The Brew Hounds Beer Company is in talks to open a brewery in Talcott Square within the next year.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Friday, March 8, 2013
Festivities will begin with a parade through downtown Lemont at 1 p.m., followed by foot, entertainment and tons of fun.
Saturday, February 16, 2013
The business, which offered space for guests to think, create, work and have meetings, announced its closing on Friday.
Mindflow Café has closed its doors for the last time at its location 206 Main St. in downtown Lemont. In a press release on Friday, Keith Nowakowski, achievement director, announce the closing. “The Mindflow Group opened the Mindflow Café with the intent of providing a central hub for business professionals and creative thinkers to network, co-work and gain access to their success,” Nowakowski said. “Lemont is dynamic with amazing businesses, a creative community and a connected vibe. However, the demand for the Mindflow Café was not there at this time. Run by MindFlow Group, a Lemont-based consulting firm, the café opened in July, billing itself as a place where guests could “think, create, work, have group meetings and meet new people.” …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Here’s a sampling of some of the unique gifts that can be found at a few of the independent shops in downtown Lemont. Please feel free to add your suggestions in the comments, too.
Did you glance at the calendar today and suddenly realize that Christmas is less than two weeks away? Are you in all-out panic mode over what to pick up for those hard-to-buy-for people on your gift-giving list this year? Ok, maybe that’s just me … but at any rate, I took a stroll down Stephen Street the other day and was amazed by the terrific gift ideas I found at the independent stores in just one block. The shop owners and clerks were more than helpful, and the experience was interesting, unhurried–and downright delightful. I’m happy to share a few of the gift-giving ideas I found on Stephen Street and please feel free to add your suggestions from stores in other parts of town in the comments section of this story, as well. A list of …
Friday, December 7, 2012
Participating merchants will stay open from 6 p.m. until midnight Friday for your shopping convenience.
Lemont shoppers can shop ‘til they drop during Midnight Madness in the village’s historic downtown Friday. Participating businesses will stay open until midnight during the event – and specialty vendors will sell their wares at various locations throughout the downtown area. Midnight Madness festivities will begin at 6 p.m. Start your shopping at Belle De Jour at 108 Stephen St., and be sure to pick up a Midnight Madness map so you don’t miss out on the many specials and unique merchandise being offered. (You may also print out the map featured with this story before you leave home – so you can hit the ground running.) Participating Midnight Madness merchants and specials will include: Featured specialty vendors/items will include: …
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Annual event for all ages will take place from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday in historic downtown Lemont.
There will be plenty of free fun and festivities for the entire family at Lemont’s annual Hometown Holiday event, which will be held in the village’s historic downtown from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday. In the true spirit of the season, Hometown Holiday is as much about giving as receiving. This year, the Lemont Girl Scouts Community Service Unit 24 will sponsor a variety of charitable activities, including “Cards to Heroes” as well as a toy collection and food drive. The Cards to Heroes mini-event will take place throughout the day at Community Christian Church at 102 Stephen St, across from Stonehouse Pub. Girl Scout Event Chairwoman Betty Slad encourages all ages to stop by and create or sign a card or note to be sent to U.S. military troops …
Friday, November 30, 2012
Gift shop, which opened last week on Stephen Street, offers items from more than 30 crafters and independent vendors.
Kim Peters opened Aurora Rose, A Unique Boutique, just a week ago – but her shop is already brimming with delightful gift items, just in time for the holiday season. Peters and her daughter, Amber, closed their store in Willow Springs on Nov. 16 – and with the help of family and friends, the pair made a seamless transition to their new location at 111 Stephen Street. “It was a crazy time – but we wanted to be open for this weekend,” Peters said, referring to Saturday’s Hometown Holiday event in downtown Lemont. Peters said she “just loves Lemont” and its historic hometown feel. And she praised village officials for speeding along inspections so she could move into the downtown building on time and with ease. Aurora Rose features the …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
The final car show of the season will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. tonight in downtown Lemont.
The streets of downtown Lemont will be lined with antique and classic vehicles on Wednesday during Lemont Legends Cruise Nights. The summer series, organized by the Lemont Area Chamber of Commerce, runs 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Wednesday, June 6 through Aug. 29. The event is held on Main, Lemont and Canal streets in the village's downtown area. In addition to the dozens of classic cars that will be showcased each week, Cruise Nights also feature entertainment and food from several local vendors. This week's theme is antiques – and serves as a rain date for Emergency Vehicles Night. For more information, contact Lemont Chamber Director Joanna Kmiec at 630-257-5997 or visit www.lemontchamber.com. - - - - - - - - - - - - There are plenty of …
Monday, August 27, 2012
Lemont's 63rd annual Labor Day festival will run Friday through Monday in the historic downtown area.
Summer may be winding down, but there's still one last chance for some good, old-fashioned festival fun in downtown Lemont. The 63rd annual Keepataw Days Festival will kick off Friday afternoon, and we have your complete guide to the weekend-long event. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - The festival will be located in downtown Lemont in the Metra parking lot, on Canal Street and Bossert Drive. Friday, Aug. 31: 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Sept. 1: Noon to midnight Sunday, Sept. 2: Noon to midnight Monday, Sept. 3: Noon to 10 p.m. Rides and games will be provided by Alpine, Inc. Kids can enjoy unlimited rides for $20 from noon to 5 p.m., Saturday through Monday. Unlimited rides are $15 during the Last Blast (Monday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.). …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
The car show will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday in downtown Lemont.
The streets of downtown Lemont will be lined with Pontiacs on Wednesday as during Lemont Legends Cruise Nights. The summer series, organized by the Lemont Area Chamber of Commerce, runs 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Wednesday, June 6 through Aug. 29. The event is held on Main, Lemont and Canal streets in the village's downtown area. In addition to the dozens of classic cars that will be showcased each week, Cruise Nights also feature entertainment and food from several local vendors. This week's theme is Classic Trucks. For more information, contact Lemont Chamber Director Joanna Kmiec at 630-257-5997 or visit www.lemontchamber.com. - - - - - - - - - - - - There are plenty of ways to keep up on Lemont news: