Comings and goings in Evanston’s restaurant industry made tasty fare for Evanton Now readers last month — with three such stories ranking among the month’s 10 most-read stories. Add a few sides of government and police news, and there you have it.
Here’s a rundown of the top ten.
- Self-serve beer coming to Evanston — April 14 — What used to be one of the dining rooms at Pete Miller’s on Sherman Avenue reportedly will open Monday as the Midnight Pig Tap Room with 30 self-serve taps.
- City programs on chopping block — April 28 — Evanston aldemen will be asked Monday to approve plans to survey city residents about their views on scaling back or eliminating 54 city programs.
- Prairie Moon to close April 15 — April 4 — April 15 will mark the 16th anniversary and the last day of service for the Prairie Moon restaurant at 1502 Sherman Ave. in Evanston.
- Rollover on Ridge — April 11 — Evanston police are on the scene of a rollover accident on Ridge Avenue at Grove Street that occurred about 2:30 this afternoon.
- Dodge bike lanes under attack — April 20 — Despite reports showing a reduction in traffic accidents and injuries after installation of protected bike lanes on Dodge Avenue, complaints from some residents along the south end of the street will lead to a City Council discussion Monday of removing the lanes between Oakton and Howard streets.
- Fleeing suspect crashes car on Main at Fowler — April 25 — Evanston Police have a man in custody who crashed a car into a building at 2401 Main St. about 8:30 this morning after fleeing from police who tried to stop his car outside the Chase Bank branch at 635 Chicago Ave.
- Another delay for Fountain Square project — April 22 — Evanston aldermen Monday are scheduled to approve a third change order for the Fountain Square renovation project that will delay the project completion to just beyond Memorial Day.
- Aldermen reject Herley Clarke lease 7-2 — April 10 — Evanston aldermen Monday night rejected a proposal to lease the city-owned lakefront Harley Clarke mansion to a non-profit group that sought to operate an environmental education center there.
- Evanston gets another coworking space — April 16 — A new coworking space is scheduled to open in downtown Evanston later this spring.
- Texas BBQ carry-out plans move forward — April 18 — Evanston’s Zoning Board of Appeals Tuesday recommended City Council approval of plans for Falcon Eddy’s Barbeque restaurant in the former Yahala Inn space at 825 Church St.