a cafe specializing in Mediterranean food and a discount book store, will soon be opening at the Algonquin Commons. Aladdin's Mediterranean Grill Aladdin's Mediterranean Grill will open on Jan. 18 at 1644 S. Randall Road and will feature "authentic Mediterranean foods that are made using spices imported from the region," according to the Algonquin Commons website. Aladdin's Mediterranean Grill is located in the same cluster of stores and restaurants as Bonefish Grill and Cheeseburger in Paradise. Crazy 8 Expected to open today, Jan. 16, is Crazy 8—a children's clothing store that boasts affordable prices for sizes newborn to 14, according to the Algonquin Commons website. Crazy 8 is the …
Monday, December 17, 2012
An elderly woman crashed her SUV into Carter's Saturday afternoon. No one was seriously injured in the accident.
Follow Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Patch on Facebook. It was lucky no one was seriously injured in a crash Saturday at the Algonquin Commons, police said Monday. Shortly before 1 p.m. on Saturday, a 78-year-old woman driving a sports utility vehicle crashed through the front door of Carter’s, 2102 South Randall Road, on what was an extremely busy holiday shopping day at the Algonquin Commons. The woman, whose name was not immediately available, told police she accidentally pressed on the accelerator instead of her brake while parking at the commons. Her SUV then jumped an island, knocked down a metal fence, went across another island, across the access road, up onto the sidewalk and into the front door of Carter’s, said Sgt. Ryan Markham, …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Marilynn Lopez-Vega of Elgin plans to use some of her winnings to buy toys for children in need.
An Elgin mom is putting her family first after winning a $2,500 shopping spree from Algonquin Commons this past week. Marilynn Lopez-Vega, 35, learned Monday she won the gift card through a raffle she entered while shopping during the early morning hours on Black Friday. Her first purchase was for her two young girls, Sofia, 5, and Annalys, 2. The girls got two new Christmas dresses with “super glittery shoes.” “Then I went to Trader Joe’s for a couple things we needed. I didn’t want to go crazy,” she said. Next up, she plans to buy several toys she will donate to the Algonquin Commons’ Toy for Tots campaign. “This came as a complete surprised so I want to spend some of this money and give back to make other kids happy as well,” she …
Monday, November 19, 2012
Many area stores won't wait until Black Friday to open
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- Amy Johnson
Monday, November 19, 2012
Thanksgiving has become the new Black Friday when it comes to Christmas shopping. Die-hard shoppers can barely button up their pants again after the feast before they need to be out the door and in line for at their favorite stores. Some stores are even opening their doors before the turkey is carved. This year, K-Mart in Crystal Lake will be open from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. The store will then take a break for turkey time, and open again at 8 p.m. for more shopping. Other area stores and malls will at least wait until after your family has time to give thanks for their blessings this year before they start selling. Just barely though. While it used to be that many would eat turkey and mashed potatoes, sleep it off a little…
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Have you started your holiday shopping already? Sound off in our poll.
So, it's the day after Halloween — is it too early to start thinking about holiday shopping? For some residents and businesses, the Christmas lights will be hung as soon as the Halloween decorations come down. But hardcore shoppers know when their dream season begins. Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, has become the accepted if unofficial start time of the Christmas rush. It's a huge day for retailers but only the first of a roughly month-long extravaganza. And thanks to Abe Lincoln, who decreed Thanksgiving a national holiday, Franklin D. Roosevelt, who signed into law that it should fall on the fourth Thursday in November, and Pope Gregory XIII, who blessed the calendar we use by papal bull, 2012 has the longest possible …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Find out what other fun events are happening in the area in the days leading up to Halloween.
Get more updates on Halloween events, community photos and local news in your e-mail box every day by signing up for the daily Algonquin-LITH Patch newsletter — just add your information above. And don't forget to follow us on Facebook! Halloween is fast-approaching. And Algonquin Commons will host its Halloween Extravaganza this Sunday, which will allow Algonquin and Lake in the Hills kids to get some trick-or-treating in before Halloween. Read More: Trick-or-Treat Hours Set for Algonquin, LITH Scheduled events will be held in the courtyard by Cheeseburger in Paradise at the Algonquin Commons in Algonquin from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 28. This free event is meant for the entire family. There will be mall-wide trick-or-treating; a search…