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On The Market: Billionaire Hedge Fund Manager Ken Griffin Lists Mag Mile Pad

...off the Magnificent Mile for $1.4 million. Located in the Bloomingdale's building at 132 E. Delaware Place, the 2,500 square foot residence was purchased by Griffin back in 1995 for $1...

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New To Chicago/Streeterville Martini/Wine Meet N Greet @ Swissotel on 12/13

This is a good way to meet other single professionals between 30 and 48 years of age.
The link to this can be found here:
http://www.meetup.com/312Professionals/

feel free to show up to our "new member/new to chicago/Newly single meet n greet" taking place at the Swissotel's AMUSE Lounge on Saturday Night 12/13. It's a $5 cover that includes some drink specials from 8:30 PM till 12:30 AM.

You can RSVP by clicking the link here:
http://www.meetup.com/312Professionals/events/218776955/

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10 Under-the-Radar Shops to Support on Small Business Saturday

Indulge all your Parisian fantasies at this frequently overlooked French boutique in the Palmolive Building. You may not be wintering in the South of France this winter, but that doesn’t mean you can’t subtly imply that you are. 919 N. Michigan Ave., cop-copine.com

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...the-dark rope to wholesale blue polypropylene jars that you didn’t realize you needed. 5316 N. Milwaukee Ave., sciplus.com

Since you’re probably heading down to Pilsen for the fantastic vintage selection on Saturday anyway, be sure to stop by this tiny little grocery store for vegan snacks, ridiculously cheap green juice that’s pressed while you wait, and kombucha on tap. 1219 W. 18th St., bellischicago.com

This trio of stores in Edgewater sells antiques, artwork, and a healthy selection of gently used designer clothes. They’re offering 20 percent off in-store purchases on Small Business Saturday, too. 6237-6241 N. Clark St., euphoriaresale.com

Yelpers say this beauty supply store is the best spot in the city to find Shiseido products, but the store also stocks other hard-to-find Asian beauty products like Korean BB cream and Dolly Wink mascara. 2136 S. Archer Ave.

This well-curated Humboldt Park boutique sells everything from jewelry to bath products to mustache wax. You’ll find lots of design-y elements—it’s located in a refurbished hardware store, after all—and plenty of locally-made stocking stuffers. 2559 W. Chicago Ave., shopkomoda.com

...hand-knit fisherman sweaters, which have “Chicago winters” written all over them (figuratively, of course). 5202 N. Clark St., notre-shop.com

Roscoe Village’s newest indie bookstore is throwing its doors open to the public at 10 a.m. on Saturday, where you can find calendars, greeting cards, and booked-themed ephemera from the popular brand Out of Print—as well as books on books on books, of course. 2142 W. Roscoe St.

...and a small but solid selection of vintage clothes. But seriously, go for the taxidermy. 1513 W. Foster Ave., woollymammothchicago.com

...Plus, Comfort Me Boutique has opened up a new permanent location in Hyde Park at 5241 S. Harper Ave. after their successful pop-up run. Grab a latte at Bridgeport Coffee’s Hyde Park...

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Black Friday dining specials

Bar Toma: On Friday, any pizza with a glass of wine will be $20. 110 E. Pearson St., 312-266-3110

Current: The W Chicago Lakeshore hotel's restaurant will offer 50 percent discounts on all antipasti and pizzas. 644 N. Lake Shore Drive, 312-255-4460

Eno: The Michigan Avenue wine bar is providing free 10-minute chair massages with any food purchase. 505 N. Michigan Ave., 312-321-8738

633 N. St. Clair St., 312-787-1234

Tre Soldi: When is a $50 pizza a good deal? When it's covered in imported (and crazy expensive) Italian white truffles. Available Friday only. 212 E. Ohio St., 312-664-0212

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The Gage: Post-Thanksgiving, a la carte "leftover" specials featured through Sunday. 24 S. Michigan Ave., 312-372-4243

River Roast: Special combo of roasted kuri squash and ham hock soup, plus a glass of cider, $10. Offer good all weekend. 315 N. LaSalle St., 312-822-0100

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Keep Cozy With Chicago's Best Cold-Weather Cocktails

LUXBAR (18 E. Bellevue Pl.)

Drumbar (201 E. Delaware Pl.)

Bohemian House (11 W. Illinois St.)

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Punch House (1227 W. 18th St.)

Bordel (1721 W. Division St.)

Barrelhouse Flat (2624 N. Lincoln Ave.)

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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    SELF-CERT - BUILD-OUT OF ADA RESTROOMS IN AN EXISTING HIGH-RISE OFFICE SPACE ON THE 30TH FLOOR (325 SQ. FT.). CONDITIONAL APPROVAL SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTION AND AUDIT. 875 N MICHIGAN.

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THEATER REVIEW Dee Snider's Rock and Roll Christmas Tale

Playwright: book, music and lyrics by Dee Snider. At: Broadway In Chicago at the Broadway Playhouse, 175 E. Chestnut St. Tickets: 800-775-2000; www.broadwayinchicago.com; $30-$90. Runs through: Jan. 4 .

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Best Family Theatre: Five Fab Productions for the Holidays

Lookingglass Alice runs now through February 15, 2015 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson.   Click here for tickets and performance schedule or call 312  337 0665.

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Navy Pier announces two new quick-serve restaurants

Frankie's Pizza by the Slice — an extension of Frankie's 5th Floor Pizzeria at 900 N. Michigan — and Asian restaurant Big Bowl are slated to open early next month, Navy Pier said in a statement.

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New Wicker Park restaurant; "Ballerina Hot Chocolate"

—The W Hotel's Current, 644 N. Lake Shore Dr., will be open for Thanksgiving. Executive Chef Gregory Elliott will offer items such as shaved radicchio and persimmon salad, Slagel Family Farm turkey plate, seafood risotto and amaretto cheesecake. Call 312-255-4460 or visit www.CURRENTchicago.com

...Benny's Chop House, 444 N. Wabash Ave., is offering a Thanksgiving meal for $49. The chef's traditional dinner will include natural...

—Howells & Hood, 435 N. Michigan Ave., will offer Thanksgiving-related fare Nov. 24-30. Among the items are turkey wings, hot brown smoked pastrami turkey, H&H turkey loaf and pumpkin-pie flan. See www.HowellsAndHood.com .

...The Signature Room, 875 N. Michigan Ave., rings in the season at the "Holiday Kick-Off Party with Santa" on Saturday, Nov...

—Le Colonial, 937 N. Rush St., has bun tom thit nuong as its November #OffTheMenu special. The $16 dish contains a mix of thinly-sliced barbeque pork and grilled shrimp, is served over a bed of angel-hair noodles and is topped with mesclun greens, pickled carrot, daikon and a lime-garlic fish sauce.

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...brand-new, 6,000-square-foot Wicker Park restaurant ( at the former Prasino space at 1846 W. Division St. ). Taus worked in the kitchens of Chef Pierre Pollin at Le Titi de Paris, Chef...

...The JW Marriott Chicago, 151 W. Adams St. will host a "Ballerina Hot Chocolate Happy Hour" on Wed., Dec. 3, 4-6 p...

...Commonwealth Tavern, 2000 W. Roscoe St., has a new winter brunch menu and a new Monday special courtesy of the chef...

...Burger Boss ( 3208 N. Southport Ave. and 7512 W. North Ave. ) has teamed with Food Network star and "Sandwich King" Jeff...

...Call Tavern Group has acquired the bar and restaurant ( formerly known as Wheel House ) at 3553 N. Southport Ave., and will reopen the establishment as The Butcher's Tap in early December. The Butcher...

—This holiday season, The Boundary, 1932 W. Division St., will serve Turkey Day-themed cuisine Nov. 24-30. Special menu items include turkey-and-mozzarella croquettes and hot turkey sandwich. Visit www.BoundaryChicago.com .

...BBQ restaurant Smoke Daddy, 1804 W. Division St., is offering "Smoked-Turkeys-to-Go" for Thanksgiving. A whole slow-cooked turkey is priced...

...French restaurant Bistro Voltaire, 226 W. Chicago Ave., offers a three-course $29 Monday-night menu. Some of the selections are classic French...

...The Thanksgiving menu at Chicago Cut Steakhouse, 300 N. LaSalle St., features such classics as butternut squash soup, autumn salad, candy-roasted sweet potatoes and maple...

...Gemini Bistro, 2075 N. Lincoln Ave., a Lincoln Park eatery just three blocks from Lincoln Park Zoo, has announced a special...

...four-course dinner in the Barcelona Room of the tapas restaurant Mercat a la Planxa, 638 S. Michigan Ave. Among the slated dishes are serrand ham and fig salad; bacon-wrapped dates stuffed with...

...Travelle, 330 N. Wabash Ave., will hold an exclusive "Swine and Wine" chef collaboration dinner at 6:30 p.m...

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Make Friends/Hang out Party @ Spy Bar-Black Wednesday-no cover from 8pm-11PM

The full listing is here:

http://www.meetup.com/downtown-single-young-professionals/events/218739184/

Yes its almost that time of year when you eat lots of Turkey, have your relatives sleep on your couch, call 911 to find what temperature to cook the Turkey on ( you are not supposed to do that)and oh yea find a good party or social event to the night before Thanksgiving called Black Wednesday.

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The full listing is here:

http://www.meetup.com/downtown-single-young-professionals/events/218739184/

Yes its almost that time of year when you eat lots of Turkey, have your relatives sleep on your couch, call 911 to find what temperature to cook the Turkey on ( you are not supposed to do that)and oh yea find a good party or social event to the night before Thanksgiving called Black Wednesday.

join us

We think that you will like this next event if you want to hang out with some good people and then meet other people tc...

Most people will not be working by 4PM on Wednesday so this gives everyone plenty of time to start heading on down to Spy Bar for our

Black Wednesday Night Party.

There is no cover. Start time of 8PM.

We will give a drink ticket to the first 100 participants which is good for a $5 Effen Vodka mixed drink.

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