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29 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

What Can I Do?

I Have Called 24th District On Several Occasions About My Down Stairs Neighbor Having The Building Smell Like Marijuana. I Explain That There Is Kids And Families Who Live In The Building. 24th District Always Tells Me Somebody Will Be There In 15 Minutes & No One Ever Shows Up. It Occasionally Smells Like They Are Smoking & Growing It. And They Still Do Nothing! I Wanted To Know What Else I Could Do In Order To Get Someone Here When There Is A Arroma Of Marijuana In The Air.

  • Actually, I have tried to talk to her before. She has such a horrible attitude & she makes it seem like the world is suppose to revolve around her! I personally don't have the time to deal with ignorance so that's why I feel I need a higher authority involved!

  • This sounds like an over escalated mess. Typically you try a face to face civil conversation before going for this level of attention from the outside world. Loud, smoking, smelling, neighbors is part of being a renter. If you are unable to be selective about where you rent then you...

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    This sounds like an over escalated mess. Typically you try a face to face civil conversation before going for this level of attention from the outside world. Loud, smoking, smelling, neighbors is part of being a renter. If you are unable to be selective about where you rent then you need to try to change your perspective and find a way to live with it. Sometimes that's hard to do, but once you do you will be a lot happier. Look for a non smoking building with noise and visitor ordinances and you'll pay more, but if you wouldn't fit into those rules either because of noise or are just unable to move you might want to just figure it out with your neighbor.

36 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Furniture for sale

My neighbor is moving and is selling some beautiful pieces of furniture. I have never seen anyone listing pictures on this site, so here is a list and if you want to see pictures let me know and I will send them to you.
Furniture Listing:
Armoire—dark wood
3--Metal and upholstered bar stools
2—Chase lounges
Accent table—wood
Coffee Table—wood and glass—two levels
2—Bar stoops--wood

  • Catherine Animal Care Giver and Personal Organizer

    Hi. Do you happen to know of anyone selling or giving away a clean king size bed?

6 hours ago

Space next to Element Green Store?

Anyone know if anything is going in that space next to the Green Element Resale store?

12 hours ago

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19 hours ago

  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    TUCKPOINT & REBUILD PARAPETS. REPLACE APPX 1000 BRICKS (NO STRUCTURAL WORK)- ALL WORK SAME AS EXISTING; SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS

    1672 W. Edgewater Ave. Issued September 19, 2014 Comment

6 days ago

Updated 28 hours ago

Snow Removal

Does anyone know of a reliable snow removal service for a small 6 unit condo building?

  • id recommend SGS. they are local rogers park guys and provide excellent service. they have several trucks and drivers so they are reliable and fair with their pricing.
    you can contact Frank (773) 807-1528 or Mike (773) 406-4267.

  • I Had To Say It Reality does not equal negativity.

    Maybe ask your neighbors who they use? I often wondered why one company (or only a few) can't do it all in one-fell-swoop rather than converge like a helicopter raid as the various leaf blower ninjas do on a beautiful Summer morning. Maybe they'd offer a large group discount if the neighbors all got together (?).

Sep 11

Updated 29 hours ago

Walking Dogs Off Leash in NW Edgewater Glen

There seems to be a little upsurge in this along/around Glenwood, Rosemont, and Wayne.
A neighbor mentioned that she's having difficulty walking her dog who is leash aggressive because they are often surprised by dogs trotting down the street half a block or so ahead of their owners. I haven't had this experience recently, but I usually try to walk my dog when other people aren't out with theirs because mine is a rescue who is terrified by strangers.

Thoughts? Observations?

  • Im going to state the obvious. Call Animal Control right away and give detailed description so they can talk to the owners of the pets. I think the first time is a warning and the second is a ticket.

  • DK Living and Playing in Chicago

    Is it 311 also or?

36 hours ago

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43 hours ago

2 days ago

Support needed with fundraising for animal welfare

Hello all. As a high school kid I liked running every now and then. I liked the heart pumping feeling while enjoying the view of Lake Michigan. I grew up in my home at Broadway and Granville, from where I would run to the Lake Trail that begins around Thorndale and jog all the way down to Belmont Ave.
A couple years after H.S (Senn High School) an idea of running a Marathon floated around in my head but it...

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Hello all. As a high school kid I liked running every now and then. I liked the heart pumping feeling while enjoying the view of Lake Michigan. I grew up in my home at Broadway and Granville, from where I would run to the Lake Trail that begins around Thorndale and jog all the way down to Belmont Ave.
A couple years after H.S (Senn High School) an idea of running a Marathon floated around in my head but it never was strong enough and I had other priorities. Several years passed and in 2013 I ran the Chicago Half Marathon. After that, I decided to run the full Bank Of America Chicago Marathon in 2014.
One growing desire that I've had is to get involved with Animal Welfare. I love animals, I think they have a lot of love to give and they bring joy to many people. They are also unfortunately the most vulnerable to becoming victims and suffer neglect, abuse, cruelty, etc. They cant defend themselves but there are many people and organizations that stand up for them and bring them happiness. One of those organizations is The Anti-Cruelty Society. They help over 50,000 animals and people every year through its many efforts. They have been around for more than 100 years. I know multiple people who have adopted from them and now have loving 4 legged companions. They always organize wonderful events to raise money and awareness (many of which me and my pet have enjoyed), like doggy street parades, 5K's, Canine Cruises among many others.

I decided that running on behalf of The Anti-Cruelty Society is the perfect way for me to add a little block to the building of a more happy community of animals and people.

I have a goal of raising $1000. Please check out my page: http://tinyurl.com/o8plx6u
No donation is too small, and it will go a long way in helping our tail wagging friends.
If you cant donate money, please share this page with someone who might be able to contribute. We also accept words of support and good vibes.

Thank You.

2 days ago

2 days ago

Man Arrested for 48th Ward Burglary, May Be Charged With Setting Area Fires

Daniel Grunauer of the 900 block of West Ainslie was arrested by police after a series of fires in the 48th Ward were investigated by area detectives. Mr Grunauer originally denied the charges but after presented with conclusive evidence, he admitted to the burglary and the fire is still being investigated at 5009 N. Sheridan […]

2 days ago

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2 days ago

Heard single gunshot at 10:10 p.m.

Did anyone else hear a single shot a few minutes ago near Hollywood and Ridge? Definitely not fireworks.

2 days ago

Support Music at Swift School

Help the Swift music department purchase mallets, xylophones, and rolling racks for our bass xylophones to make our music class more mobile.

http://www.donorschoose.org/project/composers-on-the-move/1288655/?challengeid=126734&rf=link-siteshare-2014-09-teacher_profile-teacher_137883

3 days ago

Edgewater Fall Art Fair Grows Into Second Year!

The lighthouse is the icon of the Edgewater Neighborhood, and fittingly so. It was Rae Ann Cecrle who imagined the symbol of the beacon of light for the steadfast commitment that Edgewater Artists in Motion offers the residents and artists of Edgewater. This fall, Edgewater once again celebrates the cultural diversity that the neighborhood embraces […]

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Beware: IRS telephone scam

Thankfully I have not been called but know many in the DC area who have.
Here's the story:

http://www.irs.gov/uac/Newsroom/IRS-Reiterates-Warning-of-Pervasive-Telephone-Scam

  • Julia Z-N Andersonville Dog Mama

    I got one of these calls. When I got my laughter under control I told him to( insert word meaning for making water)off! The idiot could barely speak english and had to repeat the word IRS repeatedly before I could figure out what he was saying. The IRS,as well as any other civic,state or federal entity will never call looking for info.

  • I got the same call but in a voicemail message, where they threatened me with legal action if I did not get back to them. I knew it was a scam and looked up the number and followed up some suggested links to report it to the FTC. I reported...

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    I got the same call but in a voicemail message, where they threatened me with legal action if I did not get back to them. I knew it was a scam and looked up the number and followed up some suggested links to report it to the FTC. I reported the call to the FTC. Someone else on the FTC comments section they have for this particular IRS scam said the number was provided by a certain communications company. I wrote to the company on their website detailing the exact report language I had given to the FTC and they said I would no longer get calls from that number. It was a 202 DC area code.

3 days ago

Chicago Market in Andersonville TONIGHT -- Swedish American Museum

Chicago Market, a brand new community-owned food co-op forming on the North Side of Chicago, will be holding an Information Session TONIGHT, September 18 at the Swedish American Museum Center at 5211 North Clark Street from 7.00 to 8.30 pm.

Come learn about the co-op, meet Chicago Market Steering Committee members and current Owners, and become a Founding Owner. RSVP at http://www.chicagomarket.coop/info-session-september-18.

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Chicago Market's #1000in100 Campaign for 1,000 Owners in 100 days is booming. We now have an incredible...

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Chicago Market, a brand new community-owned food co-op forming on the North Side of Chicago, will be holding an Information Session TONIGHT, September 18 at the Swedish American Museum Center at 5211 North Clark Street from 7.00 to 8.30 pm.

Come learn about the co-op, meet Chicago Market Steering Committee members and current Owners, and become a Founding Owner. RSVP at http://www.chicagomarket.coop/info-session-september-18.

***

Chicago Market's #1000in100 Campaign for 1,000 Owners in 100 days is booming. We now have an incredible 476 Owners!

There are ONLY TWO MORE WEEKS left in our campaign. If you've been planning to become an Owner, thinking about it, or on the fence, time is running out!

** For more information, read 7 Reasons Why Families Need Chicago Market
at http://www.chicagomarket.coop/7_reasons_why_families_need_chicago_market

** Check out Momma Cuisine's wonderful blog post about Chicago Market here at http://mommacuisine.com/2014/08/06/chicago-market-wants-to-change-the-way-you-shop-for-groceries/

** Hear our recent WBEZ interview on the Afternoon Shift with Monica Eng and Louisa Chu at https://soundcloud.com/afternoonshiftwbez/chewing-the-fat-icy-treats-desserts-and-food-co-ops

** Or listen to us talk with Patti Vasquez on the Pretty Late show on WGN recently: http://wgnradio.com/2014/08/28/8-26-14-full-show-podcast-chicago-market-co-op-state-senator-dan-kotowski-daphne-scott/

And last but NOT least: Please become a Founding Owner at www.chicagomarket.coop/join

We are deeply appreciative of the Chicago community for its ongoing support in our #1000in100 campaign to recruit 1,000 Owners in 100 days.

Best,
Greg Berlowitz
Project Lead, Steering Committee, Founder
Chicago Market - A Community Co-op
www.chicagomarket.coop
info@chicagomarket.coop

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Employment for high school students

I'm a high school teacher working closely with Juniors and Seniors this year (16-18 year olds) and am hoping to help them find after school jobs. Though we've only known each other for a little over two weeks, I've been incredibly impressed by the maturity of my students and the potential they have. Many of their families are in need of financial support, and these students are hoping to help (and hopefully develop skills and an employment history that will help them in the long run).

Could anyone advise of places that might be hiring this season or in the near future? I'd be happy to write detailed and honest recommendations on their behalf.

  • Thank you all for your suggestions. I'll look into the public library and Chicago parks. Also, thank you JeffHinkson, I'll ask for more information if any of my students are interested/qualified.

    If anything else comes up, please let me know.

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Have them contact the Red Cross, and take the babysitting class. The going rate is $10-12/hour

3 days ago

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4 days ago

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Andersonville In “Best 10″ Chicago Shopping Destinations By USA Today

Andersonville’s shopping destinations deserve the respect. The passion for keeping it local is abound on this Clark Street corridor. Few chains exist here and that helps bring the flavor that is all its own. Now USA Today names it in the “Best 10″  Chicago Shopping Areas and showcases some favorites such as Brimfield, Scout and […]

  • "The passion for keeping it local is abound on this Clark Street corridor."

    Keep up the good work!

4 days ago

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Aug 04

Updated 4 days ago

Paying it forward, $50 off Tuft and Needle Mattress

Hi everyone,

Just moved back to the neighborhood and bought a new foam mattress online from Tuft and Needle. They make them in California and don't use any flame retardant chemicals. It shipped for free, has a 30 day easy return policy (they actually donate the mattress) and I haven't slept so comfortably in years! I'm totally thrilled with the quality. And it wasn't very expensive!

Anyway, they have me a coupon for $50 off to share with friends so I just thought I'd share it unless anyone else was interested. :)

https://www.tuftandneedle.com/r/Ry7ZrJY7

  • 60660Gal loves Edgewater,

    Mathieu..Thank you for your honesty..Its refreshing to hear someone be honest rather then say they are "paying it forward" These codes are all over coupons sites--maybe the are better posted there as EveryBlock prohibits advertising? People trying to rent out there apartments have been flagged--yet theres several of these coupon

4 days ago

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5 days ago

Weekly Update from Your Alderman – September 12, 2014

St. Gert’s GRalley takes place at the intersection of Granville and Glenwood Avenue this Saturday, September 13th from 12pm-10pm. This one-day event welcomes up to an...

Join us Tuesday, September 16 at 5:30 for a Community Open House at Helen C. Peirce School of International Studies, 1423 West Bryn Mawr Avenue. Principal Nancy Mendez and Assistant Principal Colin Murphy will present:

Diana’s Day Care: 5961 N. Clark

Care for Real thanks Miss Lucy Foozie for choosing our organization as the charity partner for the October 9 Bingo for a Cause benefit at Call Bar, 1547 W. Bryn Mawr. Kick off at 7:30pm with cocktail specials and lots of crazy prizes.  RSVP today by clicking here.

back yard at 1420 W. Glenlake (6100N).

Closing: September 13 Rivendell Theatre (5779 N. Clark) Tickets: $15 for previews | $25 for Thursdays and the one Wednesday performance | $30 for Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Pride Films and Plays is offering subscriptions and memberships for 2014-15 for even greater savings.

This article has 13 other Chicago locations (Show)

Edgewater Reads: New Little Library Pay a visit to the 48th Ward’s newest little library located at 1472 W. Berwyn Ave. Stay tuned for the next little library build day and add a library of your own!

VERN + VERA: 5856 N. Broadway 

Heartland Health Center: 1300 W. Devon

Independent Spirits – Extended Hours: 5947 N. Broadway

Granville and Kenmore

Uncommon Ground (1401 W. Devon Ave.)

Tour begins at Church of the Atonement (5749 N. Kenmore)

48th Ward Office (5533 N Broadway)

Winona and Marine Drive (near Foster)

Loyola University (1020 W. Sheridan Rd)

Cabaret on the Lake at Berger- September 12th at 7:30 PM 6205 N. Sheridan Road

Ethiopian Diamond Restaurant  (6120 N. Broadway)

Edgewater Historical Society Events: 5358 N Ashland

5 days ago

Street Named In Honor Of Women and Children First Bookstore

The city of Chicago is designating a block of the street located at Farragut and Clark as “Women and Children First” as an honor to the contributions and commitment the local and independent bookstore has had on the community.  On Oct. 11, 10 a.m. there will be a short ceremony just outside the store to recognize […]

5 days ago

Chicago Market Andersonville Info Sessions Thursday and Saturday

Chicago Market, a new community-owned food co-op forming on the North Side, will be holding Information Sessions on Thursday, September 18 from 7 pm to 8.30 pm, and Saturday, September 20 from 10.30 am to noon at the Swedish American Museum Center at 5211 North Clark Street.

Come learn about the co-op, meet Chicago Market Steering Committee members and current Owners, and become a Founding Owner.

** RSVP for Thursday evening at http://www.chicagomarket.coop/info-session-september-18.
** RSVP for Saturday morning at http://www.chicagomarket.coop/info-session-september-20....

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Chicago Market, a new community-owned food co-op forming on the North Side, will be holding Information Sessions on Thursday, September 18 from 7 pm to 8.30 pm, and Saturday, September 20 from 10.30 am to noon at the Swedish American Museum Center at 5211 North Clark Street.

Come learn about the co-op, meet Chicago Market Steering Committee members and current Owners, and become a Founding Owner.

** RSVP for Thursday evening at http://www.chicagomarket.coop/info-session-september-18.
** RSVP for Saturday morning at http://www.chicagomarket.coop/info-session-september-20.

***

Chicago Market's #1000in100 Campaign for 1,000 Owners in 100 days is booming. We now have an incredible 467 Owners!

There are ONLY TWO MORE WEEKS left in our campaign. If you've been planning to become an Owner, thinking about it, or on the fence, time is running out!

** For more information, check out Momma Cuisine's wonderful blog post about Chicago Market at http://mommacuisine.com/2014/08/06/chicago-market-wants-to-change-the-way-you-shop-for-groceries/

** Read 10 Things Everybody Wants to Know About Chicago Market at: http://www.chicagomarket.coop/10_things_everybody_wants_to_know_about_chicago_market

** Hear our recent WBEZ interview on the Afternoon Shift with Monica Eng and Louisa Chu at https://soundcloud.com/afternoonshiftwbez/chewing-the-fat-icy-treats-desserts-and-food-co-ops

** Or listen to us talk with Patti Vasquez on the Pretty Late show on WGN recently: http://wgnradio.com/2014/08/28/8-26-14-full-show-podcast-chicago-market-co-op-state-senator-dan-kotowski-daphne-scott/

And last but NOT least: Please become a Founding Owner at www.chicagomarket.coop/join

We are deeply appreciative of the Chicago community for its ongoing support in our #1000in100 campaign to recruit 1,000 Owners in 100 days.

Best,
Greg Berlowitz
Project Lead, Steering Committee, Founder
Chicago Market - A Community Co-op
www.chicagomarket.coop
info@chicagomarket.coop

5 days ago

Looking for parking near Elmdale & Glenwood

I'm looking to rent a parking space near Elmdale & Glenwood, preferably within a one block radius. I've been checking Craigslist every week, but not a lot has been coming up, so I thought I'd reach out here.

If you have extra space in your garage, and want to make a little extra money each month, let me know.

Thanks.

5 days ago

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Sep 13

Updated 5 days ago

Choppers?

Anyone know why we're under siege from helicopters? Last night for a while, too. Usually there's a clue if I check all the local news channels' and papers' websites. Really loud right now.

  • DK Living and Playing in Chicago

    Yea that helicopter did linger for awhile didn't it?

  • JeffHinkson Jeff - Crime watcher and avid Bridge player

    last night was definitely the longest I had heard them up there.

Sep 12

Updated 5 days ago

Where do I live??

So - I'm moving to Rosemont & Glenwood - I know I'm in Edgewater, but what micro-neighborhood am I in? I thought it was Edgewater Glen...but the Edgewater Glen Association appears to cut off the border at Granville.

So where am I???

  • I agree with Larry about how Andersonville extends south of Foster. The sidewalks are stamped Andersonville all the way down to Argyle and the streets have the Andersonville signs on them. This area IS part of Andersonville...whether Andersonville has grown over the years or the Chamber just wants to have...

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    I agree with Larry about how Andersonville extends south of Foster. The sidewalks are stamped Andersonville all the way down to Argyle and the streets have the Andersonville signs on them. This area IS part of Andersonville...whether Andersonville has grown over the years or the Chamber just wants to have a larger area to manage. The area of Uptown south of Foster all the way down to Ainslie (the cemetery) is sometimes referred to as Andersonville Terrace. I kind of like that label a little more. It stands out and sounds a little fancy :) Boy Chicago is confusing!

  • DK Living and Playing in Chicago

    I think of it as how Wrigleyville is to Lakeview, a sub neighborhood.

Sep 13

Updated 5 days ago

Scotland - Will They Stay or Will They Go? (Referendum Viewing)

Scotland is voting this coming Thursday on whether they should remain part of the United Kingdom or break away and become an independent nation. It is history making and very exciting! I am looking for a bar, pub, restaurant, or other establishment (living room?) that would be open early Thursday morning to watch the results roll in from Scotland's Referendum (I am perhaps foolishly presuming the BBC will be broadcasting this live). Obviously many establishments have community events when we...

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Scotland is voting this coming Thursday on whether they should remain part of the United Kingdom or break away and become an independent nation. It is history making and very exciting! I am looking for a bar, pub, restaurant, or other establishment (living room?) that would be open early Thursday morning to watch the results roll in from Scotland's Referendum (I am perhaps foolishly presuming the BBC will be broadcasting this live). Obviously many establishments have community events when we have this country's elections and many open early for soccer/football games, so is there possibly any place that is interested enough in Scotland's future to open early and sell me breakfast or alcohol where I can enjoy the camaraderie of others (who might also help make sense of the outcome)?

  • Caroline from Silvertown Silvertown Studio

    @Bellaisteps - I thought of them, but last time I was there I didn't remember them having a TV. Thank you for reminding me that making a phone call is better than making an assumption! I will have to call and see what the details are.

  • Caroline from Silvertown Silvertown Studio

    Indeed Duke of Perth will be following the results as they come in. https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Duke-of-Perth/203000686404572
    Polls in Scotland close at 10 pm (4 pm our time) and counting is expected to last all night until 7 am (1 am for us). Looks like a long night of whisky and haggis on Thursday!

Sep 11

Updated 6 days ago

How are Edgewater Schools?

Just wondering from the parents whose children attend the schools around here-are they good schools? What has been your experience?

Sep 02

Updated 6 days ago

Maid recommendations?

Can anyone recommend a reliable and good value maid service?

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

    Hi CubsFan!

    I just wanted to say that 1.) this has to be the most, um, entertaining looking-for-cleaning-help thread I've ever seen on EB, hands down and 2.) if you enable the email function in your settings, you just might get recommendations via that channel from people who prefer not to post in the threads with personal details.

  • Yea... kind of made a left turn at one point. Not my intention believe me!!!! Thanks for the tip.

6 days ago

6 days ago

Updated 6 days ago

Andersonville Becomes Wonderland and YOU Become Alice

Starting at the end of September and running through November, you may notice several white rabbits running through the neighborhood leading people through Wonderland, or as we refer to it, Andersonville. Our beloved community will transform and become a joyous and magical exploration through various local businesses that coincide with some of our favorite chapters from […]

  • Rachel The Becker I love food, but don't call me a "foodie"

    They should start selling magic mushrooms at the Andersonville Farmer's market in advance of this. Hehehehehe.

6 days ago

Need new lockers refinished

I have a 4' tall by 5.5' wide by 2' deep, purple painted metal locker set, which contains 6 individual lockers.

I need it sand blasted inside and out to get all of the purple paint off, as well as, I hope a lot of the rust.

Does anyone have:
1) Recommendations for whom would do this work well and quickly
2) Other suggestions (aside from painting) on ways to quickly cover all of the purple

The goal is to have a fairly shiny steel/gray locker, devoid of purple paint and rust. Here is a link to a similiar product. http://www.schoolsin.com/Merchant5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=HAL-U3288-3&Store_Code=SCHI&gdftrk=gdfV27481_a_7c1079_a_7c2622_a_7cHAL_d_U3288_d_3&gclid=CjwKEAjwnNqgBRDdgOitrZPj6yYSJACM86tD5oCpKNbjF4pRcmUgvlcpUZ04ogovpvF9UNL3_jL7-hoCADvw_wcB

Thanks!

Sincerely, Brandon

Aug 26

Updated 6 days ago

New bar at old Wild Rover location

Anyone have info about a new bar going in at 6001 N. Paulina (Peterson and Paulina intersection?) Used to be Wild Rover a few years back. Drove by and the inside looks very nicely renovated, saw at least 2 flat screens on the wall and wood paneling and wood bar throughout.

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