EVANSTON, IL (September 14, 2017) – A longtime supporter of Evanston events and activities, Evanston’s only bed and breakfasts Stone Terrace Bed & Breakfast, located at 1622 Forest Place, and Stone Porch by the Lake, located at 300 Church Street, has contributed to become a major sponsor of the North Shore Century bike rides. The North Shore Century bike ride will be held Sunday, Sept. 17 beginning at 6 a.m. at Dawes Park, near the Arrington Lakefront Lagoon at Church Street and Sheridan Road.
“We are pleased that once again Stone Terrace and Stone Porch are continuing the long legacy of civic participation in Evanston by sponsoring the annual North Shore Century, one of Chicagoland’s premiere invitational rides,” said Suzie LaBelle, chairman of the North Shore Century and a member of the Evanston Bike Club. “We are deeply appreciative of their generosity, which reinforces the strong mutual commitment we’ve all made to community involvement in Evanston.”
Stone Terrace and Stone Porch, are part of the Stone Heritage Properties brand, a luxury collection of historic Bed & Breakfast properties and unique event spaces organized under TAWANI Enterprises, Inc. Evanston resident, retired Lt. Col. Jennifer Pritzker, is president and CEO of TAWANI Enterprises.
Pritzker still owns several properties in Evanston and is the co-owner of the two bed and breakfasts. Over the years, she has donated more than $2.5 million in cash personally and on behalf of the TAWANI Foundation, TAWANI Enterprises philanthropic arm, to the Evanston community. TAWANI employees have also donated in-kind services to Evanston area organizations, and the bed and breakfasts have sponsored multiple community events.
This year’s North Shore Century bike ride marks the 33rd year of the ride and will cover up to 100 miles of beautiful neighborhoods, architectural treasures, tree-lined streets, offering refreshing breezes of Lake Michigan. The Evanston Bicycle Club donates up to 90 percent of its proceeds from the North Shore Century to local, state, national and international bicycle related charities. Many are engaged in helping disadvantaged young people use bicycling to pursue their education, gain a marketable skill or improve their health.
“It is an honor to continue making contributions to Evanston’s charitable causes and events that have an impact on the community,” said Pritzker. “We are committed to Evanston and its great community. I believe events like the North Shore Century showcase our great state, our people and our culture. I want to thank the Evanston Bicycle Club for their hard work behind organizing this ride and to Mayor Stephen H. Hagerty for his support of local events that highlight community stewardship.”
Stone Terrace was built in 1883 and restored to its original design and grandeur in 1910. The Tudor-style house features a living room, an adjoining sunroom, a formal dining room and a morning room, and a magnificent outdoor terrace. A grand library is featured on the mezzanine level. The second floor features a guest center, guest laundry and five guest rooms, each named after prominent women in history. The lower level includes a media theatre, billiard room, exercise room, Zen massage room and a place for personal training and private yoga sessions.
Stone Porch by the Lake is a historic Tudor mansion built in 1889 that has been meticulously restored and updated with impressive modern amenities. The magnificent property offers five suites with private bathrooms, plus a guest office. The first floor features a guest kitchen, formal dining room and large, roomy living room with lots of sitting areas to read, relax and have conversations. The breakfast room overlooks a large Bluestone patio and 15-foot stone fireplace.
Both luxury bed and breakfasts are located directly across the street from the shores of Lake Michigan. Each suite offers an incredible lake or city views. For more information on Stone Terrace Bed and Breakfast, visit http://www.stoneterracebb.com, or to make a reservation at Stone Porch by the Lake, visit https://www.stoneporchbb.com.
About TAWANI Enterprises
TAWANI Enterprises, headquartered in Chicago, is an investment group specializing in the development, investment, management and preservation of real estate properties in the Chicago area. The company represents a diversified portfolio of iconic brands, such as Stone Heritage Properties, a luxury collection of historic Bed & Breakfast properties and unique event spaces, the Pritzker Military Museum & Library, the TAWANI Foundation and the Pritzker Military Foundation. Properties under the Stone Heritage Properties luxury collection include Stone Terrace, Stone Porch by the Lake, Lang House, The Emil Bach House and The Lincoln Way Inn. For more information, visit http://www.tawanienterprises.com or @pritzkerlibrary.