2 days ago

End of Year Champagne Tasting Party @ The Godfrey 12/27

Do you want to expand your social life and meet new friends?

Are you new to to the city?

Have you lived here for a few years?

Newly Single?

Want to meet others?

Here is an event that you should consider attending by joining our group which is one of the top social groups here in Chicago:

http://www.meetup.com/312Professionals/events/218741980/

From Monday's blurb in the Chicago Tribune:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/dining/chi-i-o-urban-roofscape-champagne-tasting-20141215-story.html?track=rss

This particular event has a cost associated with it which is $25 on eventbrite which includes 4-5 glasses of wine and champagne.

We have included the link as a picture for the event.

Please do join us

2 days ago

End of Year Champagne Tasting Party @ The Godfrey 12/27

Do you want to expand your social life and meet new friends?

Are you new to to the city?

Have you lived here for a few years?

Newly Single?

Want to meet others?

Here is an event that you should consider attending by joining our group which is one of the top social groups here in Chicago:

http://www.meetup.com/312Professionals/events/218741980/

http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/dining/chi-i-o-urban-roofscape-champagne-tasting-20141215-story.html?track=rss

This particular event has a cost associated with it which is $25 on eventbrite which includes 4-5 glasses of wine and champagne.

We have included the link as a picture for the event.

Please do join us

Dec 12

312 Professionals Social:Meet People/Make Connections@ The Pump Room- No Cover 1/15/2015

Can be viewed here:

http://www.meetup.com/312Professionals/

There are some drink specials. You can join the group by clicking the link that says "join us" on the left hand side of the page. Please join with a pic if you can

Dec 07

Updated Dec 10

Neighborhood update on the Gold Coast Jewel

One of the most well-known areas for drug activity and drug arrests in the Gold Coast is at the intersection of Clark and Division. The 18th district police officers know this all too well, having held sting operations to cut down on criminal activity. Neighbors say they see many drug deals happen in the Jewel parking lot and as a result have put pressure on Jewel to improve the situation.

Discussion of redevelopment plans for the Jewel at the corner...

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One of the most well-known areas for drug activity and drug arrests in the Gold Coast is at the intersection of Clark and Division. The 18th district police officers know this all too well, having held sting operations to cut down on criminal activity. Neighbors say they see many drug deals happen in the Jewel parking lot and as a result have put pressure on Jewel to improve the situation.

Discussion of redevelopment plans for the Jewel at the corner of Clark began between four and five years ago when Jewel put out a request for developer proposals. In the early stages, the idea was to build a large condo complex over 50 stories tall with a brand-new Jewel store at its base. Over the last few years of talks this plan may end up being between 32 or 35 stories.

The current proposal for the Jewel site includes three stories of parking over the jewel store, with the lower level for jewel customers, and the top two levels for residents of the new condo complex. A proposed 360 overall parking spaces would be in this development, with about 105 spaces for jewel parking. Additionally there would be a set up for bike parking, and bike repair stations installed as well.

Cars coming off of Clark Street would drive into the parking garage, they would be able to exit off of Division Street in the middle of the block and onto Clark street heading south. The alley behind the current Jewel would afford more space for semi trucks to deliver. This entire construction would last a proposed 20 months, with Jewel being closed between 10 and 12 months.

Some neighborhood groups have already signed off on the plan. With this project still on its way to the City Council Committee on Zoning, Landmarks and Building Standards, there is time to actively have a say in whether you feel this project has moved forward in the right way, with the neighborhood's best interests in mind.

More to come next week...

  • Gfw

    Kim...

    Glad you were able to get the link open.I did make the meeting at Newberry Library - a lot of answers that made all of the candidates sound like politicians - answers pretty much designed to give answers that they thought the audience wanted to hear.

    I favor the Clark/Division project - hopefully it will help to cleanup the corner - I only live a block away. Chicago is also considering a change to their vagrancy ordinances - that may also help.

  • TinaR 10 year Gold Coast neighbor

    I agree with the comments regarding permits being given out at a record pace... the glass structures replacing architecture that has made the area what it is, has not been given enough attention. Elm St condos were given permits to replace all balconies with glass ... on a vintage building...

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    I agree with the comments regarding permits being given out at a record pace... the glass structures replacing architecture that has made the area what it is, has not been given enough attention. Elm St condos were given permits to replace all balconies with glass ... on a vintage building and special assessed owners for this multi-MILLION dollar project ... why would the city permit be issued ? There was no mandate that balconies needed replacement... and glass!!! I would ask the city and state open up an investigation. The alderman has been of little help.

Dec 08

Winterwonderland at Navy Pier

Winterwonderland entrance fee at Navy Pier is now $5.00. It was always free in the past.

Dec 07

Updated Dec 07

Goddess Declares Sun God Messiah Of The 44 Million Black Americans

I Will Rule With An Iron Fist. I Command The 1Million Chicago Blacks, 1 Million L.A. Blacks, The 1 Million N.Y.C Blacks Of Every Religion To Come Together Under 1 Flag Of Faith, Hope, Love, Peace, Happiness, And Funk.

  • Sun God King of Death, Sorcery,Necro, Witch,Shadow,Sith

    I command all black men to take a look at your-self in the mirror. Stop sagging your pants! Pay attention to your public image as brothers 1 to another.

  • Sun God King of Death, Sorcery,Necro, Witch,Shadow,Sith

    I command all 44 million American blacks to stay away from useing and selling any and all narcotics.

Dec 02

Tips for ladies to look great on NYE

Hi, I know that every lady wants to lok great for Christmas and New Year's Eve. The market is full of promises, but the truth is that the way we care about ourself reflecs in our skin, so I want to give you some good advice about how you can accomplish that in the short time left.
I wrote a blog where all ladies can learn what TO DO and what NOT TO DO for a perfect skin, what producs...

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Hi, I know that every lady wants to lok great for Christmas and New Year's Eve. The market is full of promises, but the truth is that the way we care about ourself reflecs in our skin, so I want to give you some good advice about how you can accomplish that in the short time left.
I wrote a blog where all ladies can learn what TO DO and what NOT TO DO for a perfect skin, what producs to use and when to use them!
Beauty tips: it's all about the beauty: inside, but on the outside too.

I love reading all kinds of beauty tips, i can always learn and find out about new and interesting things which are very helpful.

Beauty tip no. 1

As if there weren't enough things causing wrinkles, it looks like even while we are sleeping we need to be careful how we put our face down on the pillow, because we might ending up with a few more wrinkles on our face the next morning. This happens because of the fact that with age our skin loses its elasticity read more http://juveliereantiagingreview.weebly.com/review/look-better-and-younger-for-nye-here-some-tips

Nov 26

New To Chicago/Streeterville Martini/Wine Meet N Greet @ Swissotel on 12/13

This is a good way to meet other single professionals between 30 and 48 years of age.
The link to this can be found here:
http://www.meetup.com/312Professionals/

feel free to show up to our "new member/new to chicago/Newly single meet n greet" taking place at the Swissotel's AMUSE Lounge on Saturday Night 12/13. It's a $5 cover that includes some drink specials from 8:30 PM till 12:30 AM.

You can RSVP by clicking the link here:
http://www.meetup.com/312Professionals/events/218776955/

If you are on twitter, follow us:

https://twitter.com/312_social

Nov 22

Updated Nov 23

Oak Street Beach searchers

Does anyone know what is being searched for in the shallow water at the north end of Oak Street Beach? There has been at least one person every day and as many as five on some days using electronic search wands.

  • I just responded to the other person on this site that asked the same question. Please see the comments.

Nov 22

Updated Nov 23

What are they looking for?

Does anyone know what the five people are looking for in the shoreline waters of Oak Street Beach?
They have been there for over two hours.

  • I stopped and ask them yesterday what they were looking for. Simply put, they do it for fun. They actually just found a gold ring yesterday which had the inscription of someone's name and contact information which they will return to that person. They did also say that they found a ring from 60 years before and were able to trace it back to someone and return. How wonderful!

Nov 11

Indoor Parking Space Available

Does anyone need an indoor parking space? I have a space available to rent in the gold coast. It is available December 1 and it is a valet spot. No more street parking or driving around the block looking for a spot. The valet guys are really nice and it is a fabulous building located at 33 E. Cedar. Contact me at, Stacy Sunshinediva2011@gmail.com.....

Nov 11

Division Jewel Osco Flagship Store and Apartments at 1201-1210 N Clark St

Meeting Date for above is scheduled for Nov 18, 2014, 6:30pm-7:30pm at the Thompson Hotel, 21 East Bellevue Place, Chicago, Il 60611. Owners/developers will present to answer questions regarding the final plans and provide an update on the timelione for the city approvals and commencement of construction. Final plans are for a new Jewel grocery store and 35 story residential and addition to the existing 4-story building at the NE corner of Clark and Division. For additional information contact the 2nd Ward Office at (312) 263-9273.

May 28

Updated Nov 08

Michigan & Chestnut retail development

Does anyone know what is going into the building on the south west corner of Mich & Chestnut? The old Escada store?

They're building out that huge space now. Curious what it is.

  • O V

    I loved that iconic blue clock tower; I sure hope they aren't taking it apart permanently!

  • A worker said that it would be announced November 15th with a banner.

Apr 08

Updated Oct 24

Parking lot on State & Goethe?

Does anyone know what happened to the parking lot on the south west corner of State & Goethe? It's closed but I heard nothing & there are no signs posted.

  • How can we find out what the plans are? They can't go against the zoning laws without petitioning for it & I haven't seen anything

  • The parking lot is being seal coated and striped will reopen soon. It looks great.

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