Author Archives: Ty Schmidt

Neighborhood Spotlight: A Guide to Holiday Fun in Evanston

A winter wonderland theme is taking to the streets of The Main-Dempster Mile and with it the spirit of the holiday season is coming alive in Evanston. This holiday season, Evanston businesses are competing in a holiday window decorating contest with a “Winter Wonderland” theme, and the results are stunning. Early fan favorites include many…

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Small Business Spotlight: Evanston’s Main-Dempster Mile Welcomes New Book Stores

All of your favorite books and records have new homes in Evanston – regardless of your age or reading level. The online age may also have its roots firmly planted along the Main-Dempster Mile, but Squeezebox owner Tim Peterson and Booked owner Chelsea Elward value the local neighborhood shopping experience above all else. Both shops…

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Neighborhood Spotlight: The Main-Dempster Mile is a Wonderland!

Neighborhood Spotlight: The Main-Dempster Mile is a Wonderland! Jump down the rabbit hole with Alice on the Main-Dempster Mile next month. No, seriously, this is not a drill. The Main-Dempster Mile has announced it will be welcoming Upended Productions’ remount of “Alice,” on Saturdays and Sundays from Sept. 22 through Oct. 21. “Alice-goers will stop…

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Neighborhood Spotlight: Party on the Main-Dempster Mile at the Summer Concert Series

The Main-Dempster Mile in Evanston is home to a lot of pretty important things. Small businesses. Restaurants. A diverse group of residents, each with a different story to tell. And this summer, it is also home to six concerts to be held on select Fridays in June, July and August. "Local residents are looking for…

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Neighborhood Spotlight: Main-Dempster Mile Hosts Inaugural Sauce Walk in Evanston

If you love the Wine Walk in Evanston, there’s something new and exciting to check out this month. In what Main-Dempster Mile Executive Director Katherine Gotsick called the Wine Walk’s “baby sister event,” the final details of the first annual event have been announced. On Thursday, May 17, The Main-Dempster Mile will host its first…

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