Friday, January 25, 2013
This week, Chris and Ryan talk about some surprisingly well-composed essays read by high school students on MLK day in the Heights. Also discussed is the opening of The Cottage On Dixie—Homewood's newest fine dining experience.
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Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Despite several setbacks, the long-anticipated Homewood restaurant is officially opening its doors to the public this Saturday, Jan. 26.
The Cottage On Dixie owners Glenna and Dudley Elvery were kind enough to invite Patch over Monday night to get a sneak preview of the Southland’s newest fine dining experience. It certainly lived up to the hype. The restaurant is scheduled to open to the public for the first time on Saturday, Jan. 26, but don't expect to get in that easliy. General Manager Robert Burt says they've already secured over 200 reservations. If you're anxious to give it a try, he recommends calling at 708.798.8263 to book a table in advance. Here's some photos to give you a glimpse of what the interior of the restaurant looks like. We've got even more info on The Cottage on Dixie coming up later, so make sure to check back with Patch!
Friday, November 16, 2012
We're also giving a preview The Cottage on Dixie, Homewood's upcoming fine dining restaurant.
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Monday, July 23, 2012
A preview of Tuesday night’s Homewood Village Board meeting.
Homewood Village President Richard Hofeld and the village trustees will meet at Homewood Village Hall on Tuesday, July 24 at 7:30 p.m. Omnibus Vote Among the items listed in the omnibus vote is a pavement marking bid award not to exceed $104,355.79 and a fire hydrant blasting and painting bid award not to exceed $40,000. Potential New Hair Salon On the Horizon Shantel Houston is requesting a special use permit from the village to open a hair salon on 2010 Elm Road. Should the trustees approve, the new salon will be named Heavenly Hands Hair Studio. Homewood Community Development Director Paula Wallrich says the salon specializes in restorative hair care. The Plan Commission favored the addition of the salon in a 3-2 vote. Zoning Variation…
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
The Cottage on Dixie will feature a monthly rotational menu with each month focusing on a different part of the world.
Several new details on Homewood’s upcoming fine dining restaurant, The Cottage on Dixie, were revealed by owner Glenna Elvery during Homewood’s June 26 Village Board meeting. READ: Fine Dining Headed for Homewood A general manager, chef and assistant manager have all been hired, according to Elvery, but the names of all three are still under wraps in order to protect the security of their current jobs. Despite the secrecy, however, Elvery said the general manager has five years experience and the head chef has ran six previous restaurants. “We are going to be a very expensive restaurant,” Elvery said. “Our food is all gourmet. It’s as locally grown as it can be. The meats that we use will be pastured so that you’re not getting all those …
Monday, July 2, 2012
The village is well-known for giving out tax incentive money to incoming businesses, but a request in excess of $200,000 from a new fine dining restaurant was grounds for controversy during the June 26 Homewood Village Board meeting.
Homewood's upcoming fine dining restaurant, The Cottage on Dixie, will receive just over $200,000 in TIF incentive money, but not all the trustees are happy about it. The Cottage on Dixie owners Glenna and Dudley Elvery applied for the TIF money through all three of the village's tax incentive programs: Retail Enhancement, Façade and Property Improvement and Go Green. The money is to be distributed among three years, with the first year's distribution amounting to $170,000, and then $21,250 for each of the following two years. Trustee Tom Kataras didn't like the plan. “… (Are) you aware that the majority of restaurants fail within the first two years? Not to be the harbinger of bad news, but you are asking for a sizeable chunk of community…
Friday, June 15, 2012
Olympia Fields residents Glenna and Dudley Elvery are the force behind Homewood's upcoming restaurant, The Cottage on Dixie.
At the time Patch announced the forthcoming of Homewood’s newest fine dining 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 South Suburban Family Shelter and church activities and other fundraisers—many of which they run from their own home in Olympia Fields. Read: Fine Dining Headed for Homewood "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 …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Some exciting new places are coming to Homewood, but is this what our community needs?
In a time where vacancies are prevalent and local shops are closing their doors for good, things seem to be looking up for Homewood. Today, we announced the Central Business District will soon be home to a boutique hotel. The hotel would put Homewood in the same league as St. Charles and Geneva—and would make it the only South Suburb with a boutique hotel. On top of that, the old Bakers Square building in the Southgate business district is going to become “The Cottage on Dixie,” a fine dining restaurant, and Chipotle will be moving in on Halsted before the year’s end. All these changes will undoubtedly have an impact on the community, though. Will a chain like Chipotle take away from the local feel here? What will the Central Business …