2 days ago

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Affordable spaces for 100 guests in the Andersonville/Edgewater area?

I've seen this post before but wanted to see if anyone had any FRESH/NEW ideas of affordable spaces that would cater to a decent-sizes group to celebrate getting legally married! I wrote down every suggestion from past threads but wanted to reach out in case any of you have found another place we could consider. Thanks for your time!

  • One more update, in case anyone uses any of the suggested places in the future...As I anticipated, the Malibu condo building requires that you are an actual resident at their complex to rent out their space.

  • john early ave resident for 10+ years

    the bar area upstairs at the brixton - they also have an outdoor deck

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Celebrate Neighborhood Public Schools in Edgewater

Reading & Writing Chicago Style II: Our Neighborhood Schools
– Then & Now

This fundraiser will support North Shore Kiwanis Club’s Local School Literacy Programs.

North Shore Kiwanis Club supports reading programs and an 8th grade essay contest at local schools, including Goudy, Hayt, Peirce, and Swift. All funds raised at this event will be used for these programs.

Our program will include presentations by Principals from neighborhood public schools in Andersonville and Edgewater as well as readings from student...

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Reading & Writing Chicago Style II: Our Neighborhood Schools
– Then & Now

This fundraiser will support North Shore Kiwanis Club’s Local School Literacy Programs.

North Shore Kiwanis Club supports reading programs and an 8th grade essay contest at local schools, including Goudy, Hayt, Peirce, and Swift. All funds raised at this event will be used for these programs.

Our program will include presentations by Principals from neighborhood public schools in Andersonville and Edgewater as well as readings from student essays. Food and beverages will be provided. Silent auction/raffle that will include a book signed by Jimmy Carter, an autographed copy of James McBride’s Good Lord Bird, and Cubs tickets. Music will be provided by Edgewater’s own Steve Solomon.

Please join us to celebrate the achievements of neighborhood public schools in Andersonville and Edgewater.

The event will be held at the Swedish Museum (5211 N. Clark Street) on
Monday, April 28, 2014 from 7-9 p.m. Tickets $35 online & at the door

To order tickets: http://northshorekiwanis2014.brownpapertickets.com/

9 hours ago

Growing Presence of Breweries In and Around Edgewater

We at the Edgeville Buzz enjoy an occasional local and fresh beer, and we have done our best to be aware of local businesses that continue to keep our glasses full and plenty. We also look forward to businesses that are planning to move into our community and lucky for us, Half Acre is expanding their operations and our neighborhood gets to be their new home!

Apr 02

Updated 12 hours ago

Building Condition Report Recommendations

Does anyone know of a good, affordable company or individual that can do a full evaluation of a building - e.g. evaluating the roof, electrical,heating, and water systems, and overall condition of the common areas (inside and outside) of the building - not individual units? We're a relatively small condo association and we'd like to have one done and am having a hard time finding one. We've already looked on Yelp and contacted several places, either they dealt only with...

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Does anyone know of a good, affordable company or individual that can do a full evaluation of a building - e.g. evaluating the roof, electrical,heating, and water systems, and overall condition of the common areas (inside and outside) of the building - not individual units? We're a relatively small condo association and we'd like to have one done and am having a hard time finding one. We've already looked on Yelp and contacted several places, either they dealt only with individual condo inspections, were not thorough enough, or didn't return phone calls. In the case of one of the most popular companies on Yelp's list, Domicile Consulting - they were very difficult to reach - by phone or through their website. Tried contacting them for months! When I finally got them, they promised to send a draft contract out and never did. Then when I tried calling them back to remind them, still never returned my calls. I would not say I'm difficult to deal with. At any rate, I would welcome any suggestions!

  • Ann

    Thank you all for your suggestions!! I really appreciate them. I have already started to follow up on all of them. Mark - Are any of the people you suggested local? Just wondering.

  • I dont think they are local, but you would have to check, They did state that they do small buildings in Rogers Park.

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Is the 40th Ward doing participatory budgeting?

So I'm reading all these articles about the participatory budgeting process in nearby wards -- some are holding votes, some conducting online surveys, some holding public meetings -- and I'm realizing that I've never heard a single word about PB from Ald. Patrick O'Connor, who ganked my Lincoln Square block in the redistricting. Is O'Connor even doing PB in the 40th?

  • Sheila Pacione Neighbor

    I live there and have never noticed meetings for it. You could start a dialogue with them by emailing ward40@cityofchicago.org or patrick.o'connor@cityofchicago.org.

2 days ago

Updated 32 hours ago

Mariano's is hopping(?)

Anyone know why Mariano's rooftop parking lot is full today? It may be staff preparing for the opening - but if so, I sure hope their employees don't drive to work (or park somewhere else). The lot is literally packed!

  • chrisfinn bornagain chicagoan

    And the Doms on B'way closed at the same time as the one @Sheridan & Foster but is already opening this coming week. Strange that WF is doing nothing at that one except put paper on the windows & needs over a year to get it ready.

  • ScottK Near Glenwood/Devon in North Edgewater

    Looking forward to using the 151 again, almost door to door, to discover Mariano's. I really miss the Dominick's and will be glad to shop at that location again.

33 hours ago

Fido to Go! Our Favorite Pet Food Truck Coming Soon

Spring is in the air and Fido is cheerfully wagging his tail burying the latest polar vortex deep in Chicago’s historical past!  What could make your canine companion happier than dry paws and fur waving in the warm breeze?  Perhaps a wholesome, no additives or sugar and gluten-free doggie snowball donut will help your pup forget Jack Frost, at least for now.

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Feb 10

Updated 41 hours ago

eta for edgewater/ uptown mariano's

does anyone have an eta on the edgewater/ uptown mariano's on sheridan and foster... i saw last week paint cans, and tarps over things as well as the signs for each asile gone but no actual work.. also there have been multiple electrician vans in the lot but i do not see any actual work going on... what is holding this up and when will this open finally

  • Sandy in EdgeGlen EdgeGlen since 1987

    I hope they start using their huge sq. footage to eliminate redundancy (e.g., their current infuriating practice is stocking identical items in several different places throughout the store) and introduce a greater variety of products and brands--ideally, they ought to combine the sophistication of WF and the practicality of Jewel/Dominicks...

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    I hope they start using their huge sq. footage to eliminate redundancy (e.g., their current infuriating practice is stocking identical items in several different places throughout the store) and introduce a greater variety of products and brands--ideally, they ought to combine the sophistication of WF and the practicality of Jewel/Dominicks (RIP)/Kroger, etc. Ought to be one-stop shopping. WF lacks most of the familiar national brands and products found at mainstream grocers; the mainstreamers have the selection & lower prices but lack sophistication; both Aldi & Trader Joe's have the lower prices but little to no (in TJ's case, no) brand variety (though TJ's is a bit more esoteric). Mariano's could become the 800-lb. gorilla of Chicago grocery chains if it took the above steps.

  • robin in WRP Tired, very tired

    Sandy - until those national brands eliminate GMOs, they won't be appearing at Whole Foods

Apr 03

Updated 2 days ago

Edgewater Lounge closed?

I saw a sign on the door of the Edgewater Lounge saying it was closed by the city. Does anyone know what is going on? Thanks!

  • confirmed they are now open again went there last night and had a delicious bowl of chili

  • Bill Near Rockwell L

    OK so they DO have good chili there, eh? I'll have to check it out.

2 days ago

Iconic Charlie Chaplin Theatre Up For Auction

Commuters and local residents pass by this unique building everyday at 5757 North Ridge and ask themselves what is happening with that unusual building? The building has a lot of history but the original purpose was that of a silent movie theatre for Charlie Chaplin.  Built in 1918, the space functioned as a movie goer’s paradise until the mid-1930s. Since then it has been used for multiple purposes that were very unkind to its structure.

2 days ago

Oak Street Health!

Are you on Medicare/Medicaid and is a senior? Have you seen the new Seniors only doctors office located on 1541 W. Devon across from the hardware store? If not you need to, Oak Street Health is a very unique company taking on improving Older adults health by offering services that you won't find in many doctors offices. First they offer rides for seniors and as you can remember with all the crazy winter weather we had it was extremely difficult...

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Are you on Medicare/Medicaid and is a senior? Have you seen the new Seniors only doctors office located on 1541 W. Devon across from the hardware store? If not you need to, Oak Street Health is a very unique company taking on improving Older adults health by offering services that you won't find in many doctors offices. First they offer rides for seniors and as you can remember with all the crazy winter weather we had it was extremely difficult to get to your doctors appointments if you rely on the CTA to get around. Oak Street Health patients enjoyed being picked up and dropped off for their appointments. They also have a community room that all patients can come and enjoy anytime even if they just want to hangout and have coffee with friends. Plus they are able to enjoy many of the programs happening in the community room such as workouts, presentation on diabetes and other health related issues. I hope you really take a look at it if you or someone you know is a senior who is on Medicare.

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The Landmark in Andersonville Ready For a New Chapter

Jan Baxter believes in her core that it’s not enough to just own and operate a business. Rather,  it is the responsibility of everyone in the community to invest in and participate in growth and development for the good of all residents. She has worked tirelessly to promote Andersonville both as a resident and a shop owner for the last 50 years. Anyone who knows Jan personally can attest to the endless hours she has volunteered and invested into the community she calls home. The Landmark is a staple boutique. The two-story shop features earrings, gifts and art on the first floor, antiques in the basement and a salon run by her daughter Jennifer on the second floor. The neighborhood has always enjoyed the friendly and inviting atmosphere at The Landmark, where customers are greeted by name when they walk in the door. Jan’s commitment to the community, from the annual shopping night for kids to Mid Summer Fest,  has been a special love affair with the Chicago north side neighborhood affectionately known as Andersonville.

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The Landmark of Andersonville Ready For a New Chapter

Jan Baxter believes in her core that it’s not enough to just own and operate a business. Rather,  it is the responsibility of everyone in the community to invest in and participate in growth and development for the good of all residents. She has worked tirelessly to promote Andersonville both as a resident and a shop owner for the last 50 years. Anyone who knows Jan personally can attest to the endless hours she has volunteered and invested into the community she calls home. The Landmark is a staple boutique at the corner of Foster and Clark, and if you aren’t paying attention, you can almost miss it. The two-story shop features earrings, gifts and art on the first floor, antiques in the basement and a salon run by her daughter Jennifer on the second floor. The neighborhood has always enjoyed the friendly and inviting atmosphere at The Landmark, where customers are greeted by name when they walk in the door. Jan’s commitment to the community, from the annual shopping night for kids to Mid Summer Fest,  has been a special love affair with the Chicago north side neighborhood affectionately known as Andersonville.

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4 days ago

Edgewater’s First 5k Run/Walk This September

The Edgewater Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Alderman Harry Osterman, Star Events, and 11 local schools to produce the first annual Edgewater 5k Run/Walk.

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6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Apartment needed

Hi! Looking for a 2 bedroom, dog friendly, apartment in Andersonville/Edgewater. The closest to Peirce school the better. Washer & dryer a must. Anyobd have any ideas, need to spend no more than 1350 a month. Thanks !!

  • Al I. Rogers Park since 2006

    You can click on her name and then on her profile page, there is a "send email" link along the right side near the top.

  • Bicycling the area is the best way to find the places where a FOR RENT sign in the window is the best advertising.

4 days ago

Apr 09

Updated 5 days ago

3am gunshots??

Did anyone else hear a lot of sirens and then what may have been 6-7 shots around 3am today near Senn High school?? I was awoken by the sirens but following that heard a bunch of blasts- not sure what they were.

  • Edgewater Nora Agrees with Pink. Founder, Arka Pana Consulting.

    Many folks reported seeing fireworks at this time and in the general area, according to the EdgevilleBuzz facebook page and other comment threads on EveryBlock: https://www.facebook.com/EdgeVilleBuzz

    But yes, being cautious and calling 911 is always the way to go...

  • Joan M. Back in Lincoln Square and liking it.

    Please bear in mind that when you hear as many as a dozen or more "shots," as has been mentioned here, the likelihood is very high that you are hearing fireworks, not gunfire. Of course, fireworks that make that kind of noise are illegal in Chicago, too. But perhaps you'll have more peace of mind.

5 days ago

Laundromat at Berwyn and Winthrop

Does anyone know if the now vacant laundromat at Berwyn and Winthrop will be leased out again? It has been a few months of no activity and it sure would be good for the neighborhood/corner to have an active storefront there.

5 days ago

Weekly Update from your Alderman – April 11th, 2014

Senn Playground (corner of Greenview and Elmdale)

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Dear Neighbor,I am excited to share with you that Mariano’s has confirmed the opening date for their new Edgewater store. The Edgewater Mariano’s, located at 5201 N. Sheridan Road, will open Tuesday, April 22 at 6:00am. I hope you will join me in welcoming Mariano’s to the 48th Ward!

...result of these meetings, we are able to continue to build stronger relationships throughout the Kenmore and Winthrop area of the 48th Ward which will lead to safer streets. To address on-the...

For residents living between Devon and Granville from Kenmore, Winthrop and Sheridan.

Where: Chicago Police Department, 20th District Community Room, 5400 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL

The City Clerk’s Office looks forward to bringing our City Sticker Sales to the 48th Ward this summer. Save the date for sales in the 48th Ward on Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 from 9:00 am - 3 pm at 5533 N. Broadway Ave.

The Midwest Pesticide Action Center can answer your questions, guide you to resources, and help you understand the role tenants and landlords play to reducing bed bug infestations. Click here for more information. Join them on Thursday May 29, 6:30 pm at the Edgewater Library, 6000 N. Broadway.

...with a barbecue and refreshments for all volunteers at the 48th Ward Streets & San yard, 5853 N. Broadway.  For more information or to register for a project, contact 48th Ward intern Laura Kaliski...

Berger Park (6025 N. Sheridan Rd.) is hosting an entire week of programming in honor of Earth Day, featuring a multi-disciplinary approach. All events are free. For details call the park office: 773-761-0376.

The Friends of the Edgewater Library will meet on Saturday, April 12, at 10am in the 2nd floor meeting room of the EDW Library, 5700 N. Broadway.  The meeting is open to all who interested in providing support for the library.  For more information, please contact Ginger@48thward.org.

Upcoming Events at the Bezazian Library (1226 W. Ainslie)

...forced upon us. Gathering: 7pm; Evening prayer: 7:30pm; Soup, Supper & Table Talk 8-9pm. 1212 W. Balmoral

1106 W. Thorndale Ave.

Education and Training Division, 1300 West Jackson

6120 N. Broadway

...Artistic Director Kaiser Ahmed. It will play March 12 – April 13 at Broadway Armory Park, 5917 N. Broadway in Chicago. Tickets are available through jackalopetheatre.org

Performing at the Berger Park Coach House Theater (6205 N Sheridan Road)

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Weekly Update from your Alderman – March 14th, 2014

Families Together Cooperative Nursery School is located at 1500 Elmdale in Edgewater.Chicago Friends School’s 4th Annual Dinner/Auction – Connecting the Dots

1425 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.

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The 14th Annual Senior Fair will be held this Monday, March 17 at the Broadway Armory (5917 N. Broadway) from 10am – 1pm. It is free to the public. Check this week’s “Ward Update” section for more information and I hope to see you there!

...to commemorate John and the ceremony will be held March 19 at 3:00pm at Winthrop and Winona. John Vietnam Nguyen was born in Chicago on March 13, 1993. He attended McCutcheon and...

1113 W Granville Ave

5900 N Winthrop Ave

1020 W Bryn Mawr Ave

5253 N Kenmore Ave

5040 N Kenmore Ave

For residents living between Foster and Ainslie, on Kenmore and Winthrop

...with a barbecue and refreshments for all volunteers at the 48th Ward Streets & San yard, 5853 N. Broadway.  For more information or to register for a project, contact 48th Ward intern Laura Kaliski...

Chicago Friends School will host its 4th Annual Dinner/Auction:  Connecting the Dots on Thursday, March 20, from 6PM to 9PM, in the 37th floor conference center of Drinker, Biddle, and Reath, 191 N. Wacker Drive.

The Friends of the Edgewater Library will meet this Saturday, March 8, at 10am in the 2nd floor meeting room of the EDW Library, 5700 N. Broadway.  The meeting is open to all who interested in providing support for the library.  For more information, please contact Ginger@48thward.org.

1226 W. Ainslie

Allegrazza, a wonderful chorus, will be performing Saturday, March 15 at Unity Lutheran Church, 1212 West Balmoral, 8:00pm.  20% of each ticket sold will benefit Care for Real! Click here to purchase tickets to the event.

5400 N. Lincoln

Location: 5211 N. Clark St.

Ethiopian Diamond Restaurant – 6120 N. Broadway

Mundelein Center for the Arts, 1020 W. Sheridan Road, Room 409

6 days ago

Weekly Update from your Alderman – April 4th, 2014

Senn Playground (corner of Greenview and Elmdale)

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5040 N Kenmore

For residents living between Foster and Ainslie, on Kenmore and Winthrop

Where: Chicago Police Department, 20th District Community Room, 5400 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL

The City Clerk’s Office looks forward to bringing our City Sticker Sales to the 48th Ward this summer. Save the date for sales in the 48th Ward on Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 from 9:00 am - 3 pm at 5533 N. Broadway Ave.

Where: Edgewater Public Library, 6000 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL

...with a barbecue and refreshments for all volunteers at the 48th Ward Streets & San yard, 5853 N. Broadway.  For more information or to register for a project, contact 48th Ward intern Laura Kaliski...

Where: Swedish Museum, 5211 N. Clark Street

...6th graders. Saturday, April 5, 9 am – 12 pm at Chicago Math and Science Academy, 7212 N. Clark Street. Click here to register...

The Friends of the Edgewater Library will meet on Saturday, April 12, at 10am in the 2nd floor meeting room of the EDW Library, 5700 N. Broadway.  The meeting is open to all who interested in providing support for the library.  For more information, please contact Ginger@48thward.org.

Upcoming Events at the Bezazian Library (1226 W. Ainslie)

...forced upon us. Gathering: 7pm; Evening prayer: 7:30pm; Soup, Supper & Table Talk 8-9pm. 1212 W. Balmoral

Education and Training Division, 1300 West Jackson

6018 N. Kenmore, Chicago, IL 60660

...Artistic Director Kaiser Ahmed. It will play March 12 – April 13 at Broadway Armory Park, 5917 N. Broadway in Chicago. Tickets are available through jackalopetheatre.org

Performing at the Berger Park Coach House Theater (6205 N Sheridan Road)

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Weekly Update from your Alderman – March 28th, 2014

+ Joel Hall Dancers & Center Group Discount: ten people and get class for only $75. 5965 N. Clark

+ Room Service Chicago 25% off a $100.00 or more purchase! Excludes consignment art. 5438 N. Clark

Friday, April 4th. Presentation starts at 8:30 am; Tour of the school about 9 am -10 am. 1425 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. Click here for more information.

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1020 W Bryn Mawr Ave

5253 N Kenmore Ave

5040 N Kenmore

For residents living between Foster and Ainslie, on Kenmore and Winthrop

Loyola University Damen Student Center (6511 N. Sheridan Rd.)

As part of the Argyle Streetscape project, CDOT will install a new vertical identifier at Broadway & Argyle. The identifier will be installed on a newly constructed pedestrian refuge island located in the...

...with a barbecue and refreshments for all volunteers at the 48th Ward Streets & San yard, 5853 N. Broadway.  For more information or to register for a project, contact 48th Ward intern Laura Kaliski...

5026-30 N. Sheridan

+ Notice Camis and Candles, buy 1 get 1 free. 5028 N. Clark

+ Chicago Gold Gallery Free Appraisals on any Jewelry, Guitars, Coins, etc. 1236 W. Devon

+ Green Genes Extra 20% off clearance goods, $10 off purchase of $30+. 5111 N. Clark

+ Third Coast Comics 20% off graphic novels and kids’ comics. 6234 N. Broadway

+ Bark Bark Club ½ price nail trim ($6 value). 5943 N. Broadway

+ Early to bed $5 off any purchase of $25 or more. 5044 N. Clark

...Meeting this Sunday, March 30, from 12:30-1:30PM at T’s Paisan’s (1100 W Thorndale Ave). We hope you’ll make every effort to come, learn more and consider how you...

...6th graders. Saturday, April 5, 9 am – 12 pm at Chicago Math and Science Academy, 7212 N. Clark Street. Click here to register...

The Friends of the Edgewater Library will meet on Saturday, April 12, at 10am in the 2nd floor meeting room of the EDW Library, 5700 N. Broadway.  The meeting is open to all who interested in providing support for the library.  For more information, please contact Ginger@48thward.org.

Upcoming Events at the Bezazian Library (1226 W. Ainslie)

5533 N. Broadway

Saturday, March 29th, 9am-12pm, at the corner of Berwyn and Clark St.

...forced upon us. Gathering: 7pm; Evening prayer: 7:30pm; Soup, Supper & Table Talk 8-9pm. 1212 W. Balmoral

5400 N. Lincoln

...Artistic Director Kaiser Ahmed. It will play March 12 – April 13 at Broadway Armory Park, 5917 N. Broadway in Chicago. Tickets are available through jackalopetheatre.org

Mundelein Center for the Arts, 1020 W. Sheridan Road, Room 409

Performing at the Berger Park Coach House Theater (6205 N Sheridan Road)

6 days ago

Best of Andersonville Awards! And the Winners Are…

Tuesday April 8 was the annual Andersonville Honor‘s Gala, hosted at the Fireside Grill. The Andersonville Development Corporation alongside the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce  handed out “Best of” awards  to honor volunteers and businesses  that make our neighborhood feel so tight-knit and unique in the city of Chicago. There to hand out the awards and sing the praises of our many loved neighbors were 47th Ward Alderman Ameya Pawar and 40th Ward Alderman Patrick O’Connor. The guests in attendance were from every category – local business owners,  representatives from our nonprofit organizations, volunteers in the area, artists, chefs from our famous restaurants, and well-known characters from your favorite drinking holes and places to shop. Silent auction items were donated from many of the businesses along our main shopping corridors. Laughter filled the space. The evening’s events were a reminder of the people and places that make our neighborhood so supportive and authentic in a large city like Chicago.

Apr 09

Updated 6 days ago

Gun shots or fireworks

About 3 am this morning I was awakened to the sound of either gun shots or fireworks near the area of Paulina St. and Thorndale St. Does anyone know what the loud noise was?

  • These were fireworks set off on the roof of the building housing the Domino's Pizza on Clark.

  • Emily Edgewaterite since '98

    I heard--and SAW--them too. The only reason I knew they were fireworks was because we have skylights in the bedroom, and I saw the flashes. Plus, as another poster said, they were loud booms, not the "pops" of gun. Wondering if the cops got them...???

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