18 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

free: couple dozen vintage bricks

small pile of vintage bricks in the calf/armitage area. most are pieces but there are maybe a dozen or two whole vintage bricks if you have a project...PM me...free for the taking.

Sep 13

Updated 6 hours ago

Odd Store Front at Kedzie & Grace

Just south of Grace on Kedzie (couple doors south of Christina's bar) there is an odd storefront. There is no name on the front, and it's clearly not residential. There are weird items in the store like miniature houses and cats. I've never seen anyone doing anything inside. Does anyone have any idea what this place is?

Jul 23

Updated 8 hours ago

Is that your dog?

We just saw a white with tan spots female chihuahua running loose around Central Park and Schubert. Wearing no collar or tags. She was timid but friendly and wouldn't let us get close enough to pick her up.
Just a heads up, hopefully she wasn't too far from home! :(

  • CC

    There is a sign in Palmer square for a do that fits that description.

  • Just saw a pup fitting this description on central park and Dickens

31 hours ago

Updated 14 hours ago

Gun shots

Did anyone hear shots around logan blvd or Milwaukee? I want to call the cop but I don't hv any info apart from the possible sound.

  • There were some fireworks being shot off by a house party on Albany just south of Dickens last night; They had about two rounds of mortars and a few little bursts of firecrackers, but they weren't shooting off anything past 10PM.

  • Unfortunately, this morning was definitely gun shots

Aug 03

Updated 18 hours ago

Free Vintage Chicago Bricks

Approximately 1000 vintage Chicago Bricks
Wish I had a use for them, but I don't
Come and pick them up!
mitchellronit@gmail.com

thanks

41 hours ago

Updated 23 hours ago

Home cleaning service needed.

Can anyone give me a referral for quality and affordable home cleaning service? Recently moved here. I've tried a couple of larger companies (manic maids and merry maids) and not only they are overpriced but cleaning quality is subpar. Suggestions are much appreciated!

  • AMG

    Try doing a search on this site. It's been asked many times and our neighbors have given some great suggestions.

    good luck!

  • Grace Housekeeper

    I have many years of experience and many long time clients who would gladly provide referrals. I can provide you with a free estimate at your preferred date and time. Please feel free to call me at 773-858-0926

  • http://www.maidforchicago.com
    We use this group for our 2 bed 2 bath and 3 shedding dogs. Always get 2 ladies and we always have had excellent communication with the owner. He has come by a few times to check on their work. Very nice. Average price. Far above average cleaning.

36 hours ago

SOX / LoganSquares JAMES CALLAHAN pitched 1st NO HITTER AmericanLeague 9/20/1902

102 years ago September 20, 1902: Logan Squares player & White Sox Pitcher NIXEY CALLAHAN (James Joseph Callahan) pitched FIRST NO HIT GAME in American Baseball League history as Chicago beat Detroit. Callahan played for and coached our Logan Squares semi pro team, and was namesake for Callahans Baseball Field (from 1900-1925) Milwaukee Ave at Sawyer.
Callahan played for the Philadelphia Phillies (1894)
Chicago Colts (1897)
Chicago Orphans (Cubs) (1898-1900)
Chicago White Stockings (1901-1903)
Chicago White Sox (1904-1905; 1909-1913) He...

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102 years ago September 20, 1902: Logan Squares player & White Sox Pitcher NIXEY CALLAHAN (James Joseph Callahan) pitched FIRST NO HIT GAME in American Baseball League history as Chicago beat Detroit. Callahan played for and coached our Logan Squares semi pro team, and was namesake for Callahans Baseball Field (from 1900-1925) Milwaukee Ave at Sawyer.
Callahan played for the Philadelphia Phillies (1894)
Chicago Colts (1897)
Chicago Orphans (Cubs) (1898-1900)
Chicago White Stockings (1901-1903)
Chicago White Sox (1904-1905; 1909-1913) He also managed the Sox (1904- shared with Fielder Jones; and 1911-1913). Callahan shifted from right hand pitcher to infield and outfield during his versatile playing career. Callahan played for semipro team "Logan Squares" and managed LSquares after Sox career.
PHOTOS
Callahan (1907) in LOGAN SQUARES uniform
Callahan (1905) close up in White Sox uniform
Callahan (1909) Sox uniform
Callahan (1912) Sox Manager

2 days ago

Updated 40 hours ago

GQ Magazine Gave a Shout Out to Logan Square Drinking Establishments

Watch out for well-dressed drunkards swarming to the neighborhood. GQ Magazine named Chicago America's Best Drinking City for 2014. Probably nothing you didn't already know but it's nice to see more national recognition for our lovely neighborhood:
http://www.gq.com/food-travel/201409/chicago-officially-the-greatest-place-in-america-to-drink#slide=18

2 days ago

Updated 42 hours ago

Plumber recommendations?

Can anyone recommend a good affordable plumber? Thanks

45 hours ago

Meet a new neighbor and buy buy buy !

My family is purging :) want to do a good deed and help us get rid of it all? Best case : you meet a new neighbor and take home something new and cool Sunday from 10-4 pm. On the corner of drake and lyndale . All items in great condition, recently laundered , stain free , smoke free . You name it , we have it . My hope is to have less stuff by the end of the weekend and maybe meet some new neighbors in the process .
See you Sunday
3537 w lyndale street.

2 days ago

Updated 45 hours ago

Sawyer/wrightwood street lights out STILL??

Okay maybe someone posted about this already. It's been I feel a couple weeks now that the street lights have been out on Sawyer between Atlgeld and Wrightwood. Now I don't come home late at night often but when I do I certainly don't feel safe not being able to have a well lit safe street to park and walk on. I already called the aldermans about this. Anyone hear anything????

  • C. M. D. Avondale Triangle resident

    Call your alderman. With I'd usual stunning foresight, the city did not hook 311 directly into Streets and Sanitation (the people who change streeights, fill potholes, paint over graffiti...) and it takes quite a while for 311 to get their paperwork over to S&S. Your alderman, however, can dispatch a S&S crew immediately to handle the issue.

  • I put in a 311 request but when I go to check the status it says the ticket doesn't exist. =\

    They are out beyond Altgeld-Wrightwood as well, at least 2400-2600 and possibly further south, I didn't wander around in the dark to check.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Paper Shredding

My coworker said that sometimes her neighborhood has a paper shredding event. Does anyone know if Logan Square does this or has done this in the past?

I am looking to shred some paper. A lot of paper. :)

Thanks!

Sep 12

Updated 3 days ago

Block Party

Does anyone know about this block party between Milwaukee and Wellington on Avers. They just had one about a month ago. This ones 9/13/14. I don't mind but they just put the fliers up yesterday(only on cars not on trees like they did before). I wish they would of gave people more time.

3 days ago

All this talk about parking...

~Garage space for rent, but not by Riotfest, sorry!~

Near Kimball and Armitage. $90 a month
This is a shared space for parking, or keeping one car in.

Questions or comments, please respond here, or email mitchellronit@gmail.com

Thanks,
Ronit

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Free Spay/Neuter and vaccinations for cats in 60647 & 60651

Tree House Humane Society is offering FREE vet service packages for cats in zip codes 60647, 60651, 60623, & 60624.

The offer stands for house cats as well as strays and ferals. Please see the attached flyer for more info. :)

4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

  • Thanks to those of you who clicked on the audio link- there is a counter there, so I can see more than 200 of you have actually clicked on the link and gave it a listen so far, which is a good indicator that Every Block is force around here and we do have a strong community!

  • Love the audio update! And the info you provide us. Thanks!

4 days ago

Roomate needed in Logan Square

We are two fun and very clean adults in our late 20s looking for a great roomate. If you know of anyone who would be a great fit for us and would like to live steps off the Logan Square Blue Line, send them here.
http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/roo/4669352478.html
Thanks!!!

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Anyone tried out Logan Square Fitness yet?

Just wondered what the overall vibe is, if it gets packed at certain hours, etc. Has anyone joined - what do you think?

  • I agree with everyone else, its never very crowded and the guy at the front desk is always really nice. The classes are free too, I've taken the yoga and x-fit class' and both are great, and the instructors are nice too. I only live two blocks away so I've never used the locker rooms, but I don't have any complaints, and its going to get bigger. They're going to open a much larger class area as well.

  • I have been a member for a couple of months and really like the convenience of the location. They offer month-to-month memberships at $39 per month (which is what I'm doing), but you can also sign up for a year at $29 per month OR 3 and 6 month memberships,...

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    I have been a member for a couple of months and really like the convenience of the location. They offer month-to-month memberships at $39 per month (which is what I'm doing), but you can also sign up for a year at $29 per month OR 3 and 6 month memberships, which they are offering until the end of October (not sure how the price works out for those). I like the month to month option, especially since I had no idea if I would like it/want to stay when I first signed up. I have done a bunch of the regularly scheduled yoga classes, which are good. I have also gone to some early-morning (6:30am) pop-up yoga classes, which were great but only had 2 or 3 people. I hope they add regular morning yoga classes, but I have been told by the guy at the front desk that they are planning to push back evening classes and add additional class times as well (they said Sept. 23rd is the planned date for this, but they are notoriously bad about keeping their promises in terms of dates--see: Grand Opening).

    TL;DR Definitely worth it to join, especially if you live very close.

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Physician

Anyone know of a good physician that treats anxiety. My physician left to another state and my therapist is booked until December.

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Your primary care doctor should be able to refer you to a specialist

  • Tom G Living in Avondale since 1994

    Any physician can prescribe anti-anxiety meds for you for the short term and will probably refer you to a psychiatrist, which is the kind of physician that treats anxiety. If you just want a compassionate physician who has dealt with people with anxiety, I will recommend Dr. Paul Abbo. Look him up online. He might even refer you to a therapist who can fill in until yours returns. In any case, keep looking and don't give up. My prayers are with you.

  • MakeChicagoSafe Please keep our Chicago Safe

    Thanks so much Tom G I'll look him up...

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Is this your dog?

We found this dog this evening on whipple just north of Logan Blvd. she has a collar but no tags and is very friendly. I will also post this on lostdogsillinois.com

  • meanboss I own a circus.

    That looks like the same dog my husband found, had the chip run, and reunited with its owner just a month or so ago...

  • Grid Logan square resident

    Did she have a collar with no tags? Also her name is Fluffy.

Sep 12

Updated 5 days ago

Craig Woods?

If anyone knows someone named Craig Woods, please PM me. I live near Logan and California and for a week now have had two packages sitting at the entrance to my apartment building addressed to Craig Woods. There are only five units in this building and no one by that name has lived here in the six years I have been at this address. (Let's also take a moment to reflect on the fact that there have been two packages sitting outside our door for over a week and they haven't been stolen...WHAT?!?!)

  • I got my packages! They were misplaced BABY SHOWER REGISTRY gifts sent up the street. Thanks all!

  • thanks for the update - glad you got your packages.

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Help Goethe School

  • Lets Torres 45 year native Chicago Logan Square Wicker Park

    Goethe is a good school both of my children graduated from this school .

  • D.A.B. born and raised in Chicago

    I graduated from Goethe class of '88 , and it was a good school !!! Im sure it still is !

Sep 13

Updated 6 days ago

The truth behind animal shelters and how you can help!

Informative documentary on the No Kill Revolution and what really happens in a Animal Shelters around the country- Thursday at 7pm. Tickets are only $5. A must see for animal advocates in Chicago who want to help be the voice for helpless animals.

https://m.facebook.com/nathanwinograd/photos/a.159167054107547.34833.159092957448290/841599772530935/?type=1

  • Canyon west bucktown resident (west of western, east o...

    Agreed!

  • Veronika Fashion Designer,Gallery Owner,Web Designer, Muse

    Thanks for posting this!

Sep 13

Free Blow Dry on Monday!

Looking for 2 blow dry models on Monday at 12 and 1:30pm.
Email me for more info!
HeatherNoelWatson@gmail.com

Sep 11

Updated Sep 13

Someone setting off m80s/dynamite near Spaulding and Schubert

Anyone else hear this/feel the explosions? I am LIVID that someone is doing this in general but today of all days!? NOT FUNNY. I called 911. Did anyone else hear this or have a better idea of where it might be coming from? PLEASE call 911 if you hear these explosions or see anyone setting this stuff off.

  • Poppyboy: I can be abrasive I know this...don't care..I'm just amazed that people don't realize that what is "normal" for them is not the norm for others. Most of the "problem" post could be solved with common sense. Realize you walk amongst others that care not for you or your belongings the better of you are.

  • Hey, OP. Don't de-neuter 9/11 for Americans with your aghastment over noise made by other people celebrating, or blowing off steam and doing things differently. They probably are not even aware that the day means anything any longer because it has been forced down our throats as a sticking point...

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    Hey, OP. Don't de-neuter 9/11 for Americans with your aghastment over noise made by other people celebrating, or blowing off steam and doing things differently. They probably are not even aware that the day means anything any longer because it has been forced down our throats as a sticking point for false flag wars and the heralding of a new era controlled by the money our security industrial complex has managed to make off of it. I've used the day of sorrow and my never forgetting in reminding people that this was all made possible by U.S. corporate interest and the CIA funding that Reagan signed off on which created these monsters in the first place back when we were still trying to contain Communism.
    P.S. 9/11 is also the day that Pinochet began killing and tortured his own people in a CIA funded Henry Kissinger orchestrated coup.

Feb 11 2012

Updated Sep 12

All Brand Motor Works

Anyone know what to do if you have a motorcycle stuck in this shop? Can't get in contact with the owner - sent a registered letter, no response. Just wondering if anyone else had this problem?

  • Chris hey Andy, are you goofin' on Elvis?

    @POS_miniracer: meant no disrespect to John. I never met him, but friends of mine who were long time customers of his spoke fondly of him. And have nothing but respect for someone who ran a shop on his terms as long as he did.

  • No, I'm sure you didn't.
    None taken.

Sep 11

Updated Sep 12

Have Replacement Windows, Need Affordable Install

We have 5 replacement windows we want to install in our 1-story single family home. We're a young couple on a budget looking for someone who does professional grade work, but maybe does it on the side. Can anyone share what they've paid for similar work, and/or perhaps recommend contact info for a handyman or contractor you trust? Or instead anyone local you'd recommend avoiding? Thanks in advance!

  • My neighbor does an excellent job; do you want me to contact him? You can see his windows done in his home as well.

  • We've had All American Glass out twice recently to fix windows (not replace). The first fix was so quick and easy for them, they did it for free. The second time, they replace a very large broken window pane and it was very fast and very quick. I would recommend them to at least give you an estimate. We would definitely use them again.

Sep 11

Updated Sep 12

Tickets to Women's Expo this Sat/Sun

I have two sets of 4 tickets each (hit the button twice..opps) for the 'Chicago Women's Expo at Donald Stephens Conference center in Rosemont for this Sat (10-5) and Sunday (11-5) that I'm not using and I can bounce to your phone or e-mail if you would like to attend.

Sep 11

Blow Dry Models Needed-FREE

Looking for two blow dry models for Monday 9/15 at 12 and 1:30 pm.
Email for more info
HeatherNoelWatson@gmail.com
Thanks!

Sep 10

Updated Sep 11

Floor joist repair

The retail location on the first floor of our condo building experienced some water damage which led to the rotting out of the floor joists below the unit. It looks like we need about 8 -10, 20 foot long manufactured I-beams replaced but I have no clue who can do this work. Anyone have any suggestions for companies who may be able to handle this, it is much appreciated.

  • pha que this will appear next to all of your posts

    trc remodeling 773-744-9130 stephan will answer when you call. he is a miracle worker

  • Thanks for the help

  • This sounds like serious structural work. Make sure you get a licensed and bonded contractor. And pull a permit so that the work is inspected. It will add to the costs but you want it done right. It might require and engineer's /architect's review.

    Don't mess around or go cheep on structure.

Sep 08

Updated Sep 09

2778 n Milwaukee?

Hey everyone!
Came home to a notice about a proposed zoning change to allow for a brewery of sorts. To be clear I'm 100% for this, but the address listed is 2778 n Milwaukee. Isn't that the current address of the Gap outlet?

Sep 08

Updated Sep 09

Logan Square House & Garden Walk featured on Logan Square TV and Curbed Chicago!

As many of you know, the Logan Square Preservation 2014 House and Garden Walk is this Saturday, September 13th. It is going to be a beautiful fall day.

Now is your chance to get an inside look at the historical richness and beauty of our landmark neighborhood! Due to overwhelming email requests for pre-sale tickets we have extended the availability of pre-sale tickets until Friday September 12th!

Tickets available online: www.logansquarepreservation.org

Check out what Curbed Chicago said about the House & Garden Walk:
http://chicago.curbed.com/archives/2014/09/04/tour-logan-squares-historic-19th-century-boulevard-homes.php

You can get a sneak peak of the walk on LoganSquareTV:
http://logansquare.tv/?p=848

For questions email: logansquarehousewalk@gmail.com

  • Bought my tickets last weekend. Can't wait! If you're involved in continuing this tradition Jaime, thank you very much for your efforts.

Sep 05

Updated Sep 08

Feral cat help needed.

Hi neighbors. Looking for some help for a feral cat I have been feeding for past 10 years. I am moving out of the state and cannot bring a feral to condo I am renting as there is no backyard for her and no room inside with my seven cats. Ideally one of my neighbors will continue to feed her but if not maybe someone knows of a nearby cat colony I can relocate her to. I am on Whipple between Schubert and Logan Blvd. she was trapped and fixed many years ago.

  • I've done several Cats at Work deployments, but didn't know about an age issue-thanks. It would be hard to relocate a feral cat without it spending several weeks in an acclimation crate, with a caretaker providing daily care (food, litter box cleaning, etc.). Otherwise, the cat will just take off.

  • PetParent Founder of Pets Are Like Family

    Tree House is definitely your best bet. They are the sanctioned organization that registers feral cat caretakers on the north side of Chicago. PAWS registers those on the south side and several suburban groups register other parts of Cook County. This is part of the Cook County Feral Cat Ordinance....

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    Tree House is definitely your best bet. They are the sanctioned organization that registers feral cat caretakers on the north side of Chicago. PAWS registers those on the south side and several suburban groups register other parts of Cook County. This is part of the Cook County Feral Cat Ordinance. I am a registered feral cat caretaker through Tree House. Yes, they are often busy and overworked and underfunded, like any other non-profit, but they do help. There is a process that they employ for relocating feral cats from one colony to another. They do help with this. Please reach out to them, and thank you so much for caring for this outdoor cat all these years.

Sep 07

Celebrity Chef BBQ in Palmer Square-- October 5th

Hey all,
Here's the lineup for the Taste Talks BBQ event in Palmer Square on October 5th. Sounds like a great event with some pretty big name chefs-- Paul Kahan, Stephanie Izard, Rick Bayless, etc. Pretty excited about this event-- thought others on Everyblock may also be interested.

http://taste-talks.com/schedule-ch/#allstar

Sep 04

Updated Sep 07

Crosswalk Enforcement

Did anyone else notice eight or so CPD vehicles nailing cars for not stopping in the crosswalks by the Logan Square Blue Line stop? I know it needs to be enforced, but are eight cars necessary? It was causing a bit of a traffic jam with the cars pulled over and adding more stress to a crappy day and people trying to get on the L.

  • If crosswalk laws can be implemented successfully in several major cities (all the ones I've lived in plus others, including car-centric LA and masshole centric Boston), perhaps the driving culture of Chicago is the thing that isn't smart.

    Roll out of the law seems botched, and aside from a sting enforcement is non-existent.

    The law is not the problem.

  • Peter C. . . good point! As a driver I was unaware of the new state law a year after it was in place.

Sep 06

Studio or Garden apartment needed

My friend is looking for an apartment but can only afford $600 to $650 a month due to fix income.

Please let me know if you know of a place he can rent.

Owner to renter

Thank you

Sep 06

Haircolor model needed Monday at 3pm

Permanent haircolor model needed Monday at 3pm in Wicker Park. I'm looking for grey coverage, redheads or all over color. No lightening and no foiling.
Please email if interested!
HeatherNoelWatson@gmail.com

Sep 06

ARTs in LSq: Moveable Theatre in 1910 @ Callahans Baseball Field

Long before current era Arts and Street Festivals, Logan Square embraced Arts and Performance. Sharing 1910 photo from Chicago Historical Society. MOVEABLE THEATRE at Callahans Baseball Field (Milwaukee Ave @ Sawyer). Logan Squares baseball team & others help push Theatre.

Sep 04

Updated Sep 06

Desperately Seeking FISHING ROD / FISHING POLE to borrow

I'm helping out as Background Extra "Fisherman" in indie short film that needs Fishing Rod prop. Any condition with reel. Got one in attic, basement, or back corner of closet? Have everything else including thigh high waders. Call or email. Mark Heller in Logan Square (312) 256-7104; Volvo122B18@yahoo.com

  • I was gonna suggest the library as well. Aside: Do you have the Volvo detailed in your email address? Good luck with the film.

  • Mark Heller Logan Square & Chicago activist

    FMarsh- YES would like to borrow. 2 fishing rods will look good on camera. Call me 312-256-7104. Can stop by Sat or Sun. Filming is Monday. PS- Thom: have Volvo122 in "rehab" and Volvo544 that runs. Both with B18 4 cylinder engine and dual SU carburettors

Sep 04

Updated Sep 05

CTA Blue Line / California Stop closed for renovation work

California station will close for 42 days (six weeks). Blue Line train service is available at the adjacent stations at Western and Logan Square.

#56 Milwaukee buses are also available as alternate service to reach Logan Square or Western stations, downtown, or other destinations along the Blue Line. Additional #56 service will be added between California and downtown during weekday rush periods, southbound in the morning and northbound in the evening.

Overnight bus service will be provided on the new #N56 California Station Owl route during the closure, to link to the closest stations in either direction of the closed California station.

  • and when they are done with calf, damon is next. so it will "skip" (run past) that stop...the shuttle buses take people to western or logan, and pick up somewhere around the closed calf stop.

  • The shuttles were only used when they were doing track work this summer and had entire stretches (usually 2-3 stations long) fully closed with no trains operating due to the track work.

    The California and Damen closures are to rehab the station houses, not track work, so trains run right...

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    The shuttles were only used when they were doing track work this summer and had entire stretches (usually 2-3 stations long) fully closed with no trains operating due to the track work.

    The California and Damen closures are to rehab the station houses, not track work, so trains run right on through without stopping. I did notice a good slow down last night on the way home a bit later in the evening.

    All this work is part of the large ~$500M Blue Line renovation, but there were two very different phases.

    Again, only extra buses are being made available, no shuttles during this station closure phase I believe.

Sep 02

Updated Sep 05

Boil Water Advisory

Boil water advisory for buildings on W. Wrightwood from N. Ridgeway to N. Central Park until EPA tests are complete.

  • sorry if this a naive/ignorant question, but I'm west of Central Park by Avers and they haven't begun tearing up our streets yet but how does whatever is contaminating the water on your end not filter into our water here? Can it really stay contained to just a few blocks?

  • Mai, I don't know that much about water mains and such, but I do know certain mains olny feed to specific properties. It actually turned out that the sample they took was fine. If you have questions or concerns I would call the Water Department at 312-744-8190

Jul 15

Updated Sep 05

Fresh Market Place Open Date?

Hello! Does anyone know when the Fresh Market Place on Western (about three blocks north of Armitage) is set to open?

  • Hey Cristian. Thank you very much for you interest. I am part of the store's new team. We are all extremely excited to get the store open!! We had some setbacks in construction but the store has really turned out nice. We did a complete gut and demolition of the old Danny's, so everything is brand new. I look forward to meeting everyone. I will definitely keep everyone posted on the opening party.

  • Paul I'm sooooo excited I live right around the corner from the store. The company I work for is on the corner and we are happy because we are always looking for something to eat in the mornings. Paul by curiosity are you guys taking applications my son is 19 looking for work. Please keep me posted Thank you!

Sep 04

Red Head Haircolor Model Monday $10

I'm looking for a red haircolor model on Monday 9/8 at 3pm in Wicker Park.
Email for info!
HeatherNoelWatson@gmail.com

Aug 30

Updated Sep 03

Follow Up to Provenance Food & Wine debate

This is why i firmly believe politics and private business needs to remain separate. I have been following this situation closely. As a longtime resident I wasn't overly thrilled a bar was replacing provenance. We need locally sourced retail in our neighborhood, as this helps grow the core of what we are all about. I have shopped and supported provenance for over 6 years and was very upset they were leaving their space. I attended a community meeting a few...

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This is why i firmly believe politics and private business needs to remain separate. I have been following this situation closely. As a longtime resident I wasn't overly thrilled a bar was replacing provenance. We need locally sourced retail in our neighborhood, as this helps grow the core of what we are all about. I have shopped and supported provenance for over 6 years and was very upset they were leaving their space. I attended a community meeting a few weeks back and was completely surprised by what I heard. Most importantly, these were 3 local residents I.e. small business owners. They planned to keep a retail component w/ their business model, adding produce also & plans to expand to a full on wine/packaged goods & retail component in the building. This wasn't just a bar as what I read on here and provenances FB page. I was very disappointed to find out though that provenance, who started this campaign to stay in the spot via reaching out to the alderman, is now playing dirty pool.

The owners of provenance have quietly spread the word they may be staying. It appears they are threatening to remain in the space unless they are compensated by the building owner in an effort to block the new owners from buying the building. Was this the advice of the alderman interactions? To play the role of poor me then threaten to squat to block a sell of the building? Did the building owner or new owner do something illegal here by giving them 60 days notice to vacate after not agreeing to extend their lease per Provenances FB page? If this is true, Shame on you Provenance for rallying support of our neighborhood, then trying to extort payment because apparently it's only your right to do business in the space.

Signed,
a very disappointed FORMER customer.

  • John as an insurance broker I could appreciate confidentiality. My point was not clear. If one was to inquire about a property for sale, if asked, wouldn't an investor be privy to if there were active leases and if there were issues, I.E. Full Disclosure, from the agent representing the property.

    It's not uncommon for people to chat aka vent about a deal going south also over drinks, no? If that was the case, all of us salesmen would be in trouble.

    Long live the mustache!

  • Lincoln Square location not closing. Really nice cheese and wine at that store and very helpful staff! Happy to have them in the area and a loss for Logan Square.

Sep 03

Jazz in the Park - Free concert

Unity Park Advisory Council will present Jumpin' Jazz Joint!, a free live music event on Saturday, September 6th from 4:00-7:00 PM at Unity Park, 2636 N Kimball Ave in Logan Square.

Headlining this year's Joint! will be Jeff Kier & The Grilly Brothers, a contemporary group who perform at Logan Square Studio, 2341 N Milwaukee. The band's current show features pianist Jeff's Kier's latest pieces, added to the band's own stew of insinuating grooves, infectious world-rhythms, and indelible melodies.

Katherine...

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Unity Park Advisory Council will present Jumpin' Jazz Joint!, a free live music event on Saturday, September 6th from 4:00-7:00 PM at Unity Park, 2636 N Kimball Ave in Logan Square.

Headlining this year's Joint! will be Jeff Kier & The Grilly Brothers, a contemporary group who perform at Logan Square Studio, 2341 N Milwaukee. The band's current show features pianist Jeff's Kier's latest pieces, added to the band's own stew of insinuating grooves, infectious world-rhythms, and indelible melodies.

Katherine Davis returns this year to the Joint! after mesmerizing last year's audience with her take on Jazz standards. Davis is part of the "Blues in the Schools" program serving Chicago Public Schools.

Rhe Guillemet will make his Joint! debut. Guillemet is a pianist and tenor who was born into a family of Jazz musicians and has played the guitar since he was four. He has performed all over the world and is currently working on a album set for release next year.

Rounding out the bill is a surprise performance by a well known Logan Square public figure who will perform several songs on the piano accompanied by one of his (Hint) volunteers.

Jumpin' JAZZ Joint is being co-sponsored by State Senator Iris Y. Martinez, Liberty Bank for Savings, 35th Ward Democratic Committeeman Nancy Schiavone, FoodSmart, Moe's Tavern, Fireside Bowl, Revolution Brewing and Jane Heron.

Aug 14

Updated Sep 03

Cozy Corner

Does anyone know if Cozy Corner is open yet? My family misses their favorite breakfast spot!!

  • Kate- Ask 'John' at Food Smart to get you some..unless he already has it in stock. (Or anything else you are looking for..)

  • Normas Cragin area

    Yes opened officially this morning.

Sep 02

Updated Sep 02

Custom furniture

Hey guys, I build customer furniture and lighting fixtures if anyone is interested. Trying to get my name out there. Everything is hand built! Here's a floor lamp I finished over the weekend.

  • Hey the crumbiest, I can email you some more pics tonight. Can you shoot me an email at cmacemm@gmail.com?

  • Sophie M Logan Square resident, food fanatic

    Ooh. I'm interested in pendant lamps too. Look for an email from me soon.

Sep 01

Updated Sep 02

Need to rehome a koi

We need to find a home for a pond koi about 10 to 12 inches long. It is getting to large for our pond. We have posted on Craig's list as well.

  • efi

    Great! Let me know how to get in touch with you. I have no clue how to private message on EB.

  • I don't know how to personal message either! Our pond is in miller Beach so will need to transport the fish. It will be best then for us to pick it up when we are on our way to the house. Is this an urgent matter? I'm leaving town tomorrow till Friday, but my husband could get it if it is. I can meet you at the Starbucks at division and Paulina to a arrange a pick up or a place of your choice. Thanks.

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