3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Is Briciola in Chicago Closed?

Is Briciola in Chicago Closed? I drove by there a few times and there is a large sign on the fence on the outdoor section of the restaurant that says "Not Briciola"

  • DanC Wicker Park Resident. WFH-er

    Actually the sign says "Restaurant for Rent (not Briciola) "

    I'm assuming owner has another property to rent out.

  • Alisa DNAinfoCHI Wicker Park/Bucktown/WestTown reporter

    It is not closed. There is a restaurant next store, behind the outdoor patio, that is for rent. The owners of Bricola did not put up the sign, their landlord who also owns the adjacent property did. I thought the same thing you did and stopped in to ask a few months ago.

4 days ago

Wicker Park Fieldhouse Polling location open until 8pm

Hi neighbors - I've been informed that due to problems at the Wicker Park polling location this morning, it will now be open until 8pm. So, voting at that location has been extended by 1 hour.

Feb 13

Updated 4 days ago

Evolution on Milwaukee Closed?

It looks like Evolution Wine & Beer on the corner of Milwaukee and Wabansia (in the same shopping strip as the Core Power Yoga) closed... anyone know what happened?!
Also, any guesses as to what's replacing it??

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Ronda Locke for 1st Ward Alderman

I support Ronda Locke in the 1st Ward Aldermanic race because instead of having to explain what she will do with developer contributions and wondering whether they will influence her decisions, she simply won't accept these contributions. Ronda is a true business supporter because new and existing business owners will know that they will get a fair hearing without wondering if they need to make a contribution to her.

5 days ago

Ronda Locke for 1st Ward Alderman

It is time for adult leadership in the 1st Ward. Ronda Locke is a Chicago Public School parent, serves on her Local School Council, her local Park District Advisory Council, volunteered with the Chicago Police Department as a volunteer peer jury adult moderator and raised funds to improve local play lots. Ronda has done more as a volunteer than many elected officials. She deserves your vote.

Feb 17

It's Not too Late to Learn- Hear from the 2nd Ward Candidates

Election Day is coming up on February 24th. You can learn more about the candidates running for 2nd ward alderman with this forum hosted by the Chicago Southside Branch NAACP: http://ow.ly/Je0Nk

Feb 16

Wicker Park-Bucktown Toastmasters Club Meetup

After an amazing first meeting, by popular demand, we will be formally chartering our club on Thursday! So if you're interested in public speaking and live or work in or near the Wicker Park-Bucktown area, please add this important Meetup date to your schedule. Become a charter member, as we launch and move forward! Our meeting space, Free Range Office, is located two blocks from the Damen Blue Line train stop.

When: Thursday, February 19, 2015
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Where: Free Range Office
2141 W. North Ave., 2nd Flr
Chicago, IL 60647

Sign up here: http://www.meetup.com/Wicker-Park-Bucktown-Toastmasters-Meetup/events/220546025/

Jan 28

Updated Feb 11

Join Us at the 2015 Wicker Dog Park Fundraiser!

Come join us on Valentine’s Day and support the ones you love the most! The Twisted Spoke has awesome grub for you to enjoy and Three Floyd’s beer will help you wash it down with each pint purchased going to support our park. We’ll have a 50/50 raffle, a silent auction and good times with friends. Every year this event raises much needed funds to maintain one of the busiest dog parks in the city. It is vital in providing...

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Come join us on Valentine’s Day and support the ones you love the most! The Twisted Spoke has awesome grub for you to enjoy and Three Floyd’s beer will help you wash it down with each pint purchased going to support our park. We’ll have a 50/50 raffle, a silent auction and good times with friends. Every year this event raises much needed funds to maintain one of the busiest dog parks in the city. It is vital in providing our furry friends with a safe place to play and socialize. So come out, have some fun, and support the Wicker Doggies!

Unfortunately dogs are not allowed at the bar.

Wicker Dog Park
Where: Twisted Spoke, 501 N. Ogden Ave, Chicago
When: Saturday February 14th 7-10:30pm
Contact: Wickerpark.org

Feb 03

Updated Feb 06

Dibs!

This is so friendly and neighborly of someone...dibs or no dibs, this person is out of line.

  • If you leave any personal belongings in the street or public way long enough, it will be treated as abandoned property and disposed of.

    just like bikes that have been chained to a post for months, or candles at a gang memorial.

    it's not treated as litter(illegal) its treated as abandoned, and tossed away.

    Have a great warm weekend everybody. perhaps this will all melt away and we can get back to normal.

  • Your garbage is in our collective, shared, parking spaces, and you can either hear it in a Minneapolis Mad voice ('It’s just so gosh darn snowy here in Chicago, if everyone started saving spaces, why, we wouldn’t have anywhere to park!') or a more aggressive New York Mad voice ('Consider yourself a selfish prick, you selfish prick.')

    (cribbed from Proximity Chicago)

Feb 05

Updated Feb 06

Movie filming along Wood St.

Does anyone know what they are filming along the 1000 block of N. Wood? There are signs indicating no parking from Cortez to Division. I think the snow storm delayed shooting, but I'm curious what is filming and how long the parking ban will be in effect once they get started. The no parking signs say that the ban went into effect Monday at 5am and does not indicate any end date. Needless to say, nothing is going on and parked cars are not being ticketed.

Feb 02

Updated Feb 04

You have questions - get answers! Join Ald. Joe Moreno LIVE on TV & online

CAN TV’s Political Forum is the show where you are the co-host. Ald. Joe Moreno (1st Ward) will be taking your questions live Wednesday, February 4th at 7 p.m. on CAN TV21 and http://www.cantv.org/hotline.

You can also ask a question by leaving a comment on this post, but time is limited, so calling in is your best bet for getting an answer!

  • I am concerned about the ability of any Alderman, including Joe Moreno, to be unbiased in his decision making when accepting money in the form of campaign contributions from entities with business before him. Isn't this "pay to play"?

  • I am curious what his vision is for Milwaukee Ave. Does he anticipate the dual tower proposal will go through in some form? Does he anticipate we'll see structures on that stretch over 6 stories in the future. How tall would he like to see? Will a transit oriente residential tower be part of the Congress theater rehab project...across the street from the theater?

Jan 26

Updated Jan 27

Looks like old Prasino Restaurant space will get new life

Building permit issued for renovation and food consumption

  • Bger East Village neighbor

    Ran into Taus at Starbucks. Very nice man. I had eaten at Zealous and loved it so I'm looking forward to his new enterprise.

  • Emilie 5-year West Bucktowner

    He's really one of the best guys ever. Talks to everyone. Mentors kids who aspire to be chefs. Loves what he does. Chicago is lucky to have him.

Jan 18

Updated Jan 19

934 n hoyne, broken windows on 2nd floor?

does anyone know why 2nd floor windows are all broken out? Sad to see this after the bldg was so beautifully restored.

  • I saw a Chicago Fire filming notice, it will probably be making an appearance in a future episode .

  • LT Res Long Time Chicagoan

    IT's a façade for Chicago Fire. Filming there on Wednesday.

  • Passed by there on my way home. Looked very cool. Nice guy guarding the set.

Jan 19

Free health lecture set for 11 a.m. Tuesday at Walgreens in Wicker Park

Hello neighbors!

Start the new year by learning a little about your ankle and foot health during a free talk tomorrow (Jan. 20,) at 11 a.m. at Walgreens at 1601 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Podiatrist Dr. Elizabeth Kurts (Ukrainian Village director at Ankle and Foot Centers) will present a lecture to seniors about foot health starting at 11 a.m. A Q/A will follow.

What: FREE foot health talk with Dr. Elizabeth Kurtz

When: 11 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Jan. 20

Where:...

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Hello neighbors!

Start the new year by learning a little about your ankle and foot health during a free talk tomorrow (Jan. 20,) at 11 a.m. at Walgreens at 1601 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Podiatrist Dr. Elizabeth Kurts (Ukrainian Village director at Ankle and Foot Centers) will present a lecture to seniors about foot health starting at 11 a.m. A Q/A will follow.

What: FREE foot health talk with Dr. Elizabeth Kurtz

When: 11 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Jan. 20

Where: Walgreens, 1601 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago

Dr. Kurtz is board-certified in podiatric medicine and surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and the American Board of Podiatric Medicine. She enjoys working with patients of all ages, but has special interest in treating runners and their injuries.

For more information about Dr. Kurtz go online to thinkfeet.com. Hope to see you there!

Jan 16

Updated Jan 18

Water issue on 2300 block of Cortez

Anyone know what's going on? My taps were only working intermittently last night, and now the water that comes out seems dirty.

  • You probably have this figured out already, but the problem could have been cold-related and in your building rather than the block. We suddenly lost water last Sunday night. Called 311, but they had no other reports in the area. Investigated in the building, and found out frozen pipes had broken in the crawlspace and first floor apartment. (Stupid tenant had turned the heat completely off while gone for an extended period of time.)

Jan 09

Updated Jan 11

A New Service to Come to Help Prevent Stolen Packages

I was just watching Shark Tank and saw an episode that featured a new service called Doorman, which helps to ensure the safety of your package. Apparently, the service will be coming to Chicago this year (no specific launch date). I live right off of a major street and hate sitting around ALL day (or even for a four hour window) for a package. Plus, delivering to work isn't an option for me. I'm just so excited and thought maybe I should share this information with my neighbors! :)

If you're interested in learning more, here's a link: http://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/doorman-app-eliminates-holiday-package-theft/story?id=27142934

  • You can also have your packages delivered to a UPS store. I believe the service is about $3 a package. Totally worth it when you don't live in a building designed for safe package delivery. You will need to go/call the UPS store ahead of time so they have your info. Good luck!

  • Carolyn Le Ukrainian Village Livin'

    @Cynthia - I knew of that service, but I unfortunately am not very close to a UPS store. It's especially hard for me to get back from the UPS store with large packages. However, thanks for sharing because I'm sure some people didn't know this fact!
    @CRSmall - I need to look into this service! Thanks for sharing! :)

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