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Comings & Goings: Biggby Coffee coming to St. Charles

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Updated: November 17, 2012 6:12AM

Hot, fresh and fun coffee is coming soon to downtown St. Charles. Biggby Coffee, a fast-growing franchise based in East Lansing, Mich., will bring its “B happy” attitude and “great coffee” to 117 W. Main St. next to Szechwan Restaurant, the first in the Fox Valley area.

St. Charles owner Todd Madziarczyk, 42, of Sugar Grove, said he has been looking to open his own business after spending more than a decade as an accountant. Biggby Coffee appealed to him on multiple levels.

“I liked their whole concept. They are very friendly, very outgoing. Customer service is huge,” he said.

That’s no surprise for a company that uses the tagline “B Happy, Have Fun, Make Friends, Love People and Drink Great Coffee.” On an offshoot website,, the franchise asks for coffee lovers to post photos with their coffee cups, and they can enter to win a monthly photo contest.

Why coffee? Madziarczyk said that he likes it. He added that Biggby Coffee is a proven franchise and is expanding rapidly. The main focus is on the drink menu, which includes creamy lattes, frozen hot chocolate, crème freeze smoothies and their own line of syrups — marshmallow and blackberry to name a couple.

The coffee shop could open after Thanksgiving, but because of some delays with construction, opening day could be pushed back to after the New Year.

Madziarczyk assures that when Biggby Coffee opens, patrons will be happier when they leave than when they came in.

“The music is a little louder. The people are friendly. It’s not intimidating,” he said. “Coffee can be enjoyed without making you feel inferior.”

Follow the store’s progress on Facebook at Biggby Coffee St. Charles.

No more nits

A new St. Charles salon is itching to get the nits out without the fuss. Clean Curls, at 2460 W. Main St., is dedicated to providing nontoxic and kid-friendly lice removal.

Salon technicians are trained and certified in The Shepherd Method, which includes manually screening and removing nits and lice, strand by strand. The salon makes it a goal to get every family’s life back to normal as quickly as possible in the event of a louse outbreak.

With books, research and pictures available, the staff at Clean Curls not only rids families of the bugs, but educates every client that comes through the door, according to a press release.

“Clean Curls is committed to providing families with the care and education necessary to remove and prevent head lice,” a press release said.

For more information or to make an appointment, call 630-724-7480 or visit


Scott Schulz is celebrating his one-year anniversary at Yorkville’s Energetic Health. The licensed acupuncturist and board certified herbalist hosted an open house at the end of September.

Energetic Health Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, 215 Hillcrest Ave., is a holistic acupuncture clinic offering herbal and homeopathic therapy, traditional Thai massage and beginner yoga and Reiki classes.

Energetic Health will again host a Reiki class for beginners. The eight-hour class costs $110 and will be offered in two sessions from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 20 and 27. The class is presented by the Reiki Share Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing Reiki training and education to groups of individuals and caregivers facing serious illness, disability or trauma.

To reserve a spot, call 630-553-1783. To learn more about Energetic Health, visit

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