As summer has abruptly heated up over the last couple of days, so has the pipeline of World of Naperville postings. There were two big pieces of news I wanted to get out and wasn’t sure which to post first, so I decided to post both as a first-ever World of Naperville Double Feature.
First, with fingers crossed, an overdue congratulations to White Chocolate Grill Chef-Owner Bobby Fitzgerald on being a finalist in a recipe contest which could land him a special appearance on Live with Regis & Kelly later on this week. If you haven’t eaten at the Naperville White Chocolate Grill, what are you waiting for? Get over to Freedom Commons now for one of the most unique culinary experiences Naperville has to offer.
I’ve gotten to know Bobby over the past year and have to say that I think I’ve met my match in terms of energy, vision and goals for one lifetime. At an age not far from my own, he’s really making his mark and is on the rise in the U.S. restaurant industry. Below is a sneak peek at the video submission in which Bobby manages to get upstaged by his adorable “chef apprentice” daughter.
My second post is regarding what I personally find as one of the most exciting new business announcements for Downtown Naperville. First, allow me to premise what I’m about to say by reiterating that I’m generally not a big fan of national chain retailers taking up space in Downtown; however, this one is a big exception on a personal level.
The final renovations are nearly complete as Apple will be giving Naperville it’s very own Apple Retail Store which will be located in the former Sharper Image space on Jefferson Ave. just west of Main Street.
As you can see, in celebration I’ve proudly posted a photo of my own Mac G5 tower to the right. Perhaps it’s a “Mac thing” but the great value of Apple Retail Stores is not merely the fact you buy Apple products, such as Power Macs, iMacs, iPods, and of course iPhones, but most importantly the on-site training which is typically provided at each store. Needless to say, I’m always looking to expand my knowledge of Apple and related products and software.
I don’t have a firm date, but I believe I heard the Naperville Apple Store will open its doors sometime in August. SM