Saturday, May 25, 2013
Home sales are up 31 percent in the nine-county area, according to senior broker at @properties, Holly Connors.
Sales of Chicago-area homes surged more than 31 percent last month, posting the strongest April since the boom. The Illinois Association of Realtors said that 9,152 single-family homes and condominiums sold in the nine-county area last month, up 31.2 percent from 6,977 sales in April 2012. April marked 22 straight months of year-over-year sales gains as the local housing market continues its recovery. The month was the most active April since 10,401 sold in April 2006.** In Palatine April of 2013 boasted a median sales price of $395,000 with 55 homes sold, where April of 2012 showed a median sales price of $389,000 with 28 single families sold. **The Realtors group's sales figures include new and existing homes. Its nine-county Chicago …
New denim store helping men find perfect fitting jeans in minutes using technology.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
As part of a rollout of wifi hot spots, Comcast is offering anyone, even non-customers, free wifi in a variety of eateries and other settings, through July 4. After that, customers can still use wifi in the many new locations.
There you are, sitting in a restaurant or doctor's waiting room, trying to get on to the Internet with your smartphone, tablet or laptop. But frustratingly, there's no wifi service. You either can't get online or must use up your expensive data plan service. To remedy this, Comcast is expanding the number of locations in which it offers Wifi service, and is offering a freebie from May 24 through July 4. Anyone, even non-customers, can access wifi for free on those dates. After that, Comcast customers can access the wifi service for free, and non-customers can get two 60-minute sessions free per month. Many of the spots are located in Arlington Heights, Des Plaines, Evanston, Mt. Prospect, Northbrook, Oak Park, Palatine, Skokie and …
The Italian restaurant on Dundee Road near Route 53 is serving a northern and southern Italian mix, and is owned by Frank Sbragia, who has been in the restaurant business for more than 50 years.
Italian restaurant Rossini di Lucca is now open for business in Palatine, just in time for the upcoming holiday weekend. The restaurant is located in the former Woodcraft property at 1280-1286 E. Dundee Road, and is owned by Long Grove resident Frank Sbragia. Sbragia has owned several successful restaurants over his 51-year span in the hospitality business, including Salerno’s in Mt. Prospect, Rossini’s in Niles and Sassi in Prospect Heights. “In my restaurants, people really connect. It’s heartwarming to see my customers enjoying true authentic food; recipes handed down in my family and those I have created myself,” Sbragia said. Sbragia was born in Florence, Italy and moved to the U.S. when he was just seven years old. He got his first …
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Patch.com partner Zillow.com provides updates on new homes for sale in Palatine.
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Monday, May 20, 2013
The Palatine Village Council unanimously approved the new ‘Gastro Pub’ which plans to take over the former Mia Cucina Restaurant property at 56 W. Wilson Street in October.
There’s a new ‘Gastro Pub’ coming to town. Tap House Grill was unanimously approved by the Palatine Village Council at its meeting Monday. A special use variation was approved by the council to allow for occasional live entertainment at the restaurant. Approved also was a lease agreement with Village Manager Reid Ottesen - and a redevelopment agreement with Mayor Jim Schwantz, with Tap House Grill owners Scott Ward and Mark Zych, of Restaurants America. The restaurant also was approved for a liquor license. The Village of Palatine owns the former Mia Cucina property at 56 W. Wilson Street, and Tap House Grill will act as a tenant before the new owners have the option to purchase the property after ten years of leasing it. “Tap House Grill…
Sidewalk Days in downtown Palatine, a new subdivision, the forthcoming Tap House Grill and a pending public auction of village-owned property are among the agenda items for tonight's Village Council meeting starting at 7 p.m.
The following items are on the agenda for tonight's Palatine Village Council meeting: For a look at the full Palatine Village Council agenda, click here.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Check out a selection of the Local Voice contributions from community members, including PTA's, businesses and local park districts on Palatine Patch!
All members of the community are invited to "share what they know" and become a Local Voice on Palatine Patch. Click through the links below to learn about events that have occurred, or are coming up, in addition to information from businesses, schools and park districts that serve the Palatine community. If you are interested, click here to learn more about becoming one of our new Local Voices!
Thursday, May 16, 2013
The owner of the Arlington Heights theatre has spent millions on a complete transformation of the site, and plans to open more suburban locations, according to the Daily Herald, and is now looking to hire between 70 and 100 employees.
When Star Cinema Grill, 53 S. Evergreen, opens it doors by mid-June, patrons who frequented the former Arlington Theatre will likely be in for a surprise. Star Cinema Grill Vice President of Operations Gustavo Vazquez said the company has spent millions on a complete transformation of the theatre, including a new ticket window, white tiled floors, leather movie seats and a bar in the lobby, among other changes, the Daily Herald reported. Because of the extensive renovations, according to the Daily Herald, the previous 1,500 seat auditorium has been reduced to 700. Full price tickets will cost $10.50, with lower prices for matinees. The Arlington Heights location will be like the company’s other locations, in Texas, with a box office …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The newly launched site offers tips, info and digital know-how for small business owners.
Patch has launched a new site to educate and empower small businesses with the digital tools, social media strategies and marketing know-how needed to ensure long-term growth. Readers will have access to exclusive interviews with well-known founders and CEOs and small business industry experts who share their experiences, advice and tips for success. One of the latest articles features an exclusive interview with successful real estate entrepreneur Barbara Corcoran, founder of The Corcoran Group. In this Q&A, Corcoran discusses the how to take advantage of the size of a small businesses, and why making big “mistakes” made all the difference in her success. Click here to read about the tactics Corcoran used to grow her business. Additional…