Feb 10

Updated 20 hours ago

eta for edgewater/ uptown mariano's

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

  • Sandy in EdgeGlen EdgeGlen since 1987

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

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

  • robin in WRP Tired, very tired

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

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Apartment needed

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

  • Al I. Rogers Park since 2006

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

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

4 days ago

Laundromat at Berwyn and Winthrop

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

Apr 08

High Speed Chase

Around 10pm I observed a police SUV traveling very fast west bound on Thorndale with sirens on. Then minutes later multiple police cars were searching the neighborhood near Thorndale and Glenwood. Finally, leaving the area, I saw a car pulled over on ridge just west of Glenwood. TOO FAST!!

Apr 04

Updated Apr 05

Large tree limb falls into Sheridan Road

It seems a large tree limb from the east side of the street fell into Sheridan Road and onto a car this morning during rush hour. CPD were on scene.

Apr 04

First Friday Movie Night ("Finding Nemo") For The Whole Family

First Friday Movie Night in the Swift auditorium TONIGHT, Friday, April 4 at 7PM, showing "Finding Nemo."
Swift Elementary is located at 5900 N. Winthrop.
A suggested $5 donation will be collected as the doors open at 6:30PM.
Concessions will be sold in the lobby, including popcorn, candy, drinks and Lickity Split Frozen Custard!
If you would like to help volunteer, please plan on arriving by 5:30pm and email Liz so that she knows who to expect.

Apr 03

NCA Spring Soiree Online Auction

Please support NCA's Annual Fundraiser through this online auction. Lot's of great neighborhood items from some of our best retailers. Grab a great deal while supporting a great cause. HURRY!! Auction ends Sunday.
http://biddingforgood.com/northsidecatholicacademy

Apr 02

Updated Apr 03

Volunteer opportunities

Hello all,
Just wondering if anyone is familiar with any volunteer opportunities in the Edgewater/Andersonville area. I'm looking for locations that are accessible by public transportation.

Thanks you.
-N

Apr 03

Updated Apr 03

Andersonville's Food & Drink Scene...

is in constant motion. There's a 13-course Indonesian Pop-up dinner this Sunday at Vincent, delightful Easter Cookies at Swedish Bakery, Dining w/Divas Saturday night at Hamburger Mary's, Pie Hole has its own YouTube channel, they've got new beers at In Fine Spirits, S"more brownies at Salted Caramel in the Galleria, The READER just reviewed The Brixton, and it goes on and on and on.

Check it out: http://andersonville.quickercity.com/food+drink/

  • Now, if we can just get some worthy places to anchor the north end of Clark! Two huge vacancies there. Keeping fingers crossed.

Apr 02

Updated Apr 03

Tedino's Restaurant weekly specials

Just discovered great Monday-Friday $5 lunch specials at Tedinos--5335 N Sheridan. You can get Tedino's 2-hr 'parking for The Breaker's parking lot or free curb parking.
1/2 pizza on Wednesdays & 1/2 beer on Thursdays!

  • Meant to say 1/2 price not 1/2 pizza & beer!

Jun 15 2012

Updated Apr 02

Who Was That Masked Man?

Was @Chase Bank on Bryn Mawr recently when lo & behold, across the street @StarBucks there was this costumed masked person. We were in the midst of conducting business so we could not question the individual. He was dressed all in white. with feathers, boots & I think a gold belt. He looked like a Super Hero! Also a feathered headpiece. Could it be EagleMan? HawkMan? Any ideas?

  • It's okay. I Am Open-Minded To Constructive Criticism. No Offense Taken. Being A Humanitarian Is What Makes Me Happy. I Could Care Less About Internet Trolls, And He Said She said Discussion. Thank You To All Of My Supporters. Forward To VICTORY! <3

  • NewToRp Native New York...new to RP.

    Ha! Would see this in NYC on a daily, if he had a cup, people would give him tips. Yay! People who don't take life too seriously, rock!

Mar 31

Updated Mar 31

Final 48th Ward Deal of The Day: Early To Bed

With apologies to T.S. Eliot, This is the way the month will end: Not with a whimper but with a bang.

See the deal, as well as new furniture pieces from Room Service, Square Nail and Brimfield, cute puppies from Jameson Loves Danger, flowers at Gethsemane and lots more that Aville has to offer here:

http://www.andersonville.quickercity.com/shopping+style/

#48WardLovelocal

Mar 28

Three Art Showings in Andersonville Tonite

Las Manos Gallery, Scout and Urban Orchard are all having art exhibitions tonight. Nice night for an Andersonville art walk...

Info available here: http://andersonville.quickercity.com/arts+culture/

Mar 27

Updated Mar 28

Water Tower Removal Video. Now, THIS is cool!

Check out this hypnotic, beautiful and informative time-lapse video of the removal of the Water Tower. Thanks, Andersonville Chamber!

Find it here: http://www.andersonville.quickercity.com/

  • Willy Beans Communist. Nice guy.

    Why does EveryBlock continue to host promotions from solicitors and advertisers from other websites? It seems like a conflict of interest and possibly a violation of guidelines.

  • I don't know, I get irked when some guy tries to rent an apartment on here, but I do like what this Quickercity site is doing. EveryBlock is now owned by Comcast, and it's only a matter of time before they try to make money by way of soliciting ads from local (or, worse yet) national businesses.

Mar 26

Updated Mar 26

48th Ward Deals of The Day

Today's deals, like the 48th Ward itself, are about as diverse as you can get...

Li'l Buds Theatre Co. http://edgewater.quickercity.com/arts+culture/

Sifu Design Studio: http://edgewater.quickercity.com/shopping+style/

Fat Cat Bar and Grill: http://uptown.quickercity.com/food+drink/

  • Quinh Uptown I LOVE Uptown!

    Where are the Argyle restaurants? There hasnt been a 48th ward deal for any of them.

  • Quickercity Lover of All Things Local

    I'm just trying to promote the businesses' deals, help the good people working at the 48th Ward, Edgewater, Aville and Uptown Chambers and test out some things for my own startup project. But, I think it's safe to say that, had any Argyle restaurants, etc., wanted to participate in the program, they'd have been welcome with open arms.

Mar 26

electronics recycling drive-we pick up!

so a few posts recently have been talking about the best way to get rid of used/old/broken electronics if transportation is an issue.

I actually work for a non-profit called Amigos de las Américas that is planning an electronics recycling drive next month as a fundraising event! (we get 8 cents per pound but it really adds up :)

because the group is based in the north suburbs, the event is actually kind of far out of our neighborhood range....

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so a few posts recently have been talking about the best way to get rid of used/old/broken electronics if transportation is an issue.

I actually work for a non-profit called Amigos de las Américas that is planning an electronics recycling drive next month as a fundraising event! (we get 8 cents per pound but it really adds up :)

because the group is based in the north suburbs, the event is actually kind of far out of our neighborhood range. BUT I'm happy to swing by your home/office anytime in the next month to pick up your items and truck them up there myself.

if you want anything picked up, drop me a line at amigoschicagonorth@gmail.com. you can see more about our organization (and verify that I'm a real person :) at www.amigoslink.org/chicagonorth

in case for some reason you would rather drop off your stuff yourself, the two drop-off days are April 12 at maple middle school in northbrook, and April 26 at dodge and dempster in Evanston. both days we'll be accepting donations from 9-1. but like I said, since it's kind f out of our area, just let me know if you'd rather we come and get it!

gracias everyone!!!
-kati

Mar 25

Updated Mar 25

Chicago's 38 Essential Home Stores? 2 From Aville Make The List!

Racked.com has chosen Scout and White Attic as 2 of the 38 most essential home stores in Chicagoland.

Find that, new looks from Akira, Milk and Notice, bling from Sparkles, great Andersonville t's from T-Shirt Deli, an antique vibrator at Early To Bed and lots more SHOP LOCAL options here:

http://www.andersonville.quickercity.com/shopping+style/

  • Coulda easily added Broadway Antique Mall to this list, but good to see a couple Aville businesses right at the top.

Mar 25

Updated Mar 25

Did You Know...

...that two different Edgewater bars have Trivia Tuesday?

http://edgewater.quickercity.com/food+drink/

Mar 20

Updated Mar 25

Permit Parking in Edgewater Beach

Are others in the Edgewater Beach neighborhood in favor of permit parking? As more businesses come into the area and summer nears, the parking just seems to keep getting worse. I would like to start a petition for permit parking but want to get feedback from others. Thanks!

  • WatchFUL40 Bowmanville neighbour

    City stickers don't appear to be the issue here. Parking and parking rights. Permits would work. Permits/zones are established for a neighbourhood via certain regulations and criteria.

    https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/about/wards/30/news/requirements_forresidentialzoneparking.html

    I think permit parking would solve some issues. However Chicago, in general, is severely congested. I'm always verbally advocating for parking structures for heavily populated areas, especially those with a lot of multi-unit apartment complexes.

    Good luck.

  • d3 NOH

    'City stickers don't appear to be the issue here' it is one of the issues that contributes HEAVILY to the dysfunction of the permit zone process throughout this city. Please read above if you don't understand the connection.

Mar 24

View 2014 Summer Day Camp Program Offerings Now!

The Chicago Park District is the hot spot for kids this summer. For the ultimate summer camp experience, look no further than your local park! With a variety of camp offerings, you're sure to find an option to match your needs.

Camp programs can be found at more than 200 parks throughout the city where children enjoy water fun, field trips, athletic activities and cultural experiences.

Online Summer Registration begins on April 7 for parks west of California and on April 8 for parks east of California. Make your wishlists now to save time. http://tinyurl.com/lelmx2c

Mar 21

Updated Mar 24

Graffiti "1776"

I'm seeing so many buildings that have been tagged "1776." Anyone have any idea what this signifies other than The Declaration of Independence?

  • Kathleen Pingelton Vegetarian,music-loving cat owner.

    Either way,it looks trashy:(

  • Benjamin Woodard Far North Side reporter with DNAinfo Chicago

    Hey, Erin. Can you email me at bwoodard@dnainfo.com? I'm trying to find out more information about these odd graffiti you're reporting.

    I cover neighborhood news for DNAinfo.com Chicago.

Mar 22

Updated Mar 23

Hey Jimmy Johns - - Can You Deliver This?

To the Jimmy Johns at 6153 N Broadway St:

Everybody loves a good sandwich, but...

You must be aware that traffic on north Broadway in front of your store can be very heavy, but especially at rush hours. Please have your delivery drivers stop parking their cars IN THE ROAD in front of your business. They are blocking the entire right lane at times and causing traffic conditions that are unsafe.

Without a doubt, parking for your drivers must be an issue, but this situation is a liability for an accident waiting to happen.

And yes, I would like fries with that!

Thanks.

  • The JJ drivers are only a small part of the problem. On nice days, the car wash to the south will have cars waiting in line on Broadway. I have seen as many as 10 cars stacked up on Broadway as I try to walk across the street at Hood. I have witnessed many near accidents as confused drivers that erronously were trapped try to exit the line.

  • Leelee Dog lady, cat lady, juicer extraordinaire

    Maybe send a letter to them? If that is ignored maybe the alderman's office would be able to help you resolve this?

Mar 19

Updated Mar 20

Uptown's Eclectic Dining Scene

Sure, you love the duck at Sun Wah and the pho at Tank Noodle, but did you know that Real Kitchen has chicken paprikash w/dumplings (and delivers), Baker and Nosh has charcuterie (and is BYO) and Pecking Order is serving up sides like mac 'n cheese with garlic, scallions and smoked gouda? Scroll through this visual feast and whet your appetite for some serious Uptown eats.

http://uptown.quickercity.com/food+drink/

  • I have to chime in with my support for Baker & Nosh. Their sandwiches are delicious as are their baked goods. Plus the owner(s) are darned nice guys who support their community. I'd recommend you check it out if you haven't been there yet: on Wilson at the corner of Maulden. When the weather is warmer you can lounge in the garden and enjoy the fountain and flowers. No, they don't pay me. :-)

  • Quinh Uptown I LOVE Uptown!

    I'd also like to give a shout out to La Patisserie P on Argyle! Awesome French-Vietnamese bakery.

Jan 29

Updated Mar 19

mariano's foster and sheridan

does anyone have any idea when this store will finally open.. mariano's has posession of the building now, but i have not seen anything going on there, no construction workers, no one working on the inside.. all they have done is post a sign on the outside that they are hiring but no date or anything... if it is to be 30-45 days after he took posession we should be about the middle of march, but you have to do the work first, and nothing is being done inside...

any news

  • found out about this over the weekend... might be good news about our mariano's

    mariano's now has a hiring center for the edgewater/ uptown location across the street from the store, about 100 yards from the berwyn/sheridan bus stop...

  • well we are almost to april and still no signs of opening... the middle of the store is empty, no shelves no work being done any longer.. so when will this open, before we hit 70 degree's

Mar 19

Updated Mar 19

LGBT Activist Vernita Gray Dies After Long Cancer Battle

Edgewater residents Vernita Gray and her wife, Patricia Ewert, were the first same-sex couple to legally marry in Illinois.

http://edgewater.quickercity.com/

  • Vernita was a great heart, a great citizen, and a light to those of us who knew her. She'll be missed.

Mar 19

Double Down on Wine Wednesday!

48th Ward's Deal of The Day is Independent Spirits and Edgeville Buzz has a Q&A with owner Scott Crestodina.

See details on the deal and link to the article here:

http://edgewater.quickercity.com/food+drink/

Mar 18

Updated Mar 18

Edgewater's Dining Scene is Thriving!

Check out an Eater.com article on local legend, Peggy Gelsomino from Gino's North, find details on Bar 63's Trivia Night, get to know a Metropolis barista or learn about Maddiebird Bakery's Grand Opening.

All this and much more is at: http://edgewater.quickercity.com/food+drink/

Mar 17

Updated Mar 18

Shots fired at Thorndale L

Multiple gunshots near Thorndale L station around 1030 tonight. There were lots of people out. Hopefully no one is hurt.

Mar 17

Updated Mar 18

Fire on Hollywood & Kenmore?

I just heard this on the news, does anyone have any details?

Mar 11

Updated Mar 16

Online Auction to Benefit Families Together Co-op Nursery School

This auction has some seriously cool items: 3-day passes to Pitchfork...a week in Normandy....3 POUNDS OF SLAGEL FARMS BACON!!!!!

http://edgewater.quickercity.com/local-news/

  • JMG

    Thanks for posting the auction!

    Today is the final day! Bidding ends at 10pm tonight and there are still many great deals available on good and services from dozens of local businesses!
    Check us out at:
    www.biddingforgood.com/ftcns

Mar 13

Updated Mar 13

48th Ward Deals of The Day

Help support your local businesses! Warm up with some Metropolis Coffee and/or cool down with some Lickity Split frozen custard!

Details here: http://edgewater.quickercity.com/food+drink/

#48WardLoveLocal

  • Metropolis does $2 off a pound of coffee *every* Thursday. Kind of an odd "deal of the day."

  • Quickercity Lover of All Things Local

    And, this today, it's in concert with the 48th Ward. Sounds OK to me. I bet they see an uptick in sales as a result.

Mar 13

Edgewater Shooting Video

DNA Info has video of a 2-year old girl looking out the window as the shots were fired.

http://edgewater.quickercity.com/local-news/

Mar 09

Updated Mar 10

Car Accident / Explosion at Hollywood and Sheridan

Last night (3/9/14) around 4am I heard a loud boom and looked out my windows from Sheridan and Ardmore facing south and saw a car rolled on its side against a light pole on Sheridan just north of Hollywood and it had exploded and burst into flames. It was like nothing I'd ever seen before but I cannot find any news about it. Does anyone know what happened or if people were killed?

  • Chris B. Neighborhood blogger and activist

    Thank you, Ron! This link worked.

  • John Warner 12 year resident - RPPL - Beat Facilitator 2431

    Sorry Chris B- just got on and saw your post. Glad you got the link!

Mar 08

Updated Mar 09

Dog food on beach near Thorndale

Hey guys
I know we aren't "supposed" to have our dogs out on the beach, but in this weather it's a practical dog park. Most other people aren't fool enough to walk through all the ice and wind out there daily.

Just got back from walking my dog by the rocks and had to pull her off a giant pile of dog food with raisin bran cereal sprinkled across the top. She got a few bites, but I don't think...

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Hey guys
I know we aren't "supposed" to have our dogs out on the beach, but in this weather it's a practical dog park. Most other people aren't fool enough to walk through all the ice and wind out there daily.

Just got back from walking my dog by the rocks and had to pull her off a giant pile of dog food with raisin bran cereal sprinkled across the top. She got a few bites, but I don't think enough to cause harm. It just makes me paranoid, as a few dog were poisoned last year in a similar manner...plus raisins are not good for dogs. I think it's just a whacky neighbor who thinks he is helping feed the dogs.

I talked to a neighbor and he said a similar incident happened a few weeks ago, and said whacky neighbor yelled at a guy trying to clean up the food.

I'm going to head down there again a little later and try to clean it up. BE careful out there with your dogs.

  • Michelle Edgewater Edgewater Resident: Love the neighborhood!

    I must be a fool because I love walking to the lakefront in all seasons and I don't have a dog. It's gorgeous with all the ice and snow :-)

  • I think they are trying to feed the seagulls and squirrels when they leave food like that. But it's a bad idea-ends up encouraging rats.

  • Karen Sheridan Road Condo

    Lots of rats live in those rocks. Thanks for the heads up - I was thinking about bringing down a big bag and cleaning up a little bit. And Michelle, you are not a fool! It is gorgeous...no matter the season. With that said, I'm ready for Spring.

Mar 06

Updated Mar 07

Traffic is bad in edgewater

Its because its so cold out and more people are driving.

  • Biggest problem for me is the intersection of Broadway and Hollywood, and to a lesser extent Bryn Mawr and Broadway.

    Repeat after me: "If you can't clear the intersection before it turns red, DON'T TRY TO".

    Here's the problem:
    - Southbound cars turning east onto Hollywood get a green arrow...

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    Biggest problem for me is the intersection of Broadway and Hollywood, and to a lesser extent Bryn Mawr and Broadway.

    Repeat after me: "If you can't clear the intersection before it turns red, DON'T TRY TO".

    Here's the problem:
    - Southbound cars turning east onto Hollywood get a green arrow
    - They all go, but traffic gets backed up
    - They have a green arrow but can't clear the intersection
    - So they simply decide to pull halfway into the intersection and get stuck for 30-60 seconds because the traffic ahead of them won't move
    - Their green arrow turns red, oncoming traffic gets a green, but can't move because of a sea of cars stuck trying to turn left.
    - A few northbound cars are able to slip by once the intersection clears. Then they get a red light, and then the cycle continues
    - This creates huge traffic jams

    It's illegal to block an intersection.

    If the drivers in this city weren't so stupid, this wouldn't be a problem.

    Remember- IF YOU CAN'T CLEARLY MAKE IT THROUGH THE INTERSECTION, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD DON'T GO.

  • Walk-About One Eye Open

    OK, Steven J -- Here goes:

    Repeat after me: "If you can't clear the intersection before it turns red, DON'T TRY TO".

Mar 06

Updated Mar 07

Another TCF robbery?

I was just at the Jewel on Clark and Bryn Mawr and there are a couple police cars outside…and the bank was blocked off with police behind the counter asking staff questions. I wonder if this the same person who has hit 2 other Jewels on Broadway recently. I hope they catch this person.

Mar 05

(2) 48th WARD DEALS OF THE DAY!!!

Help support your local 48th Ward businesses! #48wardLoveLocal

Today's Deals: Burke's Public House and The UPS Store (Bryn Mawr)

See them, and much, much more here: http://edgewater.quickercity.com/

Mar 04

(3) 48th WARD DEALS OF THE DAY!!!

EMERALDS, FACIALS AND INJERA, OH MY!

Help support your local businesses! #48wardLoveLocal

http://edgewater.quickercity.com/

Mar 03

48th WARD DEAL(S) OF THE DAY: MONDAY, MARCH 3rd

Free cookies and discounted concierge services! Help support your local businesses!

http://edgewater.quickercity.com/

Mar 02

Updated Mar 03

Dominick's on ridge near Pratt

Drove past there last week and there was a lot work being done.. Is that them just clearing the space or is something getting ready to get put in?

Mar 02

48th WARD DEAL OF THE DAY: SUNDAY, MARCH 2nd

Help support local businesses in the 48th! #48wardlovelocal

http://edgewater.quickercity.com/

Mar 01

48th WARD DEAL OF THE DAY: Saturday, March 1

Help support local businesses in the 48th! #48wardlovelocal

http://edgewater.quickercity.com/health+wellness/

Feb 28

Only One Week Left to Bid - RAVEN THEATRE's Online Auction closes 3/7

Don't miss out on all the steals and deals. Check out Raven Theatre's first-ever online auction. Great items and low prices. Support your neighbor theatre and BID!
Thanks
www.biddingforgood.com/raventheatrechicago

Feb 27

48th Ward Launches March DEAL OF THE DAY

Great specials throughout the month in Edgewater, Andersonville and Uptown.

http://edgewater.quickercity.com/

Feb 24

RAVEN THEATRE'S Online Auction is now open!!

Make sure to check it out as there are incredible items to bid on...Cubs Tickets, Bulls Tickets, Blackhawks Tickets, Restaurant Certificates, Trips, Theatre Tickets, and much much more. Don't miss out. Bidding closes March 7

Support this Edgewater Cultural Gem by bidding at
www.biddingforgood.com/raventheatrechicago

Thanks!!

Feb 20

Updated Feb 22

Abandoned Edgewater Medical Center on Ashland Avenue

The hospital has been abandoned for several years now, does anyone know what's gonna happen with that space?

Feb 20

Updated Feb 22

Edgewater-Focused Site

Hello There, My name is Robert McCarthy and I'm working on a startup called Quickercity. Here is something I've put together for Edgewater. Please take a look if you like and shoot me any feedback you have.

http://edgewater.quickercity.com/

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