Those seeking a festival to kick-start the summer won't be finding it in St. Charles this year, as planners of the Festival of the Fox have decided to put the event on the shelf for a year and contemplate its future. The festival, in some form or another, has had quite a run in the city since the early 1980s. It was, in fact, right in the middle of some of the craziest weekends in the history of the city -- at least in terms of traffic that would make even a New Yorker blush. How did this happen? Organizers of various events somehow all marked their calendars for the same weekend. It meant the Pride of the Fox festival, the Mid-American Canoe Race, the Kane County Flea Market and St. Charles High School graduation all took place at the same time.Those planning the Pride of the Fox festival eventually moved that event to the second weekend in June to avoid any conflicts.There will be no such problem this summer because festival planners have decided to temporarily shelve the event … [Read more...] about St. Charles cancels Festival of the Fox
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Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Report: Two mall owners may bid jointly on bankrupt Bon-Ton Stores Inc. Two companies that own shopping malls are talking with Bon-Ton Stores Inc. about buying the bankrupt retailer, a Reuters report says. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 1 Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Paul Gores, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Published 12:42 p.m. CT April 4, 2018 | Updated 4:06 p.m. CT April 4, 2018 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN 1 COMMENT EMAIL MORE Two companies that own shopping malls are talking with Bon-Ton Stores Inc. about buying the bankrupt retailer, … [Read more...] about Report: Two mall owners may bid jointly on bankrupt Bon-Ton Stores Inc.
If asked for my first impression of the Tri-Cities area when moving here 40 years ago, one would think I would carry on about the wonderful Fox River region and the interesting and quaint downtowns here. Or maybe I would point out the good schools, or the interesting mix of white- and blue-collar workers and jobs. Or maybe it should be noted that there were really good newspapers here and that's what brought me here to start my career in the first place. Nope. I was probably too young to pick up on all of those things at once. So, my answer would have been:"There are a lot of garage sales around here, and they seem to be really popular."In fact, hosting garage sales was a significant talent in the first neighborhood I lived in on 14th Street on the west side of St. Charles. The people who got deeply involved in them made it clear I had never encountered a garage sale culture like this before.They were true professionals and knew how to price items, arrange them in the garage and on … [Read more...] about Garage sale season returns to the Fox Valley
Facing the prospect of big empty spaces in their malls if bankrupt Bon-Ton Stores Inc. goes out of business, shopping center owners might be able to — as they did before with another retailer — help rescue the company by investing in it.But don’t count on it, says one industry analyst. Bon-Ton, which operates dual headquarters in Milwaukee and York, Pa., has lost money for seven consecutive years. The company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Feb. 4, saying it was trying to restructure financially or sell the company.Some creditors, however, contend it’s not likely Bon-Ton, the parent company of Boston Store, Younkers and other department store brands, will be able to survive. They have called for the retailer’s immediate liquidation.Few things are dreaded more by mall owners than a “going out of business” sale at one of their anchor stores and the huge, rent-less shuttered space that then appears. The exit of … [Read more...] about Could mall operators help rescue Bon-Ton Stores Inc. department stores?
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