Lake Zurich’s Midwest Motors Hosts Elaborate Reopening Party

Lake Zurich’s Midwest Motors Hosts Elaborate Reopening Party

  • January 28, 2015
  • Claire Slattery
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As seen in the Daily Herald Business Ledger Wednesday, January 28, 2015 CLICK HERE FOR ARTICLE

IMG_0622Benjamin Ripstein wanted a night that his customers and the community would remember when planning the grand reopening of his Lake Zurich business severely damaged by fire last spring.

The Hawthorn Woods resident held an upscale party to match the luxury cars he sells at his dealership, Midwest Motors at Courtland Drive and Route 22. “I wanted to create a vibe — a party that people would talk about,” he said. And he did.

About 300 people attended the celebration a few weeks ago that featured free valet parking, a live band, an array of appetizers and sushi, drinks and fancy dessert bar. Highlights featured a man on a bike who strolled and served wine to guests dressed in formal attire and a woman wearing white with an umbrella and a rose serving desserts from the middle of a sweets table on wheels.

“An elegant, classy high-end party,” was the feedback event planner Hanan Hafez heard following the celebration.

The theme of the gala was Winter Wonderland. Hundreds of blue and white lights, even in the ice cubes, helped create the atmosphere, said Hafez, owner of Events with Style. CONTINUE READING….