Hazel Crest Couple Looking to Bring the Good Life to Area Residents (Hazel Crest, IL) The perfect venue can create the right atmosphere for many essential events in a person’s life. Whether that’s a festive environment for a birthday party or wedding reception or a comforting atmosphere for a repass, where you host the event has the ability to transform the experience.
Timothy Ellison and Denita Hadley-Ellison hope to offer that top notch experience to those in the south Chicago suburbs and surrounding area. In late October, they opened Le Buen Eshe, a combination of Spanish, French and Swahili meaning ‘The Good Life’ at 17100 Dixie Highway Suite A in Hazel Crest.
“When people come to our space, just like our business says, we want to ask them how we can offer them The Good Life with our services and venue,” said Denita Hadley-Ellison.
The 2,000-square foot site features small and large-scale celebratory gathering areas along with a photography studio for photo shoots, a media staging area for businesses to host specific events and a technology portion where someone could record their podcasts.
Variety in the Space
“We understand the importance of offering people a variety because there are so many different ways you can use a great space. We wanted to make sure we help them pursue their vision in whatever way they may want,” added Hadley-Ellison.
The family friendly space evolved from previous experience producing events and wanting a standalone facility to expand their goals. The elegant black, gold and white decor serves as a backdrop for their multi-functional meeting place.
“We want people to have incredible experiences and create lifetime memories. You always remember how something makes you feel and we believe we are bringing something different to the community with our space,” said Timothy Ellison. “We really believe we have something for everyone.”
Being a couple who also lives in Hazel Crest five minutes away from the venue, they believe in the philosophy of creating great synergy and giving back to the community.
“We want to consider ourselves the King and Queen of Collaboration with the village and surrounding businesses because we know when you produce positive events from youth to seniors, you truly make the world better when you uplift everyone,” said Hadley-Ellison. “We want to create a legacy and an impact here; not just be another business.”
Timothy Ellison also plans to use the space to run a musical education studio called Inspired Minds. Planning to launch in late January, the program will run 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, serving seven year-olds through high school students.
The couple also wants to be an example of how you can pursue your dreams and be an entrepreneur. The process from presenting to the village board and mayor, talking to the zoning board and receiving an operating license took several months throughout the summer and early fall. Then once they received permission, the next task was interior renovations to design their vision.
“We can show the younger generation how hard work can pay off,” he said. “It wasn’t easy but anything in life worth doing never is. We are proud about how everything turned out.”
For more information on the Le Buen Eshe call 312-379-9608 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Hazel Crest Couple Looking to Bring the Good Life to Area Residents