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Winnetka restaurateur sells Trifecta to longtime employee

by Libby Elliott, Freelance Reporter News, Business

When Winnetka restaurateur Patrick O’Neil shuttered his Trifecta Grill six weeks ago, gossip began circulating around town that O’Neil’s second establishment, Little Ricky’s, was soon to follow.

Some folks speculated...

Get into the 'Spirit': New plant-based restaurant set to open in Hubbard Woods

by Megan Bernard, Editor News, Business

When the new restaurant Spirit Elephant opens its doors to the public on Jan. 25 in Winnetka, customers will get to try a menu of all plant-based vegan foods — a North Shore first. 

Its owner, CD Young, said the idea...

Village Toy Shop shutters after 70-plus years in town

by Libby Elliott, Freelance Reporter News, Business

Winnetka’s Village Toy Shop, a beloved local business that occupied the same storefront on Elm Street for more than 70 years, closed its doors for the last time on Christmas Eve, leaving behind empty shelves, darkened display windows...