Ribbon Cutting Celebration with Mayor Tisdahl for Avail & Company on October 17 at 5:30pm
JoinMayor Elizabeth Tisdahl along with the Downtown Evanston Board of Directors, the Evanston Chamber of Commerce and staff in celebrating the opening of Avail & Company. A ribbon cutting and celebration will take place at 5:30pm at 1106 Davis Street. The general public is invited to stop by for light refreshments and welcome the business owners to the neighborhood.
Avail & Company designs and creates custom wedding apparel and accessories, from wedding dresses, attendant attire, to favors and dé cor. Owners Rachel and Ted Alvia have been operating as a home-based, online business in Poplar Grove, Illinois, since 2005 and the downtown Evanston storefront is their first retail location. October 17th is also the official opening date of their retail business.
&ldquo The best thing we could have done for our company was to move to the Chicago area,&rdquo Ted said. &ldquo The level of commitment to service in Evanston and community pride has been an encouraging experience for Rachel and I being first-time retail storefront entrepreneurs.&rdquo
Rachel specializes in working one-on-one with clients to create beautiful custom dresses for their weddings and special occasions. She creates traditional custom wedding dresses, formal dresses, historic and themed dresses, and totally unique one-of-a-kind works of art.
&ldquo The focus is on my customer after all, each client is the inspiration for their dress. The customer helps design their dress, by choosing all of the details and I am just here to help them make good decisions, and do the work of creating the dress,&rdquo Rachel said.
Avail & Company is open by appointment until October 17th
847- 841-3861 www.availco.com 1106 Davis Street, Evanston, IL 60201 Avail & Company accepts the Downtown Evanston Gift Card.
In addition to street parking, public parking is available within the Sherman Plaza parking garage, with entrances on Davis Street and Benson Avenue. The Metra Union Pacific North Line and the CTA Purple line both stop at Davis Street Stations.