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Scarletti's Italian Kitchen | Credit: File Photo
Kelly July 18, 2014 at 08:55 am
Please NO MORE Italian restaurants! We need a sandwich shop like Sho-Fly Pie used to be or VillageRead More Gourmet in Clarendon Hills. Berto's Deli is OK but there is room for another!
Patricia Vlcek July 19, 2014 at 02:23 pm
I agree with Denise and Adria. We do need more diversity in Cuisine choices. Italian may beRead More popular, but its over done in our town. I am sorry to see Scarletti's leave, but happy this family will enjoy much needed time together.
Darien Resident July 21, 2014 at 08:37 am
Scarletti's has been one of my husband and my favorite restaurants. We will miss them and theirRead More fine service and cuisine. We wish them the very best and totally understand their decision.
Friday is the day for Angelo Caputo's Fresh Market in Downers Grove, IL.
Patrick Scott June 27, 2014 at 07:42 am
Congratulation to the Caputo family and their "new" employee's...having shopped at severalRead More of their stores they will be a welcome addition to our community. The American enterprise system at work.
Happy
Desert Rat May 24, 2014 at 07:24 pm
Man, I'm stuffed on a couple of Canadian bacon McGriddles. Maybe tomorrow I'll try on of theirRead More salads. Or maybe not....
AlwaysPO'd May 25, 2014 at 12:27 pm
Capitalism will dictate if Happy survives, not the liberal agenda.
Joe Duane June 8, 2014 at 08:51 am
We offer fresh cut bank instrument for lease/sale, such as BG, SBLC, MTN, Bank Bonds, Bank Draft, TRead More strips and other. Leased Instruments can be obtained at minimal expense to the borrower compared to other banking options and we also discount/monetize BG's. This offer is open to both individuals and corporate bodies. If in need of our services, contact me for detail information. Thank you, Mr.Joe Duane email:jduane076@gmail.com Joeduane@consultant.com
Historic home at 206 N. Washingiton St. in Hinsdale was a pile of rubble Saturday afternoon.
Daniel May 19, 2014 at 10:54 am
I believe historic preservation is voluntary in Hinsdale, not regulatory, which is fair consideringRead More the number of homes that have been torn down by our neighbors. I agree with Brian that those demanding historic preservation on others' property should put their own money up and buy the houses they seek to preserve. I wonder how many of them live in new construction themselves? In this case, I understand the homeowner had bought the lot with the intention of saving some of it but dramatically changing it, including an increase in the FAR (floor area ratio). That increase in FAR beyond village standards required village approval, which trustees granted because they liked the effort to preserve some of the history. This was a compromise of values. The homeowner must have spent a ton of dough in architect fees, permits and acquiring compatible building materials, and was saving every demolished brick and timber to reuse in the expansion. The foundation looked like it gave way when the north expansion was being dug out. I got to watch the collapse by accident as I was walking by and it was sad. I understand the homeowner was out in front crying, so I think conspiracy arguments are unfair to all those who were involved in this process.
Daniel May 19, 2014 at 11:49 am
I believe historic preservation is voluntary in Hinsdale, not regulatory, which is fair consideringRead More the number of homes that have been torn down by our neighbors. I agree with Brian that those demanding historic preservation on others' property should put their own money up and buy the houses they seek to preserve. I wonder how many of them live in new construction themselves? In this case, I understand the homeowner had bought the lot with the intention of saving some of it but dramatically changing it, including an increase in the FAR (floor area ratio). That increase in FAR beyond village standards required village approval, which trustees granted because they liked the effort to preserve some of the history. This was a compromise of values. The homeowner must have spent a ton of dough in architect fees, permits and acquiring compatible building materials, and was saving every demolished brick and timber to reuse in the expansion. The foundation looked like it gave way when the north expansion was being dug out. I got to watch the collapse by accident as I was walking by and it was sad. I understand the homeowner was out in front in shock, so I think conspiracy arguments are unfair to all those who were involved in this process.
Patricia Whitten May 19, 2014 at 09:54 pm
What happened to the house on Washington should not have happened if a competent structuralRead More engineer was involved. Mr. Hickey's comments are all too typical of the newer generation of Hinsdale real estate-related "interests". Spare me the lecture. It's all about "the homeowner's rights", i.e., making money, especially for Mr. Hickey. I don't know where he lives, but I live in Hinsdale, in a great 118 year old house. We face the dilemma of whether to put more money into it before the inevitable sale in the near future because we are empty-nesters. Businesses like Mr. Hickey's that take advantage of the continuing tear-down craze in this Village, to put up...what - bigger and bigger structures that shut out sunlight, eat up permeable surfaces, cause flooding - and don't forget taking out hundred-year-old trees. No thanks. It's a long-running debate about the value and character of older structures people supposedly love about Hinsdale that I won't belabor, but just read Mr. Hickey's comments and decide if that's the place you want to live.
The inside of a long-dead mall, as photographed by Seph Lawless for his new book "Black Friday."
George Murphy May 26, 2014 at 08:21 pm
The pendulum has swung the other way. I remember the early 1970's was a booming time for theseRead More "shopping centers." Meanwhile, the privately-owned business in the small towns were suffering as a result. When it is convenient to not have to leave one's home, well, one does not leave the same. The internet, while it is so handy, has killed retail businesses. Another big drawback is the price of the commercial rental. Unless the shopkeeper owns the building, it can be prohibitive in the overhead. Lastly, government regulations have destroyed and consumed much of any profit our merchants may accrue.
George Murphy May 26, 2014 at 08:30 pm
I patronize many businesses just to try to support the numbers. But, I am only one person. NewRead More Jersey has seen the same demise with shopping malls. The only head-above-water tactic is to keep other attractions on the property (movie houses, restaurants and kiddie fun places, to name a few). This may help, but it doesn't look as if these shopping wonder worlds will ever return to the statuses of the 1970's. It really troubles me to see people not thriving, especially when they faithfully go out to work each day.
Joe Duane June 8, 2014 at 08:51 am
We offer fresh cut bank instrument for lease/sale, such as BG, SBLC, MTN, Bank Bonds, Bank Draft, TRead More strips and other. Leased Instruments can be obtained at minimal expense to the borrower compared to other banking options and we also discount/monetize BG's. This offer is open to both individuals and corporate bodies. If in need of our services, contact me for detail information. Thank you, Mr.Joe Duane email:jduane076@gmail.com Joeduane@consultant.com
Patch file photo
J. Geoff Rove May 4, 2014 at 03:22 pm
As long as my mail box gets fewer junk cards from Lake Forest puppet PACs.
Oliver P. McCracken May 5, 2014 at 01:34 pm
When out riding in my Stutz Bearcat, there is nothing I enjoy less than fussing with the long lines,Read More high prices, and mediocre food being peddled by that horrid place. I would much rather spend my hard-earned money at a truly local establishment, such as Poochie's where the girls are comely and the cheddar sharp, or Dengeo's where the ladies are sharp and the gyro sandwiches are saucy, or even Herm's palace of frankfurters where there may be no saucy or comely lasses, but there are tasty calories galore!
Grandpamike May 5, 2014 at 03:27 pm
@Oliver Well played, sir or madam, well played. The bard could not have said it any better. Bravo.
jim May 30, 2014 at 09:59 am
You mean Frank Portillo right?
Colleen McAbee May 30, 2014 at 10:09 am
Yes, I meant Frank. Good catch!
Anthony Pellicano May 31, 2014 at 09:57 pm
We just got our Portillos in New Lenox and we love it!!!!!
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