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9 hours ago

Updated 48 min ago

Former Logan Pet customers and employees.

We were very sorry to hear about the sudden closing of Logan Pet. Nobody wants to see a well liked neighborhood business fail and displace their patrons and employees. We would like reach out to the former employees and offer our assistance in whatever way we can help , they may submit their resume to animalloverspetsalon@gmail.com. We will also offer Free pickup/ delivery to all Logan Sq. residents as well as our $10 new client discount. My salon has been...

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We were very sorry to hear about the sudden closing of Logan Pet. Nobody wants to see a well liked neighborhood business fail and displace their patrons and employees. We would like reach out to the former employees and offer our assistance in whatever way we can help , they may submit their resume to animalloverspetsalon@gmail.com. We will also offer Free pickup/ delivery to all Logan Sq. residents as well as our $10 new client discount. My salon has been in business for 18 years and I have been a resident of Logan Sq. for 15 years, so this neighborhood and its residents mean a lot to me. I invite you all to check out our website Animalloverspetsalon.com. We hope that everything will return to normal soon for all involved in this situation.

Jan 19

Updated 1 hour ago

2 DOGS FOUND!

Found two very sweet dogs in an alley off of McLean Ave. near Kedzie Blvd. on Saturday night around 8pm. One is a female Rottweiler and other is a small mix breed male. They're the best of friends so they must live together. They had no tags and no chips. If these are your dogs or if you know the owner, please contact me!!

  • Thank you!! You're awesome, Kaitlin!!! :-)

  • Fuarain CTA rider, walker, animal person

    If they're seven and ten years old, both PAWS and Treehouse would be hesitant to spay/neuter them without getting bloodwork done first, and neither place will chip them without being fixed.

    I second the suggestion with ANY lost animal to meet the owner at a vet office so they can...

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    If they're seven and ten years old, both PAWS and Treehouse would be hesitant to spay/neuter them without getting bloodwork done first, and neither place will chip them without being fixed.

    I second the suggestion with ANY lost animal to meet the owner at a vet office so they can have it chipped on site (though not all of them will be able to afford it plus the registration fees) a good alternative may be to offer to buy them an inexpensive nylon collar and write their phone number on it with a permanent pen.

    Chicago Animal Care and Control will allow you to post flyers there for both lost and found animals, however you have to actually go down there to post them.

    Please don't judge animal control - they probably accept far more animals than you think and also euthanize far, far fewer than you think.

2 hours ago

Need a summer nanny?

Hi! I am a high school teacher looking for a nanny position from June-September. If you are in need of a reliable nanny who loves kids, please send me an email.
Thanks for reading,
Danielle

3 days ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Seeking Experienced Electrician

Anyone know an electrician with experience with old Chicago buildings, specifically cloth wiring?

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    I like Colorful Drips. For a Handyman, I would go with Dropped Hammer

  • Jason Raider Owner & Managing Broker of Raider Realty

    Jaime Alvarez, of Alvarez Electrical did an outstanding job for me. He was prompt, professional and relative to the quality of his work, he was reasonably priced. His telephone # is 773-577-9603.

3 days ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Congress Theatre Open House - Jan. 24 1-4PM?

Is this happening? Cannot find anything referenced other than in this article. Anyone plan on stopping in tomorrow? Do we expect the renderings to be presented?

http://chicago.curbed.com/archives/2015/01/13/congress-theater-redevelopment-ready-to-move-forward.php

  • Joe Kopera Logan Square resident since 1961 (54 years in Jan)

    Michael Moyer was looking a about a two year project and that everything in the building would open at the same time. I also heard that the lobby would be open most of the time and that to the right of the lobby would be a entrance to the Inn on the Milwaukee Ave side.

  • I do hope it's LIVE entertainment and not the stuff that brings too much noise and BASS. Did Mr Moyers discuss the sound issue? Since the Congress Theater was originally designed as a movie theater, it was never properly equipped for optimal acoustics inside and out. The interior is going to need sound proofing. I'm wondering how that will that affect the restoration process?

18 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

5 squad cars near Brew and Grow

Mostly noth of brew and grow on Kedzie at 7:30am today. Anyone know what happened?

  • No but the Ward office is right there, they should probably know at some point today.

  • BrK

    I believe it had to do with this:

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-irving-park-shooting-robbery-20150126-story.html

    Haven't been able to get any updated info though.

  • That's a busy area at 7am. Still no media details but if this was random, I'd be interested to find out which side of the street this happened. A few of the homes just north of the White Castle I have seen some suspicious activity but nothing to call the...

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    That's a busy area at 7am. Still no media details but if this was random, I'd be interested to find out which side of the street this happened. A few of the homes just north of the White Castle I have seen some suspicious activity but nothing to call the police about.
    I hope additional crime details are released because, like Michelle noted, this happened right in front of Alderman Mell's office. Coincidentally, a day before the 33rd ward debate. The dozen mailers hailing her crime prevention lose credibility when people are getting shot at 7am.

9 hours ago

Looking for Logan Square / Avondale Writer!

Hello, we are looking to launch a free newspaper focused on cultural, political and economic life in Logan Square & Avondale. If our first edition does well, we would like to do this on a monthly basis. We are looking for someone to write a brief article on the growth of freelance work in general, and in Logan Square / Avondale in particular. Overtime, we hope to generate some revenue through ads, but in full disclosure, at least for the...

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Hello, we are looking to launch a free newspaper focused on cultural, political and economic life in Logan Square & Avondale. If our first edition does well, we would like to do this on a monthly basis. We are looking for someone to write a brief article on the growth of freelance work in general, and in Logan Square / Avondale in particular. Overtime, we hope to generate some revenue through ads, but in full disclosure, at least for the first few editions, we would not be able to financially compensate the writer. But, as an inspiring writer, you would get your name out there and fatten up your resume. If you are interested or have any questions, feel free to e-mail (jraider@raiderrealtychicago.com) us anytime. If you could include a sample of your writing and a resume, that would be great. Thank you in advance for your time and assistance.

Jan 15

Updated 10 hours ago

Carpet places

Hi, A tenant's apartment in Logan Square just sustained major water damage in her bedroom and now the carpet and padding must be replaced. Does anybody know (besides Empire and Luna) any place that will come to the apartment to give quotes? Thanks.

  • J. Theo Bucktown resident

    Check out http://mrcarpetshopathome.com
    Right in Lakeview. Highest rating on Angie's List for years. I had some water damage and the owner came out and told me what to get and what I don't need to pay for. Very honest, straight shooters that stand by their products and their work.
    I shopped around, and those big guys that advertise on tv tell you it's cheap, but don't show you the extra charges that end up costing more than a local small-business owner charges.

  • CPL949 HP Resident

    Just to update you all (in case you were wondering): Decided to go with Home Depot. Had the same carpet two other places had with a much lower price.

3 days ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Intro and Observations

I wanted to introduce myself to the community and share some observations with my fellow neighbors. I live by the Addison and Pulaski intersection (I believe that's Avondale area?), I live with my partner and his family. I had moved from Albany Park, where I was a witness to a shooting, and coincidentally I also witnessed the shooting by Addison and Pulaski last month (talk about wrong place at the wrong time).
Before I moved in with my partner he...

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I wanted to introduce myself to the community and share some observations with my fellow neighbors. I live by the Addison and Pulaski intersection (I believe that's Avondale area?), I live with my partner and his family. I had moved from Albany Park, where I was a witness to a shooting, and coincidentally I also witnessed the shooting by Addison and Pulaski last month (talk about wrong place at the wrong time).
Before I moved in with my partner he assured me that his neighborhood, or at least his block was safe. However, I'm starting to notice that, that might not be the case soon. For one I have noticed increased tagging on buildings on Pulaski, more specifically the old Frame building they are currently remodeling, the black door next to Windy Cindy Market, and many more.
More recently, this past Sunday (January 18), while driving back home we scared off two guys on our block. One ran off into the yard of a house and the other tried to casually walk away. When we drive back around they had already met up again and were walking south on Karlov by Eddy.
I have also seen an increase hit on my RSS feed for crimes in my area, around Belmont and Kevin, and that is really starting to concern me.
I would love to get to know my neighbors a lot better and see if we can come up with a way to ensure our neighborhood doesn't get any worse. I am open to any idea; meeting up, flyers, whatever it takes.
Anyway, that is it for now, hope y'all have a great Friday.

  • I live by Addison and Pulaski, but I venture regularly into the Avondale area. I was just pointing out that this increased crime activity is terrible in any neighborhood, but it's proximity especially concerns me.
    Thank you guys for the other suggestions, I will definitely be looking into the CAPS meetings in my neighborhood and I will see if I can plan something with my neighbors.

  • Independence Park had this issue 20 years ago. The neighbors banded together, communicated and even went as far as patrolling the park after dark and they worked with police. The neighborhood is fine now. Patrolling could be as easy as talking to neighbors who walk dogs and ask them to be alert. I live at Addison and Pulaski also and have lived her for 15+ years with children. I second the CAPS meetings. They are very helpful.

13 hours ago

Awesome Android/iOS game! Support local Logan Square indie developers!

Hey neighbors! We live in Logan Square and are developing an awesome mobile game. We need all the help we can get, so if you like games or know someone who does, please support us on Kickstarter, or share via social media to your friends.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1802153885/the-incredible-baron

Thank you so much for helping to support one of many of the awesome creative projects happening in our neighborhood.

36 hours ago

Updated 13 hours ago

Looking for garage to rent

Looking for a garage spot near Paulina and Blackhawk

  • I could potentially have a spot for rent near division and paulina if you are interested. Please reach out directly to me for more info.

5 days ago

Updated 15 hours ago

bedbugs

My tenet just notified me she found bedbugs in her sons beds, I live in the building and I don’t have them and the garden unit doesn't have them either
Who is responsible in paying for the extermination $$$$$

6 days ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Logan Pets out of business

I just received this email today about Logan Pets going out of business. I am so upset and disappointed. The owners are wonderful people and this was a rare location where my 13 year old dog loved to be groomed.

3 days ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Walking on Sacramento under highway

Does anyone regularly walk on Sacramento under the highway? It is the best route to get where I need to go occasionally starting in February, but I don't love the under the bridge feeling... I'll give it a try but I'm just curious if folks walk there regularly, have any problems, are other people walking there too etc? I would need to walk there around 8am and 5pm. Thanks!

  • Laura social worker, vegan, avondale resident

    I walk, bike, and jog through there frequently. I think that as long as you stay aware of your surroundings, you'll be okay. I also agree that the hours you'll be there are ones that are high traffic, so you probably won't be isolated as you walk under the highway.

  • Thanks all!

Jan 19

Updated 16 hours ago

Looking for wood shop space to rent..

Hi, three friends and I are looking for a wood shop space to rent in the Wicker Park, Bucktown, Logan Square neighborhood. Ideally we'd hope to have the space to ourselves and pay monthly rent. If you know of anyone with a vacant garage/building that wouldn't mind the noise and sawdust please let me know! Note, we would be providing all our own tools so we're basically just needing an empty room with electricity.

Thanks!

  • Susan S. resident

    Mikaela, Click on Nate's name and then on Send email on the right.

  • Bryan Banser Triangle Auto Service

    Mikaela, or anyone else interested, we have 2 spaces that may work for you. Let me know if you are interested. Were located at Irving and Elston ave. Both areas have an alarm. We will work with you, if you would like to see them. One space was used as a wood shop, with plenty of light and as much storage as needed. Bryan 773-539-5858.

17 hours ago

Updated 16 hours ago

New Store at old Bucktown Beanery

Anyone know what, if anything, is going in at that location at Damen/Webster? Looks likes work is going on.

  • AMG

    I believe it's the new Red Eye space. When I was in for my appt in December, my doc mentioned they were moving there.

2 days ago

Updated 17 hours ago

Question about front yard fences

My neighbor is putting up a fence to close off the courtyard of their building. Where he is putting the fence will completely block the side of my porch and if I need porch repairs or gutter repairs, the fence will make it hard to get to. The fence is on his property line but I want to know if it is legal for him to put a fence up literally 6 inches from my porch and blocking it off.

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    The typical 5-6' cedar fence definitely requires a permit:

    "Fence – taller than 5 feet, may not exceed 6 feet"

  • Bger East Village neighbor

    Perhaps you can ask you neighbor to put in a "gate" at your porch. If it cost a little extra to do you could volunteer to pay the additional cost. He could keep the gate padlocked and when you need access to your porch he could unlock it for you. It may cost you a little now, but would save money down the road.

43 hours ago

Updated 17 hours ago

Silver Malibu

Some guys in a silver Malibu just tried getting buzzed into our unit. They kept buzzing every unit in the building, we live on Fullerton, has this happened to anyone else? I just checked with other tenants and it was no one they knew or were expecting.

6 days ago

Updated 17 hours ago

Kids stealing packages

Around 3:35 I saw a group of kids running north on the 2400 block of Spaulding Ave (about halfway between Fullerton and Altgeld). They ran up the stairs of a porch across the street from me, grabbed some packages that were on the stoop, and ran away down an alley. I couldn't tell if they had taken anything from more than one house.

I called 311, but was told I couldn't report it because I wasn't the victim. I'll let my neighbors know, but I just wanted to let people in the area know to be on the lookout and watch out for their packages. The kids were male and probably early to mid teens .

  • Aaron Logan Square

    This is just the list of packages I found in the park. Many other people commented about this problem happening to them.
    1753 N Troy
    1743 N Troy
    1725 N Troy
    1746 N Albany

  • aaron, saw same thing in Julia de Burgos the park just before christmas. A bunch of boxes were rummaged through, and a few boxes that had books in them were just left open to the elements. I was able to return a few boxes on the 1700 block but most...

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    aaron, saw same thing in Julia de Burgos the park just before christmas. A bunch of boxes were rummaged through, and a few boxes that had books in them were just left open to the elements. I was able to return a few boxes on the 1700 block but most items were stolen… On Friday we had a package turn up missing on Troy. The kicker is that we were home and looking for the delivery. I think that someone must have been following the delivery driver as we were both looking for the package...

    . . If I had the time I would bait this kids but sadly it really would be wasted time. I doubt I could prove anything if they did not have any items on them. It would be hilarious to hit them with a little bear spray though...

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18 hours ago

Thank You

Thank you for being such a kind and lowing person.

Feb 25

Updated 19 hours ago

Interested in 'red wiggler' worm bins in the spring?

OK, I'll admit that the warmer weather got me thinking 'gardening' mode... I had to 'make and take' a red wiggler bin to get full credit for Master Composter degree and the winter had them 'especially happy' in the basement so I have two huge bins ready to share. You need a plastic tub with lid that has 1/4 inch holes punched in top for air and then we tear up newspaper, throw in a little garden dirt, wet so...

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OK, I'll admit that the warmer weather got me thinking 'gardening' mode... I had to 'make and take' a red wiggler bin to get full credit for Master Composter degree and the winter had them 'especially happy' in the basement so I have two huge bins ready to share. You need a plastic tub with lid that has 1/4 inch holes punched in top for air and then we tear up newspaper, throw in a little garden dirt, wet so it is like a 'rung out sponge', and put in the worms. They eat 'left over' lettuce, coffee grounds, etc (except onions, peppers, citrus). Easy VERY EASY to care for in basement or garage (some people keep them under the sink..no smell)
This is the best 'soil' you will find and excellent for seedlings. You separate the worms from the 'soil' (I can tell you how) and use the soil in your garden, house plants, etc. YOU MUST NOT put the worms in composters or soil outside as they are not native and they eat constantly and will eat all the surface plants.
If you are interested, please let me know and it will be another reason for spring to come quickly!@

  • sinergi Big fan of neighborhood news and information

    You are awesome ! I posted here just in case someone else stumbled upon it to offer me some guidance.

    I Really had no idea the same people were still active and ready to share Again and again!

    Yet another reason I love my worms. Always brings out good people.

    Debbie--
    I will message you by email.

    - mark

  • Mark - did you get my email response? Thought I'd check here, just in case it went to your spam folder.

20 hours ago

3 days ago

Updated 29 hours ago

New Veterinary Clinic in Logan Square!

Boulevard Veterinary on Armitage and California recently opened their doors and are accepting new patients!
All new clients receive $25 off their first visit!

2740 W. Armitage Ave.
773-360-1731
www.blvd.vet
Facebook: Boulevard Veterinary
Instagram: @blvd.vet

  • Our new puppy goes to Boulevard. We love it there. Dr Dylan is great as is the staff. I highly recommend them.

  • we'll try it out! Thanks!

4 days ago

Updated 37 hours ago

  • Just to clarify.
    The presentation to the Wicker P&D was strictly informational.
    They presented pretty much what you have already seen in the media.
    They were a last minute addition to an already full agenda.
    A large portion of our agenda was already dedicated to chewing out a developer on another project and we barely had time to ask questions ourselves.

    When anything progresses, we will let you know.

  • Here's the tactic of the developer in a nutshell. The land is zoned low density where the building currently cannot be built above a certain level. S/he submits a design that is way beyond tolerable density. Their real goal? Somewhere in the middle and higher if they get it. I...

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    Here's the tactic of the developer in a nutshell. The land is zoned low density where the building currently cannot be built above a certain level. S/he submits a design that is way beyond tolerable density. Their real goal? Somewhere in the middle and higher if they get it. I don't mind the project, I mind the size and future density. That area on Milwaukee was once a void between Damen and Western. Too much too soon would make it a horribly dense extension of Milwaukee that currently exists southeast of Damen & North. They also are proposing this in winter so the thought of summer traffic horrors are away from your mind.

2 days ago

Updated 38 hours ago

spark energy update?

The other day, caught off guard, I allowed myself to switch to Spark Energy due to the persistence of two door to door salesmen. Looking at past threads on this topic, it seems lots of folks have had bad experiences, and some folks have seen reduced savings and feel it is a legit company with bad solicitation tactics.

Was I scammed? I feel like a goof for ignoring my gut. Thanks!

  • Joe

    I have saved with first energy for electricity and direct energy on gas (except Dec, Peoples would have been cheaper) Peoples gas charge changes every month. Lots of threads on this.

  • Like kittyhop says, read the receipt they gave you - you have maybe a week from the signing date during which you can cancel. Not sure of the exact time limit; it IS short. But if you do some quick research you can decide whether Spark is worth it for a year.

41 hours ago

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2 days ago

Found Bike Key

Found near Troy & Schubert. Let me know!

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Not cool, Moreno

Is it normal for campaign volunteers to canvass door-to-door at 8pm? We were putting our 6 month old to bed and got our buzzer rung...twice! My husband ran outside and gave them the what-for. The goons seemed less than contrite.

  • 1st Ward Alderman Proco Joe Moreno

    Hi Alya,
    Sorry for the disturbance. It is common for campaign volunteers to canvass at times when it seems likely that residents will be home from work. I'll speak to our volunteers personally to address this specific complaint.
    Thank you for the feedback.

  • All our volunteers have been asked to not canvas past 7pm. I, too, am a mom and in general, feel residents are settled for the evening by that time. Have also reminded all volunteers that NO literature is to go into mail boxes. Have seen some literature (not ours) slid in the boxes. Working towards Feb 24 -- unless we have a run off, residents should not be bothered after that date! Don't forget -- 1st Ward Debate Jan 29, 7pm at Wells High School.

  • I, too had an incident about a week ago-I believe they were campaigning for Jan Schawosky. I probably spelled that incorrectly. Anyway, they laid on my buzzer like the building was on fire and woke me up. (I had the flu.) I just said "no thank you" and they went away. I should have gone downstairs and explained to them why this behavior was unacceptable. Can't believe they think this is ok.

2 days ago

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3 days ago

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

  • Agreed Lisa. I too enjoyed Letizia's for that. The article doesn't mention it (I don't think), but Letizia's started selling at the Logan Square Farmer's Market. Hopefully that might continue. Maybe? Anyway, I'm excited for the new concept too.

  • I'm glad to hear they're closing the bakery component. Their baked goods were bland and always left me feeling bloated. Dinners, on the other hand, always hit the spot.

Apr 22

Updated 3 days ago

Code 0964100G Violation

Just got a ticket in violation of code 0964100G STOP SIGN OR TRAFFIC SIGNAL which, after further research, is for parking too close to a stop sign. Apparently the code states you have to be 30 FEET from a stop sign or traffic signal, however, I can't actually find the code. I plan on attempting to contest it. This just seems like some BS way of creating revenue, especially when there are no signs posted or markings on the curb...

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Just got a ticket in violation of code 0964100G STOP SIGN OR TRAFFIC SIGNAL which, after further research, is for parking too close to a stop sign. Apparently the code states you have to be 30 FEET from a stop sign or traffic signal, however, I can't actually find the code. I plan on attempting to contest it. This just seems like some BS way of creating revenue, especially when there are no signs posted or markings on the curb and there are and have been several cars parked just as close to the stop sign or in the same exact spot for years, and I've never seen a car ticketed ONCE. I'm mad. Anyone have any suggestions for anything I can do to be productive? Otherwise, I will just stew in my anger and out $60. This was at the stop sign at Spaulding and Schubert, near the blue line.

  • Piper - I've gotten a ticket in the exact spot you mention. I have seen other cars ticketed there since, but the enforcement is very irregular so you will see people parked there basically 24/7. I never intentionally park illegally but it's a very confusing area since the stop sign...

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    Piper - I've gotten a ticket in the exact spot you mention. I have seen other cars ticketed there since, but the enforcement is very irregular so you will see people parked there basically 24/7. I never intentionally park illegally but it's a very confusing area since the stop sign is not very near the corner or the crosswalk.

    I've even asked a parking enforcement person who was writing tickets what areas are legal in that dead end and what are not. She told me that parallel to the curb was ok, except near the stop sign, corner, and fire hydrant. She also said that the "head in" spots were legal "about half-way" (?!?) across the dead end but this is apparently subjective because my husband just received a ticket when parked there. Grrrrr. Actually he received two within 24 hours -- we appealed both by mail & got the duplicate dismissed, at least.

    Also, as a head's up, I've gotten a ticket parallel parked on the north side of that dead end for parking in the wrong direction when pointed toward Milwaukee. Apparently some others have too because now you will see cars parked in both directions on that side (nose to nose or tail to tail). I've been on this block for almost 8 years and never saw anyone parked pointed away from Milwaukee until this year. (For those not familiar, the dead end is all of 3 cars long & has no room to turn around.) I can't even see how cars get in there that way without some illegal driving moves. I just avoid that whole area as much as possible, but as you know parking is sometimes tough to find.

    I'd gladly avoid parking illegally if I could only figure out what is legal. :( Who could I ask to get a definitive answer? I'd also be happy to pursue getting reasonable signage/paint if possible - I guess the alderman would be the starting point?

  • I know this is an old post, but I wanted to chime in that I contest every single ticket I or my husband get, most of which have been for this violation of parking too close to a stop sign. I would say they throw out 2 of 3. It is ALWAYS worth a shot, just don't forget to take and include photos in your contest!

Jan 07

Updated 3 days ago

Lost Lake coming to former Previous Administration Spot

Hi again, everyone. I read in Zagat's list of most anticipated spots of 2015 that our neighbor Paul McGee had joined forces with the Land & Sea Dept. folks - and that we're getting a tiki bar. Well, Lost Lake is opening up at Diversey & Kedzie, where Previous Administration was briefly. Should be opening sometime this month. With this, and Son of a Butcher opening at Diversey & Richmond soon, it's gonna be exciting up here!

http://www.chicagomag.com/dining-drinking/January-2015/lost-lake/

  • "has"

  • Carter O'Brien Chicagoan

    I suspect this trend will slow down dramatically as the neighborhood inhabitants age and start to realize how many calories are in these drinks.

    On the other hand, it's nice to have a close alternative to Hala Kahiki, although it takes years to develop that fine musty carpet aroma.

6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Rent vs. ownership

I think one of the key issues is that these small businesses rent rather than own. Ideally, if a small business can own the property, it can avoid increase in rents, etc. I know, a pipe dream for many but if you can own your building it would seem much easier to run your business.

  • Hayek Not FDIC Insured | May lose value

    Larry - It is true that companies that make it and stay in the same location for 25 years will probably have done better to buy than rent. But to generalize your experience is to allow survivor bias to creep in as you ignore the fact that very few businesses...

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    Larry - It is true that companies that make it and stay in the same location for 25 years will probably have done better to buy than rent. But to generalize your experience is to allow survivor bias to creep in as you ignore the fact that very few businesses last 25 years and even fewer in the same location.

    Most fledgling companies would never be approved for a property loan without a personal guarantee. And even if they could, it still might not make sense. You may want to move, expand, contract, etc. Renting, while more expensive, provides this flexibility which is EXTREMELY valuable.

  • Carter O'Brien Chicagoan

    I think these are all good points, and it's valuable to hear a wide range of opinions on the subject. One nuance I haven't heard discussed per se is just how much customization does your business require, in terms of infrastructure build out. The owner of a law office may not feel a need to purchase the property as moving is relatively painless. A dentist may see it differently due to equipment requirements, a yoga studio owner who breaks his/her back to put in really nice hardwood flooring, etc.

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Gunshots Thurs 1/22 10pm Belmont & Drake

Does anyone know what happened? I heard gunshots on Thursday 1/22 around 10pm at Belmont and Drake.
FYI police were called and showed up right away. Just curious if anyone has any additional information about what happened.

  • I did notice increased police activity around that time, all the way to Pulaski and Belmont. Keep us posted if you find out anything else.

3 days ago

Is Kevin Hart the next Jimmy Cagney?

2600 N. Western Ave.

This article has 7 other Chicago locations (Show)

7601 S. Cicero Ave.

1471 W. Webster Ave.

150 W. Roosevelt Rd.

7000 Carpenter Rd.

322 E. Illinois St.

600 N. Michigan

6746 N. Sheridan Rd.

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Smart Bike Parts Tagged Tuesday Night - anyone happen to know these dudes?

Our business got tagged Wednesday night at 11PM by these two individuals - if anyone was out and about and happens to recognize either of these two gentlemen I would be in your debt if you could get a hold of me. Ride on. Eric Puetz (Pitts) - Owner. Smart Bike Parts. Armitage & Whipple - across the street from Dante's Pizza.

You can view a quick video of this event at:

http://smartbikeparts.com/Tagged-1215.mov

  • G

    What did they tag? If you can make it out?

  • Artist girl Artist and Muscian

    The video is of such poor quality that you can't make out the face of the one person whose face you can see.

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

too early?

At what time are the construction guys supposed to start working ??? They are working on the Water project by Kimball/Palmer..

  • 8 am for private work; allegedly 7am for govt work; but the city can claim hardship and work whenever they want.
    I know that sounded snarky, but that's really the system we have.

  • When they were expanding the Kennedy years ago , they worked 24 hours, alongside housing.

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Frank Meats Patty opens Friday (Hot Doug's former location)

The guys behind Lockdown and Fatso’s Last Stand have taken over this space..good to see, and I am sure it will be a decent replacement for the Hot Doug's location ..

Found a picture of what the inside looks like in advance of the open (1/23/15)

  • Two specials announced already:

    Duck Foie Gras Sausage Burger, with caramelized onions, truffle mustard, roasted shallots and topped with cherries and Foie mousse.

    Game Burger of the Month; The Buffalo Sausage Burger, with pepper jack cheese, fire roasted poblano peppers and topped with pickled shallots.

  • Sandra 10 year resident, Condo Board Treasurer

    what a great name!!!

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