5 days ago

New coffeehouse in West Loop

A new, independent coffeehouse is coming to West Loop! The Ugly Mug Cafe, in West Town, is opening it's second location in early 2015. What's interesting is they are seeking customers and new neighbors to fund a community-sourced loan for the costs of construction. They are choosing this type of loan instead of traditional financing because they believe in the benefit of community involvement to grow the cafe and the neighborhood. FYI, they built their patio this year using this same lending method.

Check out how this works and how you can invest in the neighborhood you love:
http://bit.ly/1Dl9ppr

Sep 09

Updated Sep 10

Retail Shops

Anyone have friends or family around town that are opening up a retail shop? Just read an article on mom & pop shops and retail businesses making a come back. How does your area look?

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Along Touhy, Western, California and Devon, there seem to be more empty storefronts than full ones. And the ones that have been filled, are mostly non-profits, which drain our tax base more than empties

Aug 28

Updated Aug 31

Unveiling of Paul Laurence Dunbar Statue

Unveiling of Paul Laurence Dunbar Statue

Please join the Dunbar Advisory Council, The Chicago Park District, 2nd Ward Alderman Robert Fioretti, 3rd Ward Alderman Pat Dowell, 4th Ward Alderman Will Burns, and at the unveiling of the statue.
The unveiling will program will start at 2:30 p.m. sharp.
The location of the unveiling is Dunbar Park 200 East 31st Street Chicago, IL.
This event is free to the public.

Please join the Dunbar Advisory Council, The Chicago Park District, 2nd...

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Unveiling of Paul Laurence Dunbar Statue

Please join the Dunbar Advisory Council, The Chicago Park District, 2nd Ward Alderman Robert Fioretti, 3rd Ward Alderman Pat Dowell, 4th Ward Alderman Will Burns, and at the unveiling of the statue.
The unveiling will program will start at 2:30 p.m. sharp.
The location of the unveiling is Dunbar Park 200 East 31st Street Chicago, IL.
This event is free to the public.

Please join the Dunbar Advisory Council, The Chicago Park District, 2nd Ward Alderman Robert Fioretti, 3rd Ward Alderman Pat Dowell, 4th Ward Alderman Will Burns, and at the unveiling of the statue.
The unveiling will program will start at 2:30 p.m. sharp. Sept 6, 2014

The location of the unveiling is Dunbar Park 200 East 31st Street Chicago, IL.
This event is free to the public.

  • Beyond the cremonial unveiling of a statue of Paul Laurence Dunbar,what is going on with the future educational curriculum of the underserved, disadvantaged predominantly AFRICAN-AMERICAN students who attend this revitalized urban high school campus in the historic Bronzeville community?

  • Certainly there must be some innovative writers workshops featuring the literary contributions of writers like Paul Lawrence Dunbar and other literary giants of the Black Cultural Renaissance that took place in Bronzeville! :-)

Aug 25

A New and Exciting Church is Starting Near You!

In just 2 weeks there is a great new church opening near you! On Sunday, September 7th Empower Chicago will begin Sunday morning church services at the new iO Comedy Theater located at 1501 N Kingsbury! It's right across the street from the Whole Foods Market and not far from the North/Clybourn red line CTA station. There's also free street parking available.

Everyone is welcome at Empower Chicago Church Services! We are a modern, contemporary, nondenominational church that believes the...

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In just 2 weeks there is a great new church opening near you! On Sunday, September 7th Empower Chicago will begin Sunday morning church services at the new iO Comedy Theater located at 1501 N Kingsbury! It's right across the street from the Whole Foods Market and not far from the North/Clybourn red line CTA station. There's also free street parking available.

Everyone is welcome at Empower Chicago Church Services! We are a modern, contemporary, nondenominational church that believes the Bible and is totally into God and helping people.

There are many things that are important to us, but here are a few that may interest you:

We’ll have awesome praise and worship music!
You’ll hear powerful messages that are life-changing!
You’ll have the opportunity to make new friends!
You’ll be given opportunities to make a difference around the city through meaningful outreaches!

We’ll have a safe, clean and fun program for kids!
September is Preview Month so come and check it out!

Aug 20

IKEA futon for sale

I have an Ikea futon frame and mattress, including a solid mattress cover from Target. Everything about a year old. Price is $100 (OBO).

I will email you pictures if you are interested.

Transportation is not available as I do not have an automobile.

Aug 12

Updated Aug 13

Aug 12

Pershing East back to school August 29, 2014

Back to School Event at Pershing East 8/29/14

We are looking for people to help Barbaque 8/29 at the Pershing Picnic.
If you can grill a hot dog this is you.
Please contact the office if you are available. Call 773-534-9272


773-534-9272



773-534-9272
Please contact the office if you are available.


773-534-9272
Please Please contact the office if you are available.
Hey come for just 2-3 hours...

773-534-9272
Shalom

Aug 02

Updated Aug 06

Parlor Pizza

Any one with any news on what is happening with Parlor Pizza on the corner of Washington and Green? It is seemingly construction-complete, but has been inactive in any social media capacity re: an opening date. Wondering because assuming something must have gone wrong with mgmt, or licenses, etc.

  • They do update on Facebook usually every other day or so but never with any dates on opening. Right now it seems they are going through the hiring process so maybe they are nearing the final stages and getting servers, bartenders, etc. I walk by every morning on my way to work and it looks like it's ready to open! We'll see I guess...

  • Looks like middle to end of August!

  • Oh my goodness! How do you have this info Eric Johnston? Last update as of July 30 was there was no official opening date. Fill us in on how you know!! :)

    I walk by every morning on my way to work and I still see things going on and being done outside (I'm sure inside as well). This place has teased us long enough!

Jul 27

Bennett Day School Community Open House and Ribbon Cutting

Come and help us celebrate the Grand Opening of Bennett Day School! We are thrilled to open our doors for our inaugural classes at our early childhood campus! Join us for a ribbon cutting ceremony, meet members of the community, and tour our fabulous new and innovative space. This event will introduce us to the Fulton Market and West Loop community -- the event is meant primarily for adults, so we will not have child-specific activities that day, but families are welcome to bring their children to see the campus as well. We hope to see you there!

RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bennett-day-school-community-open-house-and-ribbon-cutting-tickets-12283029873

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