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Do Businesses Really Care About Andersonville's Image?

I just came across an article this morning to what I believe is another blow to the image of Andersonville.

http://chicago.eater.com/2015/2/11/8019789/the-boys-march-north-replay-elixir-expanding-with-andersonville

As I read an article about our neighborhood being one of the hottest places to live in 2015 and a comment from that article of "abundance of charming small businesses along Clark Street paired with frequent neighborhood street festivals make Andersonville its own little village in the city of neighborhoods."

I'm not opposed to new businesses coming in but...

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I just came across an article this morning to what I believe is another blow to the image of Andersonville.

http://chicago.eater.com/2015/2/11/8019789/the-boys-march-north-replay-elixir-expanding-with-andersonville

As I read an article about our neighborhood being one of the hottest places to live in 2015 and a comment from that article of "abundance of charming small businesses along Clark Street paired with frequent neighborhood street festivals make Andersonville its own little village in the city of neighborhoods."

I'm not opposed to new businesses coming in but keep it unique. It seems this LKH Mgmt company is forcing their image into our community. Did they get community input? I've heard they own a bunch of different bars in Boys town but each is it's own place. Now the two Boys Town bars it seems are being copied and put in our community. I'm sure none of these individuals live in our neighborhood. I also question why they would open a bar right next door to Marty's that are very similar concept. Marty's is a one-of-a-kind, an Andersonville tradition and one I feel fits the image of our neighborhood.

Andersonville is the place that many move when they grow up a bit and to get away from Boys town. Personally if I wanted to relive my youth then I can take a cab south and visit these exact same bars.

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  • Oh SNAP! And you say I'm a jerk Sandy.....

  • Sandy in EdgeGlen EdgeGlen since 1987

    Ben, I never said ANYTHING about you, only that I wasn't gonna mute you. The point I was making was that even though we all know that pot of course isn't a narcotic, the statutes (state, federal & city ordinances) don't differentiate. According to the law (and "the law is...

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    Ben, I never said ANYTHING about you, only that I wasn't gonna mute you. The point I was making was that even though we all know that pot of course isn't a narcotic, the statutes (state, federal & city ordinances) don't differentiate. According to the law (and "the law is an a*s," as the maxim goes) and the police, ALL illicit drugs are called "narcotics" and thus all cases involving them are called that on the police blotter. To say the police blotter contains a mistake (which was the essence of the first comment) is erroneous and futile. The LAW itself is the mistake!

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Weekly Update from Your Alderman – February 27, 2015

All workshops will be held in the Community Hall at Unity Lutheran Church, 1212 W. Balmoral starting at 10:00am.  For further information, contact jerry@48thward.org.

Internet Safety Presentation Thursday, March 19th 6pm, Senn Hall (5900 N. Glenwood) Adults only. Presented by Detective Charles Hollendoner, Special Investigations Unit, Chicago Police Department, In conjunction...

Edgewater Branch Library, 6000 N. Broadway, community room

Edgewater Baptist Church 1401 W Hollywood

Alderman Osterman’s 15th annual Senior Health Fair will be held Monday, March 16, 10am to 1pm at the Broadway Armory, 5917 N. Broadway (at Thorndale). 

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...anniversary! Andersonville residents and business owners are invited to attend at the Swedish American Museum (5211 N. Clark) on Thursday, March 5 at 7pm to discuss a proposed slight expansion of this year...

...Additional parking is available along Broadway, Sheridan Road and in the VAI parking lot at 5017 N. Winthrop. During this construction, please join us in making an effort to support Argyle area businesses...

On February 25, just after midnight, there was a shooting that occurred on the 5800 Block of Kenmore. Chicago Police believe this was a gang-related shooting and that the two injured individuals...

1115 W. Granville, 1:00pm – 3:00pm

5900 N. Winthrop, 3:30pm - 5:30pm

1020 W. Bryn Mawr, 1:00pm – 3:30pm

4921 N. Marine Drive, 1:00pm – 3:00pm

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...s Basketball Team will host the Missouri State Bears at the Gentile Arena, located at 6511 N. Winthrop. Loyola University has offered the 48th Ward community an opportunity to enjoy the Loyola NCAA...

If you have any questions regarding the 2015 Argyle construction projects or would like to be signed up to a special construction newsletter, please contact Sara Dinges at 773-784-5277 or Sara@48thward.or

This week at the Bezazian Public Library (1226 W. Ainslie): 

20th District Police District – 5400 N. Lincoln Ave

1127 W Granville

Furama Restaurant – 4936 N Broadway

1541 W. Devon

1115 W. Berwyn

Ebenezer Lutheran Church – 1650 W Foster Ave

St. James Cathedral – 65 E Huron St

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Election Results in for the 48th

http://www.chicagotribune.com/chi-chicago-mayor-election-results-by-ward-interactive-map-20150224-htmlstory.html

Percentage of ward that voted for Emanuel: 52.2%
Percentage of ward that voted for Garcia: 37.6%

Vote breakdown
Emanuel: 5,747
Garcia: 4,140
Wilson: 441
Fioretti: 540
Walls: 145

does anyone know how many registered voters are in the 48th or how you find that out? Curious to see how many of us got out to vote.

The Chuy people were working Clark St pretty hard - my doorbell got rung a few times during the day to remind me to vote

I was wondering out of the nearly 11k votes how many voted for Osterman - just curious - but havent found any news organization reporting on the uncontested races and even Osterman's Re-election website isn't updated

  • DK Living and Playing in Chicago

    Osterman was really the only choice on the balllot-I think he is doing a great job though. Too bad be can't be mayor. But I know he is a firm supporter of Rahm.

  • HarleyGrrl Why YES! People actually DO live on Clark St!

    Just because he was the only choice - doesnt mean people voted for him... it's always interesting to see

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Quest Theatre’s ‘Tomato Queen’ Delights Child And Adult Alike

It takes time and quite a bit of trial and error before Camina becomes the Tomato Queen in Quest Theatre Ensemble’s free Friday production of the musical by the same name. But along the way, this headstrong girl learns about patience, hard work, and the qualities that lead to real friendship. Written by Quest Theatre Ensemble […]

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Many sirens at Granville and Sheridan

Anyone know what's going on? Sheridan is closed northbound; 147 bus rerouted.

  • Teri Cassidy edgewater beach resident

    I live in the building and I posted on this site as the fire was happening. My post never appeared. The fire was on 23rd floor. It started on a pile of clothing. It was put out quickly.

  • Next time get it right Teri!!! People were in panic not knowing what the hell was going on. This is just unacceptable!!

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Apartment needed

Hi, my apartment lease ends April 30th and would like to rent an affordable large 1+ den or 2 bedroom for me, my son, and cat. I would like to stay in the Edgewater/Andersonville area. I'd be open to Limcoln Square. Does anyone know of any apartments available or coming available end of April?

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Theater events: Whitney comes to Chicago Improv

...titled "by special reQuest!" for five Saturdays beginning Saturday, Feb. 28, at The Blue Theatre, 1609 W. Gregory St., Chicago. The revue showcases songs from shows the company has produced over its 13 seasons...

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Previews begin at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 1, at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. The show opens March 5. $10-$30. (773) 871-3000 or victorygardens.org or sideshowtheatre.org.

...to recreate the "perfect family" she once had. The show opens Thursday, March 5, at 2936 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. (773) 935-6875 or athenaeumtheatre.org...

...its annual Lottery Party beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at Rex Tavern, 4933 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. This is the event where individuals and organizations learn if they will perform at...

...That's Weird, Grandma: The Musical," beginning Sunday, March 1, at the Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago. Made up of stories penned by Chicago public school students with music by BOM...

...Socially Awkward Show," a solo performance beginning previews Sunday, March 1, at The Annoyance Theatre, 851 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. The show runs at 8 p.m. Sunday through March 30. Also at The...

...emotion," "logic" and "democracy" beginning at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 1, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. (773) 327-5252 or stage773.com...

• Sketch comedy group Slacktivity Abyss debuts its first show "See Attached" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, at Gorilla Tango Theatre, 1919 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. (773) 598-4549 or gorillatango.com.

...from playing in his garden. Performances are at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. (872) 222-9555 or chicagochildrenstheatre.org...

...joke and battle their way through a wintry evening. Performances continue through March 15 at 1531 N. Wells St., Chicago. (312) 943-8722 or aredorchidtheatre.org...

...help from Bart, Homer, Marge and Lisa. Performances continue through March 22 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. (773) 975-8150 or theaterwit.org...

...The Book of Mormon," which runs through May 17, at the Bank of America Theatre, 18 W. Monroe St., Chicago. In person registration is required. Registration starts when the box office opens. Each person...

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Loud BOOM sounds last night around 4am

I'm on Ravenswood, across from the Rosehill Cemetery entrance, and was awakened by a super loud BOOM around 3 - 4am last night (2/22-23). Sounded like a transformer blowing. Strange thing is, this has been happening a lot lately--loud booming sounds in the middle of the night. Caused by cold?? Anyone else hearing this? Maybe it's just me. :) Thanks!

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Marty’s Martini Bar Anticipated Expansion Canceled

With a die-hard following of cocktail lovers, Marty’s Martini Bar at 1511 W Balmoral Ave. has been filling up glasses with spirits for ten years now. The narrow bar has a charm of its own with a very intimate setting. However, the small space can get very crowded as the ever-growing number of patrons come in to celebrate. Over the last year […]

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    REPLACE PLUMBING FIXTURES IN KITCHEN AND BATHROOMS, REMOVE\REPLACE AND REPLACE DRYWALL, PAINTING, TILE WORK AND REFINISH HARDWOOD FLOORS IN UNITS 1353 W. BRYN MAWR UNITS # 1-3 AND 1355 W. BRYN MAWR UNITS # 1-3.

    1353 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. Issued February 24, 2015 Comment

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Election Day

Well…I am off to work the elections…be sure to vote. I think every vote will count this election and everybody has strong opinions. Whether you are Republican, Democrat, Undecided, White, Black, Gay, Straight, Man, Woman, Young or Old…you and your vote matters and thats why it is worth getting up at this hour to make sure you all have your voice heard.

  • DK Living and Playing in Chicago

    Trying to get home from work in the loop,I hope I can make it on time at my polling place!

  • Wait a minute... I was told that because of the high turnout expected that democrats weren't voting until today! There's no one there!

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HomeMade Pizza Vacancy

Is anybody else surprised that the Andersonville location of the former HomeMade pizza is still vacant. I think it has something to do with bankruptcy, but that is a PRIME hood location. The old Einstein location should go quickly as well…they have a huge area downstairs for a kitchen and upstairs for a restaurant. They also have a large outside dining area that would be a great draw for a restaurant. I guess that I am curious because I worked at both places over the years and would like something that would draw people to the area and be a welcome addition. Now starts the waiting game.

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Election Drama: Some Area Alderman Have An Easy Win, Others Not So Much

Yesterday’s voting proved to be an interesting one as area politicians worked hard to gain the support needed to win their election bids. But by the time the final numbers started rolling in, one word stole the headlines, ‘run-off’. With Mayor Emanuel unable to pull off the 50 percent he needed to clinch a second term, Chuy […]

  • Yahoo for Pawar! Now its Rahm or Chuy. I get to work another election. This one could get exciting. See you in April!

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2 Men Shot, 1 Critically On Kenmore Last Night

Two men were shot last night on the 5800 block of N. Kenmore Ave. at around 12:05 a.m. A 25-year-old male victim was shot several times and is in critical condition. The other man, a 22-year-old, was shot in the leg and his condition has since stabilized. Both were taken to Saint Francis hospital. According to police the […]

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Hey…Restaurant coming

Does anybody know what is coming to 5007 N. Clark? It's the old Tibetan, or something like that, restaurant that was about to open but never did. It is all papered up, so something is happening. It is a few doors down from the soon to open Marijuana Dispensary, so maybe a hot dog or gyros place would fit in. Maybe the head shop next to the museum will move in between the 2 and we might have a cool little strip of store fronts. Any other suggestions for those 2 store fronts?

  • Duncs, you sound like an a..hole. What are you going to do with marijuana…stare at it. I would think a place that sold smoking devices would be a good idea. And the restaurant idea is more of a personal desire now that Huey's is gone. So lighten up and pull your head out of your a..hole!

  • Stay classy Scott

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Man hit by car

Please be cautious when crossing the streets. We just witnessed an elderly man pushing his grocery cart get hit by a car attempting to beat the red light at Balmoral & Broadway.

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Amundsen School Polling Empty

Just got back from voting and the Amundsen School polling location was completely empty. I was literally the only one voting.

Go out and vote Chicago!

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Zoning Hearing for 1742-54 W. Balmoral

In the mail today we got a notice from the City Zoning dept. concerning 1742-54 W. Balmoral proposed zoning change from RS3 Residential Single-Unit (Detached House) District to B1-1 Neighborhood Shopping District. This is the building that contains Pauline's, Joie de Vine, etc.

I'm a bit confused because this is obviously already a commercial building, not a residential building. A search for B1-1 zoning comes up with the following description: "Retail storefronts on low-traffic streets. Apartments allowed above the ground floor."

Does anyone have any insight into what's going on here? Are they tearing down the building and rebuilding, or is this something more technical?

  • Yep, there maybe no plans to rebuild today but having the zoning change will certainly make it more appealing to a future buyer. Can't sell it if it is in violation of city code. Ravenswood Avenue is changing on the north side.

  • JMG

    many areas were downzoned - for example my block is zoned for single family homes to prevent more 3 or 6 flat buildings from being built. The existing apartment buildings are grandfathered and can be bought and sold with no issue.

    For a commercial space if you want to rebuild or change use of part the building, maybe get a licence or change a part of the building from residential back to commercial, you would look to change zoning or ask the alderman for a variance.

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Dewitos?

Anybody know where to find or when Dewitos is coming out?
I won a bet and the losers have to try Dewitos but can't find it!!!

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Theater events: ‘Princess and the Pea' opens at Marriott

...Ensemble presents the world premiere, which begins previews Friday, Feb. 20, at The Blue Theatre, 1609 W. Gregory Ave., Chicago. The show opens Feb. 28. (312) 458-0895 or questensemble.org...

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...Cotovsky and Darci Nalepa. The show opens Thursday, Feb. 26, at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. (773) 404-7336 or americanbluestheater.com...

...Cherry Productions in association with Glitterati Productions. Previews begin Friday, Feb. 20, at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. The show opens Thursday, Feb. 26. See theaterwit.org...

...in their unhappy home post-apocalypse. Previews begin Friday, Feb. 20, at the Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. Ensemble members Kurt Ehrman and Donna Mcgough appear with Brian Shaw and Sean Sineski...

...storefront theaters performing in repertory -- begins Friday, Feb. 20, at the company's Garage Theatre, 1624 N. Halsted St., Chicago. Single tickets are $20; a festival pass is $45. Performances continue through April 26...

...Previews begin Friday, Feb. 20, at 1909 W. Byron St., Chicago, for American Theater Company's premiere of the revised version of "The Royale," by...

...in all-day performances on Saturday and Sunday) beginning Friday, Feb. 20, at Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division St., Chicago. House artistic director Nathan Allen directs the plays, which he co-wrote with Chris...

...did anything at all. Performances begin Friday, Feb. 20, at Collaboraction, Flat Iron Arts Building, 1579 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. Admission is pay-what-you-can. See honesttheatre.com...

• "Olio!" -- a combination scripted play and improv show hosted by Phil Meister -- opens at 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, at The Annoyance theatre, 851 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. (773) 697-9693 or theannoyance.com.

...The Maniac who plans to kill himself on stage. Performances begin Saturday, Feb. 21, at 1044 W. Bryn Mawr, Chicago. See theorchardtheatre.com...

...s Theatre's interactive performance for children with autism, runs at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, 201 E. Randolph St., Chicago, from Saturday, Feb. 21, through March 4. The story centers on several birds who...

...Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St., Chicago, presents a staged workshop production of Chicago Dramatists playwright Susan Lieberman's "Netta at...

...eight international plays, continues at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, with "The Walruses," a Cuban play by Laura Liz Gil Echenique, about a couple...

...m. Monday, Feb. 23, at Loyola's Mundelein Center for the Fine and Performing Arts, 1020 W. Sheridan Road, 4th floor, Chicago. Featured works include Isaac Gomez's play "The Women of Juarez;" Juan...

...Chicago for a limited run beginning Tuesday, Feb. 24, at the Bank of America Theatre, 18 W. Monroe St., Chicago. (800) 775-2000 or broadwayinchicago.com...

...whose work sparks a debate about where art belongs. Performances begin Wednesday, Feb. 25, at 1650 N. Halsted St., Chicago. (312) 335-1650 or steppenwolf.org...

...of the musical "Wonderful Town," from Wednesday through Saturday, Feb. 25-28, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. Supporters bid on roles in the Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden-Adolph Green musical about...

...never knew. Previews for The Gift Theatre's world premiere begin Thursday, Feb. 26, at 4802 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. The show, directed by Fox Valley Repertory artistic director John Gawlik, opens March 5...

...comes up against Macbeth's widow, Gruach. The show opens Feb. 28 at Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand Ave., Chicago. (312) 595-5600 or chicagoshakes.com...

...of the new musical "The Book of Merman" will transfer to the Apollo Theater Studio, 2540 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, on Thursday, Feb. 26. A parody (of sorts) by Leo Schwartz, the musical centers...

  • Karl JP Retired from Jefferson's Park.

    Jerry Morrison the SEIU's CHIPOLCON discovered the Giant Peach was grown at James the 1%er's non-UFW orchard. It's obvious that the purpose of his post is to rally the masses to forcibly confiscate James' property & send him to the gulag. The orchard, & the Giant Peach will be a Gift to the proletariat.

  • Karl,
    Do you now understand what watching Fox does to your mind?

3 days ago

Local Lions Club Celebrates 94th Year Of Service

Have you ever heard of a Lions Club? Not the kind of four legged roar that you would find at Lincoln Park or Brookfield Zoo but an international group of individuals committed to service. The Lions club is just that, an international organization with the motto, “We serve.” The first Lions Club was actually organized […]

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Shots fired near summerdale & Clark last night.

Well that was an exciting night. My wife and I were awoken by roughly 10 shots around 1am last night in the alleyway between Berwyn and summerdale. We called police and they were at my house almost immediately. There is an active investigation but at this point, not much is known. If I learn anything, I will pass it on.

Ahh life in the city.

  • HarleyGrrl Why YES! People actually DO live on Clark St!

    that's pretty scary considering how much that alley is used at all times of night! Hey didn't someone say they have a camera trained on part of the alley - at the T...

  • Dave O. Longtime Chicago resident

    Yes, a garage about three doors down from the alley on Clark has a security camera. Who knows, it might have caught something.

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