WINNETKA – The Hubbard Woods Design District will feature a Cocktail Hop on June 1, with each store featuring its own signature libation. Stroll the neighborhood and taste them all!
Participating businesses will feature unique offerings including lively art, striking design, special presentations and must-have new products. First Friday hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. All locations will offer drinks and food, and some will even have live music!
The 11 participating merchants are:
- Benvenuti and Stein
- Robert Bryan Home
- Crème de la Crème
- Sawbridge Studios
- Le Chic Boutique
- My EyeDR
- Susan Kroeger Home
- Omid Fine Jewelry
- Vivid Art Gallery
- Pagoda Red
Participating stores are identified with festive “First Friday” signs and balloons out front. First Friday Design District maps are available at all locations.
First Fridays in Hubbard Woods were begun in October 2016, by Vivid Art Gallery, an HWDD member. Intrigued by the gallery’s success in attracting the local community to a Friday night event, HWDD saw an opportunity to turn it into something bigger.
“Our ultimate goal is to get all of Hubbard Woods involved, making First Fridays a real event for the community,” said Paul Zurowski, founding member of HWDD and partner in Sawbridge Studios. “It’s an easy after-work or pre-dinner destination where friends can meet, mingle and shop.”
Submitted by the Hubbard Woods Design District, an association of businesses located in the three-block retail area on the north end of Winnetka along Green Bay Road between Tower Road and Scott Avenue, commonly referred to as “Hubbard Woods.” Its designation as a “Design District” reflects the heavy concentration of art, fashion and design-focused establishments in the area.