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The WOW DISTRICT is Growing!

Maybe you've heard a bit about us? We are the small business owners of North ave, WEST OF WESTERN. Together we are trying to make a positive difference in our business community. Today our boundaries are: North ave to California ave.and by summers end we hope to grow past Kedzie!

There is still lots of work to be done. We need benches, banners, flower planters, waste receptacles and MORE businesses. We LOVE that we are THRIVING, helping each other, and...

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Maybe you've heard a bit about us? We are the small business owners of North ave, WEST OF WESTERN. Together we are trying to make a positive difference in our business community. Today our boundaries are: North ave to California ave.and by summers end we hope to grow past Kedzie!

There is still lots of work to be done. We need benches, banners, flower planters, waste receptacles and MORE businesses. We LOVE that we are THRIVING, helping each other, and most of all, having fun while doing so.

BTW, a commercial is airing on WLS 7 morning and night celebrating small businesses. If you or anyone you know is interested in opening a business in the WOW DISTRICT, pls send them my way.

I've said it a million times and I truly believe this--
"A rising tide lifts ALL boats" ~JFK

Check out the video below.

https://vimeo.com/118540855

LOVE to SMALL BUSINESSES EVERYWHERE!
Lynne McDaniel
Goddess of WOW!

  • Brandon G Brewer. Engineer. Human.

    I don't know anything about cupcakes.

  • Lynne McDaniel An Orange Moon

    Brandon, stop by and say hi when you have a moment. I'd love to meet you and listen to your plans and goals for the future. We are An Orange Moon. Located at 2418 W North ave. I'm on the floor on Friday, Saturday from noon until 7p. Sundays noon until 5pm.
    Best to you!
    Lynne McDaniel
    Your Goddess of WOW!

4 hours ago

Silver Room Leaving 'Tacos and Beer'-Focused Wicker Park For Hyde Park

Eric Williams, owner of The Silver Room, which also includes an art gallery and an independently run juice bar in the back half of the store, will be moving from 1442 N. Milwaukee Ave. to 1506 E. 53rd St. in Hyde Park at the end of the month, he announced Tuesday.

Luparello donates the wall along his dry cleaners building at 1438 N. Milwaukee Ave. to Williams at no cost every year, so graffiti artists can paint the wall as well as the back walls of the cleaners and The Silver Room.

Williams started "Square One," a restaurant, juice bar and magazine shop at 1561 N. Milwaukee Ave., in 2001, which he sold to Earwax, a vegetarian cafe a year later. Today it's a Doc Martens store.

Next Month, Williams, 45, will debut Needs, a high-end men's clothing shop at 1410 N. Milwaukee Ave, in the same storefront where he started The Silver Room before moving a few doors north in 2005.

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Eric Williams, owner of The Silver Room, which also includes an art gallery and an independently run juice bar in the back half of the store, will be moving from 1442 N. Milwaukee Ave. to 1506 E. 53rd St. in Hyde Park at the end of the month, he announced Tuesday.

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Late night license

I hear the owners of the new bar (owners of owl) are going to be seeking a 5am license. Any thoughts on crime levels and general "trouble" after owl opened up? I think once that goes in it could open up some more business on that desolate block. Thoughts?

  • tom in bucktown on and off Chicagoan for 10 years

    I'm betting we would see some of the vacants around the new "owl" would convert to new businesses. The downside would be noise after midnight. Since the blue line runs by every 20 minutes after midnight already I'm leaning toward signing.

    Any issues with crime around the owl?

  • al

    While i'm not necessarily in favor of a late night place, it is planned for Milwaukee Ave after all. I chose not to live on a major street in Bucktown such as Damen, North, or Milwaukee because of the bars and nightlife. If there is going to be a late night bar, having it on one of these streets is really the only option. This stretch of Miwaukee is in need of development and I'm sure there is going to be lots more planned.

6 hours ago

Vandals have their day in court, and lose (the story being talked about in the news write-up)

...6:19 a.m. arrest in a McDonald’s parking lot at the intersection of Milwaukee and Western on suspicion of vandalism. In the ensuing days it was established earlier that in the...

...glow of a 4:30 a.m. sky, the pair began at the corner of Milwaukee and Damen defacing public and private properties with red and black paint. Over the next hour and...

...the pair’s consistently illegible and indecipherable vandalism, which dot the streetscape from 1600 to 1920 N. Milwaukee, include a CTA bus stop, a Jewish community center, a city underpass, a city lamppost...

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At the first court hearing at 5555 W. Grand on August 8, in front of Judge Stanley Hill, Delgado plead guilty to one criminal...

6 hours ago

Local Book Notes: Voices Of Protest, Drawbridges

"The program, called Voices of Protest: Home Edition, will take place on Thursday, March 12, 7:30 p.m., and will be co-presented with 826CHI at 1276 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago. The program is open to the public and free of charge. (Donations will be accepted.)"

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"Patrick T. McBriarty will talk about his book Chicago River Bridges in a Society of Midland Authors program Tuesday, March 10, at the Cliff Dwellers Club, 200 S. Michigan Ave., 22nd floor," the society says in a press release.

6 hours ago

4 Fun Bar Night Alternatives Better than Winter Hibernation

...hands on games like air hockey, foozball and pool. (Emporium Arcade Bar has locations at 1366 N. Milwaukee Ave. and 2363 N. Milwaukee Ave...

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...rumble starts at 9 p.m. every Friday night. (Big Joe's is located at 1818 W. Foster Ave....

...is free to the first 20 people who sign up. (Elbo Room is located at 2871 N. Lincoln Ave....

...starting at 9 p.m. There is no cover charge. (The Whistler is located at 2421 N. Milwaukee Ave....

...hockey, foozball and pool. (Emporium Arcade Bar has locations at 1366 N. Milwaukee Ave. and 2363 N. Milwaukee Ave....

From the games to the drink menu to the decor, both Headquarters Beercade locations (one in Lakeview and one in River North) will have you swimming in nostalgia. (Headquarters has locations at 2833 N. Sheffield Ave. and 213 W. Institute Pl.)

From the games to the drink menu to the decor, both Headquarters Beercade locations (one in Lakeview and one in River North) will have you swimming in nostalgia. (Headquarters has locations at 2833 N. Sheffield Ave. and 213 W. Institute Pl.)

6 hours ago

May 5 Opening for Remington's; BreakRoom Brewery on TV on Sunday on Discovery; More

5) WICKER PARK— A fast-food Middle Eastern eatery, in the same vein as Chipotle, could soon open 1534 N. Milwaukee Ave. The unnamed project's owner doesn't have an opening timeline, but he wants to open ASAP. [DNAinfo]

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...Smoke Daddy, Dunlays on Clark) project across the street from Millennium Park's Bean at 20 N. Michigan Ave. Crews gutted the 6,200-square-foot former Caffe Bacci to make room for seating...

2) ALBANY PARK— BreakRoom Brewery has all its necessary permits from the cityand now says it will open sometime this month at 2925 W. Montrose Ave. Meanwhile, catch a glimpse of the interior on TV at 2 p.m. on Sunday, when BreakRoom will be featured on Discovery's Epic Bar Builds. [EaterWire]

...Fabio Viviani and DineAmic Group (Mercato, Bull & Bear) inside the former Dragonfly Mandarin space at 832 W. Randolph St. It'll be more casual than Viviani's Siena Tavern in River North. They're...

4) LINCOLN PARK— The Chicago expansion for Syracuse, NY's Dinosaur Bar-B-Que is on track for an April open at 923 W. Weed St. There are eight Dinosaurs, with plans for Chicago and Baltimore. [EaterWire]

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  • Exploring and Modeling Chicago Architecture

    Ms. Matuska is asking for $438.47:
    My students need support for a bus and admission to take an architectural field trip in downtown Chicago. We're also requesting art supplies.
    Lozano Bilingual School Comment

22 hours ago

Pops For Champagne Owners Target May for New Wicker Park Resto Opening

The team behind Pops For Champagne is targeting a May opening for their new Wicker Park restaurant and bar. According to a report published by Chicago Eater, Bom Bolla, opening at 1501 N. Milwaukee Avenue will be something unique ... and unlike anything people have seen before.

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