Thursday, January 31, 2013
Since 2003, the bookstore has closed an average of 15 stores annually. The Plainfield location closed its doors in December 2012.
Thursday, January 31
By Chi-an Chang Barnes & Noble Inc. plans to close 30 percent of its stores, or about 20 stores per year, over the next decade, a top executive with the bookstore told the Wall Street Journal. Mitchell Klipper, chief executive of Barnes & Noble’s retail group, did not provide a list of retail stores that would be closed so there’s no word yet on the future of the Barnes & Noble in downtown Naperville. The bookseller's Plainfield store closed in December 2012. Barnes & Noble also has a bricks-and-mortar store in Joliet. Read: Plainfield Barnes & Noble Store Closes The company is by far the nation’s largest book retailer chain, since the closing of Borders in 2011, and currently has 689 retail stores and 674 college stores, Huffington Post…
Friday, November 25, 2011
Those who waited till the sun was up to go Christmas shopping found easy parking, shorter lines -- and plenty of bargains.
Maybe the biggest winners of the Black Friday midnight shopping marathons weren’t the brave souls who waited in long lines outside, but those who embraced shorter lines later in the morning – and still got the good deals. The biggest day of the holiday shopping season, Black Friday is synonymous with early morning store openings, long lines, limited parking and unbelievable deals. Although elements of the overnight post-Thanksgiving buying frenzy appeared during the early daylight hours Friday, the check-out lines and parking spots were surprisingly and easily accessible and relatively painless. Whether that was due to the wavering economy, online shopping or the controversial trend of kicking-off sales late Thanksgiving night, consumers …
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Designer Kim D'Angelo of Plainfield has developed a love of art and fashion into a thriving enterprise.
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- Susan Ryan
Thursday, February 17, 2011
For Kim D’Angelo, jewelry making started as a simple extension of a lifelong interest that has progressed into a successful business. “I always had a desire to do this,” said D’Angelo, a Plainfield resident. “I majored in fashion at Valparaiso University and I’ve always been interested in design. I just started off doing bead wrapping but like any artist, I grew and my work developed.” As her artistic talents progressed, so did others’ interest in her product. Seven years ago a friend of D’Angelo’s was hosting a purse party in her home and invited her to display and sell her jewelry. “I only had a few pieces then, but I got such great responses from people at that party that I knew after that I was going to start my business,” she said. …
Monday, December 20, 2010
For your dining, driving and last-minute food and gift-giving pleasure, a handful of businesses are open on a day when most of us are celebrating.
This coming Christmas Day, not everyone will be basking in the glow of the family hearth feeling nothing but goodwill toward men after downing a huge feast and tearing open a bounty of presents. Some folks will be manning cash registers, working in kitchens and overseeing gas pumps to guarantee you can not only get to grandma's house, but that you can pick up that last-minute bottle of booze, box of candy or present for Aunt Mildred along the way. And just in case the Bumpus' hounds make off with your turkey, several Chinese restaurants will be open for your dining pleasure. Here are 15 places you may or may not know are open on Christmas: 1. Starbucks, 12640 Route 59, open 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 2. Walgreens, 14902 Route 59 (at Route 126) …
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Among the highlights are the stocking stuffer stroll, ornament making, breakfast with Santa, and carriage and pony rides.
MainStreet Plainfield's annual Holiday Open House, featuring free gifts, raffles, carriage and pony rides, and other attractions, will be held from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday in downtown Plainfield. Here's a schedule of all the things that will be happening that day: 8 a.m. to noon: Breakfast with Santa at Larry's Diner (reservations required; call 815-436-3055) All day: Coloring contest sponsored by Beacon Financial Planning Services All day: Aimee's Cottage, $10 raffle tickets sold to win a mini Miche bag; portion of the proceeds will go to local woman's shelter All day: Moe Joe's, free raffle to win a $50 Moe Joe's gift card 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.: Lucia's Closet, free gift with purchase of bamboo fabric sleepwear or satin pajamas; free half-…