Thursday, November 15, 2012
Kitchen and Bath Design Company, a Barrington gem.
Many who vacation in Europe come home with a newly discovered passion. Fewer by far are those whose passion is sparked by kitchen and bathroom faucetry, but that was the case for Jay Eiring, who co-owns with his wife, Leslie, the kitchen and bath design company: Bathhaus. “I went to Europe, that's how I got started and fell in love with knowing how faucets are made and how they look.” Jay said. “Most of the faucets that were made here at that time were hollow, just a piece of metal or plastic.” He became the sales representative in Chicago for the Dornbracht company, establishing the faucet manufacturer from Germany in the area, more than twenty-five years ago. “I know the family,” Jay said. “They're still the finest faucet made.” …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The brand new Northwest Highway store opened for business Nov. 13.
Dozens of community members gathered at 906 S. Northwest Highway Tuesday morning to welcome the newest business to town. John Brown officially opened his new ACE Hardware store to the public at 8 a.m. Nov. 13. The store is located in the former Fisher Nut building near Makray Golf Course. Crowds cheered as Brown, along with village President Karen Darch, cut the grand opening ribbon with a pair of garden sheers. Watch our video of the grand opening, and check back to Barrington Patch next week for a full profile on Brown's endeavors opening ACE Hardware.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
The store is holding a consolidation sale of 60-90 percent off.
Another store at the Ice House Mall is calling it quits. Learning Express toy store is closing today and consolidating the store with the Lake Zurich location. The store is offering a final sale of 60-90 percent off today only. In an email to customers, the company said: “Thank you customers who shopped the Barrington store. We will serve you in Lake Zurich (Rt 12 & 22 Near Dominick's) like we have for 16 years. Look for our new opportunity in the future.” Barrington Patch called Learning Express owner Rick Derr twice and also sent emails to the company that have all been unreturned. Derr did speak to 365Barrington.com, and told them the store lost its “neighborhood” with the closure of several other stores in the mall. Barrington Home …
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Precious Metal Refining Services is ranked number 211 on Inc. Magazine's 2012 list.
A Barrington company has made Inc. Magazine’s list of the 5,000 fastest growing businesses in America. Precious Metal Refining Services of Barrington came in at number 211 on the list, increasing revenues by 1,736 percent over the last three years. In 2008, the manufacturing company made $6.6 million, and by 2011 that number increased to $120.2 million. According to Inc., the company “offers industries, jewelers, pawnshops, and precious metal generators environmentally correct refining and recycling of their precious metal scrap.” To see the entire list, visit Inc.com. To learn more about Precious Metal Refining Services, visit PMRS-Refining.com
135 Park Avenue is available. What type of business would you like to see move in?
The top level of 135 Park Avenue is reportedly available for rent in the village of Barrington. New business Barrington Running Co. is next door, and the building is also near Breadbasket Restaurant and a number of other village shops. What type of business would you like to see occupy this space? Tell us in the comments.
Monday, August 13, 2012
Employees are being notified early this week about the status of their jobs.
Less than three weeks after announcing its planned move to the Merchandise Mart in Chicago, Motorola Mobility said it will cut 700 jobs in Illinois, including at its Libertyville headquarters not far from Barrington, as well as its Chicago office. According to Crain's Chicago Business, Motorola Mobility is cutting 4,000 jobs in total. "The Chicago office is much smaller," said Jennifer Erickson, chief communications officer for Motorola Mobility. She added that "the employees are being notified early this week." CNN Money said these cuts represent one-fifth of the company's workforce and that two-thirds of the jobs cut will be from outside the United States. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the job cuts will result in Motorola Mobility …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
The coffee shop will soon open in Barrington's Jewel-Osco.
Things are really coming along at the new Caribou Coffee kiosk, scheduled to open soon at Jewel-Osco. The coffee shop should be open to the public in the coming weeks.
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Most Barrington gas stations are charging more than $4 per gallon for gas.
AAA Chicago is saying that refinery problems in Illinois and Indiana are behind gas price increases that took the cost to more than $4 a gallon in the Chicago area, according to the State Journal Register. According to IllinoisGasPrices.com, the cheapest gas you’ll find in Barrington is $4.17 per gallon at the Phillips 66 at Washington and Route 59. While gas prices are rising nationwide, gas prices in Illinois are rising at a rapid rate, nearly 40 cents more per gallon in the past week, according to GasBuddy.com. Nationwide, gas prices have risen from an average of $3.32 per gallon of regular to $3.53 per gallon of regular in the last month, according to AAA. "Illinois, Indiana and states in the Midwest have seen prices rise since last …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
McGonigal's Pub is hosting the summer festival kicking off on July 27.
Area residents looking for some summer fun don’t have to go far this weekend. Sponsored by McGonigal’s Pub, the first Barrington Summerfest is taking place Friday, July 27 and Saturday, July 28, 2012. The event will take place on the 200 block of Park Avenue and will feature live music, food and drinks from a variety of local vendors, and plenty of family fun. “The idea was to basically do something in the village kind of along the lines that neighboring towns do with summer festivals,” Bryan McGongial of McGonigal’s Pub said. “Barrington had the 4th of July festivals with the brat tent already, so I asked the village, 'what if we had something like Celtic Fest?' and they said it was a great idea.” McGonigal’s Celtic Fest, a St. Patrick’s …
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
The coffee chain will be located in the front of the grocery store.
Jewel-Osco customers will soon have another reason to shop at the local grocer. Caribou Coffee is moving in. The national coffee retailer will be occupying a kiosk in the store near the new bakery section. The Barrington Jewel-Osco is one of only three stores in the Chicago area where the coffee chain is testing kiosk stores. Caribou is expected to open inside of Jewel-Osco in the next 30 to 60 days. “It will be good for the community to have more options,” Economic and Community Development Director Peg Blanchard said. “It’s great to keep sales dollars in the community instead of having people go elsewhere,” she said. The Caribou Coffee will have a full seating area with free WiFi for customers to enjoy. The new Caribou isn’t the only …