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Lazy Dog coming to Willow Festival: The former Granite City site at Willow Festival will soon be transformed into a Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar. The California-based chain, with current locations in Vernon Hills, Oak Brook and Naperville, plans to open in Northbrook by the summer of 2024. A casual-dining restaurant with a Western motif, Lazy Dog offers new twists on traditional comfort foods and a variety of craft beers and cocktails. The chain is also famous for having dog-friendly outdoor dining options.

Village to Consider Northbrook Court Business District: To help fund the proposed redevelopment of Northbrook Court by its owner Brookfield Properties, the Village may establish a Business District Plan applying an additional 1% sales tax on Northbrook Court retail sales. If applied, the additional taxes would be allocated to a special fund which the Village would use to pay the developer for specified projects, for a period of up to 23 years. The Board of Trustees has scheduled a public hearing for August 22 regarding the proposed Business District. Learn more about the status of the Northbrook Court redevelopment proposal on the Village website.