Jul 22

Updated 4 hours ago

Panera Bread at Ashland and School Falls Through; Target Development Not Happening

According to the latest flyers from Cushman &Wakefield, Panera Bread is no longer coming to Ashland and School and they are re-releasing it to market. Vitamin Shoppe is a go, and Target is no longer pictured on the map.

http://southportcorridorchicago.blogspot.com/2014/07/panera-bread-at-ashland-and-school.html

  • Carter, that's a pretty limited view. The stockholders in both of those companies are all over the country, all over the world. If you have a 401(k) with mutual funds, YOU probably own some stock in both companies.

  • Carter O'Brien lager beer rioter

    Pretty limited view? We push for divestment where I work, and LaSalle bank was where I had my first bank account and Cash Station card.

4 days ago

Updated 11 hours ago

$10 Classes at The Shift Coworking & Community Space

To our Lakeview Neighbors:

I'm excited to announce that here at The Shift we will be offering $10 classes, led by Industry Professionals as a way to make learning opportunities accessible to everyone.
Our class offerings will cover a variety of topics, from Entrepreneurship and Small Business Help, to Arts & Culture, to Health & Wellness, Legal Advising, and everything else in between.

All classes are open registration and held here at The Shift, a newly launched Coworking and Community...

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To our Lakeview Neighbors:

I'm excited to announce that here at The Shift we will be offering $10 classes, led by Industry Professionals as a way to make learning opportunities accessible to everyone.
Our class offerings will cover a variety of topics, from Entrepreneurship and Small Business Help, to Arts & Culture, to Health & Wellness, Legal Advising, and everything else in between.

All classes are open registration and held here at The Shift, a newly launched Coworking and Community Space located at 4101 N. Broadway.

To view our Event Calendar directly, please visit: www.TheShiftChicago.com/events.html
Or, just stop in! We give tours of our space all day and are always happy to provide free coffee, tea, or snacks to our visitors;)

If anyone has ideas and suggestions for classes, please let me know. We're always looking for qualified teachers too (and we offer compensation for teaching).

Hope to see many of you soon!

All the best,

Nicole Vasquez (Small Business Owner of The Shift)
773-360-1199
@TheShiftChi
nicole@theshiftchicago.com
www.TheShiftChicago.com

  • Jill W. Inter-American Magnet School advocate

    Isn't "The Shift" the name of the free co-working space first launched at Bezazian library is Uptown? Why would a for-profit business co-opt the name of something developed for the public good?

  • The Shift Small Business Owner of The Shift

    Hi Jill W. thanks for asking! However, we are in no way affiliated or connected with The Bezazian Library (although we just looked up they're programs and you're right, they're great and definitely a public good!). Thanks for thinking of us though!

    If you're interested in the origin of our...

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    Hi Jill W. thanks for asking! However, we are in no way affiliated or connected with The Bezazian Library (although we just looked up they're programs and you're right, they're great and definitely a public good!). Thanks for thinking of us though!

    If you're interested in the origin of our name, it refers to the 4-hour time blocks called "Shifts" that we offer to use our space. We came up with it as a fun play on the term "work shifts." Hope that helps to answer your question. Feel free to drop by anytime for a tour of our space, we're always excited to meet our neighbors!

11 hours ago

Dirt disposal

Any idea how to get rid of old dirt from container gardens? Looks like the yard waste disposal doesn't include soil. I have 20-30 gallons of potting soil used with vegetables for one season. Thoughts on where I can put this?

Oct 22

Updated 13 hours ago

Masonry Repair?

Howdy! Does anyone have a recommendation for a good, honest and reasonably-priced masonry contractor? Need some repairs in the Wrigleyville area. Thanks!

  • Im licensed with the city and in business 23 years i do all my own work if u would like a free estimate you can call me at 773 203 3019 thanks mike

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Nov 05

Updated 15 hours ago

Fireplace Project

I'm looking to have the surround on my fireplace (currently painted wood) redone, preferable with stone like my hearth. Does anyone know, or can anyone recommend, a contractor/tradesman/designer/company that would do that kind of project?

  • Yes Tim loves working with vintage and barn wood; he has done many projects with both. Call him up; have him come out.

  • My husband does the stone hes a gc but his speciality is stone masonry he just completed the tuckpoint on a 40 unit at 858 agaitite by u if u want to see his work his name number is 773 203 3019 mike McDonald

19 hours ago

33 hours ago

Found keys

Found keys on parking across Affinity salon . Car keys with LAZ tag . Pick up keys in the salon. specify car brand name and show ID.

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3 days ago

Updated 42 hours ago

Animal control SOS!

Animal control is completely full! because of this they will be killing many adoptable animals to make space. If you know anybody that can foster or adopt please let me know. Fostering is temporary (you have them until they are adopted) and free. Please share this to your Facebook statuses.

2 days ago

Lost small black key + bike key

I lost a small key-set near the Henderson Square apartments, possibly on Henderson or School Street. If you found them, they don't have any noticeable key-fob, and there should be 2 black plastic coated keys, plus one or two others.

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Found Cat: Grey & White

For the past 4 days there has been a grey & white cat hanging around my house near Seminary & Eddy. He/She seems like an indoor cat, looks very soft & clean. I've tried a few times to get it to come to me, but have not had any luck. Thought it would be a good idea to post in case someone is looking for her. If I'm able to bring her inside, I will take her to PAWS.

  • Thanks for posting and trying to help his kitty. You can also post on Lost Cats Illinois via Facebook, a picture would help too. Poor thing is probably hungry and freezing out there. If you're able to get her/him inside you could also try taking her to a local vet to scan for a microchip.

  • Thanks for posting. If it wouldn't be too much hassle you might try to lure the cat with some wet food (very cheap), and then take her/him to get checked for a microchip. I'm sure he/she is just scared and has a home somewhere!

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Belmont by Reside apartments, 3170 N Sheridan Rd, Lakeview East

Reside 707 apartments, 707 W Sheridan Rd, Lakeview

Reside on Roscoe apartments, 532 W Roscoe St, Lakeview East

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Belmont by Reside apartments, 3170 N Sheridan Rd, Lakeview East

Belmont by Reside is a 14-story, 341-unit vintage apartment building at 3170 N Lake Shore St in Chicago’s Lakeview East neighborhood.

Belmont by Reside has a high-profile location at the intersection of Sheridan Rd, Lake Shore Drive and Belmont Ave.

A development team plans to begin construction early next year of a new Mariano’s at Broadway just north of Wellington, a few blocks west of the building.

500 West Belmont apartments, Lakeview East

Nov 02

Updated 3 days ago

Referendum on CTA Belmont "Flyover" on Last Page of Ballot

There will be a referendum about the planned CTA “Flyover” on the Nov. 4 Election Ballot in the #20, 36 & 38 precincts of the 44th ward. Vote NO to protect Central Lakeview!

The Referendum: Has the CTA sufficiently justified the $320 million proposed Brown Line Flyover project and its impact on local homes and businesses?

Vote NO to insist the CTA let the community know what they plan before it’s too late to stop them.

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There will be a referendum about the planned CTA “Flyover” on the Nov. 4 Election Ballot in the #20, 36 & 38 precincts of the 44th ward. Vote NO to protect Central Lakeview!

The Referendum: Has the CTA sufficiently justified the $320 million proposed Brown Line Flyover project and its impact on local homes and businesses?

Vote NO to insist the CTA let the community know what they plan before it’s too late to stop them.

The CTA Belmont El ‘flyover’ will waste $320 million++. Save Central Lakeview, a thriving restaurant, shopping, business district, from being ruined by the unnecessary Brown Line ‘flyover.’ Don’t let them waste your money, ruin your neighborhood.

The flyover will swing wide over two blocks of Clark Street, turning a large chunk
of this essential street into an under-El wasteland. Many commercial buildings and homes will be destroyed. Those still standing will be left facing under-El emptiness and an overhead train.

The CTA ‘findings’ are false, their drawings intentionally misleading.
Plans have NOT been finalized; please speak up for Lakeview before it’s too late.

  • The water, like the metal of the elevated structure, was likely quite cold and the tracks were getting hit with spray driven by the wind. Most of the heat from the fire rises upward, without traveling laterally, and given the extreme cold that morning it likely wasn't close enough to heat up the elevated. Further the firemen would have continued to douse the building long after obvious visible signs of fire were extinguished (in order to prevent any smoldering embers from reigniting).

  • Thanks, Hank, I hadn't checked the news, only what I saw out the window from the train.

3 days ago

2 Bedroom Apt for Rent in Graceland West (pet friendly)

A two bedroom (also, living room, dining room, large kitchen) on the first floor of a vintage 3-flat in Graceland West (near Clark/Montrose) on a family-friendly street. One bedroom can easily fit a Queen bed, but the other is smaller, so a full or twin would fit best there, or good for an office space. Rent $1,250.00, tenant pays own heat, light, and gas. Gas fire place, enclosed back porch, laundry and storage in basement, back yard which includes garden space. Pets accepted (including dogs and cats). On-street parking (although a garage space for rent only when one becomes available). Near transportation and convenience stores. If interested, call Lou at 1-847-833-6308

3 days ago

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4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Saturday Family Dance Party!

Hello Everyone! I am excited to announce our first Saturday Dance Party! Come down to Picnic: A Gathering Spot for Families and join our dance instructor, Jen Guglielmi, for an energetic and fun hour of dancing and playing! Fun begins at 4:00 pm.
Check out what we're all about, meet new friends, and boogie!
For more information and to RSVP, go to: http://www.chicagofamilypicnic.com/gatherings.html

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    We're asking a $5 donation per family if they can.

3 days ago

Reside on Wellington, 510 W Wellington Ave, Lakeview East

Reside on Stratford apartments, 525 W Stratford Pl, Lakeview East

Reside on Roscoe apartments, 532 W Roscoe St, Lakeview East

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Reside on Wellington, 510 W Wellington Ave, Lakeview East

Duffy’s Tavern, Pars Cove and Miss Asia are just a few of the venues you’ll find clustered along Diversey a few blocks south of the building. The popular Yolk opened recently at Pine Grove and Diversey. Expect a wait for breakfast on weekends.

455 West Wellington apartments, Lakeview East

Reside on Barry, 533 W Barry Ave, Lakeview East

Nov 11

Updated 4 days ago

MARIANO'S

Has anyone heard that WalMart is using the courts to delay or stop Mariano's from coming to Broadway? Fact or Fiction?

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Facade of Halsted's?

I'm just curious (i'm on the fence), what do you think about Halsted Bar and Grill's new artistic paint job?

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Stop giving Bistro Dre your money

Hey all,

After a tip from an associate, I keep a pretty close eye on Bistro Dre's Yelp page. If you dig enough, you'll find a few reviews that walk the line between absurd and terrifying. Drunken antics by Dre in the dining room in the midst of service are not rare. At night, from time to time, I hear Dre berating one of his staff members (yes, it's loud and aggressive enough to hear from a distance).
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Hey all,

After a tip from an associate, I keep a pretty close eye on Bistro Dre's Yelp page. If you dig enough, you'll find a few reviews that walk the line between absurd and terrifying. Drunken antics by Dre in the dining room in the midst of service are not rare. At night, from time to time, I hear Dre berating one of his staff members (yes, it's loud and aggressive enough to hear from a distance).
All this to say, on Saturday night a yelp review mentions and an assault on one of his wait staff who was trying to calm him down.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/bistro-dre-chicago?hrid=FTHYV_Fxc-sDn2HgcvjnDA
http://www.yelp.com/biz/bistro-dre-chicago?hrid=ILRsAO5QfKAMM8IHdwQh4Q

My thoughts on writing this are two-fold.
Dre should not be in business. He's a madman with a terrified staff under his thumb.
But, the staff is awesome, kind, smart and hardworking.
Are there any other business owners or hiring managers who could approach the staff at Dre to get them out of there?

At the very least, Lakeview, stop giving Dre your money.

  • I went there once. Food was great, but towards the end of our meal a woman who seemed like a manager started screaming at our waiter, in the middle of the restaurant. This went on for several minutes. And I believe it had something to do with rolling silverware. I thought it was horribly unprofessional. Our waiter had given us good service.

  • I once worked for someone who sound exactly like the owners of Dre. I will never put myself in that position again and now that I have a heads up I'll never visit that establishment. People who feel like they can berate others (period), let alone in front of their patrons have no business being in business. Shame on them.

4 days ago

If you had your booted car Removed from Oakdale and PineGrove 11-19

The revenue agent took the boot off, they attached a chain to the front wheel, pulled the car out of the parking space, sent a few parts of the body and/or suspension flying into the street - I got these pics and don't know what happened next. They were not very gentle with the procedure.

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

3301 N. Ashland Avenue devlopement

MedSpring Urgent Care coming to 3301 N. Ashland Avenue, along with Vitamin Shoppe
http://southportcorridorchicago.blogspot.com/2014/11/medspring-urgent-care-coming-to-3301-n.html

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6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Emergency Gas and Water Shut Off

I received an email from my property management company around 6am (while I was at work) stating that there was an emergency gas and water shut off on the block of Aldine between Broadway and Halsted but service would be restored within a few hours.
I got home from work some 5 hours later and saw People's Gas trucks and men working in a giant hole in the street near one of the new apartment buildings. Didn't think to ask...

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I received an email from my property management company around 6am (while I was at work) stating that there was an emergency gas and water shut off on the block of Aldine between Broadway and Halsted but service would be restored within a few hours.
I got home from work some 5 hours later and saw People's Gas trucks and men working in a giant hole in the street near one of the new apartment buildings. Didn't think to ask them about anything but now it's 2am, I still have no water or gas (um, heat) and it's now like 50° in my apartment.
I've searched Google, Chicago news sites, and sat on hold with 311 for 30 minutes.
Long story short, anyone know what's going on? I'm cold!!

  • Abhay S East Lakeview

    I'd look into compensation from Peoples Gas. Skip the landlord.

  • Herecomestheman Character assassin.

    Why should Peoples Gas compensate when the city water department is responsible for the hit and outage?

4 days ago

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Reside on Roscoe apartments, 532 W Roscoe St, Lakeview East

Reside on Roscoe apartments, 532 W Roscoe St, Lakeview East

Finding a regular breakfast spot is the first order of dining business for many, and Reside on Roscoe residents will find Waffles Café a few blocks north and local favorite Ann Sather just around the corner. If coffee and munchies suffice, there’s a Starbucks on the corner of Roscoe and Broadway.

Reside on Stratford apartments, 525 W Stratford Pl, Lakeview East

Reside 707 apartments, 707 W Sheridan Rd, Lakeview

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Reside on Barry, 533 W Barry Ave, Lakeview East

Jun 21

Updated 4 days ago

Uber is the Worst

I decided to give Uber one chance despite all of the bad press out there about then (taking illegal advantages, poor service, risky un-trained drivers, etc). This is because they had e-mailed me a 'one free ride' offer to test out their service.

The offer had not been thought through so did not work. I found that Uber has no live person to speak with (only service by e-mail), so I ordered a car. I found that the driver could...

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I decided to give Uber one chance despite all of the bad press out there about then (taking illegal advantages, poor service, risky un-trained drivers, etc). This is because they had e-mailed me a 'one free ride' offer to test out their service.

The offer had not been thought through so did not work. I found that Uber has no live person to speak with (only service by e-mail), so I ordered a car. I found that the driver could not help me either, so just ended up getting out and taking a taxi.

I complained via e-mail and received a reply the next day. It basically was a generic message directing me where to input a 'promo code' - when the problem stated was that there WAS no promo code provided.

Save yourself some frustration and stay away from this 'service'.

  • It was an off-the-cuff comment that the executive retracted.

  • No doubt because Uber's legal counsel and their board ordered him to do so. Retracting does not mean that he didn't fully intend that action.

Nov 16

Updated 5 days ago

Armed robbery in 1500 Block of W. Byron 6:30pm tonight (Sunday)

A pizza delivery man was held up at gunpoint about a half hour ago. The suspects shoved him to the ground next to his car double-parked on the street where he was making a delivery and put gun to his head He is ok. Suspects were described as two african-american males, early 20's, one wearing a white sox jacket.

Police were on it within minutes and are searching area.

  • Let me just make an announcement that I am lazy and I sometimes have pizza delivered. What do I win?

  • DougB 47th Ward Curmudgeon

    I read this on Nextdoor. Same approximate location, apparently this happened last night.

    Attempted Burglary and CAPS Meeting

    CAPS Meeting for Beats 1911 and 1912 is Tuesday, 7 PM at Kindred Hospital, 2544 West Montrose. Parking lot available. Beat 1912 is Lawrence to Irving Park, Clark to Damen. CAPS phone...

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    I read this on Nextdoor. Same approximate location, apparently this happened last night.

    Attempted Burglary and CAPS Meeting

    CAPS Meeting for Beats 1911 and 1912 is Tuesday, 7 PM at Kindred Hospital, 2544 West Montrose. Parking lot available. Beat 1912 is Lawrence to Irving Park, Clark to Damen. CAPS phone number is 312.744.0064.

    There was an attempted burglary on the 1400 block of West Byron near Greenview last night while the family was home having dinner. The perpetrator attempted entrance to the home via the front door.

    Please be sure to leave porch lights on beginning at dusk through dawn as well as some interior lighting especially while home. Consider setting your alarm once you are inside for the evening.

    https://southportchi.nextdoor.com/news_feed/?post=7889898

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Seeking SAFE Parking for Young Woman

I recently moved to Lakeview East and am looking for parking in the area. I need it to be safe so preferably close to my apartment or a garage with good security.

  • On W Barry ave between Sheridan and Broadway

  • How about the parking lot on Broadway across from CVS?
    There's also a garage just north of Barry on Broadway, located above Apartment People and Intelligentsia.
    If neither appeal to you, I'd suggest make a "Parking Wanted" flyer and hang them up around your block. It's worked for some.
    You can also just walk the block and snoop around for other neighbor's garages. Some buildings have signs with the phone number for the management company. Call them and inquire.
    Lastly, check out craigslist. There's a parking section.

Nov 16

Updated 5 days ago

Is Target back in the mix in Lakeview?

"Target's impending arrival appears to have sparked no such opposition, according to Bennett Lawson, chief of staff to Ald. Tom Tunney of Lakeview's 44th Ward." If you oppose, call Mr. Lawson, he thinks we don't care. Article was in Friday, November. 14th Crain's Chicago business. This is news to the neighbors, we were told they didn't know what Novak was building.

  • L...your little example of Clark Street is rarity. Plus if I know the location you are speaking of; its due to that specific landlord(s) waiting out the flat commercial market & conservative lending market to tear down all the outdated (1) story little storefronts to put in a 8-10 story midrise there on the west side of the block. BTW...my examples are EVERYWHERE. Almost 40-50% of new construction and existing storefronts on busy streets in the entire north side are vacant. Open your eyes.

  • @ Hank - you are correct. The stretch on Clark from Wellington to Fullerton is block after block after block of empty storefronts. It's a shell of what it was ten years ago. It's sad.

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Mercury Theater's Annual Christmas Schooner!

It's that time of year again - the Christmas Schooner is back on from November 26 - December 28!

http://southportcorridorchicago.blogspot.com/2014/11/its-most-wonderful-time-of-year-at.html?spref=tw

  • I LOVED this play!! Saw with my mom and sister a couple years ago. The talent (including the children) was Broadway quality...no exaggeration. Beautiful singing and touching story.

  • I always thought it was rather morbid for a Xmas play but it does have great music and is well acted.

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Nov 13

Updated 5 days ago

  • Jen K 22-year Lakeview resident

    Also, re. not revealing the names of the business owners: Apparently that has to do, in part, with Illinois law. The secrecy is a requirement in the original law. So while apparently some prospective owners have outed themselves, our lawmakers wrote the law that way. So perhaps your questions about transparency and being forthcoming, etc., are better elected at elected representatives: Why did you think this secrecy was so critical that you allowed it to become law?

  • BarryDad Neighbor. Parent. Community Group Member.

    The cash situation is a real problem, I agree. But it will go away very soon. There are plenty of local solutions (i.e. Banks that do not operate outside of the state of Illinois, and therefore not afraid of federal laws on the matter, rulings from the office of the...

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    The cash situation is a real problem, I agree. But it will go away very soon. There are plenty of local solutions (i.e. Banks that do not operate outside of the state of Illinois, and therefore not afraid of federal laws on the matter, rulings from the office of the comptroller of currency, or RICO statutes) that will sprout up soon. And once the fees are fat enough, national banks will wade in, lobby for regulatory permission (which is starting to occur already), and then this debate about large amounts of cash will go away.

    For those of you who argued this point, I am curious whether you would be capable of changing your mind if these patients and the dispensary itself were using credit? I live close but not close enough to worry about the cash problem. So I am open minded, but I seem to be in the minority on this EveryBlock thread.

5 days ago

Reside on Stratford apartments, 525 W Stratford Pl, Lakeview East

Reside on Stratford apartments, 525 W Stratford Pl, Lakeview East

Reside 707 apartments, 707 W Sheridan Rd, Lakeview

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Reside on Barry, 533 W Barry Ave, Lakeview East

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