The Urban Spa is a boutique spa that opened in 2013 at 388 Rogers Street in East City. Owners Jean-Guy and Kerri Holley-Francoeur have been building the Urban brand and recently introduced Urban Space, a cafe and wine bar at 552 Armour Road; Urban Events and Gifts, an event & retail business; and Escape Route Travel, a travel agency. Working with their new Experience Coordinators, you can book yourself a pedicure, coordinate your next cruise, and reserve an event for your upcoming wedding or retirement party. It’s all explained at poweredbyurban.com.
Rare Grill House will be competing in the 8th Annual Ribfest this weekend (July 9 to July 11) at Millennium Park, which marks the first time a local restaurant will compete against the other ribbers setting up shop.
Organizers say that they can squeeze in about 8,000 people to the park to enjoy the music, food, beer tent, and other entertainment. Sass Jordan will headline this year's Ribfest on Friday (July 9) starting at 9 p.m, with The Kings set to switch into glide Saturday (July 10) starting at 9 p.m.
Admission is FREE, and Ribfest hours are as follows: Friday, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.