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Roti closing a third of its restaurants, including six in Chicago area, as downtown lunchtime rush disappears

Roti, the Chicago-based fast-casual Mediterranean re.....»»

Category: topSource: chicagotribuneApr 7th, 2021

Sandwich shop with 3 St. Louis-area locations considers closing nearly a quarter of its stores

The Covid-19 pandemic whacked Potbelly Corp. in March. Now, the Chicago-based restaurant chain, which has three St. Louis-area locations, said it's considering shuttering 100 of its approximately 440 restaurants. CEO Alan Johnson said that while January .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 14th, 2020

Fresh Market closing 15 stores, including two in Chicago area

The Fresh Market, an upscale grocery chain h.....»»

Category: topSource: chicagotribuneJul 10th, 2018

Downtown Chicago hotels are starting to reopen. Laid-off workers worry they might not get their jobs back.

Downtown hotels are starting to reopen after closing last year because of the pandemic, but the pace of recalling employees has been slow. Some .....»»

Category: topSource: chicagotribune4 hr. 37 min. ago

St. Louis area restaurants report growing crowds but staffing struggles

Every outdoor table was filled at Mission Taco Joint's Delmar Loop location Sunday afternoon, but owner Adam Tilford said "finding staff is everyone's biggest problem right now, including us." And that's true on both sides of the river. "We need.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 22nd, 2021

KC area’s biggest counties ease limits on bars and restaurants

Jackson, Johnson and Wyandotte counties announced plans Thursday to ease Covid-19 restrictions on when bars and restaurants must close. The change means the establishments can resume their pre-pandemic closing times, though other limitations connec.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 26th, 2021

In 2020, companies took up the cause of racial equity. Now the challenge is accountability. ‘It really starts from the top.’

Chicago area companies made several commitments toward racial equity initiatives, including goals to increase diversity within its own ranks, following civil unrest early this year. But how will compa.....»»

Category: topSource: chicagotribuneJan 15th, 2021

Co-owner of Lake George hotel plans restaurant in downtown Glens Falls

Daniel McGurk's family has strong ties to the hospitality industry in Lake George. The extended family — including many aunts, uncles and cousins — own and operate several restaurants and more than 1,000 hotel and motel rooms around the resort community......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 14th, 2021

In 2020 companies took up the cause of racial equity. Now the challenge is accountability. ‘It really starts from the top.’

Chicago area companies made several commitments toward racial equity initiatives, including goals to increase diversity within its own ranks, following civil unrest early this year. But how will compa.....»»

Category: topSource: chicagotribuneJan 14th, 2021

Kansas City-area bars and restaurants that closed in 2020 [PHOTOS]

Even before the pandemic, some Kansas City-area restaurants were struggling with "out of control" leasing costs and increased competition. The pandemic only accelerated those trends — prompting the permanent closing of dozens of restaurants in 2020......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 10th, 2021

MacKenzie Scott, ex-wife of Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, just gave away $4.1 billion, including millions to Chicago-area charities

MacKenzie Scott, former wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, has announced that she has given away $4.1 billion in the past four months to hundreds of organizations as part o.....»»

Category: topSource: chicagotribuneDec 17th, 2020

Chicago-area transit may look different this summer, with social distancing and the end of rush hour

Packed rush-hour trains and buses won't be coming back, as long as the threat of cor.....»»

Category: topSource: chicagotribuneMay 14th, 2020

The Banks will not offer street seating for restaurants this weekend

Restaurants at the Banks development on the Ohio River will not offer seating on closed streets the first weekend it is allowed by the city of Cincinnati. While the city of Cincinnati is closing some streets downtown and in Over-the-Rhine to accommodat.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 14th, 2020

Pritzker’s 5-phase plan a ‘gut punch’ to restaurants desperate to open

Desperate Chicago-area r.....»»

Category: topSource: chicagotribuneMay 7th, 2020

16 in Bay Area make the cut as James Beard Award finalists

Sixteen area restaurants and chefs have made it to the next round of the James Beard Awards, including Verjus in San Francisco as best new restaurant in the country. The New York-based foundation announced the national finalists Monday for its 30t.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 4th, 2020

The week in bankruptcies: FoodFirst Global Restaurants Inc., FoodFirst Global Holdings Inc. and 6 more

Orlando area bankruptcy courts recorded eight business filings - including one with total debt above $1 million — during the week that ended April 17. Year to date through April 17, the court recorded 33 Chapter 7 or Chapter 11 business bankruptcy fil.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 23rd, 2020

AEG teams with L.A. pro sports franchises to sell merchandise for Covid-19 relief

Los Angeles-area professional sport franchises, including the Clippers and Lakers, have partnered with events promoter AEG and Levy Restaurants' retail arm Rank + Rally to launch an online store to raise money for the Mayor’s L.A. Emergency Covid.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 22nd, 2020

Owner of Pearl-area restaurants closes businesses, lays off hundreds

New Braunfels-based Molak Corp. — which owns several businesses including historic Gruene Hall and multiple San Antonio restaurants — has laid off more than 300 of its employees companywide, it informed the Texas Workforce Commission. The wor.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 17th, 2020

Milwaukee Business Journal to host virtual real estate chat on impact of pandemic on industry

The Milwaukee Business Journal will host a virtual chat April 16 featuring several prominent Milwaukee-area real estate executives, including the developer of The Avenue in downtown Milwaukee and the co-developer of the Sherman Phoenix project, with .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 11th, 2020

Wells Fargo to temporarily shutter local branches, give cash awards

Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) is temporarily closing more branches in North Carolina, including in the Charlotte area. The bank said the move will help cut down on the spread of coronavirus, or COVID-19. About 20 branches in the greater Charlotte re.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 24th, 2020

Coalition of Seattle-area leaders raises $27M to aid individuals and businesses

A coalition of Seattle-area leaders has raised $27 million in donation pledges for various sectors hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, including hospitality, restaurants, housing, small business and the community in general. The collective effort.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 23rd, 2020