La Grange is a special community just outside of Chicago. (If you missed our “Building Community” feature of La Grange, check it out here.) The downtown business district is known for its charming shops and popular dining spots. We want to tell you about two…
First, the charming shop.
Allow us to introduce you to a unique place frequented by homeowners and local interior designers alike: Horton’s Home Lighting. What’s special about this lighting store? There’s an entire hardware store in the basement – Horton’s Ace Hardware.
With a solid commitment to being THE helpful place, this has become a destination for homeowners, business owners, designers and tradespeople across the Chicagoland area.
The lighting store has thousands of fixtures available, hundreds of which are on display creating a shimmering oasis. As real estate experts, we know the lighting can make or break the ambiance of any room. We often direct our clients – buyers and sellers, alike – to the large selection and wide variety of lighting styles available at Horton’s. There’s almost always something that will appeal to today’s buyer…or something that a new homeowner is happy to bring home to make a new-to-them space meet their needs.
Next, the popular dining spot.
There are dozens upon dozens of excellent restaurants in the La Grange business district…but we’d like to tell you about one in particular that we like to tell everyone about: fourteensixteen. It’s high on the list of memorable date night locations for our very own Mike McCurry and his wife Amy.
This place is located right in the heart of downtown La Grange. In addition to its rustic dining room giving industrial vibes, there’s also a beautiful rooftop terrace perfect for those summer nights.
The chef conjures up a menu made of seasonal dishes, ensuring your plate is always filled with deliciously unique items made with the freshest ingredients. According to their website, “At fourteensixteen, our mission is simple - by letting the seasons dictate our menu, we carefully choose the freshest, sustainable ingredients to craft dishes you’ll feel good about eating.”
Fourteensixteen has become a dining attraction for locals, foodies from all over Chicagoland, and La Grange visitors who enjoy farm-fresh food with handmade cocktails and craft beer.