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Progress! Construction is happening right now on the upcoming Binny’s Beverage Depot location in Evergreen Park. You already know the stats – it’s shaping up to be 24,000 square feet of beverage superstore, including a 28 door beer cooler, temperature-controlled rare and fine wine cellar, walk-in humidor and more wine, spirits and beer than the human mind can actually conceive. It isn’t much right now, just a construction zone, but watch for the store to open in late November, and watch this space for more soon.
It’s all going in the former location of Bleeker’s Bowling Lanes. We think it’s cool to preserve the neighborhood landmark. Just wait until you see the space… check out the pics after the jump.
By the way, we’re getting a lot of questions about jobs at the new location. If you’re in the market, be sure to check out our careers page, where you’ll find instructions and a link where you can apply for jobs.
Come celebrate 20 years of Binny’s at our original superstore in Des Plaines at these two great events!
BIRTHDAY CHAMPAGNE TASTING
Friday, October 11, 6-8 pm
Toast our 20 year anniversary with a Champagne
tasting featuring some of our finest bottles, including
Dom Perignon and more. Keep an eye out for special
guests and familiar faces, possibly even some of
the original Des Plaines Binny’s staff.
“BEST OF” BIRTHDAY TASTING
Saturday, October 12, 1-4 pm
Our wine and beer specialists are picking some of their
favorites for an incredible “best of” tasting.
767 W. Golf Road
Market Place Shopping Center
Twenty years ago, Harold Binstein had a crazy idea… which is sometimes the best kind of idea. He envisioned a beverage superstore. One with plenty of light, big aisles, huge displays, and the very best selection you could find. His idea became a reality on October 11, 1993, when he opened the very first Binny’s Beverage Depot.
The new location is estimated to be 24,000 square feet and will include a 28 door beer cooler, a temperature controlled wine cellar for fine and rare wines, a walk-in humidor and the widest and best selection of 8,500+ wine, spirits and beer products. Director of Operations for Binny’s, Rick Parenti shared, “The store, like all Binny’s locations, will feature the best, most knowledgeable staff, ready to provide our customers with the highest level of service!”
Binny’s will replace Bleeker’s Bowling Lanes, a long standing establishment since the 1950’s.
“We’re revitalizing a beloved neighborhood landmark and introducing Binny’s to a prominent community,” says Michael Binstein, Binny’s owner and CEO. The new location will bring the company’s retail locations to a grand total of 30. That’s right Evergreen Park, get ready to do some major holiday shopping with us!
We’re curious, where would you want to see a Binny’s pop up next?
We’re doing it again! We just announced that our Lincoln Park store is expanding. The construction crew is going to be busy, because we’re expanding our Glencoe location is as well.
If you’ve shopped our Binny’s in Glencoe before, you know that it’s on the smaller side. Relative to Binny’s, we mean. With this expansion, Glencoe will grow from about 2400 square feet to a whopping 8400 square feet.
Yes, Glencoe. More beer, more wine, more spirits.
Construction begins in the fall and should finish early next year. Needless to say, we’re excited!
You heard it right, we’re expanding, and boy is it going to be big!
Starting this July, Binny’s Beverage Depot in Lincoln Park (1720 N. Marcey St.) will start its expansion from a measly 33,000 square feet to 50,000 square feet, making it one of the largest beverage superstores in the world. Needless to say, we’re pretty excited about it!
In addition, the Lincoln Park location will also incorporate the notable Lincoln Park Pumping Station including a wine and craft beer bar.
At Binny’s we’re always looking for ways to bring more product to you and to give you a different kind of experience. But of course, it wouldn’t be possible without your committed business, so thank you!
We believe the expansion will be completed by October of this year. *Crosses fingers* But don’t worry, we’ll still be open for you during the construction.
Keep your eyes out for a grand re-opening this fall!
Have you shopped Binny’s Elmwood Park lately? Now is a great time to give the store another visit. We’re just putting the finishing touches on a store-wide remodel, and it’s looking great.
First, we updated the shelving. This allowed us to expand every category in the store, with craft beer and wine coming out on top as big winners in the move. The wine is laying down in bins and the previously tall shelves have been lowered, opening up the general space. Add in a fresh coat of paint and some pretty pictures, and it’s almost like new.
Next, we added a full walk-in humidor, bringing our chainwide total up to 25. With 800 different cigars in the humidor, Binny’s offers the best cigar selection in the area, hands down. A humidor isn’t a humidor without a cigar expert, so we’re excited to have cigar consultant Marc LeBlanc on the Elmwood Park team. Joining Marc are several new more staff members manning departments all across the store.
So swing by! Check out all the improvements we’ve made. Hope to see you at the Elmwood Park Binny’s!
We’re hard at work stocking the brand new Binny’s Beverage Depot in Bloomington, IL! Truckload after truckload of all your favorite wines, spirits and beers are rolling in right now. Find us at 1409 N. Veterans Parkway in Bloomington, Illinois. Next to the Outback. See you soon.
The burning question on everybody’s mind is this, “When will you open?” We’re excited to have a special guest, hockey legend Denis Savard on Friday, October 26th. Savard will “drop the puck” at our new location, and will sign Jose Cuervo products. Is that a Grand Opening? It’s a puck dropping, at least. Stay tuned to the Binny’s Blog and our twitter and facebook pages for more info soon.
Here are more photos showing progress at the upcoming Binny’s in Bloomington, IL. You can see the interior taking shape: checkout lanes, light fixtures, the walk-in humidor and massive, 24-door beer cooler. Apart from the construction clutter, the space is really starting to look like a Binny’s.
We’re hoping to have our doors open for business before the end of October. That’s only a month away! We’ll need friendly, energetic people to help run this Beverage Depot, so if you’re interested in joining the team, send an email to email@example.com with your resume or CV.
See you in Bloomington!
It’s great to see more progress at the upcoming Binny’s in Bloomington! Not only are the parapet walls coming along nicely, but you can see the interior shaping up too. Lighting fixtures, cigar humidor, and a massive wall of beer cooler doors. This is going to be a great Binny’s!