In 1909, when land the Bohm building was to be built on sold to Mr. William H. Bohm,  the Edwardsville Republican newspaper stated: “The lot sold yesterday….and was considered by judges of real estate about the best and most desireable lot in the business district.”  We are happy at to hold court in this fine old building.

Bohm building~ downtown Edwardsville, IL

Bohm building~ downtown Edwardsville, IL

It’s been shaking and rumbling for the last month though!  Glad to say this is not due to earthquake activity but to trucks and cranes hauling and moving land and materials in the creation of a fine new restaurant that will be opening downstairs next month.

I had to laugh today when I saw Amy Zupanci the chef and owner of the upcoming “FOND” restaurant, set up outside of’s Shipping and Receiving area.  She was meeting a wine distributor with some nice cheeses, and her pink hard hat by her side! Looked like the perfect alfresco office to spend a bit of a mellow, sunny afternoon in.

Amy Z's alfresco office

Amy Z

The presence of FOND will be a great addition to the downtown Edwardsville culinary scene.  Amy was telling me that it will be a “Slow Food” establishment, something I’m not familar with.  The Slow Food concept she explained, is a direct response away from the fast food lifestyle, and foods will be purchased locally, fresh, and in season.  What a wonderful idea~ a return to eating as a true experience, with emphasis on quality (not rushing) and emotional nurturance.

Check out FOND, coming soon to the Bohm building. We’re excited to have it here.

Well, it’s late in the afternoon.  I see from my office window that all but two workers have gone home for the day. Here in the back parking lot, (which will soon also be the back entrance of a restaurant), I can already imagine the outdoor seating, landscaping, and some fountains.  I know a really great place to purchase fabulous Fountains!  They have the best selection. and you can often chose the finish color.

Back of Bohm

Back of Bohm

The tall vent on the left side of the building was just installed for Amy’s ovens.  Has me hoping. Will I  be lucky enough to catch wiffs of homemade apple pie  coming in my office window?   Just like in the cartoons 🙂