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HouseTalk – Glen Ellyn Sidewalk Sale – Bargains!

It’s here!  Glen Ellyn’s Annual Sidewalk Sale is Thursday, 7/23 through Saturday, 7/25!  This event is not only for Glen Ellynites, but we welcome visitors from afar.  Bargain hunters have been known to schedule their vacations around this annual event.  Retailers in the down town business district and Roosevelt Road corridor have been planning for weeks.  The Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce has activities planned for the “young at heart” on Main Street, north of the tracks, on Thursday.  Whether you are looking for antiques, gifts for friends or for you, you are bound to find that great bargain that you can’t live with out.  Glen Ellyn’s shops are full of surprises and one of kind items that are hard to find elsewhere. 

Walk with me as I visit some of the stores:  My first stop is “Dancing Lights” – I love her selection of wind chimes and lanterns.  When I enter “Paisley on Main” – I love the explosion of colors of the Vera Bradley collections.  “Knickers” is where I like to splurge and buy something pretty just for me.  “Katy’s Boutique” windows always has something that tempts me to walk in – I know I will find that special outfit or accessory.  I know the biggest decision I will have for the day is choosing where to stop for lunch.  “Shannon’s” or “Tap House Grill”  are at the top of my list.   As I end my day of bargain hunting, thoughts turn to my dinner menu.  I know  “McChesney & Miller” will have a wide selection of meats that will be perfect for grilling.  “Wine Styles” will have a great bottle of wine and for dessert – the Red Velvet cupcakes at “Brickhouse Bakery Cafe” are the perfect end to a perfect “bargain shopping day”!

I hope my “bargain shopping” tour  of Glen Ellyn gives you some ideas of where to stop.  For a list of other retailers, check out the Chamber web site at:  Be sure to tell all your friends about the great bargains they will find this week in Glen Ellyn!  Let me know about your best bargain find of the week!  Happy Shopping!


July 22, 2009 Posted by | Community Information | , , | Leave a comment


Taste of Glen Ellyn

Glen Ellyn, IL is one of my favorite villages.  The Taste of Glen Ellyn is the local festival sponsored by the Glen Ellyn Chamber of  Commerce.  I have enjoyed the opportunity of serving on the planning committee since 1995.  It is held the weekend after Mother’s Day each year.  This year it is May 15, 16 and 17.  Weather is always a challenge for us.  It can be a beautiful warm weekend and we have a lot of visitors and everyone enjoys the music and food while raving about the beautiful weather.  Over the years we also have had “rain outs” and been forced to wear our coats and gloves.  Either way – the music offers a variety of sounds for all ages.  It is a tremendous opportunity for Glen Ellyn Chamber members to interact and network.  It is great to be able to greet your neighbors by supporting the Chamber activities.  For details on the Taste, visit

Today, we had one of our committee meetings and everything is on schedule.  Our committee is made up of volunteers from the business and retail community.  Each year we expand our ideas to make the next Taste of Glen Ellyn better than the previous year.  It is a delight to see the kid’s as they enjoy the Family Day Activities on Sunday afternoon.  There is nothing better than watching a child’s face light up during a magic show!  It is a huge task for the volunteers that organize the Taste of Glen Ellyn but every volunteer returns the next year.  There is a wonderful sense of accomplishment that we have sponsored an event that the residents of Glen Ellyn and nearby communities visit and enjoy.  Not only have we raised funds – but we have offered a weekend of low-cost family fun!  What more could anyone want?  So mark your calendars for May 15, 16 and 17 for “Fun in Glen Ellyn”!

March 27, 2009 Posted by | Community Information | , , | Leave a comment