On Saturday, June 8, 2019, from 2 to 5 p.m. the Lake Geneva Library will be hosting Maker’s Fest, which is a celebration of local food. Everyone will be able to sample food from local producers and restaurants and observe free demonstrations about food preparation and production techniques. If you’re interested in trying the samples that will be available, you can purchase a wrist- band, with the profits benefitting the Lake Geneva Food Pantry, all while exploring the different areas of the library. Hopefully most attending will work up an appetite to then visit one of the many local restaurants participating in restaurant week in the surrounding area (twenty-five restaurants have so far signed up).
Using the Next Door Pub (one of the Restaurant Week participants), as an example, one of the GSR staff members decided to try the dinner special, which was three courses for $25. The appetizer was breaded beef ravioli with marinara sauce, the entree was a fourteen-inch pizza with three toppings and dessert was two pieces of chocolate cake. You can’t beat the value or quality of that deal. While dinning the staff member got a card to vote for the charity of her choice to receive a $5000 donation from Lake Geneva Country Meats. You can also let them know if you’re local, or just visiting, how you heard about Restaurant Week, and any other comments you might like to make. It’s a fun event that’s definitely worth trying.
Mia Faccia’s previous location, at 235 Broad Street, is going to be two separate spaces once again. The larger unit is going to be a women’s boutique. The smaller unit is going to be Tique Furnishings, which is based out of Roscoe Illinois. That business specializes in homemade furniture of unique design, in styles ranging from farmhouse to industrial. Both stores will hopefully be open before the busy summer season really gets underway.
Inspirational Ministries. Inspirational Ministries is looking to open a coffee shop somewhere in downtown Lake Geneva in 2020. It will be called Inspired. Their plan is to train people with special needs to learn all the skills needed to run a coffee shop; preparing different drinks, running a cash register, and serving customers, before ultimately finding them work in the local service industry. This means the coffee shop would have a lot of turnover, so the employees might not get a chance to know you by name or radiate that laid-back hometown feeling Lake Geneva’s other coffee shops have become known for. Whatever happens, it is certainly bound to be an interesting experience.
It’s a Girl.
Bridget Leech, the BID Executive Director, and meeting coordinator was not in attendance at the Monday morning BID meeting, and for good reason. Bridget recently gave birth to her second child, both mom and baby are doing well! Congratulations to Bridget and her growing family.
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