Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The Itasca-based food store chain is expected to be in its new Route 59 store by year's end.
By the end of the year, the empty Strack & Van Til store on Route 59 will be reopened as Tony's Finer Foods. The Itasca-based grocery store chain, with eight stores mostly in the Chicago area, plans to open a full-service supermarket at the 2300 Route 59 Joliet location, according to a story in the Joliet Herald News. Tony’s can compete in the area, Director of Human Resources Jim Marnos told the paper, because each store is tailored to the area in which it's located and features foods produced by local vendors. “The fresh produce is delivered daily," Marnos said in the article. "The owner still goes out to the market every week and hand-selects produce to bring into the stores.”
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
The closure, about 1.5 miles east of Route 59, is needed so Canadian National can make improvements to the crossing.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Renwick Road is closed at the railroad crossing 1.5 miles east of Route 59 to allow Canadian National Railway to make improvements. The closure will continue through April 27, according to a news release issued by Plainfield's Public Works Department. CN is upgrading the crossing and making drainage improvements, the release said.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
The ramp closes at 9 tonight and reopen at 5 a.m. Thursday; the closure is needed to install detector loops in the pavement.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
It may look almost identical to the announcement posted Tuesday, but there's yet another ramp closure tonight. The southbound ramp from Intertstate 55 to U.S. 30 will be closed 9 tonight until 5 a.m. Wednesday to install detector loops in the pavement and fiber optic, according to a village of Plainfield news release. The work is being done by the Illinois Department of Transportation and is similar to the work that was completed last week on the ramp from U.S. 30 to northbound I-55. Detector loops are located below the pavement and can sense when a vehicle is waiting, alerting the traffic signal to change. They can also be used to monitor traffic.
Monday, April 23, 2012
The old owner was forced to close because she is moving out of town; the new owner is a former employee.
Lindy's Chili and Gertie's Ice Cream is gone, but the U.S. 30 storefront where it was located will not be empty long. Judi Adams, who has worked at Lindy's and the two previous fast-food restaurants that have filled the same spot over the last several years, closed this weekend on a deal to buy the 15932 S. Lincoln Highway restaurant. Adams and her daughter plan to reopen as Just Judi's sometime in mid- to late-May, Adams said. Lindy's owner Jayme DelGrosso said she had no plan to sell her operation until she learned her husband was being transferred by his company. Although she doesn't yet know when they'll be moving or where they're being relocated to, she said she needed to start preparing for the move. In fact, DelGrosso said, she'd …
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
The eight-hour closure continues through 5 a.m. Thursday and is needed so IDOT can install pavement detector loops and fiber optic cable.
For the second consecutive day, an Interstate 55 off-ramp giving drivers access to Plainfield is being closed eight hours tonight. The U.S. 30 exit ramp from northbound I-55 will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. so that the Illinois Department of Transportation can install detector loops in the pavement as well as fiber optic cable. The same type of closure occurred overnight Tuesday at the southbound I-55 exit to Illinois 126 and last week at the northbound I-55/Route 126 exit. According to information provided by the Plainfield Public Works Department, here is what IDOT is installing: "Detector loops are located in the pavement at traffic signals. They sense when a vehicle is waiting and send a signal to the controller to change the light…
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
The ramp will reopen at 5 a.m. Wednesday; the closure is required to install pavement detector loops.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
The Illinois Department of Transportation has notified Plainfield officials that the southbound Interstate 55 exit to Illinois 126 will be closed from 9 p.m. tonight to 5 a.m. Wednesday. The closure is needed to install detector loops in the pavement, similar in nature to the work that was completed last week on the ramp from Route 126 on to northbound I-55, Plainfield village staff engineer Scott Threewitt said in a news release on the closure.
With binoculars and scopes, participants can watch as herons, egrets and other birds lay eggs and raise their hatchlings.
The most interesting time to bird watch at Lake Renwick Heron Rookery is between March and mid-August, the breeding season for the myriad birds who call the nature preserve home. Unfortunately, the 320-acre Plainfield preserve is closed to the public during that time so the birds are not disturbed. The only way to get a peek is if you sign up for one of two guided migratory bird walks held at 8 a.m. this Saturday and next or for one of the twice-weekly guided bird watching hikes -- 10 a.m. Wednesdays and 8 a.m. Saturdays -- that begin May 2. Lake Renwick is a nesting spot for herons, egrets and cormorants, but it also attracts many kinds of waterfowl and migratory birds that stop at the preserve en route to other locations. The nature …
Sunday, March 25, 2012
The owners have been negotiating over the terms of a new lease, and were unable to come to a resolution, according the business's Web site.
It's rumor no longer -- Saturday was the last day for Limestone Brewing Company in Plainfield. In June, it will open in a new location in the Fox Valley area of Aurora, according to the business' Web site. "It has been a tremendous couple of years," General Manager Jason Rosendahl said. "Unfortunately, we couldn't come to an agreement with our landlord, who is facing his own set of problems with foreclosure of the property." Although the site did not disclose where the new spot will be, it described the location is in a high-traffic area with an "enormous patio area," which is something its current property lacked. Limestone's landlord problems became public in January, when the employees were informed the brew pub/restaurant might be …
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
While calls to the owners were not returned, building landlord Bill Habiger said they've told him they're sorting out an "internal conflict" and will reopen.
Hop Scotch & Vine, a downtown restaurant/bar that opened less than three months ago, has hung a "closed" sign on its front door. Bill Habiger, who owns the building in which the 24047 Lockport St. business is located, said owners Michelle Kosiek and Jordan Bryce locked the door Friday with the promise that the closure would be short term as they sorted out an "internal conflict" over the business' direction. A note on the restaurant's Web site Monday said it would reopen at 5 p.m. Tuesday. However, that did not happen and it remained closed as of Wednesday night. Kosiek did not return calls asking for comment on the business' status. Kosiek and Jordan purchased what had been the Thomas Albert American Wine & Lounge in late summer, and …
Friday, December 23, 2011
The restaurant shut its doors last week, but the landlord said he hopes one of "interested parties" who have already emerged may take over the space.
Sweet Peppers Thai restaurant has closed, its landlord confirmed Thursday. Plainfield's only Thai restaurant, which opened at 12337 S. Route 59 in 2006, shut its doors last week, said Joe Ardovitch, whose company, Ardmin Properties, owns the North Plainfield Crossing strip mall, also home to Limestone Brewing Company. "They had the same issue a lot of restaurants have," Ardovitch said. "They just didn't have enough customers to keep going. ... When you're in the restaurant business, you have to keep reinventing yourself." The good news, he said, is there are already "interested parties" that may want to take over the location. Sweet Peppers owner Manajeen Moore could not be reached for comment. In related news, Ardmin has its own …