Monday, December 24, 2012
It was an afternoon of festivities at Chestnut Court with carolers, free snacks, store discounts, face painting and a visit from Santa! Many stores hosted specials and showed their holiday spirit. Check out the pictures from today's events.
The businesses of Darien's Chestnut Court shopping center brought holiday cheer to residents Saturday. Santa paid a visit to the businesses during Saturday's event, which also featured carolers, face-painting and more. Participating merchants got into the giving spirit as well and offered discounts and deals. Did you go to the event? Share your photos by adding them to our gallery!
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Twelve merchants will throw a Girls' Night Out Friday, complete with music from the duo Brock and Abrams, while Frugal Muse hosts prominent authors Rebecca Makkai on Friday and Bill Press on Saturday.
It’ll be a girls’ world Friday at Chestnut Court. The merchants in the shopping center at 75th Street and Lemont Road will be hosting their first Girls’ Night Out from 5:30-9 p.m. Each of the 12 participating shops will have an outdoor display, weather permitting, featuring such treats as free cupcakes, chair massages and mini manicures. Many of the stores will also be offering discounts. Live music will be provided by the duo Brock and Abrams, which comprises Mike Bruccoleri who formerly played with Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone and Bob Abrams formerly of The Buckinghams. “It’s really going to be a fun event,” said Frugal Muse bookstore manager Paul Garrison, who’s coordinating the night. Rebecca Makkai, author of The Borrower, …
Thursday, March 29, 2012
What do you think would be a good fit for this opening in Chestnut Court?
Monday, March 26, 2012
Darien Patch asks readers to play developer and share their ideas for open storefronts around town.
There’s been a lot of action in Darien’s Chestnut Court shopping center this past year or so. Oakridge Hobbies & Toys, Tuesday Morning, Kumon and El Puerto Mexican Restaurant have all found a niche there. Ross Dress for Less will also soon be joining the lineup. A slim storefront, however, sits empty between Wilton Homewares and XSport Fitness. What would be the perfect complement to the other stores that call Chestnut Court home? Share your ideas in the comments.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
The discount clothing retailer is expected to sign a lease within the next 30 days, Inland Real Estate Vice President Jeff Howard said.
Two storefronts in the Chestnut Court shopping center on 75th Street are set to merge, becoming the home for a new clothing store in Darien. Ross Dress for Less is expected to sign a lease within the next 30 days for a 25,000 square-foot space in the mall, said Inland Real Estate Vice President Jeff Howard at Monday’s City Council meeting. The discount retailer will move into spaces previously occupied by Loyola Medical Center and Factory Card and Party Outlet, which is consolidating with Party City in Downers Grove. Ross is expected to bring in about $9 million in sales annually, Howard said. While Chestnut Court has historically struggled to maintain tenants, Howard said recent additions including Oakridge Hobbies and Toys, Jo-Ann …
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Move has been planned since early March; new center expects to see 150,000 patients a year.
The Darien outpost of Loyola University Health System closed Tuesday as staff and physicians prepared to move to a new location in Burr Ridge, Loyola officials said. Starting Monday, the general practitioners and pediatricians from the Loyola Center for Health at Darien will be integrated into the larger Burr Ridge facility, said Administrative Director Cheryl White. The move has been in the works since the Burr Ridge center opened in early March, White said. The center, which expects to see 150,000 patients this year, already houses specialties such as neurology and orthopedics. “Primary care fits with it,” White said. “We’ll have consistency across specialties and primary care.” In total, about 20 staff members, of whom about five or six…