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New Homewood Fine Dining Restaurant to Break Ground; Owners Revealed

Olympia Fields residents Glenna and Dudley Elvery are the force behind Homewood's upcoming restaurant, The Cottage on Dixie.

the owners of the new business remained a mystery. After nearly three months of mild speculation, local philanthropists Glenna and Dudley Elvery have come forward as owners of the anticipated restaurant. The Elvery’s are well known throughout the area for their charitable work, including fundraising for and church activities and other fundraisers—many of which they run from their own home in Olympia Fields.

"About a decade ago my husband and I seriously considered moving away form the South Suburbs,” Glenna Elvery said. “Instead we made a commitment to them, he through his work both in a local congregation and in collaborative efforts between faith groups and I through my support of needed agencies such as the South Suburban Family Shelter.

"As ‘foodies’ we value fine dining," Elvery continued. "When the opportunity to open a fine dining restaurant, The Cottage on Dixie, arose, both our commitments to the South Suburbs and passion for good food came together seamlessly."

The Elvery’s are currently working alongside kitchen and restaurant consultants to develop The Cottage on Dixie as a destination location within the Southland.

“We bring an ability to create a vision and to develop a team to fulfill the vision to the project,” Glenna Elvery said. “We firmly believe that the South Suburbs deserves fine dining and it's one of our hopes that we will draw people from the city to experience fine dining here for a change.”

But a questions reamains: why did the Elvery’s wait so long to announce their ownership?

“It's about the business, not us,” Elvery said.

The official groundbreaking ceremony for The Cottage on Dixie will take place today at 8:30 a.m. An opening date for the new restaurant is still pending.


Johnny D. July 02, 2012 at 03:20 AM
I can't wait to see what their take is on of a steak and martini. I'd go there. Sounds cool.
Karen V. Maurer July 02, 2012 at 03:53 PM
I think the most significant thing that's been said so far is Glenna Elvery's statement that she and her husband considered moving from the south suburbs and instead made a commitment to staying. YES! We need more of that spirit! Karen Maurer
Integrity Carpet & Floor Care July 02, 2012 at 11:07 PM
This will be a wonderful edition to the neighborhood! Thank you Elverys for your bravery and commitment!
Always Watching July 03, 2012 at 01:39 AM
I wonder if the trustees had to pay for the tax breaks out if their own pockets if the would have loaded so much of them into the first year?
M. Gordon August 01, 2012 at 04:24 PM
It seems that they have have hired the chef and manager/bartender from Fresh Starts Restaurant in Flossmoor. Taking key people from an average neighborhood restaurant doesn't seem to fit with the Elvery's fine dining, expensive, and destination dining spot. What a disappointment!!!!

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