Volume 19, No. 3, September 2007 1997 GREAT AMERICAN MAIN STREET AWARD WINNER ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT THROUGH HISTORIC PRESERVATION | WWW.MAINSTREETLIBERTYVILLE.ORG F RO M T H E D I R E C TO R ’ S D E S K By Randy Nelson, Executive Director STREET DANCE EVENT IS Libertyville favorite, Vardin’s Groove, will Mickey Finn’s and Budweiser from City SEPTEMBER 15TH! electrify the evening with their distinctive brand Beverage. Bring your whole family to enjoy the MainStreet Libertyville's 16th Annual Street of rhythm-driven Americana rock. The band live music and an outdoor dinner, then top Dance is just around the corner! It’s set for says they enjoy long walks on the beach and things off with a tasty treat from Rocky Saturday, September 15th from candlelit dinners, but when that doesn’t work, Mountain Chocolate Factory. 5:30pm–11:30pm in the Metra Train Station they like to just rock the house! Want a new car? You may even parking lot. Bigger bands! Bigger auction! Regional head- win the 2007 Ford Mustang con- Bigger fun! So come early and stay late! liners Infinity vertible, courtesy of Sessler Ford, The Street Dance is MainStreet’s annual (yes, the band in the Street Dance Raffle. Raffle fundraiser, and the proceeds from this event that waaaay over- tickets are only $25, and can be help pay for Out To Lunch, Farmers Market, sold Austin’s last purchased in advance at the Dickens of a Holiday and other events through- spring) is coming MainStreet office (buy early; buy out the year. But aside from supporting back to town! often!) or at the Street Dance. MainStreet Libertyville, another great reason to Formed in 1985, For Street Dance admission attend is that it’s the best community celebration Infinity continues tickets, call or visit the MainStreet in the area and you don’t want to miss it! to break atten- office at 847.680.0336, purchase dance records at We’ll have a huge them at any of the participating silent auction, so you downtown businesses, or buy can bid on and take them at the door. Advance tickets home goodies galore at are $12.50 for adults and $15.00 great prices—without at the door. Children 12 and any interruptions to the under are free. live music. And speaking of clubs and festivals Hope to see you there! music, this year’s across Chicagoland and opening act will be throughout the Midwest. Michael Coleman and They are an ultra-talent- the Backbreakers! ed group with angelic 4- Guitar star Michael part harmony, state-of- Coleman—voted one of the Top 50 Guitar the-art sound equip- Players in the World by Guitar Magazine—is ment, a high-energy performance, and a fabu- one of Chicago’s hottest commodities. Coleman lous song list. They will be doing their two-hour spent 10 years playing with the James Cotton “we-ain’t-gonna-take-a-break” show just for you Blues Band, and he and his current band, the and 3,000 of your closest friends at our very Backbreakers, are regular performers at Buddy own MainStreet Street Dance. Lucky us! Guy’s famous Legends nightclub in Chicago. Hungry? How about great food from Catered They have opened for B.B. King, Robert Cray, Productions and Max’s Dawg House. Thirsty? Buddy Guy, Koko Taylor, and John Lee Hooker. We’ve got you covered with microbrews from 2 THE GAZETTE | www.mainstreetliber tyville .org LETTER FROM THE CHAIRMAN MainStreet Libertyville, Inc. L E T T E R F RO M T H E C H A I R M A N By Pam Hume, Chairman Since 1993, the Street Dance (formerly known as “Oktoberfest”) has been considered to be MainStreet’s biggest fundraiser. While it has undergone changes of name, location, and time of year, the underlying theme 133 E. Cook Ave. • Libertyville, IL 60048 remains the same: getting together with friends and neighbors to celebrate and support downtown Libertyville. Ph (847) 680-0336 • Fx (847) 680-0370 Let’s take a trip back in time to see how it all began… The purpose of the MainStreet Libertyville Program is to enhance the community identity and heritage, to foster a Our first Street Dance was held in May of 1993 under a red and white striped tent on Church Street. A mod- center of activity and to ensure economic stability for the heart of Libertyville through concentrated efforts of educa- est “sell-out” crowd enjoyed dinner while being entertained by the Highland Jazz Band. For two years, the event tion, design, promotion, organization, remained on Church Street. M.J. Seiler, who has been the Street Dance master of ceremonies since its incep- and economic revitalization. MainStreet is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. tion, recalls that at either the first or second event, a heavy rainstorm began and the water flowed from west to east down Church Street, prompting him to open the evening’s festivities by saying, “Welcome to A River Runs 2007/2008 Through It!” (A popular movie that year.) BOARD OF DIRECTORS Pam Hume, Chairman In July of 1995, because of the anticipated increase in attendees, the Street Dance was moved to the Metra Les Galo, Vice Chair Bob Killackey, Secretary Station parking lot. Not only did the attendance heat up that year, but the temperature soared to over 100 Rick Pyter, Treasurer Pam Lockowitz, Immediate Past Chair degrees…or so it seemed, according to Scott Adams. Virginia Schaefer, Organization Committee In the fall of 1996, the event was renamed “Oktoberfest,” and for the next nine years, partygoers enjoyed Beth Kraft, Organization Committee Charley Colette, Economic Restructuring Committee German food, beer, and oompah bands, with attendance peaking at over 3,000. As with any event, the German Jane Sturgeon, Promotions Committee Joan Suzio, Design Committee theme had run its course by 2005, and the Street Dance as it is known today, came into existence, with multiple Courtney Sturgeon, Youth Representative to Board food vendors, live bands, dancing and auctions. Mayor Jeff Harger and Trustees, Village Liaison STAFF And now, some fun Street Dance facts: Randy Nelson, Executive Director Kara Sponburgh, Promotions Coordinator • Mickey Finn’s Brewery has been supplying the Street Dance with its special brew since 1994. • There is always sand on the surface of the dance floor, enabling dancers to “move and groove” easier. A PAST BOARD COUNCIL Scott Adams Mike Main bit of history on that…during the planning stages of the very first Street Dance, M.J. Seiler told Scott Cindy Arndt Debbie Mattana Adams that there absolutely had to be sand on the street dance floor. He elaborated that when he was a Lorie Bark Dan Mayworm Bob Bleck David McCallum boy visiting his grandparents in Eagle River, Wisconsin, there was always a summertime street dance George Boehm Mike McCarthy Bill Carlson Susan Milligan featuring a sandy dance floor. Thus to M.J., it was common knowledge that sand-covered dance floors Louise Cerbus Sue Montgomery go hand-in-hand with street dances. To this day, Scott Adams continues to make sure there is sand on Jim Cwik Joan Mountford Adele Duba-Nagel Ted Olson the dance floor at the Libertyville Street Dance, just to make M.J. happy. Susan Ewalt Robert Ostroga Mike Godwin Beth Owen • Street Dance admission prices have not changed since 1996. What a bargain! Donna Goodwin Bob Perrin Brian Grano Ellen Phillips Willard Helander Jackie Pyter Over the years, in all kinds of weather, MainStreet’s annual Street Dance has always been a place where Doug Hoffman Karen Rockenbach Polly Kasdorf M.J. Seiler friends, family and supporters of the organization dedicated to maintaining the vitality and preservation of the Paul Knachel Mary Sykes downtown gather for food, beer, fun and entertainment. Many families make it a tradition. We hope you will, Michael Kollman Dan Timm David Laidley Dale Vanderwerff too! See you at the Metra Station on September 15, where you are sure to have a great time. Terry Langworthy Karen Van Maldegiam Cheri Lindell Torie Vittorie Pam Lockowitz Ed Werdell NEWSLETTER TEAM Deb Levin, Stephanie Herbek, Randy Nelson DESIGN Stahr Design CORPORATE CONTRIBUTORS The following individuals or organizations annually contribute in excess of $1,000 to MainStreet. We appreciate their commitment to our ongoing efforts. Village of Libertyville Harris Bank Libertyville Chairman Sessler Ford Miller-Krueger Dodge MainStreet Libertyville Sunset Foods Alverin M. Cornell, Foundation Libertyville Bank and Trust Printed on recycled paper SUMMER EVENTS NEWS www.mainstreetliber tyville .org | THE GAZETTE 3 I T WA S A N O T H E R G R E AT S U M M E R I N D O W N TO W N L I B E RT Y V I L L E ! Entertaining, family-friendly, and yummy are and goodies this year. There's nothing better cobb salad was absolutely scrumptious, making just a few of the terms that come to mind to than knowing that the vegetables you bought it very difficult to choose each week among the describe this summer's MainStreet Libertyville today were still in the ground yesterday! The 14 food vendors surrounding the park. downtown activities. French pastries from the Sisters of Fraternite Notre Dame, a new vendor, have been a big hit And let's not forget downtown's annual Car Fun on 21 was exceptionally entertaining with market shoppers, as has the bountiful fresh Sidewalk Sale, which was a bargain hunter's this year, with a wide assortment of fantastic produce that long-time participant, Bunny from paradise, and the David Adler Festival of the mint-condition classic cars and live music. Red Barn Farms brings downtown every week. Arts…an art lover's nirvana. It was truly anoth- Temporary Binge, VooDoo Cadillac, Joe Public, Thanks to Bunny and all of our other Farmers er wonderful summer in downtown Libertyville! and Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers pro- Market vendors! vided great music (despite a few weather-related “speedbumps”). Car nuts—or attendees—even Out to Lunch remains one of Libertyville's got a close-up peek at the Ford Mustang con- favorite activities. The Shenanigators, featuring vertible (courtesy of Sessler Ford) that LHS students Corey Richardson, Matt Karnstedt, MainStreet will raffle off at the Street Dance Bryan Innes, John Klasse, Kurt Close, Geoff this year! Revis, and Artie Snow kicked off our musical season of live bands and great food. Mickey Farmers Market, which will continue to Finn's was back with their irresistible grilled October 18th, featured a fabulous array of foods corn, and new vendor McCarthy's Irish Pub's ANNUAL GOLF OUTING WA S A H O L E - I N - O N E ! Out to Lu nch Fun was the name of the game at the second- from downtown Libertyville, provided games annual Mainstreet Libertyville Golf Outing on and treats at each hole for those in atten- June 25th. Bonnie Brook golf course in dance. It was a great day to showcase the Waukegan was the site of the event, and once sponsors and help raise funds for again proved to be a great venue. Golfers enjoyed Mainstreet Libertyville, too. We appreciate 18 holes of golf, a great cocktail reception, and a all those who participated this year and delicious old-fashioned cookout dinner. hope that next year you'll be sure to include the Mainstreet Libertyville Golf Outing The golfers weren't the only ones having a as a must-do event on your summer calendar. Golf O uting good time. A record number of sponsors, many A N N UA L H I S TO R I C H O U S E WA L K WA S A H U G E H I T ! Now in it's fourth year, MainStreet's Historic This year's tour centered in the Heritage Housewalk was more well-attended than ever, Area, which made it very compact and easy to thanks in part to exceptional media coverage in walk. In fact, all twelve featured homes were the Daily Herald and Pioneer Press, which within one or two blocks of each other. This boosted awareness and interest. year's home-owners were so enthusiastic, sever- al of them even opened their gardens up for The purpose of the Housewalk is to highlight touring as well. Tour-takers enjoyed chatting homes in Libertyville with architectural and his- with proud homeowners and basking in the Marge and toric significance in honor of National Historic charm of an area where one can still walk to George Din Housewalk klenbu Preservation Month. This year's featured house the train, shops, and restaurants. Home-Own rg, ers was the American Foursquare, a style popular from the mid 1890s to the late 1930s. The If you missed the tour, call the MainStreet The MainStreet Design Committee is style's practical, boxy shape maximized interior office or stop in for a tour booklet before they already developing plans for the 2008 House space within the typical two-and-a-half stories to are all gone. Booklets are a $5.00 donation to Walk, which will be held in mid-May. They hope use a small city lot to its best advantage. Other MainStreet, and you can walk the tour at your next year's walk will include interior tours of a common characteristics of the Foursquare were leisure. few of the homes. a hipped roof, center dormer and large front porch with wide stairs. The Foursquare was also a popular mail order home. 4 THE GAZETTE | www.mainstreetliber tyville .org ANNUAL MEETING THE 2007 MAINSTREET ANNUAL MEETING: A YEAR IN REVIEW MainStreet Libertyville celebrated another with the Children’s Shoppe during Dickens of a Bob Bleck of Bleck & Bleck Architects was hon- successful year at their 2007 Annual Meeting, Holiday, which has brought immeasurable joy to ored with the Preserving Our Past Award for his held at the Libertyville Civic Center on May 14. the kids of Libertyville and their families. work on the Historic Housewalk. And the Chairperson Pam Hume opened the festivities Dancenter North’s Cheri Lindell was given the Libertyville Civic Center, represented by Anne and Trustee Dean Larson welcomed our mem- Anniversary Award for her 33 successful Carlino, was given the Friend of MainStreet bers on behalf of the Village. Executive Director years in business. Award for helping MainStreet at every opportu- Randy Nelson spoke on the year's highlights, nity. Congratulations to all! noting that over $30,445,000 in private reinvest- The Business of the Year Award was bestowed ment by our downtown building owners has upon Brian Grano of Mickey Finn’s Brewery. taken place since MainStreet's founding in Said Grano, “I am honored by this award 1989, representing the almost magical transfor- because I know it was voted upon by other mation into our picture perfect downtown of MainStreet business owners. There are so today. many other great businesses in downtown Volunteers Beth Kraft, Bob Killackey and Joan Libertyville; to be given this award is a real Suzio were voted onto the MainStreet Board of thrill for me.” Grano went on to say that he Directors for three-year terms. loves being in Libertyville since it is such a great community, with terrific people. MainStreet recognized its outstanding volun- nt ard Recipie teers with a special award ceremony. Stephanie the Year Aw 's Brewery Entertainment at the Annual Meeting was Business of Finn Herbek received the Image Award for her devo- o of Mickey provided by singing group Chicago Gear & Brian Gran tion to the Gazette Newsletter you are reading Transmission Company, and attendees enjoyed today. Dan DeRose of Berry Tire was recognized treats courtesy of Marked for Dessert, Summit George Boehm of Boehm & Ray Insurance with Checkered Flag Award for his work on the Ice Cream, and Suttons Bay. was acknowledged with the Cornerstone Award Car Fun on 21 event. The Going the Extra Mile for his years of service in downtown Libertyville. Award was given to Connie Loef for her work M A I N S T R E E T L I B E RT Y V I L L E N E E D S YO U R C O N T I N U E D S U P P O RT ! By Les Galo, MainStreet Board Vice Chair We are proud of our downtown, with its dining destination. Stores, businesses, and crowds, we are still in need of your financial beautiful old buildings and wonderful business- restaurants provide customers with top-notch support to maintain the high quality and contin- es, and we recognize the positive effect the goods and services along with the highest level ued growth of MainStreet’s efforts. We have tried preservation and support of these elements have of personalized service. to cut costs in a manner that keeps the essence on the rest of the Village. Libertyville is truly a of what we do alive and well. For example, live MainStreet’s historical preservation efforts fabulous place to live, work, and play, and we at music at Out to Lunch is popular but expensive, have given us a turn-of-the-century gem of a MainStreet are proud to have been a major fac- so we’ve been forced to compensate by using a downtown. MainStreet events have successfully tor in bringing the downtown to where it is and bus instead of a trolley to bring lunchers down- given our town a center of community activity. to do our part to keep it that way. In fact, in the town. We continue to search for more savings MainStreet has successfully been the “pebble in recent issue of Money magazine, Libertyville was while we strive to maintain the character of the the pond,” and the ripple effect of that success named as one of the Top 100 places to live in downtown and its growth. has spread throughout our Village and into the America which, in part, is attributed to the value of your home. But along with this success Please invest in the future of Libertyville by preservation of the downtown and the strong comes a great challenge…to make certain the becoming a MainStreet Libertyville partner. sense of community that it engenders. excellence continues. Support MainStreet fundraising events. Help us MainStreet is not part of the Village, but a vol- continue the traditions that have become a part To meet this challenge, MainStreet Libertyville unteer-based non-profit organization dependent of so many families. Contributions of all levels needs your help. Due to a decrease in corporate upon sponsorships, partnerships, and donations are welcome. Call Randy Nelson at the and Village funding in recent years, MainStreet to operate. As many people know, Mainstreet Mainstreet office, 847-680-0336, to find out has had to “tighten its belt” in regard to its Libertyville is a private-public cooperative effort more about becoming a MainStreet Partner and budget. In the early days of MainStreet, positive between the Village Government and the vast other ways that you can help support changes downtown and exciting new special numbers of people who are committed to build- MainStreet’s goals. Thank you. events were apparent and welcome. Although ing a better Libertyville. The success of these the downtown looks better than ever, and the efforts is dramatically evident. Downtown special events keep attracting larger and larger Libertyville has become a major shopping and NEW BOARD MEMBERS www.mainstreetliber tyville .org | THE GAZETTE 5 MEET OUR NEW MAINSTREET BOARD MEMBERS BETH KRAFT, ORGANIZATION COMMITTEE Beth Kraft is excited to be the new Co-Chair of the Organization Committee. As an active volunteer for MainStreet for many years, she has coordinated the volunteers for Street Dance and worked at Dickens of a Holiday. She has lived in Libertyville and Chicago for the past 30 years. After graduating from Libertyville High School and the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, she began working at Allstate Life Insurance Company. After 7 years with Allstate, Beth moved to Chicago, married her husband Dan, and worked at Blue Cross/Blue Shield for 5 years before "retiring" to be a stay-at-home mother of 3 girls. In 2001, Beth and her family returned to Libertyville and she became a member of the Libertyville Co-Op Nursery School Board. In addition to her LCNS position, she has just joined the newly-formed Brainerd Foundation Committee and is looking forward to being a part of the MainStreet Board. BOB KILLACKEY, TREASURER Bob is delighted to become the MainStreet Board Treasurer. He has volunteered for numerous MainStreet events, including the committee for the first two MainStreet Golf Outings. Bob is a CPA with a MBA from the University of Chicago. He spent many years as a financial executive with Outboard Marine Corporation in Waukegan. He is currently the Business Manager at Our Lady of Humility Parish in Beach Park. He and his wife, Helene, have lived in Libertyville for 29 years and are active members of St. Joseph Parish. They have raised two children and are proud grandparents to two boys and a brand new little girl. JOAN SUZIO, DESIGN COMMITTEE As the owner of Interiors by Decorating Den for over 19 years, Joan Suzio has long had a passion for historic preservation. At a MainStreet Libertyville Annual Meeting several years ago, she got "fired up" and decided to lend her expertise to the Design Committee. Joan is now delighted to be the Chairperson of the Design Committee and a MainStreet Board Member. Joan has been honored for her design excellence and business success many times throughout her lengthy career with IDD, and gladly brings her talents to the MainStreet organization. She and her husband, Bob Rettig, are enthusi- astic MainStreet supporters, and often volunteer together at MainStreet events. Her family has lived in Libertyville for 14 years, and she is proud to say that she has even managed to talk one of her chil- dren into moving here! Now she just has to work on the other daughter… MainStreet Libertyville Street Dance Car Raffle Win a New 2007 FORD MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE $25 per ticket (5 for $100) Winner need not be present to win. Winner is responsible for taxes, title, license and documentation fees. If 1,200 tickets are not sold, raffle reverts to a cash prize: 50% to winner, 50% to MainStreet Libertyville. Proceeds to benefit MainStreet Libertyville. Drawing: Saturday, September 15, 2007 during the Street Dance at the Metra Train Station. 6 THE GAZETTE | www.mainstreetliber tyville .org 2 0 0 7 / 0 8 PA R T N E R S H I P 2 0 0 7 / 0 8 PA R T N E R S H I P www.mainstreetliber tyville .org | THE GAZETTE 7 Our Thanks for Your Generous Support! 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Village of Libertyville 847.680.0336. 8 THE GAZETTE | www.mainstreetliber tyville .org BUSINESS NEWS B U S I N E S S B E AT O N M A I N S T R E E T By Stephanie Herbek, Volunteer Reporter FOCUSING ON STUDIO WEST! things formal and traditional. Others want to Studio West's photographic specialties are You just never know where a MainStreet pile on top of each other or build a family pyra- virtually endless. The studio specializes in baby event will take you. In 2005, then-MainStreet mid," laughs Mateer. photographs, (including the popular Baby Parts Board member Jeff Mateer attended an after- series) First Communion portraits, and PR-pho- Many brides ask Studio West to incorporate hours mixer hosted by MainStreet Libertyville at tography for realtors, trustees, judges, and other photojournalistic photography into their wed- Studio West. As a serious amateur photographer professionals. The studio also offers event pho- ding package, as Mateer explains. "With some himself, Mateer struck up a lively conversation tography and commercial photography for cor- of our bridal plans, we send a photojournalistic with longtime Studio West photographer and porations and organizations. With Studio West at photographer with the lead photographer in manager Kristin Cashmore. To make a long the helm, it all turns out fabulous. order to capture the candids, the reaction shots, story short, Mateer's interest in photography those priceless behind-the-scenes images that Located at 512 N. Milwaukee Ave., Studio and desire to be a part of a downtown might otherwise get overlooked. A mother West has been a reputable and long-standing Libertyville business eventually meshed perfectly watching her husband dance with their daugh- part of our downtown since 1969. Stop in today with Doug Hoffman's interest in selling Studio ter. A groom enjoying a funny moment with the to view examples of their fine portraiture, or West, which he had owned and developed into a ring bearer. Photojournalistic photos help tell call 847-362-9060 for more information. Studio thriving business over a period of 20 years. the story of their special day." hours are 9am-5:30pm Monday, Tuesday, and In April of 2007, Jeff Mateer and his wife, Friday, 9am-8pm Thursday, 9am-3pm on Studio West offers many different bridal pho- Mary proudly became the new owners of Saturday, and also by appointment. The studio tography packages to provide couples with Libertyville's premier photography studio, also has two wonderful websites: exactly what they're looking for, whether it's tra- Studio West. "Mary and I really wanted to be a www.studiow.com and ditional photography and albums, photojournal- part of the downtown business community," says www.studiowestseniors.com. Visit them today! istic photography, or a combination of both. Jeff. "Mary grew up here and we've lived here "What sets us apart is the personal attention that since moving back in 2001. We've been involved the bride and groom receive from us through- with our children's schools, MainStreet out their wedding day," says Mateer, whose stu- Libertyville, and a Village Commission. We just dio's on-location wedding photo sessions have GETTING TO KNOW wanted to invest even more in the community." taken photographers to Wrigley Field, Arlington Jeff's background in retail and executive recruit- UNIQUE FITNESS CONCEPTS Racetrack, and the Botanical Gardens, not to Tucked away on East Church Street just east ment and his love of photography were a natu- mention beaches, parks, hotels, and other ral match. "I couldn't ask for a better fit," of Harris Bank, Unique Fitness Concepts just reception sites from Chicago to Galena to might be one of Libertyville's best-kept laughs Mateer, whose overwhelming enthusiasm Wisconsin. Just like no two couples are alike, for his studio is infectious. secrets…until now! no two wedding albums are alike at Studio For decades, Studio West has built an impec- West. Everything is customized—and impecca- It's no secret that two years ago, Lori and cable reputation in formal portraiture. Their ble—from start to finish. Harvey Reich were operating a successful online beautiful family portraits have always graced fitness equipment business out of their home in While weddings are a key part of Studio Vernon Hills. But business was booming and the their storefront, eliciting "oohs and ahhs" from West's business, high school senior portraits are downtown shoppers and embodying the work of company was growing, and the Reiches knew it too. "These are not simply yearbook photo- was time to find a retail setting that would allow their talented photographers and the studio's graphs," Mateer stresses. "These are personal- commitment to quality. With such a strong foun- their business to expand. ized portrait session that we tailor to each indi- dation in formal portraits already established, vidual." Some clients opt for on-location ses- "We started out by looking for retail locations Mateer is working hard to incorporate a very sions, including popular architectural sites in in the Mundelein-Libertyville-Vernon Hills area," popular trend: photojournalistic photography. Libertyville's downtown area such as walkways, explains Lori Reich, a Vernon Hills resident of "Photojournalistic photography is less about the colonnades, and alleys. Others select more 14 years. "But then we came across our current pose and more about the mood and the interest-specific locations, such as baseball dia- site in downtown Libertyville and knew it was moment," explains Mateer. "It's more natural monds, dance studios, hockey rinks, and horse perfect for us." The shop was the right size for and candid. More and more clients are asking stables. "We've taken portraits of high school the fitness business and had plenty of street us to go outside of the studio to capture their seniors with their vehicles, instruments, and parking for customers, so in March of 2007, children doing what they do best—being kids! pets," recalls Mateer. "We can be very accom- Unique Fitness Concepts opened its doors as a The playground, the beach, their backyard…we modating based on what the senior is looking retail store for the first time. think outside the box and coax out their true for." Many choose to incorporate their photo- personalities. When kids are comfortable, the To say that Lori and Harvey Reich are quali- graphs into portfolios or albums, or count on fied to run a business like Unique Fitness smiles just happen naturally!" Studio West designers to create collages using Concepts is a major understatement. They have Studio West is also well-known for their fami- several different poses. "The end result is a financial and marketing backgrounds, and ly-oriented Portraits in the Park and Beach great portrait that expresses their unique per- Harvey—get this—is a natural bodybuilding Sessions, which are tailored to meet the needs sonality," says Mateer. competitor! That's right. In 2005, he won the of each family. "Some families like to keep BUSINESS NEWS www.mainstreetliber tyville .org | THE GAZETTE 9 B U S I N E S S B E AT O N M A I N S T R E E T continued... Masters Illinois National Bodybuilding Did you know you could do your fitness "Our store targets fitness enthusiasts of all Championships (the over-forty division) and has shopping in downtown Libertyville? Customers ages and ability levels," promises Lori. "You been a bodybuilder since high school. "Harvey can visit Unique Fitness Concepts to view, test, don't have to be a major athlete to feel comfort- and I share a love of fitness," says Lori. "Plus, and purchase consumer fitness equipment for able here. Even if you're completely new to our lifelong goal was to start our own business. home gyms and workouts. The store sells stabil- exercising, we can help you get going with a few And Harvey really wanted a break from his 9-to- ity balls, dumbbells, medicine balls, weightlift- basic pieces of equipment." Unique Fitness 5 desk job," she adds with a laugh. "We took ing gloves and belts, balance training equip- Concepts even carries fitness equipment sized the gamble and tried something new, and we ment, and a wide variety of cardio and appropriately for children, which seems fitting have absolutely no regrets." weightlifting equipment. Unique Fitness in light of our nationwide child-obesity epidem- Concepts also offers comprehensive home-gym ic. Lori even reveals that she and Harvey have Unique Fitness Concepts offers something that set-up services. "We'll come to your home, plans to launch Healthy Home Shows—small most big-box fitness stores do not: amazing cus- assess your goals, needs, and space availability, in-home parties that feature exercise equipment tomer service. Both online, telephone, and in- make equipment recommendations, and set up for everyone to try in a comfortable setting. store customers receive personal attention from your equipment," Lori explains, adding that all knowledgeable, trained staff. "Harvey and I both Unique Fitness Concepts brings something consultations are free. believe that customer service is the key," says refreshing and new to downtown Libertyville. Lori. "We love to share our fitness knowledge Unique Fitness Concepts also supplies com- Stop by to check out their extensive product and expertise with people and help them make mercial-grade fitness equipment to park dis- line, pick up a catalog, or visit them online at good, informed decisions." Harvey and Lori tricts, small gyms and clubs, and other corpo- www.uniquefit1.com. Fitness equipment ques- scour trade shows and do extensive research in rate clients, again providing a high level of cus- tions? Call them at 1-800-978-3481 or 847-996- order to offer their customers only the best fit- tomer service by visiting each site, determining 0706. The store is located at 134 E. Church ness equipment. "We take the worry out of it," which equipment would best suit the client's Street. Business hours are 9am-6pm Monday Lori says with confidence. needs, and making sure the equipment is set up through Friday, and 9am-5pm on Saturday. correctly. UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP… SEVERAL ESTABLISHED DOWNTOWN BUSINESSES HAVE RECENTLY GOTTEN NEW OWNERS, KEEPING THE DOWNTOWN FRESH AND EXCITING. HENRY YEE'S RESTAURANT Libertyville for the last fifteen years," says 624 N. MILWAUKEE AVE. Wonderlic. "My children go to school here. It MAINSTREET SHUTTLES SOCCER Henry Yee's Restaurant has been located in was just a good time for Kathy and I to make the change." Motif still carries a wide array of FAMILIES TO DOWNTOWN AREA downtown Libertyville next to the Liberty Theater since 1961. In April of 2007, partners gifts and home décor items, but also features Linyu Chen and Tina Tsui assumed ownership of new items such as books and linens. MainStreet Libertyville will be making it the business, bringing with them many creative easy for young soccer players and their ideas and positive changes. Chef Chen's 21 STUDIO WEST families to enjoy our lovely downtown years of cooking experience at the Best Hunan 512 N. MILWAUKEE AVE. during the Libertyville Columbus Day Restaurant in Vernon Hills proved to be invalu- Libertyville's beloved photography studio is Octoberfest Soccer Tournament, able as he and Tsui updated the Henry Yee's under new ownership! Libertyville residents and Friday, October 5 through menu with a wide array of tasty dishes. They devoted MainStreet supporters, Jeff and Mary Sunday, October 7, 2007. have also redecorated the interior of the restau- Mateer, assumed ownership of Studio West in The tournament is hosted at the rant and updated the bar. Stop in to meet the April of 2007 from longtime owner and Libertyville Township Soccer Complex, new owners of Henry Yee's and enjoy a deli- MainStreet partner Doug Hoffman. "We're very Illinois' most premier soccer facility. cious meal today! proud of the studio and the people who work A MainStreet Libertyville-sponsored here," says an enthusiastic Jeff Mateer, who will free shuttle will run continuously MOTIF undoubtedly uphold the studio's dedication to between the Soccer Complex and the 526 N. MILWAUKEE AVE. high-quality photography and impeccable cus- downtown area so that tournament A fixture in town since 1998, Motif has a new tomer service, and continue to utilize its devot- participants can enjoy the shops and owner. "I've always wanted to own a shop in ed and talented staff. Studio West, which has restaurants downtown without any town," explains Allison Wonderlic, who pur- been a MainStreet member since 1990, has driving hassles. chased the store from her friend, Kathy Freese, been located where it stands today since 1969, on March 1, 2007. Freese, who is now pursuing when it was established by photographer Bill a full-time career in real estate, still helps West. Good luck to the Mateers! Allison out at the store. "I have lived in 10 THE GAZETTE | www.mainstreetliber tyville .org M E E T A VO L U N T E E R MEET A MAINSTREET S T R E E T DA N C E VO L U N T E E R … Name: Kim Beadle Years as a Libertyville Resident: 6 Years as MainStreet Volunteer: 6 UPCOMING EVENTS 2007-2008 Favorite MainStreet Events: Street Dance and Dickens of a Holiday MainStreet Volunteering Experience: "For six years, I have coordinated all of the volunteers for the Street Dance. For the last two years, I have had a partner (new Board member, Beth Kraft) who has Street Dance been great to work with and fun to get to know. That's one of the perks of volunteering with September 15, 5:30pm-11:30pm MainStreet…getting to know great people! I've even gotten my daughter, Jenna involved as a Street Music and fun at the Metra Train Station Dance volunteer! She's had a lot of fun selling sweets from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory during (Live music begins at 5:30pm) the event." Pumpkin Fest October 6, 10am-4pm Name: Todd Short Downtown Libertyville Years as a Libertyville Resident: 6 Years as MainStreet Volunteer: 2 Trick or Treat on MainStreet Favorite MainStreet Events: Out to Lunch, Farmers Market (when he’s not working), October 31, 11am-3pm Downtown Libertyville and of course, Street Dance Dickens of a Holiday MainStreet Volunteering Experience: "I've been helping with the Street Dance for the last three years, December 1, 8, 15 anywhere from marketing, to set-up crew, to clean-up crew. This year I'll be setting up, cleaning up, 11am-4pm and helping out wherever else they need me." Let's Wine About Winter February 2008 Seniors' Snowflake Ball February 2008 THREE CHEERS FOR THE BRAINERD COMMUNITY CENTER! W H AT ' S A Since its opening in 1917, the stately brick MAINSTREET Brainerd Building on the corner of Brainerd Ave. and Route 176 has been a Libertyville land- PA RT N E R ? mark. As the historic campus became less needed by LHS, an idea dating back 40 years Member? Partner? What's the difference? once again was embraced by Libertyville's For many years, we at MainStreet have Village fathers: convert Brainerd into a commu- called our individual contributors "mem- nity center. In 2006, a 50-year lease was agreed bers." But in recognition of the loyalty and upon by the building owner (District 128) and support of these faithful fans of the Village. The Brainerd Community Center MainStreet, we are now calling them "part- Foundation was established to preserve and ners." MainStreet is a partnership of peo- restore Brainerd "as a gathering place for all, a ple with a common goal: economic devel- place for enrichment." opment through historic preservation of The mission of the Brainerd Community our beloved home, Libertyville. Our sup- Center Foundation is to provide private funding porters are more than members to for the project through contributions and grants us…they are our partners, and we need to make extensive restoration and remodeling them! of the building possible. Once renovated, the Community Center would be utilized for music and other performing arts activities, adult education courses, and athletic programs. A drop-in center for Please consider becoming a MainStreet teens and a daycare drop-off service for toddlers are also likely. partner today. More information about dif- ferent partnership opportunities can be If you are interested in making a donation to the Open the Door campaign or volunteering with the found on page 11. Brainerd Community Center Foundation, visit their website at www.brainerdcenter.org. Also watch for a fundraiser in 2008, sponsored by the Libertyville Junior Woman's Club, to benefit the Brainerd Community Center. 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