Friday, May 07, 2010

It’s the “Woo Hoo! The Crosswalks are Finished on Douglas Avenue” Promotion!

You can walk, bike or drive a little easier to the businesses on Douglas Avenue in Downtown Elgin now that the brick crosswalks are in! The businesses invite you to celebrate this small victory with them with special promotions May 7-21.

Douglas Street Sports Bar & Grill
231 Douglas
$5 Lunch Specials

Quiznos Subs
59 Douglas
$3 Bullets, $4 Torpedos, $5 Everyday Value Subs

The Razors Edge
55 Douglas
10% off all services (hair, nails, waxing, massage)
(847) 742-5211

Keeney’s Sporting Goods & PK’s Antiques
19 Douglas
10% off baseball and soccer stuff
10% off anything in the basement!

Steffen, Kelly & Steffen – Attorneys at Law
17 Douglas
30-Minute Free Consultation

Bangkok House-Shanghai Restaurant
11 Douglas
10% off entire bill (just print this out and bring it with you!)
(847) 742-1460

Villa Verone
13 Douglas
$5 House Wine by the Glass

Shockey Jewelers
18 Douglas
The New Elgin Ornaments are In!
First Sherman Hospital and Hiawatha Pageant - $22.50

Tongue N Chic Dental Boutique
14 Douglas
$10 exams and $32 cleanings for new patients

Downtown Neighborhood Association of Elgin
2 Douglas
Buy $10 in Downtown Gift Certificates, get a FREE Rediscover Downtown T-Shirt

Please remember to support all our downtown businesses during the construction process. You can get up-to-date construction progress information at, or send us an email and we will sign you up for our weekly Downtown Construction Update.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Downtown Live Music & Entertainment Scene - May 5-9

Welcome to the "Mother of all editions" of the Downtown Elgin Live Music & Entertainment Scene! After taking in yet another fun-filled weekend of great live music and entertainment in Downtown Elgin, don't forget about Mom's big day on Sunday! In fact, why not give her what she really wants...a night of live entertainment! Make her day by bringing that special Mom in your life out with you to one of these shows this weekend? Happy Mother's Day!

The Gasthaus
15 N. Grove

Friday, May 7
PUNK NIGHT: Mostly About Nothing, Rex Catapult and more! - 8:00pm

Saturday, May 8
Happenin' Harry & The Allstar Band - 8:00pm

Mad Maggies
51 S. Grove

Friday, May 7
Victory Records with Close Your Eyes, Kid Liberty and The Overseer - 6:30pm
Captains of Industry with Meathawk - 10:30pm

Saturday, May 8
The Delivery Boys with Victory in Numbers, Settle, Just the Kid, Last Avenue, The Rails, The Action Blast and Weekend FM - 4:00pm
Highlife Band - 10:30pm

Sunday, May 9
Anarbor - 6:00pm

Douglas Street Sports Bar & Grill
231 Douglas Avenue

Friday, May 7
Part-Time Models

Elgin Public House/Pub 217
219 E. Chicago Street

Friday, May 7

Saturday, May 8

The Roadhouse/Main Event
200 Prairie Street

Friday, May 7
Bad Medicine - First Band 9:00pm, Headliner 10:00pm

Saturday, May 8
Infinity - First Band 9:00pm, Headliner 10:00pm

And don't forget to check out The Mad King of Scotland at the Elgin Art Showcase, Professional Building, 164 Division St., 8th Floor this weekend! Friday and Saturday showtimes are 8:00pm and Sunday's showtime is 7:00pm. For more information or to reserve tickets please contact Nick Cardiff at or visit

Remember that bands, ticket prices and performance times are subject to change so we ask that you please call or visit each venue's website for ticket information, performance times or for any applicable cover charges.