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University of Chicago Sells Harper Court for $112 Million

Clal Insurance, an Israel-based life insurance company, closed Friday on its purchase of the 12-story office and retail complex at 53rd Street and Lake Park Avenue.

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Harper Court sale allows UChicago to ensure continuing community benefits

The University of Chicago has sold the Harper Court mixed-use development at 53rd Street and Lake Park Avenue in a deal that allows the University to continue working with a leasing agent to...

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Promontory Restaurant/Bar to Open Shortly Before the Apocalypse

Oft-delayed restaurant and live music venue, Promontory, is scheduled to open as the End of Days approaches, according to informed sources. "Our two outdoor patios will offer splendid views of the Four Horsemen as they ride in to lay waste to humanity," said an unnamed soon to be out of work employee. "Try our BBQ" he added.

  • zgwarnki Now, I can say Kenwood. Thanks, Obama!

    Adrienne, I crashed the friends and family event on the 17th and have legitimately dined and drank at The Promontory two other times since the official grand opening last Wednesday. So far, I can safely say that it was worth the wait. Working my way through both food and drink...

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    Adrienne, I crashed the friends and family event on the 17th and have legitimately dined and drank at The Promontory two other times since the official grand opening last Wednesday. So far, I can safely say that it was worth the wait. Working my way through both food and drink menus with good results. As of now, the summer fruit trifle is my favorite food item. Eagerly awaiting the opening of the upstairs live music venue. Why didn't Diana and other people there of whom I inquired about you recognize your name?

  • I did not work on this project. My boss has several other businesses that I work on, on the commercial real estate side, but I stay away from the restaurant stuff. But I'm glad you enjoyed it! The first show upstairs is in August. I am excited too!

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35th and Lake Shore Drive New Pedestrian Bridge

There is a new bridge coming to 35th and Lake Shore Drive...
Announced by U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, State Senator Kwame Raoul, Alderman Will Burns of 4th Ward, Bernita Johnson of QCDC, and Leonard E. Mc Gee of The GAP Community Organization
Shalom

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Update: Jackson Park Dog Park

Added to the agility training course:
construction horse
suspended tire
cones

Many thanks to the anonymous benefactor of the bucket of fetching balls. I moved it all to the car, as balls go missing, i'll distribute them among the three Wooflawn dog parks. https://www.facebook.com/wooflawn Speaking of which, if anyone has any old toys your pup has lost interest in, please consider donating them to the dog park to give them a second life.

Driving Directions: LSD to Science Drive, go south on Columbia Drive beyond MSI's southern parking lot where you'll find the bridge to the tennis courts. Parking by the courts is free. The 'dog park' is located in the NE court enclosure. See bird's eye view => http://chicago.everyblock.com/pets/apr17-jackson-park-dog-park-6094931/photos/

  • Todd Agosto Analyst/Investigator at Veritatem Cognoscere

    update to the update:

    Tire hoop was collecting rain water so i drilled a row of drainage holes at the bottom.
    Added adjustable supports so the hoop's high and location can be changed at will.
    https://flic.kr/p/osv8MC

    For the latest donation of unique toys, a big woofworthy tail-wagging 'Thank You' from all our furikids.
    https://flic.kr/p/obeysk

  • Todd Agosto Analyst/Investigator at Veritatem Cognoscere

    update 3:

    Finally got around to clearing the drains.
    No wonder we had so much standing water long after a rain.
    https://flic.kr/p/oc8wCK

    note: Don't throw those used grocery bags away. Bagless doggie-parents could put them to good use at the park; just stuff them in the bag dispenser. btw container of cardboard scraps (aka Superduper Pooper Scoopers) above the bag dispenser are for cleaning up soft stools.
    https://flic.kr/p/otYpQh

Jul 13

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Moving here

Interested in renting an apartment here? Any suggestions which areas of hyde park are more desirable than others?

  • 50th and Woodlawn is in the Kenwwod neighborhood and has the benefits of a park and minimal car traffic to the east and to the west of there. Hyde Park is just to the south and wil be adding more eateries and a Whole Foods. Here is the link to the Chamber of Commerce events as well as there are plent of family things to do at Nichols Park and various other parks throughout the area. http://www.hydeparkchamberchicago.org/news-events

  • We live near 50th and Woodlawn...family friendly area, access to buses on 51st, well utilized play area for small children in the park, lots of organized sports activities

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The Promontory opens today

The new establishment, at 5311 S. Lake Park Avenue, features a “hearth to table” theme and a menu by Chef Jared Wentworth, whose work...

...53rd Street corridor. The Promontory occupies the south end of the two-story building at 53rd and Lake Park that had been a shuttered Borders bookstore...

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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    DEMOLITION OF EXISTING TWO STORY FRONT PORCH AND CONSTRUCTION OF NEW OPEN ONE STORY FRONT PORCH AND GROUND FLOOR BACK DECK ON EXISTING THREE STORY SINGLE FAMILY HOME PER PLANS- SAME SIZE

    5421 S. Hyde Park Blvd. Issued July 22, 2014 Comment

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Long-awaited restaurant and concert hall Promontory hosts grand opening today

Promontory, located inside the old Borders building at 53rd Street and Lake Park Avenue, will have a 300-seat capacity restaurant on the first floor and a 600 standing-room music venue on the second floor.

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Jul 22

Promontory Quietly Opens Two Days Ahead of Schedule

Upstairs at 5311 S. Lake Park Ave., the music venue was still a work in progress.

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