News of the sandwich spot's departure from Central Avenue in downtown Highland Park prompted over 20 comments from readers with suggestions of what should take its place. What do you think?
Sunday, November 4, 2012
The downtown Highland Park sandwich shop closed its doors at the end of October. What should take its place?
Late last week, the Corner Bakery on Central Avenue closed, surprising many Highland Park residents. Want Highland Park news in your inbox every morning? Subscribe to Patch's newsletter. "Wow!" said Patch columnist Ed Brill in surprise about the news on Facebook. "It was always busy!" The restaurant did not close due to a lack of business, according to Business and Economic Development Chair Alyssa Knobel. She says the city is working with landlord Al Klairmont to attract a business that's right for the location. "Does it have to be a restaurant? No," Knobel said. And perhaps it won't be a restaurant. The city recently announced a Panera would be opening nearby, across the street from Michael's. Panera's menu offers an assortment of …
Friday, June 24, 2011
People camped out at shops in town to get work done and charged up Wednesday.
The loss of power for North Shore residents after Tuesday's storm meant a business gain for Highland Park coffee shops on Wednesday. “We were searching for a place [that] we could not only have wifi but actually plug in because our power is out at home and figured we’ll be gone for a long time,” said Brooke Voss, a mother who is also a fundraiser for The Cradle Adoption Agency. As of Thursday afternoon, about 1,300 Highland Park residents remain without power. According to a release issued by the city, power should be restored by Friday, at the latest. “We have a downed power line in our backyard and pretty much don’t have an idea when ComEd is going to get there,” said Voss, who camped out at Highland Park’s Corner Bakery with her son, …
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Approximately 300 ComEd crews are working to restore power city wide after record-breaking winds cause outages.
The Central Ave. Corner Bakery saw a bigger lunchtime rush than usual Tuesday afternoon. The reason? Most of the other local restaurants were out of power. Strong winds have wreaked havoc throughout the Chicagoland area and Highland Park is among several northern suburbs with power outages this afternoon. At 2:30 p.m., more than 18,000 customers were without power throughout ComEd's northern region, explained spokeswoman Krissy Posey. "Closed due to power outage" signs could be found on stores and restaurants along 1st and 2nd Street, including Michael's, Once Upon A Bagel and E Street Denim Co. Currently, ComEd has more than 300 crews working to restore power as quickly and safely as possible, explained Posey. "It is too early to …