Jan 15

Updated Jan 19

Giordano's @ 5311 S. Blackstone

The Manager at this location is very rude. Last Saturday, I called and ordered several pizzas for "delivery," to my dismay there were no drivers available. So I contacted a friend to see if they would "pick up" the pizzas which they graciously agreed. I called Giordano's and asked if they would take my credit card over the telephone to pay for the pizzas and the employee said no. So I asked to speak to the Manager. I explained the...

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The Manager at this location is very rude. Last Saturday, I called and ordered several pizzas for "delivery," to my dismay there were no drivers available. So I contacted a friend to see if they would "pick up" the pizzas which they graciously agreed. I called Giordano's and asked if they would take my credit card over the telephone to pay for the pizzas and the employee said no. So I asked to speak to the Manager. I explained the situation "no drivers available" I am not able to drive and I have someone to pick up the pizzas and asked if he could take my credit card number over the phone. Without hesitation or conciliation, he vehemently said "NO" in (to say the least) a "rude and unprofessional manner". Then I reminded him that his business offered delivery service and that none was available so could we compromise. Then the Manager became loud and aggressive in an unrecognizable tone that he would not and hung the phone up. Although the Hyde Park community boast on the taste of Giordano's Pizza (I agree) I will no longer do business with an establishment that wishes to accept my money but offers no respect to me as a customer. DON'T ALLOW GIORDAN'S @ BLACKSTONE TO GET AWAY WITH THIS TACTIC. PIZZA IS AVAILABLE AT SEVERAL LOCATIONS IN THE Hyde Park Area such as Leona's, Medici's, and Pizza Capri which appreciates its customers and the pizza is just as good.

  • Darlene,
    Yes, you are correct but if the individual's signature does not match the one on card, the merchant may refuse the transaction at their discretion.😏

  • Absolutely, that's a fraud prevention requirement.

Jan 16

These are your candidates for alderman in the 5th ward

You can watch complete, unedited video of the 5th ward aldermanic debates hosted by Chicago Southside Branch NAACP online at: http://ow.ly/Hs6Bt

Jan 15

UChicago Charter North Kenwood Oakland/Campus Open House

You and your family are invited to visit the University of Chicago Charter-North Kenwood Oakland Campus
North Kenwood Oakland (NKO)
Grades Pre-K to 5
1119 E. 46th St.
January 20, 2015
5:00pm-6:30pm

WHO WE ARE
The University of Chicago Charter School is comprised of four campuses that empower students to rise to excellence at every level. Our mission is to prepare 100% of students for college acceptance and graduation through a Pre-K to 12th grade superhighway that cultivates critical thinkers and leaders.

NKO
Featured in Harvard economist's book Restoring Opportunity as one of three proven models to replicate nationwide. One of the highest-performing non-selective elementary school in Chicago.

Please join us RSVP by Jan 19 at admissions@uchicagocharter.org
Visit us www.uchicagocharter.org

Dec 29

Updated Jan 06

Trees on 53rd

Does anyone know if there are plans to replant the stretch of trees that were cut down along both sidewalks of 53rd near Nichols Park? I'm really hoping so! Or are these trees casualties to the Vue 53 project?

  • Dear Most Remarkable, I'd be interested in seeing the traffic studies which show that the development will create traffic gridlock. The development will be steps away from a CTA bus stop, and just a few blocks west of a Metra station. I lived in the Del Prado (53rd Street &...

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    Dear Most Remarkable, I'd be interested in seeing the traffic studies which show that the development will create traffic gridlock. The development will be steps away from a CTA bus stop, and just a few blocks west of a Metra station. I lived in the Del Prado (53rd Street & Hyde Park Blvd) for two and half years, and many of the residents of that building did not drive vehicles, but used public transportation. Thus, while there may be traffic (cars coming and going) will it be greater than that generated by a gas station and a car wash recent establishments at the site of the proposed Vue 53? In Chicago and elsewhere, people live in residences without driving and/or owning cars. However, very few people frequent gas stations or car washes sans a vehicle. I too feel that there is too much car traffic in Chicago, and that's why I am a proponent of transit oriented developments. I think that we should argue for the development offering the minimal number of required parking spaces. In terms of gridlock, the unnecessary parking lot in front of Kimbark Plaza should be eliminated to decrease traffic and create a more vibrant pedestrian experience. I'd like to see the storefront brought up to the street leaving space for existing restaurants to have sidewalk cafes. Dear Kristen L. I agree that affordability is very important.However, when we sacrifice neighborhood improvement for the sake of affordability, you end up with a neighborhood which is less desirable and one which can no longer afford to extend to its residents the amenities they should expect. I think that we should advocate that new developments include an appropriate number of affordable units.

  • KT

    Thank you, Greg. Bravo!

Dec 30

Noise

Does anyone else hear a loud ringing noise coming from what sound like 54th/Blackstone or so? It's been going on for like an hour. It get louder as I go outside, so I don't think I'm imagining it?

Dec 05

Updated Dec 07

Live-In Nanny Needed

Hello - we are seeking a live-in nanny for our 2yo & 5yo. We live in Roscoe Village on the North Side. The ideal candidate will have a friendly and positive attitude; be willing to help with all aspects of household management; and have flexibility re. work times and hours. Primary assistance is needed Mon-Fri., so it's okay if the nanny has somewhere else to live/stay on the weekends. MUST have a driver's license and excellent references. Spanish-speaking okay.

  • Now

    Jannie what does being an attorney have to do with it? No need to answer. I know you're weary of this conversation. But being an attorney implies not necessarily a knowledgeable person but more of a predatory character. I'm basing this on cultural perception and not on who you may be. May you take to heart what Ginni and I are saying to you. Thanks!

  • @Now - against my better judgment I am going to answer and leave it at this: I'm sorry for the misery that's clearly in your life and the negativity that's caused you to post as you have. And I would like to apologize to all the attorneys and other intelligent people who you've insulted through your thread. We have found a nanny and I will be deleting this post and no longer following it. I wish you the best.

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