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Home Is Where the Former Church (or Firehouse) Is

1239 N. Wood St.

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2900 W. Shakespeare Ave.:Many of the units in the 109-year-old former Lutheran church feature exposed original brick. Photo: Chuck Gullet

924 N. Clark St.

3921 N. Ravenswood Ave.

    Home Is Where the Former Church (or Firehouse) Is
    Published today at 12:16 p.m. Developers have never shied away from turning the remnants of Chicago's past into residences-see the omnipresent warehouse-turned-loft projects across the city. Conversion treatments are now being found where they are less expected: A former Jewish orphanage in Wicker Park is now a single-family home.
    http://www.chicagomag.com

  • CPL949 HP Resident now; WP/Uk Village; total 30 yrs.

    At one place I lived, a small church was converted to a SFH. Beautiful inside, and with parking! I would love to live in a former church; it would be (I hope) a fabulous place to live because of all the good "vibe".

  • We own several apartment buildings, and in five cases the apartments were formerly commercial space. There was an Italian social club, a chain grocery store, a bar and two neighborhood sell-all stores, that we know of. We assume all of the spaces had multiple identities since the buildings are all...

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    We own several apartment buildings, and in five cases the apartments were formerly commercial space. There was an Italian social club, a chain grocery store, a bar and two neighborhood sell-all stores, that we know of. We assume all of the spaces had multiple identities since the buildings are all over 100 years old. Those units are the most desirable and easiest for us to rent of all our apartments because the ceilings are taller and we were able to be more creative with the wide open spaces. That does not mean Gil is wrong because he would not like to live there, but our experience is that lots of people do like spaces like that and are interested in the history of the the apartment.

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MORE Vinyl Coming to Wicker Park — And This Shop Has A Cafe, Too

The 25-seat cafe at 2140 W. Division St. will serve Counter Culture Coffee and beans from guest roasters, tea from Song Teas, pastries and bread from Lincoln Park-based Floriole, as well as a "highly curated selection of records," Petrick said.

Once open, Purple Llama Coffee & Records will join the expanded Reckless Records at 1379 N. Milwaukee Ave. in the former Dollar Buster; Shuga Records at 1272 N. Milwaukee Ave, which also grew...

...Reckless Records at 1379 N. Milwaukee Ave. in the former Dollar Buster; Shuga Records at 1272 N. Milwaukee Ave, which also grew recently and added a cassettes wall; Dusty Groove at 1120 N. Ashland...

...N. Milwaukee Ave, which also grew recently and added a cassettes wall; Dusty Groove at 1120 N. Ashland Ave.; Permanent Records, 1914 W. Chicago Ave. in Ukrainian Village; and KStarke Records, 1109 N. Western...

...recently and added a cassettes wall; Dusty Groove at 1120 N. Ashland Ave.; Permanent Records, 1914 W. Chicago Ave. in Ukrainian Village; and KStarke Records, 1109 N. Western Ave...

...N. Ashland Ave.; Permanent Records, 1914 W. Chicago Ave. in Ukrainian Village; and KStarke Records, 1109 N. Western Ave.

    MORE Vinyl Coming to Wicker Park - And This Shop Has A Cafe, Too
    WICKER PARK - A coffee and record shop hybrid named Purple Llama Coffee & Records will become Wicker Park's sixth record store - adding another option to a growing "Vinyl District" that's become a destination for music lovers. "Our business and service plan is to grab coffee, browse record shelves and interact socially.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    CONVERT EXISTING COMMERCIAL BUILDING TO 12 DWELLING UNITS AND 10 COMMERCIAL UNITS

    1513 N. Western Ave. Issued January 20, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    hardwood flooring. remove lath & plaster (appx 300sf) & replace with drywall. paint. replace windows (same size & location. repair/replace interior stair per building violations only dated 12-23-15- all work same as existing; subject to field inspections

    1856 N. Western Ave. Issued January 20, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    REVISION TO PERMIT # 100639484 TO CHANGE TO CHANGE HVAC CONT TO E.D. HEATING AND COOLING INC & JAM PLUMBING SERVICES,INC.

    1306 N. Bell Ave. Issued January 20, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    MODIFICATIONS TO EXISTING NON-JURISDICTIONAL FIRE ALARM SYSTEM PER FIRE PREVENTION CODE 15-16-110.

    1554 W. North Ave. Issued January 20, 2017 Comment

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