Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Owner of newest Market Square Business plans to offer Lake Forest children a special place.
If Lake Forest entrepreneur, wife, parent and cup cake baker Laura Fellows has her way, the children of the area will have the perfect replacement for the Toy Station when she opens Jolly Good Fellows Sweet Boutique on Market Square in a few months. Her target is May. She will be selling fresh baked cup cakes, frozen yogurt, candy, gifts and maybe a little more but most of all she wants to provide a place for young people to enjoy themselves and families to congregate. Earlier: Yogurt and Sweet Shop Fills Last Open Spot on Market Square “We lost the toy store,” Fellows said. “We need a place for children to hang out and feel safe, a place for families to go on the weekends and be together.” The shop will be open most evenings as well. She …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Lake Forest entrepreneur plans to open shop to sell frozen yogurt, cup cakes and more in the former toy store space.
A shop selling frozen yogurt and fresh baked cup cakes will open by June 1 in Lake Forest filling the last vacant space on Market Square, according, Deborah McDowell, a representative of the property owner, Broadacre Management. The business is owned by Lake Forest resident Laura Fellows. McDowell told Patch Tueday the lease had been signed but there is no official name yet. McDowell explained the shop must be refitted from the toy store it once was to what it will be. Want more Lake Forest-Lake Bluff business news? Sign up for our free newsletter. For many years, the space in the northeast section of Market Square was a toy store with electric trains circling the windows. It will remain a family friendly place, according to McDowell. “The…
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Hostess is being liquidated which means that some of the companies brands could be bought by another company and continue on.
Hostess won permission this week from a U.S. Bankrupcty judge to liquidate and sell off its brands, the Chicago Tribune reported. The bankruptcy of 82-year-old company will cost about 15,000 people their jobs immediately, with another 3,200 people to be let go in coming months, the newspaper reported. Although Hostess was a troubled company with more than $1 billion in debt, its iconic brands still generated more than $2 billion in revenue a year. So it is quite possible that someone will buy some of the company's products as part of the liquidation.