Archive for November, 2018

November Press

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

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December Visitor Blog

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

Paving the Way to a Brighter Future in 2019

In case you haven’t stopped by recently, 2018 has been the year of construction in historic downtown Long Grove.  Yes, everyone who lives, works or has visited during this time has been somewhat inconvenienced by road closures, traffic jams and those annoying red cones. Oh, then there was that huge truck that destroyed the town’s iconic gateway!  The good news is, although it’s been painful at times and the renovation process is taking longer than expected, there is light at the end of the tunnel.  The village is literally and figuratively, paving the way to a brighter future.

In 2019, Historic Long Grove will rise and shine once again.  Through the demolition and rubble, the foreclosures and vacancies, a giant is slowly reawakening.  The rebirth of this destination town is within sight.  New infrastructure is attracting an exciting new crop of businesses while reinforcing the long lineage of mainstays for the next generation of visitors.  These changes are vital as Long Grove looks to prosper in the new era.

Besides relaunching with upgraded roads, sidewalks, and lighting, 2019 will also bring the resurrection of the Long Grove Bridge, which just before the accident was designated with the National Register of Historic Places honor.  One could say that history is reinventing itself as this little hamlet shakes off the dust and embarks on a new path.

Downtown Long Grove is rewriting the next chapter of its century-old story, and we’re excited for the dawn of tomorrow…

November Visitor Blog

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

How a Small Town Recreates Vintage Holiday Experiences

Tired of the big box mayhem or lonely online shopping?  Each year historic downtown Long Grove brings back old-school holiday spirit by giving shoppers a nostalgic alternative.  The entire village transforms into a Norman Rockwell Christmas scene during its annual Vintage Holidays campaign  – five consecutive weeks of classic shopping experiences for the family.  Long Grove is what the holidays used to be all about… small town warmth, old world charms, memorable family traditions.  Every Saturday and Sunday from November 23 until December 23, the charming downtown streets come alive with complimentary horse-drawn carriages and Santa roaming the sidewalks meeting with good girls and boys. Also helping set the festive mood each weekend are strolling holiday carolers and musicians along with the renowned Christmas Tree Parade, where businesses decorate fresh pines to the tune of their store’s distinctive theme.  People are invited to stroll along Long Grove’s cobblestone walkways and take in the sites of Victorian buildings trimmed with lights and custom Christmas trees against a picturesque wintery backdrop.

Historic Downtown Long Grove is home to an assortment of unique restaurants and specialty shops that welcome visitors throughout the Vintage Holiday event.  Many of the family owned and operated, independent stores that the town is famous for feature discounts on merchandise and complimentary drinks and snacks rewarding customers for shopping small.  Long Grove merchants, who sell everything from gourmet foods, jewelry and fashions to antiques, art and décor, are smart options for rare finds.   Isn’t it time you stopped by this Vintage Holiday season?

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