Friday, May 10, 2013
More than a year after the death knell was sounded by a certain former Patch columnist, downtown Geneva is showing resurgence, tenacity and good health.
Geneva developer and landlord Joe Stanton says the death of downtown Geneva was greatly exaggerated. Former Geneva Patch columnist Jeff Ward started sounding the death knell of the downtown in a column that ran in October 2011 headlined, "Why I Think Our Downtown Will Disappear." As late as mid 2012, three of the four corners of Third Street and State Street were vacant—the State Bank building on the southwest corner, the Merra-Lee building on the southeast corner and the Erday building on the northwest corner, which was vacated by Kiss the Sky on June 30, 2012. Only Starbucks remained on the corner that defines Geneva's two major downtown business thoroughfares. Then came news that Grunwald Jewelers was leaving, due to retirement, and …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
The one-day event being held in Warrenville will offer seminars, tastings and free samples to those who attend. Patch readers who register online can get a $5 discount on tickets. Learn more.
Coffee lovers from Batavia, Geneva and St. Charles are among the target audience for CoffeeCON 2013, a celebration of all things coffee that takes place May 4 in Warrenville. The event was held for the first time last year and was the brainchild of Kevin Sinnott, a Warrenville resident and coffee authority, who has written extensively on the beverage. Held in Warrenville at the IBEW building, the conference is geared to the consumer and last year drew about 1,200 people, including large number of residents from the surrounding area, including Naperville, Wheaton, Geneva, St. Charles and Lisle. Attendance this year is expected to be higher and is capped at 2,000, said Patricia Sinnott, the event manager. “It is a very fun local event,” she …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Kane County won’t issue liquor license sought by prospective buyers of Blackjacks Gentlemen’s Club.
The only strip joint in Kane County could close after county officials narrowly voted down a liquor license request by the two people who are considering buying it, the Daily Herald reports. According to the Daily Herald account, Blackjacks Gentlemen’s Club on Route 25 between Elgin and St. Charles has been operating without a liquor license for about a year. The county reduced the number of its liquor licenses — specifically, the one held by Blackjacks — about a year ago, after its owners pleaded guilty in February 2012 to federal charges related to the club and an illegal Internet gambling operation. The Kane County Board on Tuesday voted 11-10 to deny a liquor license application by Debra Diaz and Seif El Sharif, operating as DD&SS Inc…
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The appliance retailer, in business since 1938, is set to close its Chicago-area stores in the next month or two, said company President Dale Plass.
Wednesday, April 10
Plass Appliance is shuttering its store in Geneva and throughout the Chicago area and plans to focus its energies on a new location it has opened in Florida. The appliance store, which opened a showroom in Villa Park 1938, has locations in Elmhurst, Naperville, Geneva, Elmhurst, Addison and Northbrook. “We just made a decision that now was a good time to close,” said Dale Plass, company president. The announcement of the closure was made about a month ago, he said, adding he expects the stores to close in the next month or two. The company is advertising special liquidation sales with in-stock merchandise up to 30 percent off. “We opened a location in Florida and will probably focus our energy there,” he said, adding the Florida location …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Our weekly guide to help you find the lowest prices per gallon in the Batavia area.
National average gasoline prices declined 4.7 cents per gallon of regular gasoline this week, and down 12.7 cents a gallon from a month ago. The Sam’s Club* at Randall Road and Fabyan Parkway in Batavia and the Costco* on Randall Road near Oak Street in St. Charles had the cheapest gas prices in the Tri-Cities on Wednesday night, according to Illinois Gas Prices. AAA’s Daily Fuel Gauge Report showed that nationally, the average price for a gallon of regular gasoline on late Wednesday was $3.650 a gallon, up slightly from $3.658 a day earlier, but down from $3.697 a week ago. The national average of a gallon of regular gas a month ago was $3.777, but was $3.898 a year ago. The highest recorded average price for a gallon of regular gasoline …
Monday, March 11, 2013
Here is a listing of job openings in Batavia, Geneva and St. Charles.
Welcome back to Job Center, Patch's listing of local job advertisements in the Tri-Cities. We have pored over local websites and online job boards to bring you a selection of job listings from Batavia, Geneva and St. Charles. If we missed anything, please feel free to add the details below in our comments section for this post. Most listings were found via the direct websites of the local agencies, but we found more on Indeed.com, an aggregator of job postings from all over the nation, which lists the following opportunities in the immediate area: Are you an employer with a position to fill? Post it in our comments section below, or email the details to email@example.com by 5 p.m. Sunday. The Job Center usually is posted Monday …
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Visitors will have the chance to receive an autograph from Jonathan Kayne and view his line. Here's more details.
Prom season just got a little touch of star power at The Prom Shoppe in Oswego. This Saturday, Feb. 23 and Sunday, Feb. 24, Project Runway star Johnathan “Kayne” Gillaspie will visit the Prom Shoppe to give autographs, display his fashion line and work with visitors. Stacy Shaw, one of the owners of The Prom Shoppe, said Kayne is scheduled to arrive around 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23 by limo. “Anyone who is here before his arrival will receive a raffle ticket,” Shaw said. 10 winners will be chosen, who will be invited to a meet and greet breakfast at the Shoppe on Sunday morning. The store will hand out t-shirts for girls trying on dresses that Kayne will be autographing, although Shaw said she was sure he would still be up for signing…
Saturday, February 16, 2013
An in-law of the family nominated them for the award without their knowledge. Here's how they're doing now.
Friday, February 8, 2013
The woman, who doesn't have a dentistry license, practiced on patients after hours and on weekends when the business was closed, police said.
An Aurora woman faces charges of illegally practicing dentistry at a North Aurora dental office, police said. North Aurora police and the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office have obtained a criminal indictment against the woman for illegal dentistry practice at the North Aurora Dental Associates office on the 100 block of North Lincolnway (Route 31). The defendant is Silvia Hernandez, 37, of the 400 block of Iowa Avenue, Aurora. Hernandez was indicted last week by a Kane County Grand Jury on the following charges: The charges come after an investigation of over seven months by North Aurora police detectives. Charging documents allege that Hernandez knowingly took control of more than $500 but less than $10,000 from someone by portraying …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The store marks its grand opening this morning on Randall Road with a big food giveaway. Here are pictures from the scene.
Was it worth it? About 100 folks would say "absolutely." That's how many people chose to stay camped out in a parking lot until Thursday morning to win 52 free meals from fast-food franchise Chick-fil-A. The company opened its Batavia location at 185 N. Randall Road this morning, Feb. 7. Store hours for this location are 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday. All Chick-fil-A locations are closed on Sunday. The Batavia Chick-fil-A phone number is 630-761-2640. Chick-fil-A kicks off every opening with a First 100 event. The first 100 people who are in line at 6 a.m. on opening day receive 52 free meal coupons. The coupons are good at any Chick-fil-A location. In addition to the free food, participants have said they go for the …