“The Barrington SCOOP” Features Long Grove Candy Stores

Wednesday, March 31st, 2021

Two of our historic downtown Long Grove businesses were included in a feature story on The Barrington Scoop about places to find locally made Easter baskets. The Long Grove Confectionery and Ma and Pa’s Candy were among a variety of local area businesses recognized as places offering last-minute baskets for kids and adults.

The Barrington SCOOP is a hyper-local site and social network that shares news and events happening in Barrington, Lake Zurich, Deer Park, Kildeer and Long Grove. You can follow them on Facebook and Instagram for regular updates or sign up for emails when you visit their website.

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Chatterbox Recognized for Creativity Amid Pandemic

Tuesday, March 9th, 2021

Photo shared from a post by the Chatterbox Facebook Page

In a recent article from the Daily Herald, the Chatterbox, located in historic downtown Long Grove, was recognized along with eight other restaurants in the Chicago suburbs, for their innovation this winter with the creation of “Camp Find-A-Way.” When faced with Covid-19 restrictions that shut down indoor dining at Illinois restaurants, business owners literally had to think outside the “box.” At the Chatterbox, small groups of patrons can reserve space in a camper, where they safely enjoy meals and drinks. We are thrilled with their creativity and glad so many visitors could enjoy such a unique dining experience during these unique times.

As of the date this post was published, campers are still available for reservations. Learn more at chatterboxlonggrove.com

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An Afternoon With Jacqueline Kennedy and High Tea With Gerri

Thursday, February 18th, 2021

High Tea With Gerri received a special recommendation for carryout service in a Patch.com article posted yesterday. The Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance will be presenting ‘An Afternoon with Former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy’ with historical dramatist Leslie Goddard on February 21, 2021 at 1:30 pm via Zoom.

They have had the in person event catered by High Tea With Gerri in the past, but can’t this year due to the virtual format of the presentation. If you are interested in attending this free program you can email GreaterMidwestFoodways@gmail.com to receive the link. To create the complete experience at home — place your order with High Tea With Gerri and enjoy a four course tea including soup, finger sandwiches, scones, tea and petit fours.

Learn more about the mission of this not-for-profit organization on their website.

4th Annual Cocoa Crawl Success!

Thursday, February 11th, 2021

We would like to thank the Chicago Tribune for highlighting our 4th Annual Cocoa Crawl in their Buffalo Grove Countryside edition this week.

Amid Covid-19 restrictions and brutally cold weather, the Historic Downtown Business Association (in partnership with local merchants) offered a unique and socially-distanced version of this family favorite event. Visitors came dressed for the cold and snow to enjoy a scavenger hunt to receive cocoa-inspired treats and special discounts throughout town.

Behind those masks were tons of smiles and happy customers! Kudos to all who participated in this year’s event.

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Vintage Holidays Featured on “O the Places We Go”

Sunday, December 20th, 2020

We want to thank the folks at “O the Places We Go” for including their day trip to historic downtown Long Grove in a post they shared with their readers in December 2020. They are a family of five who love to explore and share their experiences with people like them.

The passion behind their blog is to help people discover family-friendly things to do and places to go in Chicago and beyond. We’re so glad they came to see us!

Learn about their fun day enjoying a sleigh ride, taking pictures, indulging on sweet treats and visiting many of our merchants during their adventure.

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Long Grove Vintage Holidays Featured on City Lifestyle Chicago

Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

SW Lake Lifestyle article by Jody Grimaldi highlights all of the unique and fun Vintage Holiday experiences in historic downtown Long Grove for the 2020 holiday season.

From our annual Merchant Open House to Horse-Drawn Sleigh Rides and a hand-built Selfie Station at the crossroads of town — all of the fun is outlined in this festive article.

A quick read, with lots of beautiful photos from locations around town.

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October Activities Calendar Featured on Daily Herald website

Wednesday, October 7th, 2020

The Daily Herald featured the Historic Downtown Long Grove Business Association’s (HDLGBA) Halloween-themed events happening throughout the month. DIY Scarecrow Day, Witches Night Out, Trick-or-Treating and Pet Parade were among the events listed. All events follow state and local safety guidelines to prevent the spread of Covid-19. We hope you’ll join us sometime this month to enjoy the revitalized downtown area, visit favorite restaurants and shops.

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Vintage Days and Live Music in Long Grove Featured on ABC 7 News

Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

Read the article by ABC 7 Eyewitness News that shared information about our 5th Annual Vintage Days, Long Grove LIVE music on weekends and more with viewers. We appreciate the story that highlighted the efforts of the Historic Downtown Long Grove Business Association, amid the Covid-19 pandemic, to continue working to create safe outdoor activities for visitors.

Long Grove Virtual Chocolate Fest on ABC 7 Eyewitness News

Sunday, May 17th, 2020

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our beloved Chocolate Festival (that brings tens of thousands of visitors to the downtown in a weekend) had to be cancelled this year. Instead, the Historic Downtown Business Association brought a smaller, virtual version of the annual event into your homes. Thanks to ABC 7 for coverage of our first-ever virtual event. More than a dozen merchants rose to the occasion to help put together a virtual festival including chocolate demonstrations, tastings, beauty applications, cocktail making and more!

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Joanie’s provides meals for Advocate Good Shepherd staff

Tuesday, April 28th, 2020


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