Taco Diablo and Lulu’s Returning to Downtown Evanston – Groundbreaking Friday, May 1!

Co-owners Marty Cless, Dan Kelch and Laura VanDorf invite you to attend a ground breaking ceremony at 1026 Davis Street, 3pm Friday, May 1st, 2015, as they begin the revival ...

Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day AND Free Comic Book Day in Evanston!

Saturday, May 2 is a great day to celebrate both reading and independent businesses as Independent Bookstore Day falls on the same date as Free Comic Book Day! Home to ...

Frio Gelato Reopens April 17! Dempster Street Location Opens April 24

Frio Gelato has announced that their production kitchen at 1701 Simpson Street will kick off its summer season on Friday, April 17. Frio makes and sells Argentine gelato to wholesale ...

Welcome to Evanston, Illinois, the unique, livable, and innovative city on the edge of Chicago, Lake Michigan, and the North Shore

Unparalleled connectivity, urban sophistication, natural serenity and entrepreneurial spirit come together in Evanston. Home to top ranking Northwestern University, a strong business community, thriving urban downtown, picture perfect neighborhoods and exceptional talent all make Evanston a truly livable city with something for everyone. An honor that Forbes magazine’s “America’s Top 25 Towns to Live” agrees with. Whether you are simply visiting or call Evanston home, school, work, or you plan to soon, we welcome you to explore our city and discover what gives Evanston its edge!

Evanston Spotlight

Learn How Your Business Can Go Global With Rotary International & Millennium Challenge Corporation May 27

Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is an innovative and independent U.S. foreign aid agency that is leading the fight against global poverty through economic growth. MCC is working to create the markets of the future, identifying ways for U.S. companies involved in agriculture, energy and infrastructure to expand their businesses.  On Monday, April 27, Rotary International will…

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Get Your Business Online With Google at a Free Workshop April 27

On April 27, Google will bring its Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map Workshop to Greenhouse Lofts in Chicago. This free event has brought together business owners, partners, and elected officials in cities across the country with one goal: to help local businesses get their info online and on the map for free. In…

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West Village Business Association Brings Live Jazz to Curt’s Cafe South

The Evanston West Village Business Association is hosting its first event, a free jazz show at Curt’s Cafe South on Friday, April 24. Featured artist Donovan Mixon has performed in jazz festivals and clinics around the world, including the Chicago Jazz Festival. Curt’s Cafe South recently opened in the former Perla Cafe space at 1813…

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Recycling Center RFQ Open Through May 15

The City is seeking submissions from qualified developers for the reuse of a City-owned property located at 2222 Oakton Street. The site is comprised of a 13,000 square foot building that previously housed Evanston’s Recycling Center and now currently serves as storage for City equipment. The property is slightly less than one acre (39,000 square feet). The City is seeking…

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City of Evanston Seeks Proposals for Recording Studio and Café in Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center

The City of Evanston is seeking proposals for experienced organizations and businesses to lease, equip and fully operate the recording studio and café in the Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center, 1823 Church St., located just northeast of Evanston Township High School. The Center is currently under construction. Recording Studio The 400-square-foot recording studio includes a control room,…

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