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What Are Deerfield’s Top 10 Business Stories of 2012?

Seven of the top 10 have something to do with restaurants.

A lot has happened in Deerfield this year and Patch has been there.

Businesses have opened and closed. Crimes have been committed. Things have happened with local government and schools which have touched the lives of many. In sports, local state champions were crowned.

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Patch will review the top stories of the year by category for the next five days. They are business, crime, government, schools and sports. On the last day of the year, we will reveal the top 10 stories of 2012.

Today, Patch begins with the top 10 business stories of the year. Of the 10, seven have something to do with restaurants. Please feel free to share which ones were most important to you in the comments section. The top 10 are as follows:

1.         Village Reacts to Rosebud Sign—When the Village Board of Trustees denied the request of Rosebud to keep a sign it erected in violation of Deerfield’s laws, there was no shortage of reaction.

2.         Wonder Closes After Three Months—Opening with a great deal of fanfare, the children’s retailer did not last long at Deerbrook Mall.

3.         George’s What’s Cooking to Close Sunday—Many readers lamented the end of this eatery.

4.         Deerbrook Owners Pull Plug on Renovation—The shopping center at the corner of Lake Cook and Waukegan Roads made news all year. This was the most popular of all stories on the subject.

5.         Deerfield’s Newest Restaurant Will Cater to Local Taste—Though some restaurants shut their doors in Deerfield, Bobby’s Deerfield got a lot of attention when it decided to come to the Village.

6.         Woodfire Chicken Closes Doors—Readers continue to lament the end of an era.

7.         —When Stash’s closed in Highland Park after 44 years, the reverberations were felt in Deerfield.

8.         New Restaurant Plans Move Into Stoney River Space—When Biaggi’s decided to plant roots in downtown Deerfield, plenty of people were happy.

9.         Civic Passion Arises From Kevin’s Place—Kevin Quigley has developed an institution in downtown Deerfield.

10.       Seta Salon Moving to Downtown Deerfield—This salon decided to relocate to the Village center from Deerbrook.

On Thursday, Patch will list the top 10 crime stories.

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Freddietd December 26, 2012 at 11:21 PM
Explain the Carson's sign?
RB December 27, 2012 at 02:02 AM
Deerfield has a very restrictive sign ordinance and newly opened Rosebud but up a sign that did not conform to Village rules. If I recall correctly, one violation was it described a food type and that's a no no. They also erected it without going through the lenghty approval process. The Board and Committee welded their power and came down pretty heavily as a welcome to Deerfield for a our new business neighbor. Heavy hitters like Walgreens got away with violations for years.
Jon Hall December 27, 2012 at 02:15 PM
An unprofessional, business unfriendly, and vindictive reaction to a situation which should have been rectified in private. Meanwhile, Woodfire (#6) closed last summer. The gutted sign stanchion remains, an eyesore, a sign of blight, right there on Lake Cook Road. In pathetic Deerbrook, we still have to be reminded of Wonder! ("There's nothing worse than an empty big box store" - B Forrest) and General Cinema (which went out of business .... when? This is what we have. This hypocritical standard and selective enforcement and embarrassment.
Jon Hall December 27, 2012 at 03:49 PM
Mr. Sadin. You would be performing a service if you would post side-by-side photographs of the Carson's, Rosebud, and Woodfire signs.
RB December 28, 2012 at 02:50 AM
Good point. Could this Village have so much control about putting signs up and no control about taking them down when the business closes? I Wonder!

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