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NewCity project progressing toward September completion

The NewCity project under construction near Halsted Street and Clybourn Avenue, will introduce several new restaurants to the Chicago area as well as established retailers.

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Cool Map Thing: New Chicago Subway Income Map Says Next Stop, Wealth Gap

...city's wealth distribution. The Red Line is a pefect example, running from the highest (North and Clybourn, at $113,837) to the lowest (63rd Street, at $17,632...

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Pub Royale to stay true to the spirit of old Small Bar

Small Bar occupied this space at 2049 W. Division St. until November. Pub Royale is expected to open in mid-April.

...bar Queen Mary one block away, at what is currently a vacant store front at 2125 W. Division St.

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This May Be the Craziest Penthouse For Sale in Chicago

...the same as the featured unit: a classically-appointed 7,662-square-foot perch at 189 E. Lake Shore Drive with 3,000 square feet of private terrace; and the unfinished duplex atop Lincoln Park...

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The duplex penthouse at 415 E. North Water Street, two buildings in from the Spire site, is heading to open market next week with...

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Construction Watch: Take a Complete Tour Through Lincoln Park's Under Construction New City Mega-Development

As one of the anchor stores at New City, Dick's will overlook the busy Halsted and Clybourn intersection.

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Take a Look Behind the Scenes at the Massive 'New City' Mega-Complex

The megacomplex, which spans 8 1/2 acres at the corner of North Avenue, Clybourn and Halsted Street, will feature a 14-screen movie theater, a Mariano's grocery store, a bowling alley, 40,000 square feet of restaurant space and more.

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Theater events: BrightSide revives Simon farce ‘Rumors'

• Pride Films & Plays hosts its Afternoon Delight fundraiser from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at 1644 N. Ada St., Chicago. The $50 admission includes beer, wine, cocktails and entertainment. (773) 697-7069 or pridefilmsandplays.com.

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...Brenda Didier. Previews begin at 8 p.m. Friday, March 6, at No Exit Cafe, 6970 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago. The show opens March 9. $39-$43. (800) 595-4849 or theo-u.org...

• "Oh What a Night!" -- a 1960s musical review featuring four male singers and a five-piece band -- run Fridays and Saturday, March 6 through April 18, at Music Comedy Live, 3110 N. Sheffield, Chicago. (773) 610-5930 or mclchicago.com.

...farmers market who disappears after one day. Performances begin Friday, March 6, at The Frontier, 1106 W. Thorndale Ave., Chicago. See jackalopetheatre.org...

...reading series at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 6, at The Pride Rehearsal Space, 1411 W. Wilson St., Chicago. First up is P.H. Lin's "Zelda at the Oasis" about a day...

...Improv Productions are at 11 a.m. Friday, March 6, at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., Chicago, and 11 a.m. Saturday, March 7, at Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central...

...E. Washington St., Chicago, and 11 a.m. Saturday, March 7, at Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park Ave., Chicago. The free, family-friendly performances are part of the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs...

...but undefeated even as their neighborhood crumbles around them. Previews begin Saturday, March 7, at 170 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. The show opens March 16. It's the centerpiece of a citywide celebration of...

...Theatre Company takes theatergoers "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" beginning Sunday, March 8, at 3829 N. Broadway St., Chicago. Ensemble member Mike Mroch directs Clint Sheffer and Ann Sonneville's adaptation of the...

...Women in the Arts fundraiser luncheon at noon Monday, March 9, at The Standard Club, 320 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago. Tickets are $300. They're available at (312) 654-5632 or by email at...

...families. John D. Glover directs the production, which opens Thursday, March 12, at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. (773) 975-8150 or kokandyproductions.com...

• Broadway in Chicago presents "The Illusionists -- Witness the Impossible." The spectacle, featuring seven magicians, runs from Tuesday, March 10, through March 22 at the Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph St., Chicago. (800) 775-2000 or broadwayinchicago.com.

...Juan Villa's "Don Chipotle" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, at Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark St., Chicago. Inspired by Miguel de Cervantes' novel, the play incorporates puppetry and music to tell...

• The Annoyance Theatre's new show "1 on 1," showcasing two solo performers, opens Wednesday, March 11, at 851 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. Also, the theater has extended the long-form improv show "Blackout" through March 25. (773) 697-9693 or theannoyance.com.

...s "Blue Bash" beginning at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at Seyfarth Shaw, 131 S. Dearborn Ave., Chicago. WBEZ anchor Joan Esposito hosts the event, which includes live and silent auctions, open...

• Collaboraction extended its production of "Forgotten Future: The Education Project" examining Chicago's dysfunctional education system. Performances continue through March 22 at the Flat Iron Arts Building, 1579 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. (312) 226-9633 or collaboraction.org.

• A Red Orchid Theatre has extended its production of "Accidentally, Like a Martyr," Grant James Varjas' dramedy about the denizens of a dive gay bar on Manhattan's Lower East Side. Performances run through March 15 at 1531 N. Wells St., Chicago. (312) 943-8722 or aredorchidtheatre.org.

...Redtwist theatre, 1044 W. Bryn Mawr, Chicago, has extended its revival of John Logan's "Red," about abstract expressionist Mark Rothko...

• The Uptown Underground, an adult-only entertainment space showcasing burlesque, cabaret and comedy shows, has opened at 4707 N. Broadway St., Chicago. See uptownunderground.net.

...feature the return of Mike Nussbaum, along with three Chicago premieres. The season begins at 615 W. Wellington Ave., Chicago, in August with a revival of Arthur Miller's "The Price" as part of...

...belongings. That's followed by the Chicago premiere of "Spill" (October-December at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago), Leigh Fondakowski's drama -- created in the style of "The Laramie Project" -- examining the...

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St. Patrick's Day drink guide

...and Grille: From 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. March 13, The Boundary (1932 W. Division St., 773-278-1919) will offer specialty drinks and shots, including a Leprechaun Latte with Tippy...

...17, Chicago Cut Steakhouse (300 N. LaSalle Dr., 312-329-1800) and The Local Chicago (198 E. Delaware Pl., 312-280-8887) will serve Irish Mint milkshakes, made with spearmint ice cream, for $7...

Foodlife: From March 12-18, Foodlife (835 N. Michigan Ave., 312-335-3663) will feature its annual Shammock Shake, which features mint chocolate chip ice cream, for $4.39. 

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Aria: This sushi restaurant (200 N. Columbus Dr., 312-444-9494) will feature a cocktail, the Irish Snowflake (Jameson whiskey, Frangelico liqueur, green creme de menthe and whipped cream), for $13.

The Allis at Soho House Chicago: The Allis (113-125 N. Green St., 312-521-8000) will feature two cocktails: Drowning the Shamrock (rum, green Chartreuse, lime, creme de cocoa and vanilla simple syrup) and the Mott Street Cathedral (Irish whiskey, Lillet Blanc and orange bitters).

Bar on Buena: Bar on Buena (910 W. Buena Ave., 773-525-8665) will serve The Tipperary, a combination of Bushmills' Black Bush Irish whiskey, Aperol and Cocchi vermouth with an orange peel garnish, for $10.

Chicago Cut Steakhouse/The Local Chicago: From March 13-17, Chicago Cut Steakhouse (300 N. LaSalle Dr., 312-329-1800) and The Local Chicago (198 E. Delaware Pl., 312-280-8887) will...

The Dawson: The Dawson (730 W. Grand Ave., 312-243-8955) will offer four cocktails: the Irish Old Fashioned (Jameson whiskey, honey syrup...

The Florentine: On March 14, The Florentine (151 W. Adams St., 312-660-8866) will serve a Mint Whip cocktail featuring Stolichnaya vanilla vodka, Varnelli Caffe Moka liqueur, Bailey's Irish Cream and mint-infused whipped cream for $13.

The Gage: From March 13-17, The Gage (24 S. Michigan Ave., 312-372-4243) will serve Jenny's Blade, a cocktail inspired by character Jenny Everdeane...

Labriola Ristorante & Cafe:  From March 14-17, the restaurant (535 N. Michigan Ave., 312-955-3100) will offer its Labriola Irish Coffee (Irish whiskey and coffee with creme de menthe whipped cream) for $9. For reservations, call the restaurant or go here.

Level Two: The restaurant and bar (633 N. Saint Clair St., 312-274-4444) will serve drink specials such as The Emerald (vermouth and Redbreast Irish...

Lobby Lounge at ShowPlace Icon Theatre: Throughout the month of March, Lobby Lounge (150 W. Roosevelt Rd., 312-564-2104) will offer a Four-Leaf Clover Martini composed of passion fruit rum, Midori melon liqueur, pineapple and Sprite for $12.

Rebar at Trump Hotel Chicago: On March 14, Rebar (401 N. Wabash Ave., 312-588-8034) will feature a Shamrocktini, which includes Jameson whiskey, vanilla Absolut vodka and creme de menthe and has gold flakes around the rim, for $15.

Tanta: From March 14-17, Tanta (118 W. Grand Ave., 312-222-9700) will offer a Don Patricio cocktail, which includes pisco, Gran Clasico, lemon...

Tapworks: Tapworks (820 W. Jackson Blvd., 312-682-5898) will offer an Irish Smash Cocktail from March 14-17. The drink is $8.95 and will include Jameson whiskey, mint, soda and sugar.

Timothy O'Toole's Pub: From March 12-17, the pub's Chicago (622 N. Fairbanks Ct., 312-642-0700) and Gurnee (5572 Grand Ave., 847-249-0800) locations will offer Irish Car Bombs ($8) and Jameson Irish Coffee ($7). 

Timothy O'Toole's Pub: From March 12-17, the pub's Chicago (622 N. Fairbanks Ct., 312-642-0700) and Gurnee (5572 Grand Ave., 847-249-0800) locations will offer Irish Car Bombs ($8) and Jameson Irish Coffee ($7). 

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Nine arrested on Michigan Avenue in trauma center protest

...main entrance of the Ritz-Carlton at Water Tower Place to the northeast corner of North Michigan Avenue and Pearson Street, and a string of nine activists in lockboxes made a line across North Michigan Avenue...

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Protest on Mag Mile briefly blocks traffic near Water Tower Place

The group’s protest at Michigan Avenue and Pearson Street was timed to coincide with a University of Chicago alumni event related to a U...

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Weekend brunch in Chicago: 9 new options

1200 W. Webster Ave. 773-248-0200

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130 S. Michigan Ave. 312-880-0130

2300 N. Lincoln Park West 773-348-8886

201 N. Morgan St. 312-888-9485

170 W. Ontario St. 312-600-6920

435 E. Illinois St. 312-527-3140

4609 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-961-8196

1324 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-698-7670

910 W. Buena Ave. 773-525-8665

820 W. Jackson Blvd. 312-682-5898

1329 W. Chicago Ave. 312-818-2073

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Gangs and narcotics focus of upcoming Coffee with a Cop events in Round Lake Park

A second session is scheduled for 9 a.m. March 28, at Round Lake Park village hall, 203 E. Lake Shore Drive. Filenko said the sessions are held a few times a year and the topic targeted to the audience.

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Community Alert: Robberies in the 14th District

1400 block of N. Bosworth Ave. on Mar. 2 at 6:42 p.m.

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1200 block of N. Cleaver St. on Feb. 13 at 10:15 p.m.

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Weekend Events Around Town: 3/6-3/8

1650 N. Halstead St.

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220 S. Michigan Ave.

2301 S. Lake Shore Drive

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Goddess Gold Coast Opening in April; A North Center Cocktail Bar; More Plywood

1) GOLD COAST— The Goddess and Grocer at 1127 N. State St. is scheduled for an April opening. Ownership wanted to open in January, but revised the date. [EaterWire]

4) LINCOLN PARK— The second iteration of Strings ramen shop is aiming for a soft opening on March 17. Strings II at 1629 N. Halsted St. would be a spin off of Strings' original location in Chinatown. [DNAinfo]

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2) NORTH CENTER— The Victor Bar, a "Parisian-style cocktail bar" is heading to 4011 N. Damen Ave. It could open in August or September. [DNAinfo]

3) THE LOOP— Prime & Provisions, the steakhouse from the DineAmic Group (Bull & Bear, Sienna Tavern) is shooting for a spring opening at 222 N. LaSalle St. [EaterWire]

5) STREETERVILLE— Texas de Brazil took another step toward returning to Chicago. Last month the city granted a building permit for the churrascaria at 200 E. Illinois St., the Optima Chicago Center. Texas de Brazil closed in March 2013 to make room for Eataly at 51 E. Ohio St. [EaterWire]

5) STREETERVILLE— Texas de Brazil took another step toward returning to Chicago. Last month the city granted a building permit for the churrascaria at 200 E. Illinois St., the Optima Chicago Center. Texas de Brazil closed in March 2013 to make room for Eataly at 51 E. Ohio St. [EaterWire]

7) WICKER PARK— In anticipation of Mondo Meatball opening next week at 1467 N. Milwaukee Ave., staff will host an open house from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The public is invited to check out the space and sample the menu. [EaterWire]

8) LOGAN SQUARE— Signs point to Kaffe Cafe opening soon at 3524 W. Armitage Ave. That's the former Global Cafe that closed in August. [DNAinfo]

9) ROGERS PARK— A second Insomnia Cookies will open at 6470 N. Sheridan Road, across the street from Loyola University. Management has yet to share the opening date. Chicago's other Insomnia Cookies is at 2260 N. Lincoln Ave., near the DePaul University campus. [EaterWire]

9) ROGERS PARK— A second Insomnia Cookies will open at 6470 N. Sheridan Road, across the street from Loyola University. Management has yet to share the opening date. Chicago's other Insomnia Cookies is at 2260 N. Lincoln Ave., near the DePaul University campus. [EaterWire]

  • any one have more details about the who and what of kaffe cafe? would like to see something in that cute space, but don't want it to hurt the other coffee shop near calf and armitage.

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