As we ring in the new year, the Northwest suburbs will have another location to fill its party planning list with adult beverages of all sorts.

The Binny's moving into the former Barnes and Noble's building 380 Route 14 in Crystal Lake is expected to open within the next month, the city's economic development manager says.

Heather Maieritsch, economic development manager, the city has been doing everything it can to expedite its opening. Right now, Binny's is gearing up to stock the shelves and put product in its new location, she said. I

"They're definitely in the homestretch," Maieritsch said.

Maieritsch pointed out that that area of the city will have a lot of new development and new business, especially as there will be a McAllister's Deli and Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers opening next to it.

"I think that will add a lot of excitement and interest," Maieritsch said. "It will generate additional traffic to the Crystal Lake area."

Two Binny's locations already exist in McHenry County: one in the city of McHenry, 4610 W. Elm St., and one in the village of Algonquin, 844 S. Randall Road.

The Binny's slated to replace Barnes and Noble in Crystal Lake on 5380 Route 14 is expected to open within the next 30 days.
The Binny's slated to replace Barnes and Noble in Crystal Lake on 5380 Route 14 is expected to open within the next 30 days.