Caffebene

Caffebene, a South Korean-based coffee franchise, opened up in Glenview in May. (Caffebene, Handout)

Glenview

Cafe opens

Caffebene, a South Korea-based coffee franchise, opened its first Chicagoland location last month at 1749 Milwaukee Ave. in Glenview.

It offers gelato, waffles, pastries and other items besides coffee and tea.

Caffebene, which started in 2008, has 99 cafes throughout the United States, with most in New York, according to its website.John Park, owner of the Glenview Caffebene, said the café distinguishes itself from other coffee shops with its ambience and culture.

"It's not your normal coffee shop," said Park, who is originally from South Korea. "It's so much more."

Park said he plans on opening more locations around Chicago. He decided to open in Glenview because of the large Korean community.

"A lot of people recognize the brand over here," he said.

Northbrook

Assistant principal named

Northbrook/Glenview School District 30 recently appointed Elizabeth Holzkopf as assistant principal of Maple School, which houses sixth through eighth grades.

Chris Brown, the former assistant principal, is the new principal of Westcott School.

Holzkopf worked as the off-campus coordinator at Evanston Township High School District 202 for the past six years, according to a press release. She previously worked as special education administrator at Niles Township District for Special Education 807 and as a psychologist for the Golf School District 67.

"Mrs. Holzkopf will be an excellent addition to the administrative team at Maple School," said Superintendent Edward Tivador in a statement. "She comes to our district with a variety of experiences and has been characterized by her former colleagues as warm, generous, intelligent and a child advocate."

achachkevitch@tribune.com