2 days ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Neighborhood arsonist is sure to appreciate the Christmas trees...

I see that once again some group has once again attached Christmas trees to the lightpoles around Lakeview. When they did it last year, it seemed like a boneheaded waste of money, since most were dead by early to mid-December. But now that we have a serial arsonist roaming Lakeview? You've got to be kidding me. What rocket scientist thought this was a good idea? I wonder how many will be used as kindling between now and January.

  • Wow spontaneous combustion X-mas trees. X-mas trees are cut starting in August, I'm amazed at all the tree lots that spontaneous combust.

  • Carter O'Brien lager beer rioter

    Mike is right. The real trouble comes in January when all of the never-watered Christmas trees are left in the alleys. They practically explode when idiots set them on fire.

Nov 19

Updated 4 days ago

$10 Classes at The Shift Coworking & Community Space

To our Lakeview Neighbors:

I'm excited to announce that here at The Shift we will be offering $10 classes, led by Industry Professionals as a way to make learning opportunities accessible to everyone.
Our class offerings will cover a variety of topics, from Entrepreneurship and Small Business Help, to Arts & Culture, to Health & Wellness, Legal Advising, and everything else in between.

All classes are open registration and held here at The Shift, a newly launched Coworking and Community...

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To our Lakeview Neighbors:

I'm excited to announce that here at The Shift we will be offering $10 classes, led by Industry Professionals as a way to make learning opportunities accessible to everyone.
Our class offerings will cover a variety of topics, from Entrepreneurship and Small Business Help, to Arts & Culture, to Health & Wellness, Legal Advising, and everything else in between.

All classes are open registration and held here at The Shift, a newly launched Coworking and Community Space located at 4101 N. Broadway.

To view our Event Calendar directly, please visit: www.TheShiftChicago.com/events.html
Or, just stop in! We give tours of our space all day and are always happy to provide free coffee, tea, or snacks to our visitors;)

If anyone has ideas and suggestions for classes, please let me know. We're always looking for qualified teachers too (and we offer compensation for teaching).

Hope to see many of you soon!

All the best,

Nicole Vasquez (Small Business Owner of The Shift)
773-360-1199
@TheShiftChi
nicole@theshiftchicago.com
www.TheShiftChicago.com

  • Jill W. Inter-American Magnet School advocate

    Thanks for your prompt reply. However, it seems unoriginal (and uninspired) to assume the name of a pre-existing venture. Use of the public library is gratis. Doesn't mean everything there is up for grabs.

  • The Shift Small Business Owner of The Shift

    Ouch Jill W. that hurts to hear you say! Our business name was created purely in reference to our own business models of "work shifts." I don't know why you are associating us with a completely different and separate entity or being accusatory towards us, but it's painful nonetheless.

    We...

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    Ouch Jill W. that hurts to hear you say! Our business name was created purely in reference to our own business models of "work shifts." I don't know why you are associating us with a completely different and separate entity or being accusatory towards us, but it's painful nonetheless.

    We are an independent, small business, with a simple goal of offering people in our community a place to work, learn, and socialize.

    Feel free to drop by anytime to say hello, and help yourself to free coffee and snacks.
    Wishing you a wonderful day and a Happy Holidays!

Jul 22

Updated 5 days ago

Panera Bread at Ashland and School Falls Through; Target Development Not Happening

According to the latest flyers from Cushman &Wakefield, Panera Bread is no longer coming to Ashland and School and they are re-releasing it to market. Vitamin Shoppe is a go, and Target is no longer pictured on the map.

http://southportcorridorchicago.blogspot.com/2014/07/panera-bread-at-ashland-and-school.html

  • Carter, that's a pretty limited view. The stockholders in both of those companies are all over the country, all over the world. If you have a 401(k) with mutual funds, YOU probably own some stock in both companies.

  • Carter O'Brien lager beer rioter

    Pretty limited view? We push for divestment where I work, and LaSalle bank was where I had my first bank account and Cash Station card.

Nov 20

Updated 6 days ago

Animal control SOS!

Animal control is completely full! because of this they will be killing many adoptable animals to make space. If you know anybody that can foster or adopt please let me know. Fostering is temporary (you have them until they are adopted) and free. Please share this to your Facebook statuses.

Nov 17

Updated Nov 19

3301 N. Ashland Avenue devlopement

MedSpring Urgent Care coming to 3301 N. Ashland Avenue, along with Vitamin Shoppe
http://southportcorridorchicago.blogspot.com/2014/11/medspring-urgent-care-coming-to-3301-n.html

  • Marco from Tropoje Two-flat owner

    I agree Harvey, it was kind of an eyesore for the

  • Any business that will earn revenue for the city is better than the empty bank whether one decides to shop there or not.

Nov 16

Updated Nov 18

Is Target back in the mix in Lakeview?

"Target's impending arrival appears to have sparked no such opposition, according to Bennett Lawson, chief of staff to Ald. Tom Tunney of Lakeview's 44th Ward." If you oppose, call Mr. Lawson, he thinks we don't care. Article was in Friday, November. 14th Crain's Chicago business. This is news to the neighbors, we were told they didn't know what Novak was building.

  • L...your little example of Clark Street is rarity. Plus if I know the location you are speaking of; its due to that specific landlord(s) waiting out the flat commercial market & conservative lending market to tear down all the outdated (1) story little storefronts to put in a 8-10 story midrise there on the west side of the block. BTW...my examples are EVERYWHERE. Almost 40-50% of new construction and existing storefronts on busy streets in the entire north side are vacant. Open your eyes.

  • @ Hank - you are correct. The stretch on Clark from Wellington to Fullerton is block after block after block of empty storefronts. It's a shell of what it was ten years ago. It's sad.

Nov 17

Updated Nov 18

Mercury Theater's Annual Christmas Schooner!

It's that time of year again - the Christmas Schooner is back on from November 26 - December 28!

http://southportcorridorchicago.blogspot.com/2014/11/its-most-wonderful-time-of-year-at.html?spref=tw

  • I LOVED this play!! Saw with my mom and sister a couple years ago. The talent (including the children) was Broadway quality...no exaggeration. Beautiful singing and touching story.

  • I always thought it was rather morbid for a Xmas play but it does have great music and is well acted.

Nov 13

Updated Nov 18

  • Jen K 22-year Lakeview resident

    Also, re. not revealing the names of the business owners: Apparently that has to do, in part, with Illinois law. The secrecy is a requirement in the original law. So while apparently some prospective owners have outed themselves, our lawmakers wrote the law that way. So perhaps your questions about transparency and being forthcoming, etc., are better elected at elected representatives: Why did you think this secrecy was so critical that you allowed it to become law?

  • BarryDad Neighbor. Parent. Community Group Member.

    The cash situation is a real problem, I agree. But it will go away very soon. There are plenty of local solutions (i.e. Banks that do not operate outside of the state of Illinois, and therefore not afraid of federal laws on the matter, rulings from the office of the...

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    The cash situation is a real problem, I agree. But it will go away very soon. There are plenty of local solutions (i.e. Banks that do not operate outside of the state of Illinois, and therefore not afraid of federal laws on the matter, rulings from the office of the comptroller of currency, or RICO statutes) that will sprout up soon. And once the fees are fat enough, national banks will wade in, lobby for regulatory permission (which is starting to occur already), and then this debate about large amounts of cash will go away.

    For those of you who argued this point, I am curious whether you would be capable of changing your mind if these patients and the dispensary itself were using credit? I live close but not close enough to worry about the cash problem. So I am open minded, but I seem to be in the minority on this EveryBlock thread.

Nov 16

Updated Nov 16

Lost dog

I'm watching Smuckers and he took off on me. Black lab mix. Please call 6272865. Thanks.

  • Ev

    Happy to hear that Smuckers is back safe with you.

Sep 24

Updated Nov 12

Demo at Ashland and Melrose?

Any idea what is happening there now? Last I heard Target was not going in. Anyone heard anything new?

Nov 11

Updated Nov 11

MONTHLY RAFFLE: $100 Crosby's Kitchen

Enter for a chance to receive our monthly gift cards for local Lakeview Businesses & Restaurants.

THIS MONTH: $100 Gift Card to Crosby's Kitchen.

Visit website below for details and to register!!!

www.LakeviewHomesChicago.com/CrosbysKitchen

  • Rob Rosmis Your Neighbor, Your Lakeview Realtor

    Upon registering, visitors are asked…

    How often do you dine / shop on Southport? What are your favorite spots?

    Here are a couple of our registrants comments:

    "Every day! I live there and I love it. Especially Crosby's."

    "I live close to Southport and go to Dags, Newport, Crosby's, and...

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    Upon registering, visitors are asked…

    How often do you dine / shop on Southport? What are your favorite spots?

    Here are a couple of our registrants comments:

    "Every day! I live there and I love it. Especially Crosby's."

    "I live close to Southport and go to Dags, Newport, Crosby's, and Einstein's. I enjoy shopping at Francesca's and working out at Southport Fitness."

    "I live in lakeview so I do walk to the Southport Corridorat least once in two weeks. Tango Sur, Deleece and Crosby's kitchen are my usual choice for food. I also like the coffee and cakes at Julius Meinl (I was there today), ice cream at Jeni's Splendid ice cream and for drink I go to Mystic Celt."

    If you live and love Lakeview….join today to receive some cool stuff every month!

Nov 07

Covered Parking

Looking for parking space near George and Mildred intersection. Interested in a month-to-month agreement through the upcoming winter months. Comment here if you have something available.

Oct 30

Updated Nov 06

Development near Lincoln and Roscoe

There are 5 vacant, contiguous buildings on west side of Lincoln just south of Roscoe...One of the buildings (which was formerly a thrift shop) is undergoing a major construction, rehab...Does anyone know if there is anything in the works there?

  • New England Seafood Company is there and very good--a lot of people miss it I think--but the grilled salmon, lobster rolls, fried clams and clam chowder are all terrific. And they're the only place in town that sells Faroe Island salmon--it's the best I've ever had.

  • there are actually a few decent dinner spots in that corridor that are easily overlooked. we also love new england seafood company, and pho's thai cuisine is amazing! northdown is a great brewpup too. that block definitely needs a facelift but the planned development looks so out of place in this charming community. it's really nice, but so suburban looking! it will definitely change the character of this neighborhood...even though i'm happy to see development and some interesting-looking additions.

Nov 04

Updated Nov 06

Building at 707 Waveland

Anybody have any information about this building?

  • No problem.

  • MSE

    To be on the safe side...the time and effort was most definitely appreciated to all who took the time to provide me with information. Thank you.

Oct 29

Updated Nov 05

New Development

Anyone have any idea what is going up across from Whole Foods off of Ashland Ave. between School and Henderson? Just curious, thanks ahead for any info!

  • I'm almost surprised there's not a starbucks going in there...there's one on Lincoln, but its much less visible... I think any kind of decent sandwich place or restaurant would do well there,,,I guess we should be happy that its not just another bank...

  • Had my hopes set on a restaurant. I've gotten kind of burnt out on everywhere else to eat in the neighborhood. Oh well.

Oct 24

Updated Oct 26

New Streetlights

Just installed on Greenview. I think they chose a fixture that allows too much light and glare to be undirected and so spills horizontal (Everyone's windows and eyes). Rather they should have chosen a lamp that directs the light to the ground. Also I am praying that they will paint the bright shining aluminum. The City has made so many good choices in the past regarding public fixtures. Retro and period street lamps painted monochromatic dark greens. Someone blew this one.)

  • Fictionista Storyteller

    We had a similar problem. The blackout curtains I bought weren't dark enough, so I backed them with dark colored twin sheets. Hung horizontally the were the perfect size for our big window. You can avoid my mistake by buying dark colored blackout curtains instead of cute ones. :-)

  • I bought dark colored fleece to hang in my windows after trying white blackout fabric that I found didn't work. The light weight of the fleece is a big plus.

Aug 02 2012

Updated Oct 14

Counseling Center on Sheffield - closed. What next?

The adult center that I believe provided various services on Sheffield next to Leona's has closed. Anyone have an idea what happened and what is next for this property? Tear down or new tenants?

  • Carmelo Baseball Coach at Brighton Kelly Baseball

    Hi Jennifer. my uncle was going to CCLV to receive assistance in obtaining legal status in the US. His case worker was Ms. Nora Santoyo and Betty Shibata. Can you help me in locating them? We would greatly appreciate any leads you can provide. Thanks, Carmelo

  • jasper1055 Roscoe Villiage

    Jennifer, thank you for all of the amazing work you and your co-workers do for the city. I hope you realize what a positive impact you have on the community around you.

Oct 12

Another great project started by Foster Design Build in Lincoln Park

Foster Design Build started another project at 1860 North Fremont. www.fosterdesignbuild.com or 312-445-9564.

Oct 07

Updated Oct 09

Chicago News Website

Can anyone recommend a good website for local Chicagoland news? Not looking for anything with a political slant, just want to read local news on line. The Chicago Tribune site is limited and loaded with ads. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Oct 08

hello

hi everyone i just wondering is you guys have power outages and Hamlin & WELLINGTON thank you

Oct 05

Updated Oct 06

Anyone else having trouble with EveryBlock links?

For the past few days, when I click a link in the EveryBlock Digest emails, I get a "This webpage is not available" error message.

Is this happening to anyone else?

Sep 18

Updated Oct 02

Muskie's Closing

Sigh... Another institution bites the dust. Muskie's (corner of Lincoln/George/Lakewood) is closing either this Saturday or next Saturday. They are renters and the owner wants to do something else with the property. The cleaner next door also has to close soon.

  • L

    They were taking down the Muskie's sign this morning.

  • Tim M. Hickernell Belmont Harbor

    Ah Medusa's. As we legal >21s used to say back then, as we drank at Berlin and Avalon, "Medusa's: No alcohol, just juice and drugs."

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