The flame is going out at Smoker's Stop in Oak Park. By Nov. 20 the shop at 6319 North Ave. will be forced to close its doors following an order from the village of Oak Park. Due to a variety of issues, the business had its license revoked.
Mary Anderson and Cate Readling, two Oak Park moms, had to make a tough choice for their families: stay in Boy Scouts and deal with the discriminatory policy or pull their sons from an organization they loved.
Oak Park will be buzzing with new places to get brews and burgers soon. According to a news release from Oak Park Development Corporation, Oak Park Brewing Company/Hamburger Mary's will open its doors in the summer of 2014, pending completion of its acquisition and rehab of an Oak Park building.
The Oak Park village board and village staff has said the development timeline for the Colt site and surrounding parcels in downtown Oak Park is an aggressive one, but have said they're committed to helping bring the $70-million-dollar project to completion.
Most business owners are busy enough keeping up with budgets, managing employees and keeping the doors open. Creating and operating a website to promote that business sometimes suffers a lack of attention.