Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Events planned for grand opening Thursday, April 25 to Sunday, April 28.
The wait is over. Half-Price Books is opening Thursday, April 25 and has many event planned throughout the weekend to commemorate its new store in the Algonquin Commons. Half-Price Books offers new and used books at discount prices. The store also purchases books from the public. The store is located at 2226 South Randall Road.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The lawsuit against the 565,000 square foot property is one of the largest foreclosure suits in the Chicago area in recent history, according to Crain's Real Estate Daily.
A foreclosure lawsuit has been filed against Inland Real Estate Corp. for allegations that the Oakbrook-based company stopped making payments on two separate Algonquin Commons shopping center loans last summer, according to media reports. U.S. BANK N.A. filed the foreclosure suit in Kane County Circuit Court in December, seeking repayments of two loans totaling $109 million, according to the Daily Herald. The Daily Herald reports Inland officials cited in the court filling ongoing vacancies and certain leases that "allowed some tenants to reduce their monthly rents" as a source for its financial woes. The Chicago Business Journal reports the lawsuit filed against the 565,000 square foot property is one of the largest foreclosure cases …
Friday, January 18, 2013
The business's last day will be on Sunday, Jan. 27.
Sign up for Crystal Lake-Cary Patch updates and breaking news alerts. Area fans of Williams-Sonoma have one week left to shop at the store at the Algonquin Commons. The store, which specializes in gourmet food and specialty cookware, will shut its doors on Sunday, Jan. 27, at its Algonquin Commons location at 1952 South Randall Road, according to a sign posted on the business's door. Once it closes, the closest Williams-Sonoma stores for local residents will be at the Deer Park Town Center, 20530 N. Rand Road in Deer Park, and the Geneva Commons, 322 Commons Drive in Geneva. Follow Crystal Lake-Cary Patch on Facebook.
Monday, December 17, 2012
An elderly woman crashed her SUV into Carter's Saturday afternoon. No one was seriously injured in the accident.
Follow Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Patch on Facebook. It was lucky no one was seriously injured in a crash Saturday at the Algonquin Commons, police said Monday. Shortly before 1 p.m. on Saturday, a 78-year-old woman driving a sports utility vehicle crashed through the front door of Carter’s, 2102 South Randall Road, on what was an extremely busy holiday shopping day at the Algonquin Commons. The woman, whose name was not immediately available, told police she accidentally pressed on the accelerator instead of her brake while parking at the commons. Her SUV then jumped an island, knocked down a metal fence, went across another island, across the access road, up onto the sidewalk and into the front door of Carter’s, said Sgt. Ryan Markham, …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Marilynn Lopez-Vega of Elgin plans to use some of her winnings to buy toys for children in need.
An Elgin mom is putting her family first after winning a $2,500 shopping spree from Algonquin Commons this past week. Marilynn Lopez-Vega, 35, learned Monday she won the gift card through a raffle she entered while shopping during the early morning hours on Black Friday. Her first purchase was for her two young girls, Sofia, 5, and Annalys, 2. The girls got two new Christmas dresses with “super glittery shoes.” “Then I went to Trader Joe’s for a couple things we needed. I didn’t want to go crazy,” she said. Next up, she plans to buy several toys she will donate to the Algonquin Commons’ Toy for Tots campaign. “This came as a complete surprised so I want to spend some of this money and give back to make other kids happy as well,” she …
Monday, November 19, 2012
Many area stores won't wait until Black Friday to open
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Amy Johnson
Monday, November 19, 2012
Thanksgiving has become the new Black Friday when it comes to Christmas shopping. Die-hard shoppers can barely button up their pants again after the feast before they need to be out the door and in line for at their favorite stores. Some stores are even opening their doors before the turkey is carved. This year, K-Mart in Crystal Lake will be open from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. The store will then take a break for turkey time, and open again at 8 p.m. for more shopping. Other area stores and malls will at least wait until after your family has time to give thanks for their blessings this year before they start selling. Just barely though. While it used to be that many would eat turkey and mashed potatoes, sleep it off a little…
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Have you started your holiday shopping already? Sound off in our poll.
So, it's the day after Halloween — is it too early to start thinking about holiday shopping? For some residents and businesses, the Christmas lights will be hung as soon as the Halloween decorations come down. But hardcore shoppers know when their dream season begins. Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, has become the accepted if unofficial start time of the Christmas rush. It's a huge day for retailers but only the first of a roughly month-long extravaganza. And thanks to Abe Lincoln, who decreed Thanksgiving a national holiday, Franklin D. Roosevelt, who signed into law that it should fall on the fourth Thursday in November, and Pope Gregory XIII, who blessed the calendar we use by papal bull, 2012 has the longest possible …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
The event will start at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
UPDATE: The location for the meet and greet for Evan Jager has changed. The event will now be held in the competition gym at Jacobs High School, 2601 Bunker Hill Drive in Algonquin, at 3:30 p.m. The event had previously been scheduled for the same time at Algonquin Commons but it was decided to move the event indoors due to the possibility of some rain this afternoon, according to the Community Unit School District 300 Facebook page. The above information was updated at 2:38 p.m. on Sept. 5. ---------------- First-time Olympian Evan Jager is coming home and Algonquin is hoping to celebrate his return in a big way next week. Jager, who placed sixth in the men's 3,000-meter steeplechase at the London Summer Olympics, will be at a meet …
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 …
Friday, November 26, 2010
Police were present at some stores to ensure safety for shoppers.
Best Buy, Toys"R"Us, Victoria's Secret, Walmart, Target and other Algonquin stores opened their doors early on Black Friday with limited-time specials and deals for early-morning shoppers.