Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Morkes Chocolates in Algonquin has a yummy selection of chocolate bunnies and candies.
Morkes Chocolates's 28-pound chocolate bunny won't fit in an Easter basket, but it makes a cute centerpiece that can be cut up and enjoyed after the festivities. Easter is early this year, on March 31, but Morkes is ready with this bunny and many other choices. The shop has locations at 2755 Algonquin Road, Algonquin and 1890 Rand Road, Palatine.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Books of Southwind is located at 4069 Algonquin Road in Algonquin.
There is only so much time left to do your holiday shopping. If the recipient on your holiday shopping list doesn't mind a gently-used book as a gift or stocking stuffer, you might want to check out one of Algonquin's newest businesses: Books of Southwind, located at 4069 Algonquin Road in Algonquin. The book store is located between Lakewood and Square Barn roads along Algonquin Road and has over 35,000 books, CDs and movies, according to the Books of Southwind Facebook page. Hollie and Eric Lindgren, owners of Books of Southwind, told the Northwest Herald they felt there was a real need for an affordable bookstore in the area, especially since the Borders at the Algonquin Commons closed in 2011. The couple formerly owned Forever …
Friday, June 1, 2012
La Trattoria Marianos also opened at the Algonquin Commons in recent days.
A winery/microbrewery and a quaint Italian restaurant opened in recent days in Algonquin. The Village Vintner Winery and Brewery, which formerly operated solely as a winery along Randall Road in Carpentersville, opened Friday just south of Algonquin Commons at 2380 Esplanade Drive. The “soft opening” was announced at 3 p.m. Friday and the business still “packed the house,” according to Village Vintner’s Facebook page. Steve Boyer, owner of Village Vintner, told the Elgin Courier in January that a drop in production forced him to close the doors of his Carpentersville winery on Dec. 31. Deciding to expand, and to build off an original concept he had for Village Vintner, Boyer moved forward with plans for a restaurant at the Algonquin …