Monday, February 4, 2013
Party City moved from Skokie to neighboring Niles early last week.
Party City relocated to 5651 Touhy Ave. in Village Crossing early last week. A spokesman for the company said the store was seeking a larger space. Village Crossing is split between Skokie and Niles. Party City will be moving from the Skokie side to the Niles portion of the shopping center, or next to the Jewel-Osco. The store opened its doors last week. -- Patch on Facebook
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Scott Beatty is bursting out of his business' traditionally cramped quarters in Village Crossing to the new location by Dempster Street and Austin Avenue. AU Sports got its first start in Skokie near Dempster and Gross Point for nearly two decades.
After more than two decades as a Skokie retail institution, and more recently severyal years in Niles, the AU Sports memorabilia store is moving to the next town over come May 1. The iconic store will move into Magazine Museum’s former longtime quarters at 6006 Dempster St. in Morton Grove. After looking in downtown Skokie, among other locations, for expanded space compared to his present 2,350 square feet in the Village Crossing shopping center, AU Sports majority owner Scott Beatty settled on the Morton Grove site a few weeks ago. The space itself is next to the empty storefront vacated during the winter by Magical Mystery Tour, a 35-year Morton Grove business stalwart. Beatty signed what he termed a “short” lease – three years –to set…
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Though the chain is closing six Illinois stores, none in the immediate area will be shuttered.
The Best Buy stores in Village Crossing Shopping Center and across from Old Orchard Shopping Center will remain open, even though the chain is closing dozens of stores across the country. Meanwhile the Greenwood and Golf Roads in Niles, as well as the mini Best Buy store inside Super H Mart in Civic Center Plaza, at Waukegan Road and Oakton Street, are also remaining open. The Chicago Tribune reported Best Buy is closing stores in Deerfield, Addison, Chicago and other area locations. USA Today detailed that the chain is closing 50 stores in response to increased competition from online rivals. Get more news. Like Skokie Patch on Facebook
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Famous Footwear is in Skokie, but the accident started over the border in Niles.
Skokie police were dispatched to the 7100 block of N. Central Avenue Wednesday at 7:13 p.m. for a report of a traffic accident, according to Skokie Police Commander Paul Weinman. Weinman said initially SPD was called to the scene because the incident occurred on the border between Niles and Skokie, and resulted in a vehicle causing structural damage to a retail store in Skokie. Niles police were called to the scene after Skokie police determined the accident initiated on the Niles side, Weinman said. Niles Police Sgt. Ron Brandt said a vehicle traveling eastbound from the west end of the parking lot allegedly failed to yield, striking a vehicle traveling southbound on N. Cental Avenue in Niles, before continuing on to crash into the Famous…