A lot has happened in Deerfield this year and Patch has been there.
Businesses have opened and closed. Crimes have been committed. Things have happened with local government and schools which have touched the lives of many. In sports, local state champions were crowned.
Patch will review the top stories of the year by category for the next five days. They are business, crime, government, schools and sports. On the last day of the year, we will reveal the top 10 stories of 2012.
Today, Patch begins with the top 10 business stories of the year. Of the 10, seven have something to do with restaurants. Please feel free to share which ones were most important to you in the comments section. The top 10 are as follows:
1. Village Reacts to Rosebud Sign—When the Village Board of Trustees denied the request of Rosebud to keep a sign it erected in violation of Deerfield’s laws, there was no shortage of reaction.
2. Wonder Closes After Three Months—Opening with a great deal of fanfare, the children’s retailer did not last long at Deerbrook Mall.
3. George’s What’s Cooking to Close Sunday—Many readers lamented the end of this eatery.
4. Deerbrook Owners Pull Plug on Renovation—The shopping center at the corner of Lake Cook and Waukegan Roads made news all year. This was the most popular of all stories on the subject.
5. Deerfield’s Newest Restaurant Will Cater to Local Taste—Though some restaurants shut their doors in Deerfield, Bobby’s Deerfield got a lot of attention when it decided to come to the Village.
6. Woodfire Chicken Closes Doors—Readers continue to lament the end of an era.
7. Highland Park Restaurant Cost Deerfield Company $16,000—When Stash’s closed in Highland Park after 44 years, the reverberations were felt in Deerfield.
8. New Restaurant Plans Move Into Stoney River Space—When Biaggi’s decided to plant roots in downtown Deerfield, plenty of people were happy.
9. Civic Passion Arises From Kevin’s Place—Kevin Quigley has developed an institution in downtown Deerfield.
10. Seta Salon Moving to Downtown Deerfield—This salon decided to relocate to the Village center from Deerbrook.
On Thursday, Patch will list the top 10 crime stories.