Thursday, May 2, 2013
Dinner, shopping or just strolling in downtown Libertyville. Make a night of it!
Join MainStreet Libertyville in celebrate "First Friday" in downtown Libertyville from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, May 3. Stroll through the downtown where you'll find surprises on every corner, from live entertainment to exhibits. Select stores and restaurants will also offer customer specials. Here are some of the highlights: How Impressive!
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Some Libertyville business owners are saying continued delays in road construction are affecting their bottom line.
IDOT says road work north of downtown Libertyville has been delayed as a result of April's record-breaking rainfall, which led to flooding issues throughout the area, reported the Chicago Tribune. Local business owners are growing weary of construction delays, telling the Tribune it's affecting their sales. Related: April 2013, the Rainiest in 143 Years Video: Flooding in Libertyville April 2013 UPDATE: School, Road Closures Reported in Grayslake, Libertyville Due to Rain Classes to Resume Monday at LHS State of Emergency Declared in Lake County Libertyville Road Rehab Project to Start in Early April Is Your Street Included in Libertyville's 2014 Road Program?
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Have you been to the downtown Libertyville shop?
For 18 years, Murphy's Health Foods & Juice Bar has provided items like all-natural supplements and fresh fruit and vegetable juices in downtown Libertyville. Yet even after all of these years, owner Lori Murphy of Grayslake says she still sees people wander in and say that they've driven by innumerable times and never got around to stopping in. And Murphy loves to chat with the customers, both new and old, to help them find a natural supplement for what ails them. "I think there's a need in the public for people to get non-toxic remedies," said Murphy. Though she's often referred to as "Dr. Lori," she's not a doctor. "I know my products and I know how they respond." Murphy said items like probiotics, multivitamins, immune health …
Monday, March 18, 2013
"My purpose was to find loving homes for things that people didn't want anymore," said owner Cynthia Chicca.
After 16 years of selling antiques and collectibles—and being the go-to place for Halloween decorations—Treasures & Trash in downtown Libertyville is closing its doors. Owner Cynthia Chicca of Mettawa is retiring to Texas. "It's been a lot of fun," said Chicca. She opened the shop 20 years ago in Deerfield. Treasures & Trash was located there for four years before redevelopment at the site resulted in Chicca needing to move her store. Chicca said the Libertyville store was always jam-packed with a variety of items. "My purpose was to find loving homes for things that people didn't want anymore," she said. The store's Halloween decor, Chicca said, has always been particularly popular. "That's what kept the doors open," she said."Nobody did …
Friday, March 15, 2013
What's the greatest thing you've found at Leggy Bird?
When a local television station descended upon Leggy Bird Designs this week to film interviews and b-roll for a segment, the four women who own the shop knew that one of Libertyville's best-kept secrets would be out. Faithful customers know that the store's inventory is switched up on a regular basis, and those customers keep that inventory a secret so they can get the best items. "We would like to be a destination for designers, but they don't tell anyone about us," said Laurie King, one of the owners. Leggy Bird Designs opened in November 2010. The business offers Carani and Lidstrom's interior design and architectural work—they design places like houses and boutique hotels—along with a shop that features a rotating collection of …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
What do you love most about Libertyville?
The village of Libertyville has been listed on CNN Travel's list of "America's best small town comebacks." The list was released March 12 on the CNN website, touting the story as being about towns that were "once down on their luck" that "have become attractions again." Libertyville, the article says, first attempted a revitalization in the 1960s. The village is now "unveiling its old Victorian facades" and is home to things like boutiques and shops, according to CNN Travel. Libertyville is joined on the list by towns like Coronado, CA and El Dorado, AR. What do you love most about Libertyville? What do you think has played a vital role in the village's revitalization? Share with us in the comments!
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Do you think there is something missing downtown?
With the recent closures of two downtown Libertyville businesses—Wisma and Soccer Plus—we want to know: what would you like to see in those spots? Soccer Plus announced earlier this month that it would close its Libertyville and Palatine stores. The Libertyville store closed and its merchandise was moved to the Palatine store for a liquidation sale, according to the Daily Herald Business Ledger. More recently, Wisma closed its doors Jan. 15. A sign on the door read: "Thank you for your patronage. Effective 1/15/13 Libertyville Wisma is closed. Please visit us at our Lake Bluff Wisma Store." Wisma owner John des Rosiers couldn't be reached for comment. What would you like to see in these vacant storefronts? What do you think is missing …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Eclectic Design Source offers interior design services and a retail boutique.
Editor's Note: This week, we begin a series that takes a look at the shops and restaurants that make up Libertyville's vibrant downtown. If you would like to see your business included in this series—or you'd like to suggest that we feature your favorite shop or restaurant—contact editor Korrina Grom at firstname.lastname@example.org. Nestled in the heart of downtown Liberytville, Eclectic Design Source is more than just your typical boutique. Sure, there are plenty of unique items like vintage artwork and Michael Aram designer pieces. But Eclectic Design Source also offers its customers something more: full-service interior design services and even holiday decorating. "We love what we do," said Margaret Rosemeyer, who runs the shop with her …