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EaterWire: Cheap Donuts at Stan's on Saturday; New Nutella Bar Items at Eataly; More

OLD TOWN—Get ready for yet another Sausagefest in Old Town. Happening all weekend at St. Michael's (1633 N Cleveland Ave) some of the best sausage producers in town, including Paulina Meat Market and Bari, will be on hand. $5 suggested donation. [EaterWire]

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Empty Storefronts on Clybourn (b/w Fullerton and Ashland)

Does anyone have any info on what is being done with several of the empty storefronts on Clybourn between Fullerton and Ashland? Among some of the places that have closed and/or have been empty for awhile are the Harolds Fried Chicken Place, the place right next to that (says Illuminati on the stone), Polka, and the Nail Tyme salon just north of Fullerton. Marshfields Urban Grill is finally going to open in the old pizza spot at Clybourn and Marshfield, but other than that it seems that more is closing than not. Thanks for any info.

  • This may be getting waaay ahead of things. But i'd love to see the Cherry avenue bridge on the north side of goose island expanded for car capacity. It would be great to have it connect north up to kingsbury and eventually to south southport. I think it would be...

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    This may be getting waaay ahead of things. But i'd love to see the Cherry avenue bridge on the north side of goose island expanded for car capacity. It would be great to have it connect north up to kingsbury and eventually to south southport. I think it would be a great relief for all the traffic going up halsted and clybourn around north avenue. It would also help out if the Ashland BRT were to go forward to provide another North South route for people that need to avoid the 'left turn prohibition' on ashland. To make it continuous i also recommend rebuilding the ogden bridge across the river - but maybe these ideas defeat the purpose of having an 'island?'

  • Anyone have more info on the former Ace Bar site? Just moved back to the area after living off Janssen about 4 years ago. At that point most spaces between Southport and Ashland off Fullerton were occupied - was kind of surprised at the amount of vacant storefronts now!

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Join the Saints

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Retro Swing Jazz Mingling Party For Young Professionals@ The Drake 8/30

http://www.meetup.com/312Professionals-Social-Scene/

This is geared towards young Professionals who are between 27 and 45 who want to do something fun to just get out there and mingle with other people who want to also develop connections with people that you would have normally not met because you dont follow them on twitter yet or are friends with them on facebook.
This Starts at 8PM. The band the flat cats will be performing. :

Here is an example of their work:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4xwHv0cDUQ

The band gets on at 9PM and will perform three sets of music till 12 AM

Become part of our social group to meet other cool people so you can be on the list
Bring your friends too:)
http://www.meetup.com/312Professionals-Social-Scene/

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Trim Carpenter?

I had a water leak (ugh) through the top of my sliding glass door and I need to find a carpenter (a trim carpenter, I think) to replace the water damaged wood around the top and side of the window frame. Has anyone had this type of work done who can recommend a service provider? Thanks in advance for any suggestions!

  • Mr. Eric near north full timer

    You just need a good carpenter. Call Tom at 7735929150. Tell him Eric from orchard park recommended him to you. Good luck.

  • You can also have Salvador at JD construction quote you on your job. He used to be the main contractor at Master Handyman so look up the reviews on yelp. His cell is 773-620-4115. He does great work and is reasonable. He has done 6 projects, large and small, and are very happy with his work.

  • You might give TrimLogic a call. They specialize in custom trim work. Might be more specialized than what you need, but thought you might want to take a look.
    http://www.trimlogicdirect.com/

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2121 North Dayton - Delivery 2015

Foster Design Build is excited to announce 2121 North Dayton scheduled for delivery in 2015.

For more information about this project please contact FDB at 312-445-9564 or rberg@fosterdesignbuild.com.

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Fantasy football draft party

I'm looking for a spot to hold a fantasy football draft party this year. Preferably a sports bar with wifi. Any suggestions?

  • Ty T Native Texan. 5 years in LP.

    Not a sports bar, but the new place Beermiscuous is really cool and I think they have a little private room you can book. Or you can probably just hang out on the couches and drink awesome beer while drafting.

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Electric Supplier Choice Confirmation (Notice from ComEd)

Received a letter from ComEd stating:" We have received notice that your electric supplier of choice is being changed to Integrys Energy Services, Inc......Your electric supplier may have been changed as part of a governmental aggregation program managed by your municipality, county or township."

Did anyone else get this?

We definitely didn't proactively opt in or opt out of anything, so I'm guessing we were switched automatically. Not sure of the ramifications of this. Thoughts?

  • Interesting. Integrys didn't even show up as an option when I went to that site and typed in my zip code. Hopefully, the differences between all the companies are nominal.

  • Be careful what you read on the internet. There's a lot of discussion of the rates for Integrys that were set last March. Back then there were only two monthly fees: $22.36 or $9.06. In July. the city renegotiated the deal with Integrys and there are now 10 different fee...

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    Be careful what you read on the internet. There's a lot of discussion of the rates for Integrys that were set last March. Back then there were only two monthly fees: $22.36 or $9.06. In July. the city renegotiated the deal with Integrys and there are now 10 different fee tiers.

    I am also sure that someone will point you to this calculator:
    http://www.chicagopowercalculator.com/
    which uses the old outdated rates and will not give you an accurate answer for the new rates.

    The Illinois Commerce Commission has a long list of available alternative suppliers here
    http://www.pluginillinois.org/offers.aspx?said=1
    But note that the list does not include municipal aggregation deals like the one with Integrys.

    There is a discussion of the new rates and what to do here:
    https://chicago.everyblock.com/announcements/jul23-integrys-yes-no-6274153/
    I hope you will read through that thread and if you still have any questions ask over there.

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