Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Since 2003, the bookstore has closed an average of 15 stores annually.
Barnes & Noble Inc. plans to close 30 percent of its stores, or about 20 stores a year, over the next decade, a top executive with the bookstore told the Wall Street Journal. Mitchell Klipper, chief executive of Barnes & Noble’s retail group, did not provide a list of retail stores that would be closed so there’s no word yet on the future of the Barnes & Noble in Deerfield Square. The company is by far the nation’s largest book retailer chain, since the closing of Borders in 2011, and currently has 689 retail stores and 674 college stores, Huffington Post reported. Last October, the Deerfield Square Barnes & Noble store was among 63 stores around the country where credit card data stored on PIN pads was hacked, according to the company. …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
With only one vacancy left in downtown Deerfield’s largest shopping center, poll respondents express an overwhelming desire for something to do with food.
Food was on the mind of the people responding to the latest Patch poll published Friday seeking suggestions for a potential occupant for the only remaining vacant space on Deerfield Square. Of the 16 people who answered, 10 suggested either a specialty food store or an establishment which serves food, beverage or both. Five hope for the store while the other five want the edibles served to them. Earlier: Poll: What Store Would Fit Here One person wanted sporting goods while another would like to see children’s clothing or accessories. Four would like to see something else and made their ideas known in the comments below the story. “A small home furnishes store like Adesso or Jolie Maison in HP (Highland Park),” wrote Diane. Susan Canole …
Friday, December 7, 2012
Deerfield Square has one vacancy left in the main shopping center. What would you like to see move in?
Deerfield Square is nearly full with merchants offering a wide array of goods from groceries to fashions for both adults and children. There is only one space left on the Square and Patch wants to know what you would like to see. Get local news in a daily email from Patch. It's like getting a free newspaper. Learn more. Plenty of possibilities exist and there is only one space. Give it some thought, take the poll and leave your ideas in comments. If you know a business to fill it, let CRM Real Estate know (847-948-6500). The company would also like to bring new neighbors to Deerfield to fill what was once Starland Creative Center and Curves which is immediately west of the Square. For more news and updates, "like" us on Facebook or follow …
Friday, October 19, 2012
Decoration at Waukegan and Deerfield Roads is hand made by a Chicago artist.
Someone looking for a placed all dressed up for Halloween need go no further than the southwest corner of Deerfield and Waukegan Roads. For the last 10 years, Diane Dreksler-Sturck of Diane’s Art Studio in Chicago has built the Halloween display at that corner for the owners of the Deerfield Square shopping center. It is not an easy thing to do. Earlier: Halloween Fun Roundup: Event in and Around Town “Everything is attached in some way,” Dreksler-Sturck said. “They’re nailed, fastened or stitched. They have to endure the elements, the wind, the rain and (everything else about) Chicago.” All the characters and scenes are made by Dreksler-Sturck or her partner, Eve Butz. The display itself came out of Dreksler-Sturck’s imagination. “It’s a …
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Customers and merchants call weekend event a success.
Shoppers were finding bargains at Deerfield Square’s annual Sidewalk Sale Thursday through Sunday and merchants were pleased with the event. At b friends, Mckayla O’Neal of Deerfield found three rings for $1, according to her mother, Lisa O’Neal. That section did particularly well, according to Ricki Goldstick. “The $1 table went real fast,” Goldstick said. Earlier: Heartache Tonight Kicks off Sidewalk Sale Debbie Applebaum of Glenview was looking at numerous dresses at Avenue Fashions while Debbie Hickey of Deerfield was seeking bargains at Footloose. “Anything that is a good bargain I desire,” Hickey said. Footloose owner Larry Rosen was happy with the three-day event as well. “It was great, excellent,” he said. “The advertising was …
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Eagles tribute band entertains crowd at Deerfield Square. Sidewalk Sale continues through Sunday.
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Saturday, July 21, 2012
Music returned to Deerfield Square Thursday along with this weekend’s Sidewalk Sale when Heartache Tonight, an Eagles tribute band, performed before more than 200 people. In addition to the music, children were enjoying balloon twisting and face painting while the line for free popcorn was continual. Earlier: Free Concerts Return to Deerfield Square The pop corn machine was operated by Deerfield High School seniors Liz Avalon and Rachael Magnus. Sidewalk Sale continues through Sunday. American English, which specializes in Beatles music, will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday. To better keep up with Deerfield news follow Patch on Twitter and Facebook.
Friday, June 22, 2012
Series of three performances starts in July.
Free summer concerts return to Deerfield Square as part of July Fest next month with three performances of diverse music at 7 p.m. in the southwest corner of the plaza. Lynne Jordan and the Shivers will start the series July 11, Heartache Tonight will perform July 19 and the series will conclude July 26 with American English. Sidewalk sale from July 19 through 21 is part of the fest. Earlier: Summer Concert Series Starts Wednesday Lynne Jordan and the Shivers perform a variety of music including soul, blues and light rock. They are a Chicago based group which has performed throughout the world, according to information on its website. Heartache Tonight is an Eagles tribute band which does everything it can to give its audience an …
Friday, May 18, 2012
Shoppers at Deerfield Square sound off on $10 million soft money advertising plan.
Shoppers at Deerfield Square were not ready to abandon their loyalty to the Chicago Cubs over owner Joe Ricketts’ plans to spend $10 million to finance an effort to produce negative advertising criticizing President Barack Obama. The same people expressed anger that one person, in this case Ricketts, would spend so much money to affect the outcome of the Presidential election by purchasing advertising at the time of the Democratic Convention in September attacking the President. The controversy broke Thursday morning when the New York Times published a story disclosing the plan hatched between Ricketts and Republican political professionals. Later Thursday, Rickets backed off some of the more controversial parts of the proposal. Lou Zale …
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Christmas Tree display pops up near Whole Foods.
The giant jack-in-the-box display at the southwest intersection of Deerfield and Waukegan Roads is just the beginning of the decorations at Deerfield Square. Once inside the center there is a Chanukah display and not too far away a Christmas Tree surrounded by shoppers and their parcels. All three creations are designed by Chicago Public Schools art teacher Diane Drexler and will remain up through the holidays according to Deerfield Square owner Chuck Malk.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Chanukah decoration adds to festive displays at Deerfield Square.
People passing the southwest intersection of Deerfield and Waukegan Roads are greeted by a civic holiday card in the form of a giant jack-in-the-box surrounded by an assortment of toys and Christmas celebrants courtesy of the owners of Deerfield Square. For those venturing inside the center to browse among the shops, there is more holiday fare. A Chanukah display created by Chicago Public Schools art teacher Diane Drexler, the same artist who made the other decoration, adorns the south end of the center. Both displays will remain up through the holiday according to Deerfield Square owner Chuck Malk.