Feb 26

Updated 1 hour ago

White Castle

Does anyone know what is going on with the White Castle near Addison/Elston/Kedzie?
There is a construciton fence up around the property. I'm guessing it's being remodeled or torn down.

  • SPIRO 1983 sergeant 19

    Whats the beef here the original question here from dimwit melissa what is going in by white castle? Well melissa get out of your prius walk up to the fence and it states a new white castle will be erected soon. Question answered Melissa and concerned residents you can get your arterie clogging burgers and fries in june thank you very much.

  • Brandon G Brewer. Engineer. Human.

    Ok, so no Culvers then?

Jan 16

Updated 4 hours ago

VIDEO: 31st ward aldermanic candidate forum

Meet the candidates for alderman in the 31st ward: http://ow.ly/HsadM

  • Kapel Local Resident

    It's down to 2 candidates now for the run off. It seems people want change in the 31st Ward. We have less than 6 weeks to decide.

8 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Local tax service recommendations?

I usually do my own as they have been straight forward but we purchased an owner-occupied investment property and I'd prefer a professional prepare this year. I'd rather avoid H&R block and the like. Any recommendations with reasonable fees?

Avondale / Logan Square

  • Meli in Irving Park East just moved to the neighborhood.

    We use Chad Elkins, CPA. He has been great with our slightly complicated tax situation, and I would recommend him. Here is his contact information: chadelkinscpa@gmail.com and 703-217-6646

22 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

2 Bedroom Apartment Available 4/1 in Logan Square

Please email me if interested.
connie.smith226@gmail.com

  • Canyon Humboldt Park

    Nice ad

  • it's not only an unwelcome ad, it's not even a god one.

    take it to craigslist where it belongs - and when you do, include some actual details about the apartment... you know, the price, square footage, etc. and some pictures.

    good luck over there.

  • *good .... typing is hard.

27 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Lost keys

Hey neighbors! My roommate lost her keys (in the snow? In a puddle? Help!) somewhere between her car parked at Kimball and Milwaukee and the Logan theater. They are Honda keys with at least three other misc. house keys. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

  • Katie McD Logan Square Lady

    I picked up a set of keys on Monday in front of Cafe de Leche next to the Logan Theater. I brought them to the cafe counter and had them hold the set. It was a car key and some other keys but I think the car may have been a Mercury. Worth a shot, though. Good luck!

Feb 03

Updated 25 hours ago

Development around Kedzie/Armitage?

Does anyone know what's happening in the building across from Scofflaw (MuveMusic building) on the NW corner of Kedzie and Armitage? My boyfriend received a hint from someone at Scofflaw that "something good" was coming, but no more details were offered. I also wondered if anyone had heard any plans about anything coming into the other vacant buildings on the north side of Armitage in that general area (for example, there are a few vacant storefronts between the cleaners and Walgreens, east of Kedzie)?

45 hours ago

Updated 32 hours ago

Grab-A-Bite

Whatever it is, it's coming to the Western Blue Line. Obviously they have coffee and snacks of some variety. Other than that, all I can gather is that they have sandwiches. It's a London-based company and so far has very little web presence in the U.S. Their UK website really doesn't have much info, either.

I have so many convenience-food related questions!

  • Fuarain CTA rider, walker, animal person

    Grab-A-Bite is going INSIDE the Western station, in the thing where the little Dunkin Donuts used to be. No idea when it's opening or how/what the food is.

    As for rents - probably very high and wrapped in city red tape. Though when the guy who had the franchise for the Dunkin closed it to try and operate as an independent, he was selling those cellophane-wrapped pastries that were really not very appetizing, so I can understand what he didn't make enough to pay the rent.

  • My dream of a mini Bang Bang in that spot has come to an end. Found a bit more info here on the London company and CTA rental pricing: http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/7/71/148291/london-based-sandwich-shops-coming-to-4-cta-stations

3 days ago

Aldi Development Presentation

The Bucktown Community Organization is hosting a meeting this week hearing proposals on zoning changes for 2339-59 North Seeley & 2332-34 North Elston in Bucktown.
And a presentation of the ALDI project.

Thought those of us in Logan Square who shop there, or are interested in development, might like to attend. I'm assuming the meeting is open to those who would like to hear about the ALDI project. Wed. 7-8pm. Bucktown Library.

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

$100 Rush Hour parking ticket.

Does this restriction start before or after the sign? I took this picture from where I was parked ( on the corner.) You can see the sign about a third block up. I have been parking here for 2 years with no problems but if I am wrong I will park somewhere else. I could google it but every blockers tend to know it all..

  • i got caught on one of those rush hour spots on armitage near calf. i'd been parking there on weekends (so no rush hour) this was summer and the single sign for the whole block was in the middle of a bush. weird when one sign covers a whole block, but guess it does.

  • Sighryn Roscoe resident

    I asked a Police Officer and she said it covers the entire block. Looks like I am out $100.

6 days ago

Chicago Ballet Center Open House, March 1

Happy Spring, everyone .. well, almost! The Chicago Ballet Center (4024 N Cicero) is hosting an open house this Sunday from 1 to 4pm. Meet the faculty, join the group music classes and age appropriate dance classes from 1:30 to 3. Shanti Kumari will offer a joyous yoga experience at 3 that is open to all ages and includes live musicians. Our 11 week spring session begins March 9 and finishes with our annual Extrava-DANCE-a performances May 30 and 31 at Filament Theater. Registration will be available during the open house for anyone ready nurture that inner artist. 773.283.6510 for more info.

Feb 24

Updated 6 days ago

Structural analysis of our home

Any ideas for someone to come analyze the structure of our home? Recently we have a few cracks along some kitchen wall seems and a few hardwood floor slats that seem to be slightly separating.

  • Thank you everone. This is super helpful.

  • Another vote for Clark Baurer. Our condo association worked with him, and were very pleased. He also lives in the neighborhood himself, so you would be supporting one of your neighbors.

Feb 22

Updated Feb 25

1411/1412 Beat Meeting on Feb. 26

The beat meeting for 1411/1412, which had been postponed due to snow, has been rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 26, at 7pm. Beat meetings are held at St. Nicolai Church, 3000 N. Kedzie Ave.

In addition to the usual information about crime statistics, police alerts, significant arrests and neighborhood occurrences, this meeting will also feature a information on bicycle theft prevention.
With Spring approaching (allegedly), people will be using their bikes more often. With more bikes out, the number of bicycle thefts increases in spring/summer. Get some tips from CPD members who are also cyclists on protecting your bike from theft.

  • C. M. D. Avondale Triangle resident

    Due to time constraints, the bike theft tips will be at April's meeting. Still worth attending!

Feb 25

Calling all gardeners in Avondale

Hey all! My friend started this Facebook page for gardeners in Avondale who might want to swap seeds, seedlings, and harvests this year. She's thinking of rounding up folks in Brands Park throughout the season. If you're interested, check it out!

https://www.facebook.com/AvondaleGardeningSwap

Feb 23

Brentano School Winter Open House and Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration - This Saturday!

Brentano Winter Open House and
Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration
THIS Saturday, Feb.28th, 10:30-1:00

Please join us at Brentano this Saturday for a party in honor of Dr. Seuss and meet the teachers, parents and students who make the Brentano family truly special.

Feb 22

Admissions Event/Open House, February 25, 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.

When you tour St. Viator you will have the opportunity to observe how our mission and values are translated into the classroom. We believe every student has the opportunity to achieve academic excellence through fun and innovative instruction, which instills a strong reading and STEM foundation and fosters a life-long love of learning. Throughout their tenure at St. Viator, our students learn to respect the uniqueness of each individual and have compassion for everyone, especially those in need of our service. These values are at the core of everything we do and we hope you agree that this creates a welcoming and exciting place for your child to learn.

Feb 21

Updated Feb 22

Best election resources?

I'm catching up on local politics this weekend...what are your favorite online resources for getting up to speed on the candidates?

  • ErikaM Blue-Line identified

    Don Washington started Mayoral Tutorial last cycle, and I am glad it has continued. http://mayoraltutorial.com/

  • aldertrack.com is pretty good - it has a 'racing form' PDF with all the candidate stances on major issues, their platforms, their URLs, their endorsements by others/press and the blog part has a lot of good walkthroughs/videos of issues.

Feb 18

Updated Feb 21

** BEWARE of SEX OFFENDERS in these homes

I belong to Family Watchdog which is a sight that will send you automatic updates when a sex offender moves in to your neighborhood. The latest offenders are living at the following addresses.
Andrew Weller 2755 N. Mozart - child pornography and molestation of a child.
Jason Martinez 3130 N. Kimball Apt. 1 - Aggravated sexual assault.
You are surrounded by offenders and the best way to keep you family and children clear of these folks is to sign up http://www.familywatchdog.us/ and you will know where, who and why these folks are on here. You never know who's living next door.

  • I was surprised by how many child pornographers live along and off of Logan Blvd. These are regular looking guys. I am glad for the heads up.

  • I agree with MelindaLongfordPower, these people have served their time and been deemed safe to release. Yes, be careful around them (like any other felon), but they are now free and need a place to live, and to restart their lives. If we treated them like ordinary people, perhaps they'd...

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    I agree with MelindaLongfordPower, these people have served their time and been deemed safe to release. Yes, be careful around them (like any other felon), but they are now free and need a place to live, and to restart their lives. If we treated them like ordinary people, perhaps they'd be less likely to re-offend and go back to jail.

    Keep in mind too that there are a lot of people listed in sex offender registries who really shouldn't be there. Examples include an 18-year-old who had sex with a 17-year-old (depending on the state), or two 14-year-olds "sexting" with each other. Don't assume the worst.

Feb 18

Updated Feb 21

retail space in logan

Does anybody know how one might go about getting information on available retail space in the area?

I live the neighborhood and have noticed so many empty storefronts on Milwaukee Ave. just west of the square. I can't find any info on whether these are available, who owns them, or how to get in touch with the landlord. It seems like such prime space yet so much of that stretch is sitting empty.

Appreciate your thoughts!

  • Steven Vance Urban planner

    Here's a quicker link to what Susan mentioned:
    http://www.worldbusinesschicago.com/site-selector

    It's run by World Business Chicago, the city's semi-independent business/economic development promotion organization chaired by Mayor Emanuel. The CRE (commercial real estate) listings on that site come from Rofo.

  • The papered up spaces closer to the Diversey intersection are owned by Fishman and are currently being remodeled before being put up for rent

Feb 19

Updated Feb 20

Community Vet Clinic-Sat 21st 1-2:30

Pet Supplies Plus- 3640 N. Elston (773) 583-2288.
Usually held to the side of the building. Line forms, but I kept my dog in the car until it was my turn. Shots, etc. We had a good experience. The prices are good if this is what you are looking for. This location is run by amazing people. I've gone here for years.

  • Fuarain CTA rider, walker, animal person

    Yeah if you get on the Pet Supplies Plus email list they send you emails about these. they're really just vaccine clinics, though, not sick pet care and no spay/neuter.

    Anti Cruelty, Treehouse, and PAWS (the one on 26th street) all have free or low cost spay neuter in the city. There's also usually a $40 discount at private vets during february (yeesh this month goes by fast!)

    The Bryan and Amanda Bickell Foundation sometimes sponsors low-cost vaccine clinics, but they're usually on the south or west sides.

  • That's an added bonus for cheering on the Hawks.

Feb 12

Updated Feb 19

The Dead Reunion Show Rejection Letter?

Hi all. I met a lot of people at the post office on California while sending my mail in order for tickets who were doing the same. I was wondering if anyone in our area has received rejection letters or any news on tickets? I haven't gotten anything so hoping some of you have some updates? Thanks all!

  • Question for my fellow rejects (who used western union money orders)...
    Based on this western union website, it looks like there is a $15 processing fee for EACH money order return (and it takes 30 days!). Please tell me I'm reading this wrong, or there is a way around it...
    I'm feeling dumb and ill.
    https://thewesternunion.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/52/~/money-order-refund

  • I didn't do a mail order myself but did hear something like that regarding the Western Union MOs.

    I'm sorry - the whole thing sounded pretty disorganized - part of the reason I decided to wait for public onsale.

Feb 16

Updated Feb 17

LA Fitness - California & Diversey

Anyone know of an update to the development of an LA Fitness in the former Olympia Carpet building at California & Diversey? Past reports indicated an early 2015 opening, but one look at the building and it appears that all construction has ceased with no end in sight.

  • I was told it was going to be an Xsport which I thought was weird since there is one off Elston and Logan.

  • I'm so curious about this spot as well. It looks so shady and no progress appears to be made. They now park a security vehicle there full time, though often it is empty.

Feb 15

Updated Feb 17

Hoy?

Does anyone know who I can contact to ensure Hoy stops being delivered to my house? It's been three years that this publication is thrown into my lawn and I never requested it.

  • The link that Kevin M shared in this thread seems to have worked. Well, I got a response at least. They said it can take up to 2 weeks, but, in 2 weeks I should know! Fingers crossed and thank you!

  • I also used the Kevin M link...and got the same response......allow 2 weeks to be removed from the mailing list. Thank you!!

Feb 15

Updated Feb 16

We can send a human to the Moon but can't stop Red Plum deliveries?

On January 7th I received the following message from Ron Buss of the Chicago Tribune after I requested they cease delivery of Red Plum (and the equally annoying "Hoy"):

Thank you for making me aware of your desire to stop receiving Red Plum/Local Values deliveries. I will make sure that you do not receive any further copies; however, it typically can take up to 14 days for the publications to be stopped in all of our systems.
> Please don't...

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On January 7th I received the following message from Ron Buss of the Chicago Tribune after I requested they cease delivery of Red Plum (and the equally annoying "Hoy"):

Thank you for making me aware of your desire to stop receiving Red Plum/Local Values deliveries. I will make sure that you do not receive any further copies; however, it typically can take up to 14 days for the publications to be stopped in all of our systems.
> Please don't hesitate to reach out to me should you have any further issues.
> Thank you,
>
> Ron Buss
> Distribution Operations Manager
> Chicago Tribune Manufacturing and Distribution
> Ronbuss@tribune.com<mailto:Ronbuss@tribune.com>

Here it is, 2 weeks plus 2 weeks plus 11 days later. I am still getting this krap. The only advantage is, after I dump the ads into the recycle bin (WITHOUT glancing at them - take THAT, ad-bombers) I use the plastic bag for my dog's business.

Has anyone had actual success stopping these deliveries?

  • I hate red plum and they go directly in garbage. We got them the day after the blizzard and there were twice as many than the number of units in my building. They are about as effective at advertising as a guy on the street corner in a costume holding a sign. It's insane.

  • Maz ethnic/cabaret accordionist, bungalow owner

    Here is the reply I got from my complaint:

    I apologize that you are still receiving our free publications at your home. I checked our system and all of the free publications are stopped at this address, so I have forwarded a request on to the owner of the distribution company and asked them to ensure that future deliveries are stopped.

    If you receive any additional copies, please let me know.

    Sincerely,

    Channing Greene

Feb 09

Updated Feb 16

Verizon data on blue line?

Does anybody with the new iPhone have trouble accessing Verizon data on the logan square blue line platform?

I have an older phone and have trouble getting service waiting for the train, but I used to not have a problem prior to joining Verizon 2 years ago.

Feb 14

Updated Feb 16

Dibs!!!

Dibs is only acceptable 1 week after any extreme weather condition. After a week, dibs should be shut down. Its been more than a week!!! Take your reservations off!!!!

Feb 15

Updated Feb 16

Delivery

Looking for great delivery food in the hood. Would like options beside grub hub or delivery.com. Looking for local restaurants that will deliver to Belmont and Western area. Thank you so much !

Feb 13

Updated Feb 14

  • Jack79 5-year Logan Square resident

    Interesting read, looking forward to seeing what the Congress looks like after it is fixed up.

Feb 13

Updated Feb 13

PSA: remove your dibs items!

Streets and Sanitation trucks are going through LS right now tossing all the dibs gear (note: I have no opinion on dibs, just want to keep my neighbors informed!)

  • Logan Square looks like a garbage dump right now. People are afraid of violence based on where they park. But let's pretend there are a couple sides to the dibs "debate".

  • RubyRed Dancer, Drummer, Cyclist

    PSA: be a decent human and don't put junk in the street with the implicit threat that you'll vandalize cars parked in those spots.

Aug 03 2012

Updated Feb 13

Logan Square Internet Providers

Anyone know of any alternatives to Comcast for Internet? They were the only provider servicing my area in 2010, but I'm getting pretty tired of high fees and constant outages. Curious if anyone has any tips for keeping it under $70/month—or better yet, an alternate provider. Looks like other options could include ATT or RCN...I'm just not sure if they service Logan Square currently. Thanks in advance!

  • The Crusty Pirate Old crotchety pirate captain (retired)

    I've found that the best alternative to Comcast - is Comcast.

    Call and tell them you can't handle their outrageous bills anymore - tell them you want to quit all services and they'll set you up with a reasonable plan.

    I now pay $55 for the 25MB internet service and Basic Cable combined. Does the trick for me.

  • EllenBR Lifelong Chicagoan

    My continuing saga with AT&T - which I am calling "why can't I could quit you?"....

    I upgraded from AT&T DSL about a year ago, switched to their U-Verse,18Mbps plan with a 1 yr promo....decent price . So, the year is up, my rate went up, and I come to...

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    My continuing saga with AT&T - which I am calling "why can't I could quit you?"....

    I upgraded from AT&T DSL about a year ago, switched to their U-Verse,18Mbps plan with a 1 yr promo....decent price . So, the year is up, my rate went up, and I come to find out that they no longer offer the U-Verse 18Mbps service in my area, (Logan Square/Humboldt Park) it now maxes out at 6Mbps.....not fast enough for me, as I also work from home a lot.

    I have to say, as far as customer service goes, once you get through to someone, they are very accommodating. The best way to get to the right person seems to be by posting on their FB Page.....I find just calling doesn't really work, and only adds to the frustration.

    They are sending someone out today, to work on a "network issue," what ever that really means. But the fact here is, that if they can't provide me with a higher speed, I have to change providers.....and so the question is, which devil do I choose? AT&T is my known devil, and I do have some absurd loyalty. What to do? What to do?

    Suggestions?

    Thanks

    Ellen

Feb 11

Updated Feb 12

Free TV

Free TV in the alley between Monticello and Lawndale, north of Palmer. Works good but weighs a ton, bring a friend to help load it up.

  • Already gone. That was fast!

  • I have a 36 inch I can't get out of my basement. Anyone interested send message.

  • Jack79 5-year Logan Square resident

    I also have a free 36" TV, Sony Trinitron it works great I just upgraded to a LCD. Message me if interested.

Feb 11

Updated Feb 12

lost dog please help

My tenant lost his dog around 3:30 lawndale and algale if any one seen him call 7737545640 thank you Eddie

Feb 11

lost dog please help

My tenant lost his dog around 3:30 lawndale and algale if any one seen him call 7737545640 thank you Eddie

Feb 11

lost dog please help

My tenant lost his dog around 3:30 lawndale and algale if any one seen him call 7737545640 thank you Eddie

Feb 11

lost dog please help

My tenant lost his dog around 3:30 lawndale and algale if any one seen him call 7737545640 thank you Eddie

Feb 11

lost dog please help

My tenant lost his dog around 3:30 lawndale and algale if any one seen him call 7737545640 thank you Eddie

Feb 11

lost dog please help

My tenant lost his dog around 3:30 lawndale and algale if any one seen him call 7737545640 thank you Eddie

Feb 11

lost dog please help

My tenant lost his dog around 3:30 lawndale and algale if any one seen him call 7737545640 thank you Eddie

Feb 11

lost dog please help

My tenant lost his dog around 3:30 lawndale and algale if any one seen him call 7737545640 thank you Eddie

Feb 11

lost dog please help

My tenant lost his dog around 3:30 lawndale and algale if any one seen him call 7737545640 thank you Eddie

Feb 11

lost dog please help

My tenant lost his dog around 3:30 lawndale and algale if any one seen him call 7737545640 thank you Eddie

Feb 11

lost dog please help

My tenant lost his dog around 3:30 lawndale and algale if any one seen him call 7737545640 thank you Eddie

Feb 09

Updated Feb 11

Filming Prohibits Parking

At the eastern end of Logan Blvd ~100 unofficial factsheets were posted on residential entryways & parked vehicles claiming that 3 blocks of streetside parking would be prohibited for a significant timespan due to the filming of a tv show. It included a paragraph on the beneficence of such operations to the neighborhood & municipal economy, which I initially granted with indifference, until someone raised the question of limits to the rights of residents vis-à-vis the film production, & who...

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At the eastern end of Logan Blvd ~100 unofficial factsheets were posted on residential entryways & parked vehicles claiming that 3 blocks of streetside parking would be prohibited for a significant timespan due to the filming of a tv show. It included a paragraph on the beneficence of such operations to the neighborhood & municipal economy, which I initially granted with indifference, until someone raised the question of limits to the rights of residents vis-à-vis the film production, & who mediates their claims? Perhaps they do have a permit, perhaps the streets are public property & generate municipal revenue, perhaps they do benefit nearby businesses, but do they have the right to occupy a neighborhood without the consent of the residents, or to arbitrarily cancel numerous taxpayers' parking places, or to take exclusive ownership of the profits on residents' maintainence of neighborrhood ambience, how is the Alderman speaking for or accountable to their constitutents, ...?
While not intending to be so pessimistic or litigious, I'm more interested in neighbors' standpoint on this filming, so what are your thoughts?

  • And great leading parts for actors so that they don't feel they have to move to LA or NYC. Let's keep them here!

  • Orangina Recidivist

    A comparable problem to a street fest in the summer that you didn't know was coming. Grumble and move on. Enjoy it and move one. The choice is yours.

Feb 08

Updated Feb 09

Free b&w laser printer

Working small footprint brother laser printer with half used cartridge. Works good. I bought wireless version so don't need this one. If u could use it let me know. Free for pickup near armitage and california.

  • Seth Logan Square resident for 15+ years

    Terrific! I'll email you now. Thanks!

  • CPL949 HP Resident

    I understand the other two people have dibs. I just would like to remind all readers of this post to keep in mind to recycle your old electronic equipment to such organizations.

Feb 07

Lost glasses at Logan and fransisco

Found a black pair of glasses on my front steps. Oliver People's case say "Moscot/originals". Reply if they are yours.

Feb 05

Updated Feb 07

How long can you claim your dibs?

Wondering at what point people plan to remove their lawnchairs/crates? How much does the snow have to melt? Asking in seriousness because, from the forecast, it looks like it might not melt completely before we get hit with the next storm. What are the rules in this situation?

  • Mike Conover '90's HP block orginizing,CAPS- resident since '07

    I strongly recoment that you call 311 and make out a police report over the phone about the vandaism to your car. Alterantivly, you can call 911, arrainge to meet a squad car at your car, and therby remind your nighbors of the illegality of what is transpiring. Maybe remove the cr-p while they are sitting there.

  • Mike Conover '90's HP block orginizing,CAPS- resident since '07

    Perhaps you could also call the Mayor's office, and ask if the city will cover the cost of the vandalism; since the Mayor's words seemed to have inspired it. . . . Or maybe Rahm will pay it out of his own (deep) pockets, like he does the red light tickets his detail collects. . . :)

Feb 05

Stand-by election day judges needed $175

The Chicago Board of Elections is looking for standby judges to work election day, Tuesday, February 24th. You do not need to be a registered voter or live in the City of Chicago and you don't need experience. You do need to attend a training class and report to Harold Washington College on election day at 5am. If you're called to a polling place to work, you'd be driven there and back. Call the Board (312) 269-7984 and ask for the HR dept.

Feb 05

Updated Feb 05

wowee -- did you see what's going into the old Mitad Del Mundo on Armitage!

its in crain's

"Stephen Hasson, who has been chef de partie at Sixteen at the Trump Tower and Alinea, and has worked alongside Patrick Sheerin at the Signature Room, is opening his own restaurant."

The Italian restaurant, which Hasson, 30, describes as a modern diner, is slated to open this summer in Logan Square.
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20150204/BLOGS09/150209884/coming-to-logan-square-a-diner-with-an-italian-twist?utm_campaign=chicagobusiness&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=BLOGS09

it's going to be right across the street from the fancy italian place we got last year, Osteria Langhe --

wonder if that will finally put the kibosh on the after hours bad behavior at the next door sushi joint...

  • here's the rest of the short article in case you hit the (on again off again) paywall:
    (the weird thing is they talk about it being a nightclub and skip the last two incarnations...Blitz and until a month or so ago, quite abruptly, Mitad)

    Stephen Hasson, who has been chef...

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    here's the rest of the short article in case you hit the (on again off again) paywall:
    (the weird thing is they talk about it being a nightclub and skip the last two incarnations...Blitz and until a month or so ago, quite abruptly, Mitad)

    Stephen Hasson, who has been chef de partie at Sixteen at the Trump Tower and Alinea, and has worked alongside Patrick Sheerin at the Signature Room, is opening his own restaurant.

    The Italian restaurant, which Hasson, 30, describes as a modern diner, is slated to open this summer in Logan Square.

    Chicago-based Kudan Realty's Brian Laskov sold the 2,800-square-foot space at 2833 W. Armitage Ave., once a Ukrainian nightclub, to Hasson's parents, Albert and Marlee Hasson, who are backing the project. The Italian-driven menu will change seasonally and feature homemade pasta and flatbread pizzas made with local ingredients.

    "I've worked hard and put in a lot of hours for other people, and now I'll be doing that for myself," the younger Hasson said. He's cooking at Salero on Randolph Street's restaurant row while he gets his new restaurant up and running.

    Hasson said his experience at fine-dining establishments has helped him hone his attention to detail. He wants his restaurant to be "approachable; to serve really good food at a fair price."

  • So awesome! I would be thrilled for this to head a boost for our stretch of Armitage. Bakery please? Sandwich place maybe? Possibly a soup emporium? Truly good, not jr high cafeteria quality ie the present occupants of the north side of the street? A girl can dream...

Feb 03

Updated Feb 05

Why is the Alderman's block plowed to pavement and cars are getting stuck a few feet away?

The block of Troy between Bloomingdale and Wabansia got plowed and salted (to the pavement) but stopped at the end of the block, just before the corner of Troy and Wabansia, where cars have still be getting stuck regularly, on the hour. Wabansia is also a mess. They did a great job on just that one block. Weird huh, to plow and salt one block, right? It's the block where the Alderman, Maldonado lives. Coincidence?

  • I have noticed this for other alderman over the years. I was informed several years ago that aldermen get plowed out first so that they can get out and help the rest of us. Not judging -- just reporting what I was told.

  • I don't think any city worker wants to look bad to the Alderman or other official. I've always wished I lived on the block of an alderman or other elected official. That seems to be one of the perks.

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