Showing posts from August, 2023

"Historic Day" for village's retail growth / BG Days set / Library's network expands

              Village Board President Eric Smith was like a proud father at the Aug. 21 Village Board meeting.             Calling it a “historic day” for the village, Smith presided over the meeting that included discussions about a proposal for a Lazy Dog Restaurant and Grill at the intersection of Lake-Cook and McHenry Roads, plans for a Belle Tire in the Ricky Rockets Fuel Center and approval of a Dundee Road Tax Increment Financing District (TIF).             However, the crowning touch of the evening was the presentation for development of the 16-acre infamous and blighted Rohrman properties at 915 – 945 Dundee Rd. which have been the source of ridicule by residents for years.             Unveiled plans call for a mix-used development that will include a Tesla dealership along with 30,000 to 40,000 square feet and what was described as a “197-unit luxury multi-family residential project.” While a detailed timeframe for the development was not unveiled, it is anticipated that

Lazy Dog eyes BG / Dundee TIF district / Cops probe auto burglary

  Lazy Dog eyes BG location The Lazy Dog in Vernon Hills             The Village Board will hear a proposal for a Lazy Dog Restaurant and Bar at the corner of Lake-Cook and McHenry Roads, the site of the former IHOP. Tonight’s conversation is dubbed a pre-application discussion that will give Lazy Dog officials the opportunity to present their proposal. They are also seeking a referral to the Planning & Zoning Commission. Lazy Dog is a California-based chain that opened its first Illinois location in Vernon Hills in November of 2018. The proposal for the unit in Buffalo Grove would be, according to the Daily Herald , a one-story facility that would be approximately 7,400 square feet and include a 1,300 square foot outdoor patio. By comparison, the Vernon Hills restaurant is a 9,269-square-foot building with a seating capacity of 152 people. The size of the proposed Buffalo Grove unit, notes the Daily Herald, is typical of various sit-down restaurants and is almost double

Shopping plaza hit by two crimes / BG Road foes get more visible / 'Go Green" event set

Spoerlein Commons hit twice – Police report a pair of incidents at Spoerlein Commons shopping plaza. In one incident, police say an unknown subject or subjects entered a maintenance room and damaged the property with paint.  Police say the second incident is being investigated as a person told police that he found the rear exterior door of his business damaged, and money missing from the cash register. Retail theft -- Police are continuing their investigation into the theft of seven bottles of liquor from the Walgreens at 1701 N Buffalo Grove Rd. The value of the stolen goods was set at   $209.93 Residential theft -- A resident in the 800 block of Trace Drive told police his bike was stolen from what they called an “unsecured” storage  area. The bike was valued at less than $500. Traffic busts – Buffalo Grove Police listed three citations for traffic related incidents including two for driving with a revoked license and one DUI.   In Other Community News   Opposition