Saturday, April 27, 2013
Market House serves lunchtime crowd Saturday.
With the temperature reaching 60 degrees in Market Square this afternoon, Market House opened its outdoor dining patio and diners flocked to take advantage of the experience. The restaurant, which was voted Chicagoland’s best outdoor dining facility a year ago by Open Table, needs little prompting to begin the outdoor season. “If it’s above 60 degrees and people want to go out there,” Market House General Manager Larry Flam said of the company’s thinking. “Last year we opened it in March.” Market House was not the only place where customers were enjoying their lunch al fresco today. People were dining at tables outside Foodstuffs as well. For complete Lake Forest News, sign up for our free newsletter,"like" us on Facebook or follow us on …
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 …
Friday, February 1, 2013
People want a variety of flavors and styles when Jolly Good Fellows Sweet Boutique Opens.
Frozen Yogurt will be one of the mainstays along with cupcakes and other treats when Jolly Good Fellows Sweet Boutique opens on Market Square this spring. Patch has already polled its readers on the flavors of cupcakes they want to see and Monday we asked for choices of frozen yogurt. Chocolate fudge was a winner but readers responded with ideas beyond flavor. Want more Lake Forest-Lake Bluff news? Sign up for our free newsletter. Of the eight people who responded to the poll, three chose chocolate fudge, three picked other while one each want strawberry and key lime pie. Variety was one of the other choices along with some ingredient ideas. “I like a wide variety of flavors, but I try to only eat organic,” reader and blogger June Iuvisi …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Jolly Good Fellows Sweet Boutique will open in a few months offering frozen yogurt. The latest Patch poll wants to know your favorite flavor.
When Patch quizzed readers about the flavor cupcakes it wants to see at Jolly Good Fellows Sweet Boutique when it opens in a few months, a variety of suggestions were offered. Earlier: Readers Pick Red Velvet as Favorite Cupcake Another mainstay of the newest addition to Lake Forest’s Market Square will be frozen yogurt. Now Patch wants to know what its readers’ favorites might be. Complete the poll at the bottom of this story and the results will be published later this week. When it comes to frozen yogurt, there are so many possibilities. Patch has listed a few in the poll and invites readers to check other if they have a different idea. Then, let us know your choice in the comments. For complete Lake Forest News, sign up for our free …
Friday, January 25, 2013
With the Jolly Good Fellows Sweet Boutique getting ready to open on Market Square, Patch readers wasted no time letting it be known what they want to eat.
Excitement is building over the opening of Jolly Good Fellows Suite Boutique on Market Square this spring and Patch readers have made it clear their favorite cupcake is red velvet. With a new business opening which will offer cupcakes, frozen yogurt and other treats, Patch wanted to know which cupcakes readers hope to see in the new shop. Red velvet was the overwhelming winner in the unscientific poll. Earlier: What Style Cupcakes Do You Want in Lake Forest? Of the 10 people who responded to the survey, six chose red velvet while one liked the idea of apple and another banana. Two people chose other and reader comments revealed some other possibilities. “Carrot cake,” wrote Ann. “If they are as good as Baker Boys in Highland Park, I'll …
Monday, January 21, 2013
Jolly Good Fellows Sweet Boutique will bring cupcakes, frozen yogurt and more to Market Square.
The latest addition to Market Square is already generating excitement from people who know owner Laura Fellows and brought a welcome from a Lake Forest’s ice cream and candy stores. “Lake Forest is a great community to open a business,” writes Sweets. “With every vacancy that is filled, foot traffic will increase. Best of luck from all of us at SWEET'S.” Earlier: Yogurt and Sweet Shop Fills Last Open Spot on Market Square With a logo sporting a decorated cupcake, Patch wants to know flavors and styles the people of Lake Forest and Lake Bluff would like to eat. Take time to complete the poll at the bottom of the story and we will publish the results later this week. It appears owner Laura Fellows is no stranger to some people in Lake Forest…
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…
Monday, November 19, 2012
Check out all of the great events going on in Lake Forest and Lake Bluff over Thanksgiving!
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Monday, November 19, 2012
While it may be a holiday weekend, there's no shortage of events in Lake Forest and Lake Bluff! Here's the schedule of events for Friday through Sunday, according to the Lake Forest Market Square website. Friday, November 23rd 10 am – 5 pm: Fabulous Friday with local gifts for the entire family 12 pm – 3 pm: City of Lake Forest Farmers Market at the East Lake Forest train station 3:30 pm: Ice Sculptures, singing, hot chocolate on Market Square 5:30 pm: Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Market Square Saturday, November 24th 10 am – 5 pm: Small Business Saturday in local business districts 12 pm – 3 pm: City of Lake Forest Farmers Market at the East Lake Forest train station Saturday, December 1st 12 pm – 3 pm: City of Lake Forest Farmers …
Friday, July 13, 2012
City hopes more events will mean more customers for Market Square merchants.
When her father, Paul Garrison, founded the Historic Market Square Merchants Association in the mid-1980s, there was no Internet, few big box stores and just a few shopping malls. Now his daughter Cara, who took over Forest Bootery in Lake Forest for her father and now sits as president of the same merchant association, confronts a much different business climate. But with some help. The City of Lake Forest’s Economic Development Office is working with the Merchants Association, the Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Chamber of Commerce, various local nonprofit cultural organizations and Broadacre Management group, the realty company for Market Square, to make a concerted effort this summer to drive customer traffic into downtown Lake Forest. The …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
The Lake Forest Preservation Foundation gave tours of historic Lake Forest and Market Square architecture, taught croquet, and showed off the train depot's secret tunnel ib Saturday.
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