Mar 17

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Flaco's Tacos at Granville Redline Stop?

Hi all,
I remember reading several months ago that Flaco's Tacos was going to open up a new location under the RedLine Tracks at the Granville stop. Haven't heard anything about this since, and there hasn't been much if any construction activity in the space. Does anybody know anything about this?

  • Sandy in EdgeGlen EdgeGlen since 1987

    “Overcharging” compared to what? Greasy spoons (like the old Standee’s aka Snack & Dine), luncheonettes, fast-food one-offs like Chinese takeout, Sam’s Ribs or Patio, or chains? I’m no elitist, but where is it written that every restaurant must be affordable to people of all incomes, or that anything that isn’t...

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    “Overcharging” compared to what? Greasy spoons (like the old Standee’s aka Snack & Dine), luncheonettes, fast-food one-offs like Chinese takeout, Sam’s Ribs or Patio, or chains? I’m no elitist, but where is it written that every restaurant must be affordable to people of all incomes, or that anything that isn’t budget is too upscale??? Hate to break it to you, but stuff like freshly roasted coffee, expertly crafted coffee drinks, responsibly sourced good ingredients, furniture, and wait-staff is labor-and-materials-intensive. Not everyone wants to walk up to and order from a menu board, or sit at a counter and eat and drink blah food and beverages made from supplies from low-quality generic bulk purveyors (or even from pushbutton machines), served (if at all) by grossly underpaid workers.

  • hazelg Longtime Edgewater resident

    DK, this is true with the exception of Metropolis which has been around for a while but not as long as the convenience stores. Ann Sather's is relatively new and took over an established restaurant whose owner passed away, and M Henrettaa did not last too long and the space...

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    DK, this is true with the exception of Metropolis which has been around for a while but not as long as the convenience stores. Ann Sather's is relatively new and took over an established restaurant whose owner passed away, and M Henrettaa did not last too long and the space has been taken over by Revival. The Tai restaurant Summer has been there for quite a while and it is their second location. Pete's took over where a liquor and convenience store was located and since their opening, other establishments have been coming into the area. Have you thought about the fact that these establishments are not tacky but just cramming a lot of merchandise into such small spaces. I support any business that can maintain their existence for over five years and still stay in business. This is an accomplishment in itself as most small business usually fail within the first five years. So I say to you that with such diverse shopping choices you should not be negative towards any of them.

Mar 22

Updated 16 hours ago

Jewel food store Monopoly

If anyone has pieces #105 & #107 want to split prize?
Let me know-seriously

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    I have about 50 unopened tickets. I'm going to have to find some time to open them!

  • Use scotch tape and the glue on these pieces don't always stick.

2 days ago

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Garden Plot?

Anyone know of available garden plots to rent near Edgewater/Andersonville? I am probably too late for this year but it can't hurt to look!

  • Isola J Namaste!

    I will not have time to do much this season with my backyard. I am in Edgewater (Magnolia Glen). If you are interested, please send me a private message.

  • There are community gardens at the corner of Peterson and Ravenswood and also at Ashland and Hollywood ave. The Bowmanville area also has two community lots on west Bryn Mawr.

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Road Rage on Morse Video

To paraphrase Bob Dylan from the song Hurricane: "...to all of the black folks they're just two crazy N*****s,"

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Ravenswood shooting: 'He had so many friends, and that was his downfall'

Hassell, of the 5700 block of North Kenmore Avenue in Edgewater, was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead.

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Police said Hassell, 21, was shot once in the head at a close range about 6:35 p.m. Sunday in the 2200 block of West Winnemac Avenue. Officers responded to a call of a person shot and found Hassell in an alley on the block.

...friend and the friend's girlfriend drove a red Jeep to a Dunkin' Donuts at 6249 N. Western Ave., prosecutors said...

Smith took his friend's phone and called his mother, asking her to pick him up at Lawrence and Ashland avenues, and the friend drove him there, prosecutors said. 

Police interviewed the friend and his girlfriend, and Smith, of the 7800 block of South Greenwood Avenue, turned himself in to the police on Wednesday, prosecutors said.

Smith is on probation in an unlawful use of a weapon case, in which he was arrested about 8:55 p.m. on May 2, 2012, in the 1600 block of West Howard Street, according to prosecutors and police records. 

Mar 21

Updated 29 hours ago

Looking for a good, reasonably priced veterinarian

New to the Edgewater area and I'm looking for recommendations for a veterinarian. Any suggestions? Thanks!

  • EPD Babies are such a nice way to start people.

    I'm sure the staff at VCA on Devon are nice, but I would never take my pets to a VCA hospital. Their corporation is well-known in the veterinary community for "pushing" diagnostics & treatments because their DVMs have monthly quotas to meet to receive a commission. If they don't meet...

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    I'm sure the staff at VCA on Devon are nice, but I would never take my pets to a VCA hospital. Their corporation is well-known in the veterinary community for "pushing" diagnostics & treatments because their DVMs have monthly quotas to meet to receive a commission. If they don't meet the quota, it gets rolled over to the next month, so some DVMs get quite desperate. Depending on the practice, there are other penalties as well for the DVM and/or the practice as a whole not meeting their quotas. VCAs tend to offer a lot of incentives to try to attract people in, but it's just not worth it.

  • It's a bit of a tragedy that Meisner-Holley became a VCA hospital. They were an absolutely fabulous vet office with a stellar reputation for many, many years before the last full-time doc who privately owned it retired and sold it. I used to love them. I didn't think they were awful after VCA bought the practice but I only went back a couple times after that and wasn't thrilled.

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North Community Bank Rebrands Itself As Byline Bank

It may seem like a new bank has moved into Andersonville and Edgewater. But rest assured: It’s just North Community Bank, renamed. Byline Bank’s new name “means authorship. For us, it means putting our name behind everything we do and working hard to help you, our customers, write your own story,” CEO Alberto Paracchini wrote […]

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George Halas's Longtime Lakefront Home Returns to Market

...as you. Enter Edgewater Beach Apartments, the historic 300-unit Pepto-pink pre-war at Bryn Mawr Avenue and Sheridan Road—a mighty structure matched at one time with a hotel companion, built to break wall...

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...Bear” George Halas’ former spread, hitting the market any day: a duplex-up on the 18th and 19th with 4,500 square feet and lake views from every room...

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Man charged with Ravenswood murder

Hassell, of the 5700 block of North Kenmore Avenue in Edgewater, was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office.

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Police said Hassell was shot about 6:35 p.m. Sunday in the 2200 block of West Winnemac Avenue. Officers responded to a call of a person shot and found Hassell in an alleyway on the block. He had been shot once in the head at close range, police said at the time.

Smith, of the 7800 block of South Greenwood Avenue, is expected to appear in bond court Friday afternoon.

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Man, 21, charged in Ravenswood fatal shooting

Hassell, of the 5700 block of North Kenmore Avenue in Edgewater, was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office.

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Police said Hassell was shot about 6:35 p.m. Sunday in the 2200 block of West Winnemac Avenue. Officers responded to a call of a person shot and found Hassell in an alleyway on the block. He had been shot once in the head at close range, police said at the time.

Smith, of the 7800 block of South Greenwood Avenue, is expected to appear in bond court Friday afternoon.

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Edge water medical center

I notice some kind of construction going on there. Anyone knows what's going on?

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Living in Uptown...Should we move?

Hey everyone. I have just recently moved to uptown (N Clarendon and Wilson) to live with my boyfriend. In the past two weeks there have been two shooting less then a block from us. Needless to say, we are feeling very unsafe and just wondering what everyone else thinks? I don't know much about the area, but we are both recent graduates and don't have a lot of spare income. We love the parks and access to the beach here,...

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Hey everyone. I have just recently moved to uptown (N Clarendon and Wilson) to live with my boyfriend. In the past two weeks there have been two shooting less then a block from us. Needless to say, we are feeling very unsafe and just wondering what everyone else thinks? I don't know much about the area, but we are both recent graduates and don't have a lot of spare income. We love the parks and access to the beach here, but the shootings have made me very uneasy.

We are supposed to resign our lease for another year in just a few days. Should I take the chance and start looking for something new (around May/June move in date), or should we suck it up and stay another year?

Any and all advice would be greatly appreciated.

  • Nobody on a message board can tell you whether or not you're going to be a victim of violence. There ARE gangs in Uptown that don't seem to be letting up. People have been shot in drive by shootings. Normally, the gangs target their enemies, so I would say most...

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    Nobody on a message board can tell you whether or not you're going to be a victim of violence. There ARE gangs in Uptown that don't seem to be letting up. People have been shot in drive by shootings. Normally, the gangs target their enemies, so I would say most violence in Uptown (at least the shooting kind) is directed at gang members. The problem is that they seem to have this idea that turning a gun sideways and not using its sight is good practice, so they miss a lot. The chances of YOU getting shot are probably pretty slim, but if you're living in fear, is it worth it?

  • Preeti Superstar, animal lover, just me

    Uptown is block by block and there are gangs having a turf war. You could move a little north to Andersonville or Edgewater (west of Kenmore) and still be near the parks and lake. You should feel safe in your home and not live in fear. You're probably aware of Uptown Update http://www.uptownupdate.com/

2 days ago

New Businesses Continue To Grow On Devon

Devon St. has had an upsurge of new businesses in the last year, and this past Saturday there was a one-year celebration to honor a few of these new shops including, Maddiebird Bakery and Audio Archaeology. With the development of the Heartland Health Center and a few locations up for rent, the neighborhood is hoping […]

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New Specialized Gym To Open In Edgewater This Summer

Edgewater residents and others who enjoy group exercise sessions will have another option for gym membership when Orange Theory Fitness opens its doors at 1126 W. Granville Ave. this summer. “It’s an awesome, community based gym,” said David Lanz, who co-owns the franchise along with Adam Paris. “It’s a nice, tight-knit, local facility, and we […]

  • Will you have a pool?

  • DK Living and Playing in Chicago

    No they aren't it's a specialized facility.

  • jenna! love is the law

    Daniel J, Edgewater Athletic Club has a pool. You can get a guest pass to go in and try it out.

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Tuesday specials

It's my husband's birthday and he wants to stay somewhere in our neighborhood. Are there any food and drink specials in Edgewater today? If you know of any do tell-thanks!

  • Thank you checked out there website sounds awesome. Now if across the street can have SUV shooters curve their shooting - I'm there , I like jazz a lot. And I don't drink but I'm sure the can fix me a virgin something right ? I love that they have...

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    Thank you checked out there website sounds awesome. Now if across the street can have SUV shooters curve their shooting - I'm there , I like jazz a lot. And I don't drink but I'm sure the can fix me a virgin something right ? I love that they have smiles and do what they can ( finicky) eaters and puts smiles on everyone's face. (as read on there comment sections). Thank you for introducing me to this place. Brunch with my fiend will be awesome there. Thanks again. God bless.

  • DK Living and Playing in Chicago

    Ahhh forgot about that place-but saw this late. But good to know.

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Gun shots Windsor and Wilson today around 6:30 pm

I heard a series of 4 gunshots around 6:30 tonight. Does anyone know what happened?

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Petsmart And Chipotle Set To Open This Week, Whole Foods Next Month

The grand openings are set and this week as Edgewater should see three large corporate chain stores officially enter the community. Whole Foods, Petsmart and Chipotle all have their eyes set on Edgewater but many are worried that small local businesses may pay the price. Petsmart at 5210 N. Broadway, which will have its grand opening this Saturday, will add […]

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Here's What's Happening in Chicago Culture This Week

March 28: Four, Christopher Shinn’s lusty summertime drama. Jackalope Theatre at Broadway Armory Park (5917 N. Broadway)

March 28: Traces, an urban faerie tale charting the travails of 20-something Chicagoan Jenny. Feast Productions at the Frontier (1106 Thorndale)

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March 26: Balm in Gildead, Lanford Wilson’s 1964 panorama of Manhattan’s seediest diner. The Den Theatre (1329 N. Milwaukee)

March 26: Our Bad Magnet: Three Scottsmen bore into a childhood friend’s knack for tall tales. Angel Island (735 W. Sheridan)

March 26: Song About Himself, Mickle Maher’s take on post-Internet degeneration of language. Theater Oobleck at Storefront Theater, Gallery 37 Center for the Arts (66 E. Randolph)

March 28: Love, Loss, and What I Wore, Nora and Delia Ephron’s ode to women and the clothes that color them. First Folio Theatre at Mayslake Peabody Estate (1717 W. 31st)

March 28: Title and Deed, Pulitzer finalist Will Eno’s one-man travelogue. Lookingglass Theatre (821 N. Michigan)

Open Now: La Bête, a comedy written entirely in couplets. Trap Door Theatre (1655 W. Cortland)

Open Now: End Days, Windy City Playhouse’s Henry Godinez–directed debut. Windy City Playhouse (3014 W. Irving Park)

Open Now: A Midwinter Night’s Tale: A Midsummer Night’s Dream meets The Winter’s Tale in the heart of the Polar Vortex. Duplicity Ensemble at Filament Theatre (4041 N. Milwaukee)

Open Now: Homefront, in which a Tennessee emigre returns home from New York to his rupturing family. Project 891 at Heartland Studio (7016 N. Glenwood)

Open Now: The One and Only Ivan, LifeLine’s kid-friendly take on Katherine Applegate’s bestselling children’s book. LifeLine Theatre (6912 N. Glenwood)

Open Now: The Full Monty, a musical based on the 1997 film in which a group of pink-slipped steelworkers turn to stripping to support their families. Kokandy at Theater Wit (1229 W. Belmont)

Open Now: The Hammer Trinity, Nathan Allen and Chris Mathews’s six-hour BYO marathon play. The House Theatre of Chicago at Chopin Theatre (1543 W. Division)

Open Now: Antigonick, Anne Carson’s modern-day, free translation of Antigone. Sideshow Theatre at Victory Gardens (2433 N. Lincoln)

Open Now: Marie Antoinette, David Adjmi’s hyper-modern take on the young French queen’s tale. Steppenwolf Theatre (1650 N. Halsted)

Open Now Endgame: Beckett’s classic through the eyes of Halena Kays, who served as the Hypocrites’ artistic director during founder Sean Graney’s recently ended three-year hiatus. The Hypocrites at Den Theatre (1329–1333 N. Milwaukee)

Open Now: The Trial of Moses “Fleetwood” Walker, a look at the first-ever black baseball player’s 1891 murder trial. Black Ensemble Theater (4450 N. Clark)

Open Now: Game of Thongs: A Game of Thrones Burlesque. Breasteros. Yep. Gorilla Tango Theatre (1919 N. Milwaukee)

March 28: Redletter, in which the Neo-Futurists prod Buzzfeed-era journalism. Neo-Futurarium (5153 N. Ashland)

March 28: Dividing the Estate: A Texas family debates divvying up its matriarch’s waning fortune before she’s even croaked. Raven Theatre (6157 N. Clark)

March 28: The Sweeter Option, the world premiere of John Henry Roberts’s crime-noir spoof. Strawdog Theatre (3829 N. Broadway)

March 28: The Real World: Space Edition—set in 2153 and 2153 times funnier than the actual filmed-in-Chicago Real World. Public House Theatre (3914 N. Clark)

March 29 First Date, which sets set two hopelessly mismatched singles together just in time for Valentine’s Day. Royal George Theatre (1641 N. Halsted)

March 29 The Royale, Marco Ramirez’s cutting portrayal of Jack Johnson, the first black heavyweight champion to rise to prominence circa 1905. American Theater Company (1909 W. Byron)

March 29: Five, a group show celebrating LVL3’s fifth year as an artist-run gallery, featuring work by Sabrina Ott, Lauren Clay, Evan Robarts, Josh Reames, and Ben Sanders. LVL3 Gallery (1542 N. Milwaukee, 3rd Floor)

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Whole Foods, Petsmart, Chipolte All Set To Open This week

The grand openings are set and this week as Edgewater should see three large corporate chain stores officially enter the community. Whole Foods, Petsmart and Chipolte all have their eyes set on Edgewater but many are worried that small local businesses may pay the price. Petsmart at 5210 N. Broadway, which will have its grand opening this Saturday, will add […]

Mar 21

Updated 4 days ago

Whole Foods?

Looks like they have a ways to go to open the new Whole Foods. Has the grand opening been pushed later now? I know the original plan was for June.

  • DK Living and Playing in Chicago

    Sorry what is the best way to sign up? I don't remember-thank you in advanced. I love knowing what is going on and am so happy how much Edgewater is progressing!

  • Sarahdonis 20+ year neighbor, 48th ward

    48th ward website; 48thward.org

4 days ago

Development Update: Logan Square TOD, West Loop Office Project Moving Forward

...its place will rise the new home for Northside Toyota, which is currently located at Broadway and Hollywood in Edgewater. That site is being acquired by the CTA through eminent domain as a...

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...and noteworthy projects approved last week. In Logan Square, a transit oriented development (TOD) at 2328 North California Avenue planned by Savoy Development is moving forward. The 12,000 square foot triangular piece of...

Meanwhile in the West Loop, the recently reported on 801-11 West Fulton Market project is indeed moving forward. Shapack Partners is planning the office building for the southwest...

...indeed moving forward. Shapack Partners is planning the office building for the southwest corner of Halsted and Fulton Market, right beside the recently installed Fulton Market Gateway sign. Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture (HPA) designed the...

Other items on this month's agenda included a amendment to an existing planned development for a liquor store to open in a strip mall at 69th and Ashland as well as very large expansion of the Unilever factory in Little Village.

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5 days ago

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Parking options near Sheridan and Granville?

Hey all,
Moving to this area next month and trying to figure out what the parking situation is and how/where to find parking for rent. Upon a cursory glance, it seems street parking is minimal. And there are very few listings on Craigslist. Any other routes to find something?
Thanks!

  • William Walker Robinson Jr. REMAX Edge - Broker

    6033 sheridan and 6007 sheridan have garages - valet parking. The lot at kenmore and Granville is good too. Also a lot behind the coffee shop across the street.

  • The sovereign off of grandville and Kenmore rents parking as well. I usually park on the street and have luck if I make it home before 6:30pm

5 days ago

Edgewater’s Tutu King : Halsey Onstage Costumer Extraordinaire

Many of us love Edgewater for its diversity. It seems that one could find about anything in this area whether it is a fast food eatery or high end restaurant, a chain grocery store or specialty food shop, apartment living or a large new construction single family home. One of the establishments adding to our unique and […]

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Calling all makers! Spend a Saturday at the Edgewater Farmers Market!

The Edgewater Chamber of Commerce is proud to host a Makers Tent, sponsored by Edgewater Workbench, at this year's Edgewater Farmers Market. Each Saturday, a different local maker -- food, art, beauty products, whatever! -- will have the opportunity to sample, promote, and sell their wares.

If you're looking to test the waters of turning your passion into a business, this is a great opportunity.

The Edgewater Farmers Market runs every Saturday, June 13 - Oct. 17, 8am - 1pm.

If you're interested, fill out the application here: http://www.edgewater.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/2015-Edgewater-Farmers-Market-Application-Maker-Table.pdf

Feel free to email me with questions at ally@edgewater.org.

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