Mar 05

Updated Mar 11

What's the deal?

I've only lived in RP for four years, so I guess I missed some of the drama. I'm perplexed by the hate toward the RP Chamber. I understand that many "progressives" don't care for Chambers of Commerce. But the vitriol here (and throwing a brick through a window) is on a different level. What's the history between you folks?

  • Equally wonderful that you and Live seem to want to compete with him for the title.

  • Live, "progressives" are people that LOVE big government and to have lots of government regulations, except when it comes to abortion.

Mar 02

Updated Mar 04

Midnight Mac & Cheeserie?

Anyone have any info on the new spot opening up at the old Growling Rabbit location?

https://www.facebook.com/midnightmac/?hc_ref=SEARCH&fref=nf

  • JMG

    We turned up at growling rabbit just after closing time one cold afternoon. Despite the cafe being closed and the staff being busy we were made welcome and were brought inside so we could get coffees to go etc.
    I was really impressed with the kind welcome and the staff who went out of their way to make sure we didn't leave disappointed.

    I wish continued success for growling rabbit in their new location and success for the new businesses that open in the space at Sheridan and Lunt.

  • The GR certainly had a lot of customers who were treated right, but not if they lived close to it. I live in the same building that the GR was in, lived there 23 yrs. I would go into the GR usually with other neighbors when there were no other...

    Read full comment…

    The GR certainly had a lot of customers who were treated right, but not if they lived close to it. I live in the same building that the GR was in, lived there 23 yrs. I would go into the GR usually with other neighbors when there were no other customers to order coffee. The owner would be sitting chatting with a friend. After waiting for a cup of coffee for 30 minutes, we would have to remind them of our orders when there were no other customers. That happened three times, and the owner sat across from us and did nothing. The fourth time I went there, they tried to get me to pay twice after I gave them a nice tip, and then they yelled through the crowded restaurant twice, "Did he pay?" The friend I met there said it was the worst service he had ever seen. And again, no response from the owner on Yelp.

Feb 20

Updated Feb 23

About Time!

https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20170220/rogers-park/empirical-brewery-take-over-rogers-parks-mayne-stage

Glad to see it's the old Act One plus the storefront next door. Has that storefront ever been occupied?

    Empirical Brewery To Take Over Rogers Park's Mayne Stage
    ROGERS PARK - Rogers Parkers will soon get the chance to sip beer brewed in their own neighborhood with Empirical Brewery's upcoming takeover of the former Act One Pub. Bill Hurley, owner of the Ravenswood brewery, told DNAinfo he planned to sign a lease on the space inside the Mayne Stage, 1328 W.
    https://www.dnainfo.com
  • I'm happy about their Clark St. location, since it's within walking distance of me and because more development on Clark is always great. However, I do think it's a bit of a risk for them, since they won't benefit from a lot of other surrounding businesses attracting customers. But there...

    Read full comment…

    I'm happy about their Clark St. location, since it's within walking distance of me and because more development on Clark is always great. However, I do think it's a bit of a risk for them, since they won't benefit from a lot of other surrounding businesses attracting customers. But there are some plusses: they'll be just down the street from the library and across the street from Fine Wines & Spirits (RP's nicest, chic-est liquor store). And who knows, they might get more drive-by customers on Clark than they do from pedestrians around Morse. Smack Dab has gotten great city-wide press, so their name recognition is on its way up. And maybe the rent on Clark was low enough for the location to serve as a cheap production center serving a growing number of small retail locations around the city.

  • It's good to see a legitimate bar finally going in on Morse Ave.

Feb 13

Updated Feb 15

Recommendation for an optician

Looking for an expert optician who can fill a Glasses Rx for computer and other eye glasses.

Jan 28

Chuckie's Bar - New Management!

My husband and I stopped in Chuckie's bar last night and met the new manager - Julio. He and his wife are both chefs from Venezuela and are taking over the new space.

This bar, although very cute and conveniently located right off Morse Street and near the train, was always empty inside and I could never understand how they stayed in business.

Just wanted everyone to know it's under NEW MANAGEMENT so perhaps we should check it out.

We could use another bar in our neighborhood and hopefully we can help them succeed.

Jan 28

Chucky's NEW Management

My husband and I stopped in Chucky's bar last night and met Julio - the NEW manager along with his wife.

It's a cute bar, right on the street, nice chandeliers and ambiance.

I know for a few years it always seemed empty inside and I could never understand why or how they could stay in business.

Just wanted everyone to know it's under NEW MANAGEMENT so perhaps you should check it out.

They will have a new food menu too.

About neighbor messages

These neighbors receive Rogers Park news via EveryBlock every day:

Aaron Miller Alison Rancourt Olivia Snyder Gevell Wagner Bianca Bova Chris Wyher Gourav Nauhria Theodore Kruzich Lauren Duncan Ken Altschul

You're 60 seconds from creating an account and joining them…

or
Enter your email address

Rogers Park