Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Meatheads Burgers & Fries is set to open in July next to Heinen's Fine Foods.
A new restaurant is opening in the Shops of Flint Creek next to Heinen’s Fine Foods, 365Barrington reports. Meatheads Burgers & Fries will be taking over the vacant space left by Tropical Smoothie Café. The restaurant, specializing in burgers, fries and milkshakes, is expected to open in July, the website reports. Tropical Smoothie Café closed last month after its lease was not renewed by the Shops of Flint Creek management.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Do you wish your Barrington McDonald's served breakfast all day or delivered to your home or office?
For years, people who love McDonald's egg McMuffins and sausage biscuits have wondered "why oh why can't we get these any time of the day?" Sit tight. McDonald's is still considering it, according to a story in Bloomberg Businessweek. Barrington McDonald's location: In an interview with CNBC, McDonald's President and CEO Don Thompson said the restaurant has heard the cries from fans to serve breakfast 24 hours a day and in fact offers "Breakfast After Midnight" at select locations—just none around here. Thomas told CNBC that McDonald's has looked at some "innovative ways" to expand breakfast hours for customers. "I think we'll be seeing some of those things in the near future." Delivery service is another concept McDonald's is considering…
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
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Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The eatery's last day will be April 25.
Tuesday, April 16
Tropical Smoothie Cafe of Barrington is closing its doors. The restaurant located in the Shops at Flint Creek next to the new Heinen's Fine Foods has lost its lease, according to its Facebook fan page. This status update was posted Monday afternoon, informing fans of the impending closure: "I want to take this time to tell you all THANK YOU for being such loyal customers of TSC Barrington. Its hard for me to tell you this, but Tropical Smoothie Cafe will be having its final day in Barrington, tentatively Thursday, April 25th. It is not something we planned on doing or want to do. Unfortunately, our lease was not renewed. We are currently looking for a new location but as of right now, that has yet to be determined. In the meantime, we …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The old-fashioned chocolate shop is located at 218 W. Main Street
Wednesday, March 13
A new candy shop is now open on Barrington’s Main Street, Quintessential Barrington reports. Anderson’s Candy Shop opened at 218 W. Main Street in November 2012. Owned by Katie and Susanne Anderson, the store sells a variety of chocolates, toffees, gift baskets and more. This is the family’s second storefront. The original shop is located in Richmond. To learn more about Anderson’s, visit andersoncandyshop.com
Monday, March 4, 2013
The restaurant chain is eliminating Chicken Selects and The Fruit & Walnut Salad, the Associated Press reports.
Say goodbye to some well-known items on McDonald’s menu. The fast-food chain is eliminating Chicken Selects and Fruit & Walnut Salad from its menu and is considering cutting the Angus burger as well, the Associated Press reports. McDonald’s is now introducing more limited-time menu items like the new McFish Bites. Chicken Selects were added to the menu in 2004, and the Fruit & Walnut Salad was introduced in 2005. The Barrington McDonald's is located at 227 W. Northwest Highway. What do you think about the changes to McDonald's menu? Will you miss Chicken Selects or the Fruit & Walnut Salad?
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Office Depot will acquire OfficeMax to combine two of the leading office supply stores nationwide.
Office Depot is merging with Naperville-based OfficeMax, the Associated Press reports. Office Depot will aquire its rival company in a $1.2 billion all stock deal. OfficeMax addressed the merger in a brief statement posted on its website today: “The OfficeMax mission is simple: We provide workplace innovation that enables our customers to work better. As a combined company, OfficeMax and Office Depot will have the resources to provide a wide array of services and solutions to help you move your business ahead,” the statement read. Until the merger is complete, which is expected at the end of 2013, OfficeMax and Office Depot will continue to run as two separate companies, the OfficeMax statement read. There is no word on if any area …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Crain's Chicago Business is reporting that nearly 1,200 jobs could be lost at the prominent companies.
Thursday, February 7
Nine companies are reportedly preparing for nearly 1,200 layoffs throughout Illinois, including Walgreen's, Kmart and Sun-Times Media, according to Crain's Chicago Business. Deerfield-based Walgreen's will reportedly lay off 65 warehouse workers in west suburban Berkeley while Kmart, part of Hoffman Estates-based Sears Holdings Corp., plans to lay off 98 employees when it closes a Naperville store in the spring, Crain's reported. Sun-Times Media, publisher of the Chicago Sun-Times and other suburban papers, warns that 274 jobs in Glenview, Tinley Park and Aurora could be eliminated due to consolidation.
Friday, December 21, 2012
The cake shop will close effective Saturday.
Boxes are being packed away at a well-known bakery on Cook Street tonight. SweetPea Cakes has decided to close its Barrington location effective Saturday, an employee of the store said. The store’s owner Carrie Curie did not want to comment on the closure, but an employee said the decision was made to consolidate business with the Crystal Lake location. SweetPea Cakes opened in Barrington November of 2010. Curie opened the original SweetPea Cakes store in Crystal Lake in January of 2010. This isn’t the first business to shut its doors in Barrington recently. Greek restaurant Kyriaki, clothing store Peter Daniel and toy store Learning Express are among some of the recent closures.
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Start your holiday shopping at locally owned stores during Small Business Saturday.
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Small Business Saturday is on Nov. 24 this year, two days after Thanksgiving. It is a day for everyone to support the small businesses that their community thrives on. American Express founded the day in 2010 to help small businesses get exposure during the holiday season, when they might be otherwise overlooked. With retailers buzzing around the holidays, it is important to support local small businesses that rely on their neighbors in order to continue prospering and building the local economy in Barrington. Last year, 100 million people nationwide participated in Small Business Saturday by shopping at locally owned stores to help boost the economy and their communities. You can also “like” Small Business Saturday on Facebook by visiting…