Mar 17

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Flaco's Tacos at Granville Redline Stop?

Hi all,
I remember reading several months ago that Flaco's Tacos was going to open up a new location under the RedLine Tracks at the Granville stop. Haven't heard anything about this since, and there hasn't been much if any construction activity in the space. Does anybody know anything about this?

  • Sandy in EdgeGlen EdgeGlen since 1987

    “Overcharging” compared to what? Greasy spoons (like the old Standee’s aka Snack & Dine), luncheonettes, fast-food one-offs like Chinese takeout, Sam’s Ribs or Patio, or chains? I’m no elitist, but where is it written that every restaurant must be affordable to people of all incomes, or that anything that isn’t...

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    “Overcharging” compared to what? Greasy spoons (like the old Standee’s aka Snack & Dine), luncheonettes, fast-food one-offs like Chinese takeout, Sam’s Ribs or Patio, or chains? I’m no elitist, but where is it written that every restaurant must be affordable to people of all incomes, or that anything that isn’t budget is too upscale??? Hate to break it to you, but stuff like freshly roasted coffee, expertly crafted coffee drinks, responsibly sourced good ingredients, furniture, and wait-staff is labor-and-materials-intensive. Not everyone wants to walk up to and order from a menu board, or sit at a counter and eat and drink blah food and beverages made from supplies from low-quality generic bulk purveyors (or even from pushbutton machines), served (if at all) by grossly underpaid workers.

  • hazelg Longtime Edgewater resident

    DK, this is true with the exception of Metropolis which has been around for a while but not as long as the convenience stores. Ann Sather's is relatively new and took over an established restaurant whose owner passed away, and M Henrettaa did not last too long and the space...

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    DK, this is true with the exception of Metropolis which has been around for a while but not as long as the convenience stores. Ann Sather's is relatively new and took over an established restaurant whose owner passed away, and M Henrettaa did not last too long and the space has been taken over by Revival. The Tai restaurant Summer has been there for quite a while and it is their second location. Pete's took over where a liquor and convenience store was located and since their opening, other establishments have been coming into the area. Have you thought about the fact that these establishments are not tacky but just cramming a lot of merchandise into such small spaces. I support any business that can maintain their existence for over five years and still stay in business. This is an accomplishment in itself as most small business usually fail within the first five years. So I say to you that with such diverse shopping choices you should not be negative towards any of them.

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Updated 10 hours ago

Jewel food store Monopoly

If anyone has pieces #105 & #107 want to split prize?
Let me know-seriously

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    I have about 50 unopened tickets. I'm going to have to find some time to open them!

  • Use scotch tape and the glue on these pieces don't always stick.

2 days ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Garden Plot?

Anyone know of available garden plots to rent near Edgewater/Andersonville? I am probably too late for this year but it can't hurt to look!

  • Isola J Namaste!

    I will not have time to do much this season with my backyard. I am in Edgewater (Magnolia Glen). If you are interested, please send me a private message.

  • There are community gardens at the corner of Peterson and Ravenswood and also at Ashland and Hollywood ave. The Bowmanville area also has two community lots on west Bryn Mawr.

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Road Rage on Morse Video

To paraphrase Bob Dylan from the song Hurricane: "...to all of the black folks they're just two crazy N*****s,"

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150325/rogers-park/shocking-video-shows-road-rage-battle-on-rogers-park-street

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Mar 21

Updated 24 hours ago

Looking for a good, reasonably priced veterinarian

New to the Edgewater area and I'm looking for recommendations for a veterinarian. Any suggestions? Thanks!

  • EPD Babies are such a nice way to start people.

    I'm sure the staff at VCA on Devon are nice, but I would never take my pets to a VCA hospital. Their corporation is well-known in the veterinary community for "pushing" diagnostics & treatments because their DVMs have monthly quotas to meet to receive a commission. If they don't meet...

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    I'm sure the staff at VCA on Devon are nice, but I would never take my pets to a VCA hospital. Their corporation is well-known in the veterinary community for "pushing" diagnostics & treatments because their DVMs have monthly quotas to meet to receive a commission. If they don't meet the quota, it gets rolled over to the next month, so some DVMs get quite desperate. Depending on the practice, there are other penalties as well for the DVM and/or the practice as a whole not meeting their quotas. VCAs tend to offer a lot of incentives to try to attract people in, but it's just not worth it.

  • It's a bit of a tragedy that Meisner-Holley became a VCA hospital. They were an absolutely fabulous vet office with a stellar reputation for many, many years before the last full-time doc who privately owned it retired and sold it. I used to love them. I didn't think they were awful after VCA bought the practice but I only went back a couple times after that and wasn't thrilled.

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North Community Bank Rebrands Itself As Byline Bank

It may seem like a new bank has moved into Andersonville and Edgewater. But rest assured: It’s just North Community Bank, renamed. Byline Bank’s new name “means authorship. For us, it means putting our name behind everything we do and working hard to help you, our customers, write your own story,” CEO Alberto Paracchini wrote […]

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Edge water medical center

I notice some kind of construction going on there. Anyone knows what's going on?

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New Businesses Continue To Grow On Devon

Devon St. has had an upsurge of new businesses in the last year, and this past Saturday there was a one-year celebration to honor a few of these new shops including, Maddiebird Bakery and Audio Archaeology. With the development of the Heartland Health Center and a few locations up for rent, the neighborhood is hoping […]

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Updated 2 days ago

New Specialized Gym To Open In Edgewater This Summer

Edgewater residents and others who enjoy group exercise sessions will have another option for gym membership when Orange Theory Fitness opens its doors at 1126 W. Granville Ave. this summer. “It’s an awesome, community based gym,” said David Lanz, who co-owns the franchise along with Adam Paris. “It’s a nice, tight-knit, local facility, and we […]

  • Will you have a pool?

  • DK Living and Playing in Chicago

    No they aren't it's a specialized facility.

  • jenna! love is the law

    Daniel J, Edgewater Athletic Club has a pool. You can get a guest pass to go in and try it out.

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Updated 2 days ago

Tuesday specials

It's my husband's birthday and he wants to stay somewhere in our neighborhood. Are there any food and drink specials in Edgewater today? If you know of any do tell-thanks!

  • Thank you checked out there website sounds awesome. Now if across the street can have SUV shooters curve their shooting - I'm there , I like jazz a lot. And I don't drink but I'm sure the can fix me a virgin something right ? I love that they have...

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    Thank you checked out there website sounds awesome. Now if across the street can have SUV shooters curve their shooting - I'm there , I like jazz a lot. And I don't drink but I'm sure the can fix me a virgin something right ? I love that they have smiles and do what they can ( finicky) eaters and puts smiles on everyone's face. (as read on there comment sections). Thank you for introducing me to this place. Brunch with my fiend will be awesome there. Thanks again. God bless.

  • DK Living and Playing in Chicago

    Ahhh forgot about that place-but saw this late. But good to know.

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Petsmart And Chipotle Set To Open This Week, Whole Foods Next Month

The grand openings are set and this week as Edgewater should see three large corporate chain stores officially enter the community. Whole Foods, Petsmart and Chipotle all have their eyes set on Edgewater but many are worried that small local businesses may pay the price. Petsmart at 5210 N. Broadway, which will have its grand opening this Saturday, will add […]

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Whole Foods, Petsmart, Chipolte All Set To Open This week

The grand openings are set and this week as Edgewater should see three large corporate chain stores officially enter the community. Whole Foods, Petsmart and Chipolte all have their eyes set on Edgewater but many are worried that small local businesses may pay the price. Petsmart at 5210 N. Broadway, which will have its grand opening this Saturday, will add […]

4 days ago

Here's What's Happening in Chicago Culture This Week

March 28: Dividing the Estate: A Texas family debates divvying up its matriarch’s waning fortune before she’s even croaked. Raven Theatre (6157 N. Clark)

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March 26: Balm in Gildead, Lanford Wilson’s 1964 panorama of Manhattan’s seediest diner. The Den Theatre (1329 N. Milwaukee)

March 26: Our Bad Magnet: Three Scottsmen bore into a childhood friend’s knack for tall tales. Angel Island (735 W. Sheridan)

March 26: Song About Himself, Mickle Maher’s take on post-Internet degeneration of language. Theater Oobleck at Storefront Theater, Gallery 37 Center for the Arts (66 E. Randolph)

March 28: Love, Loss, and What I Wore, Nora and Delia Ephron’s ode to women and the clothes that color them. First Folio Theatre at Mayslake Peabody Estate (1717 W. 31st)

March 28: Title and Deed, Pulitzer finalist Will Eno’s one-man travelogue. Lookingglass Theatre (821 N. Michigan)

Open Now: La Bête, a comedy written entirely in couplets. Trap Door Theatre (1655 W. Cortland)

Open Now: End Days, Windy City Playhouse’s Henry Godinez–directed debut. Windy City Playhouse (3014 W. Irving Park)

Open Now: A Midwinter Night’s Tale: A Midsummer Night’s Dream meets The Winter’s Tale in the heart of the Polar Vortex. Duplicity Ensemble at Filament Theatre (4041 N. Milwaukee)

Open Now: Homefront, in which a Tennessee emigre returns home from New York to his rupturing family. Project 891 at Heartland Studio (7016 N. Glenwood)

Open Now: The One and Only Ivan, LifeLine’s kid-friendly take on Katherine Applegate’s bestselling children’s book. LifeLine Theatre (6912 N. Glenwood)

Open Now: The Full Monty, a musical based on the 1997 film in which a group of pink-slipped steelworkers turn to stripping to support their families. Kokandy at Theater Wit (1229 W. Belmont)

Open Now: The Hammer Trinity, Nathan Allen and Chris Mathews’s six-hour BYO marathon play. The House Theatre of Chicago at Chopin Theatre (1543 W. Division)

Open Now: Antigonick, Anne Carson’s modern-day, free translation of Antigone. Sideshow Theatre at Victory Gardens (2433 N. Lincoln)

Open Now: Marie Antoinette, David Adjmi’s hyper-modern take on the young French queen’s tale. Steppenwolf Theatre (1650 N. Halsted)

Open Now Endgame: Beckett’s classic through the eyes of Halena Kays, who served as the Hypocrites’ artistic director during founder Sean Graney’s recently ended three-year hiatus. The Hypocrites at Den Theatre (1329–1333 N. Milwaukee)

Open Now: The Trial of Moses “Fleetwood” Walker, a look at the first-ever black baseball player’s 1891 murder trial. Black Ensemble Theater (4450 N. Clark)

Open Now: Game of Thongs: A Game of Thrones Burlesque. Breasteros. Yep. Gorilla Tango Theatre (1919 N. Milwaukee)

March 28: Redletter, in which the Neo-Futurists prod Buzzfeed-era journalism. Neo-Futurarium (5153 N. Ashland)

March 28: The Sweeter Option, the world premiere of John Henry Roberts’s crime-noir spoof. Strawdog Theatre (3829 N. Broadway)

March 28: Four, Christopher Shinn’s lusty summertime drama. Jackalope Theatre at Broadway Armory Park (5917 N. Broadway)

March 28: The Real World: Space Edition—set in 2153 and 2153 times funnier than the actual filmed-in-Chicago Real World. Public House Theatre (3914 N. Clark)

March 29 First Date, which sets set two hopelessly mismatched singles together just in time for Valentine’s Day. Royal George Theatre (1641 N. Halsted)

March 28: Traces, an urban faerie tale charting the travails of 20-something Chicagoan Jenny. Feast Productions at the Frontier (1106 Thorndale)

March 29 The Royale, Marco Ramirez’s cutting portrayal of Jack Johnson, the first black heavyweight champion to rise to prominence circa 1905. American Theater Company (1909 W. Byron)

March 29: Five, a group show celebrating LVL3’s fifth year as an artist-run gallery, featuring work by Sabrina Ott, Lauren Clay, Evan Robarts, Josh Reames, and Ben Sanders. LVL3 Gallery (1542 N. Milwaukee, 3rd Floor)

Mar 21

Updated 4 days ago

Whole Foods?

Looks like they have a ways to go to open the new Whole Foods. Has the grand opening been pushed later now? I know the original plan was for June.

  • DK Living and Playing in Chicago

    Sorry what is the best way to sign up? I don't remember-thank you in advanced. I love knowing what is going on and am so happy how much Edgewater is progressing!

  • Sarahdonis 20+ year neighbor, 48th ward

    48th ward website; 48thward.org

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Edgewater’s Tutu King : Halsey Onstage Costumer Extraordinaire

Many of us love Edgewater for its diversity. It seems that one could find about anything in this area whether it is a fast food eatery or high end restaurant, a chain grocery store or specialty food shop, apartment living or a large new construction single family home. One of the establishments adding to our unique and […]

5 days ago

Calling all makers! Spend a Saturday at the Edgewater Farmers Market!

The Edgewater Chamber of Commerce is proud to host a Makers Tent, sponsored by Edgewater Workbench, at this year's Edgewater Farmers Market. Each Saturday, a different local maker -- food, art, beauty products, whatever! -- will have the opportunity to sample, promote, and sell their wares.

If you're looking to test the waters of turning your passion into a business, this is a great opportunity.

The Edgewater Farmers Market runs every Saturday, June 13 - Oct. 17, 8am - 1pm.

If you're interested, fill out the application here: http://www.edgewater.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/2015-Edgewater-Farmers-Market-Application-Maker-Table.pdf

Feel free to email me with questions at ally@edgewater.org.

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Roll call: Block by Block

Who here went to the block by block meeting with Harry Osterman? What were your thoughts?

6 days ago

JOIN Famous Fido Rescue 's SWIFT RESPONSE NETWORK and help SAVE an urgent Dog or Cat!

Thousands of helpless dogs and cats lose their lives in Chicagoland every year simply because they are homeless! You can help change all that by signing up to become a pre approved foster parent or loving adopter for just one animal in need! Contact Famous Fido Rescue in Chicago today by emailing fido@famousfidorescue.com or call 773 907 0305. If everyone steps up for sombody, we CAN Achieve a NO KILL Chicago! Become part of the movement by becoming part of the solution!

Mar 20

Updated 6 days ago

Piece of mail misdirected to me

If you are--or know--a “Claire Fahey” in Edgewater Glen, please let her know to contact me backchannel. I just received an official piece of gov’t mail (no, not a check) addressed to her, but at my address. Nobody by that name has ever lived here, to my knowledge. She needs to advise that gov’t entity of her real address and have that document reissued to her at the proper address.

  • Really Sandy? You had to post all of this here rather than doing the investigation by yourself? Really??? [shaking my head]

  • Sandy in EdgeGlen EdgeGlen since 1987

    First thought was that either she or a neighbor posts or lurks here--and since previous attempts to find people online had resulted in demands for payment (or that I set up a paid account), I didn't know that Google would work as well and as fast and free as it...

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    First thought was that either she or a neighbor posts or lurks here--and since previous attempts to find people online had resulted in demands for payment (or that I set up a paid account), I didn't know that Google would work as well and as fast and free as it did this time. All's well that ends well. BTW, why so many finger-waggers and nasty critics on these forums? Don't folks have anything better to do with their time than criticize and even insult their fellow posters? The 19th century phenomenon of the "town scold" is alive and well, it seems.

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Mar 20

Updated Mar 21

33-Year-Old Man Missing

Im pretty worried. My boyfriend is missing since March 12th, 2015 in the North Side of Chicago. He has schizophrenia so he was confused in those days. I would appreciate any kind of help or information about him. His name is Jonathan Bujnowski. His height 6 1, dark blonde hair, green eyes, slim complexion.

Mar 20

Updated Mar 21

TIME CHANGE: Mayoral Candidate Chuy Garcia on Devon Ave this 3/21

PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THE TIME CHANGE BELOW:

You are cordially invited to attend a press conference and community rally for Mayoral Candidate Jesus "Chuy" Garcia this Saturday, March 21st!

Please join Cook County Clerk David Orr, the Indo-American Democratic Organization, MoveOn Chicago Council, the Green Party of Chicago, Devon Avenue Business and Community leaders, and your Neighbors to Meet and Hear from Chuy about his inclusive vision for Chicago.

Time: 11:30 am -1:00 pm
Location: Patel's Cafe 2600 West...

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PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THE TIME CHANGE BELOW:

You are cordially invited to attend a press conference and community rally for Mayoral Candidate Jesus "Chuy" Garcia this Saturday, March 21st!

Please join Cook County Clerk David Orr, the Indo-American Democratic Organization, MoveOn Chicago Council, the Green Party of Chicago, Devon Avenue Business and Community leaders, and your Neighbors to Meet and Hear from Chuy about his inclusive vision for Chicago.

Time: 11:30 am -1:00 pm
Location: Patel's Cafe 2600 West Devon Ave.

All are welcome!

We will canvass the local precincts after the event as part of the Northeast Neighbors for Chuy Weekend of Action! If you would like to canvass thereafter, please contact the Field Team below.

If your organization would like to add it's name in the list of endorsers/supporters, feel free to contact us!

Reema Ahmed - reema@chicagoforchuy.com
Ahmed Khan - ahmed@chicagoforchuy.com

Link of Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/8617531972

Mar 16

Updated Mar 21

Kenmore & Thorndale Area

Hi -
I am considering moving to Edgewater for the first time. The apartment I am looking at is at Kenmore and Thorndale. Is this area considered safe for a female 20-something?
Thanks!

  • Even "ordinary" cellphones can be dangerous. I remember seeing someone walking down Thorndale talking so intensely on his phone that he crossed Sheridan Rd. against the light and never even noticed that he was almost hit.

  • Les M. 30 plus year resident

    You're right about THAT, Larry! It's come to the point where I dread driving my car anymore. You gotta have eyes in back of your head and on the side. Why these pedestrians feel they have such entitlement, I'll never know. Meanwhile, THEY'RE the ones getting hurt, mugged or killed!

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Mar 19

Updated Mar 20

Mayoral Candidate Chuy Garcia coming to Devon Ave this Saturday!

You are cordially invited to attend a press conference and community rally for Mayoral Candidate Jesus "Chuy" Garcia this Saturday, March 21st.

Please join Cook County Clerk David Orr, the Indo-American Democratic Organization, MoveOn Chicago Council, the Green Party of Chicago, Devon Avenue Business and Community leaders, and your Neighbors to Meet and Hear from Chuy about his inclusive vision for Chicago.

Time: 10:00 am -11:00 am
Location: Patel's Cafe 2600 West Devon Ave.

Doors open at 9:30am.

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You are cordially invited to attend a press conference and community rally for Mayoral Candidate Jesus "Chuy" Garcia this Saturday, March 21st.

Please join Cook County Clerk David Orr, the Indo-American Democratic Organization, MoveOn Chicago Council, the Green Party of Chicago, Devon Avenue Business and Community leaders, and your Neighbors to Meet and Hear from Chuy about his inclusive vision for Chicago.

Time: 10:00 am -11:00 am
Location: Patel's Cafe 2600 West Devon Ave.

Doors open at 9:30am.

All are welcome!

We will then canvass the local precincts thereafter as part of the Northeast Neighbors for Chuy Weekend of Action! If you would like to canvass thereafter, please contact the Field Team below.

For questions or want to canvass after? Please contact:
Reema Ahmed - reema@chicagoforchuy.com
Ahmed Khan - ahmed@chicagoforchuy.com

Link of Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/861753197201239/

Mar 20

TIME CHANGE: Mayoral Candidate Chuy Garcia on Devon Ave this 3/21

PLEASE NOTE THE TIME CHANGE BELOW

You are cordially invited to attend a press conference and community rally for Mayoral Candidate Jesus "Chuy" Garcia this Saturday, March 21st!

Please join Cook County Clerk David Orr, the Indo-American Democratic Organization, MoveOn Chicago Council, the Green Party of Chicago, Devon Avenue Business and Community leaders, and your Neighbors to Meet and Hear from Chuy about his inclusive vision for Chicago.

Time: 11:30 am -1:00 pm
Location: Patel's Cafe 2600 West Devon Ave.

All are welcome!

Mar 20

A New Sugar Fix! Candy Store Opening In Andersonville

There is a new candy store coming to Andersonville at 5225 N. Clark at the southeast corner of the Clark and Farragut intersection. The location is the previous home of the high-end unique furniture store ‘The White Attic‘ that closed back in November, 2014. ‘Coming Soon!’ signs were put up on the windows several days […]

Mar 19

Updated Mar 20

Lower TV Bill & Faster Internet?

We pay so much for cable and only watch a few channels. I've been looking for something better in our area and was curious who you use? My sister sent a note about this helpful site www.10channels.com where you choose channels you watch, then it finds matching packages in your area. Wanted to share this as it was great. I'm going to call them for more advice.

We are streaming a lot these days and need fast internet. Any recommendations?

  • DK Living and Playing in Chicago

    Honestly? Get an antenna RCA has them-we got rid of our cable and use that-we got like 20 channels. We hardly watch tv. Don't waste money on cable unless you really watch a lot of tv. Netflix is good too.

  • Get an antenna from Best Buy and you will get 30+ channels add roku and Amazon and
    Netflix best choices

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