Liquor License Discussion for Potential Homewood Business: On the Agenda

A preview of what's on the agenda for the village of Homewood's Tuesday night's board meeting. Flossmoor's board meeting this week has been cancelled.

Homewood Village President Richard Hofeld and the village trustees will meet at on Tuesday, May 22 at 7:30 a.m.

Among the agenda items is a discussion on the request for a Class 14 liquor license for Grapes & Grain Co., a potential new "craft beer and boutique wine establishment" to be located at 18031 Dixie Highway .

Also on the agenda is the announcement of the retirement of Homewood Police Officers Dale Gustafson and Paul Poinski. Officer William Rolle will be commended for doing exceptional work—notably leading to seven recent felony charges of residentail burglary.

Flossmoor's Monday night board meeting has been cancelled.

Grace Murray May 21, 2012 at 01:39 PM
Are they saying you have to have a lisince for you liquer . I thought it only was your drivers licens they needed , because thats what they usually ask for , but know i geuss they want you to have a liquer licence ?
Lauren Liesse May 21, 2012 at 03:51 PM
The business has to have a liquor license to sell liquor
Patricia Schuler Claxton May 21, 2012 at 04:35 PM
I don't think a store like that would last. There was a fancy liquor store in Glenwood Plaza that didn't last very long.
Fay Booker May 21, 2012 at 05:25 PM
It's all about location. I know of quite a few home brewers who would be interested in a local store. They need to keep fresh product. Not sure how well this would mesh with a wine boutique, though.
Homewood Resident May 21, 2012 at 09:07 PM
I wouldn't mind a local place that did tastings, like the WineStyles that used to be in Flossmoor. Barley and Hops (interesting name similarity here) was the place in Homewood and they had a great variety of craft beers. They were supposed to relocate to Homewood but I don't whatever happened there.
WA Mama May 22, 2012 at 12:47 AM
How many more liquor licenses are available in this town? We just gave one to Walgreen's. I'm fairly sure Family Liquors on Dixie would not be happy about yet another competitor. I'm all for free trade and competition, but let's quit having the same shops over and over again.
Ron K June 27, 2012 at 11:09 AM
I assure u we are not a liquor store. We will not be selling hard liquor. This establishment will only carry the finest of microbrews, wines and a full line of homebrewing supplies along with gift items for every occasion. There has never been anything remotely close to this type of business in homewood. We also fill growlers and can serve on premise! Believe me, once open, u will appreciate this place once open. We are no competition to Family Liquors, Homewood Liquors or any one else. We are VERY DIFFERENT!
Ron K June 27, 2012 at 11:16 AM
This place isn't for everyone. If u want bud, miller, colors, corona, old style, schlitz, busch, vodka, gin, rum, tequila, etc etc, then u have to go elsewhere. All we sell is GREAT BEER, FANTASTIC WINE and unlimited HOME-BREWING SUPPLIES for our home brewers. We DO NOT carry SPIRITS either.
Ron K June 27, 2012 at 11:22 AM
We were Barley and Hops. We are now coming to Homewood as The Grape & Grain Co. If u liked us then wait till u see this place. We left our other location due to the unacceptable condition of the property. The only difference here is that we will not be selling any spirits, cheap quality beers, or bad wine. Upscale store with only the best product at very reasonable prices. You will be impressed!
Ron K June 27, 2012 at 11:33 AM
Where else can u go in Homewood and by fresh grain, yeast, Hops, beer making equipment, accessories, gift items, gift baskets, over 400 different microbrews, filled growler's, beer and wine by the glass, taste before u buy etc etc. I know no such establishment like that currently in Homewood or within a 50+ mile radius. We do not want the same shop as anyone else in Homewood, nor will we have anything remotely similar. Thanks for all your comments.


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