Breaking: Maywood Threatens to Shut Down LNR Family Store — For Good
Business / Government

Breaking: Maywood Threatens to Shut Down LNR Family Store — For Good

LNR Family Store, located at 1010 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood could be shut down. | File Wednesday, March 15, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews At a March 15, Legal, License and Ordinance Committee (LLOC) meeting, the Maywood Board of Trustees unanimously moved to direct the village’s attorneys to begin the process of revoking … Continue reading

Crain’s: Failed Seaway Bank Gets Yet Another Owner — A Credit Union
Business / Economy / Reading from Around the Web

Crain’s: Failed Seaway Bank Gets Yet Another Owner — A Credit Union

Friday, March 10, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews Seaway Bank & Trust — once the state’s largest black-owned minority bank and the sixth largest in the country — has yet another owner after the bank shutdown and its assets were acquired by State Bank of Texas in January. A March 10 Crain’s report … Continue reading

Maywood Lands Food Truck, CJ’s BBQ Cruiser, Which Debuts Sunday
Business / Food / Noted

Maywood Lands Food Truck, CJ’s BBQ Cruiser, Which Debuts Sunday

CJ’s BBQ Cruiser, which is likely Maywood’s first licensed food truck, will open for business on Sunday. | Below left, the truck’s chef and owner, Chris Jossell, making it official. || Photos provided Wednesday, March 1, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Updated: 4:50 p.m. When Maywood native and Proviso East graduate Chris Jossell decided … Continue reading

Crain’s: Seaway Bank’s New Owners Will Preserve Its Name, Say Deposits are Safe | But Who to Blame for the Failure?
Business / Economy

Crain’s: Seaway Bank’s New Owners Will Preserve Its Name, Say Deposits are Safe | But Who to Blame for the Failure?

Seaway Bank & Trusts’ Maywood branch. Chicago’s largest black-owned bank failed earlier this year. | File Monday, February 13, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews A Feb. 4 Crain’s Chicago Business report caught up with Sushil Patel, the president of State Bank of Texas, which now owns the now-defunct Seaway Bank & Trust, … Continue reading

Could the ‘Grocery Store of the Future’ Land in Maywood? Thom Alcazar Hopes So
Business / Economic Development / Interviews

Could the ‘Grocery Store of the Future’ Land in Maywood? Thom Alcazar Hopes So

Screenshot from an EATS informational video on its website. Below left, EATS Groceries founder Thom Alcazar.  Thursday, February 9, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews Thom Alcazar, the founder of Alcazar, Ltd., a consulting firm that provides expert knowledge in business automation, believes that he has a blockbuster idea on his hands and wants to … Continue reading