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Updated 44 min 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!

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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

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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!

  • Mike McDonald Live in Jefferson Park since 1991 originally from

    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 5 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.

  • Mike McDonald Live in Jefferson Park since 1991 originally from

    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

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Jul 22

Updated 19 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

22 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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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.

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Justin Haugens posted 1 photo to Flickr:

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Songwriter Michael McDermott to perform Dec. 13 in the Listening Room

...American folk rock sound. His 1991 single, "A Wall I Must Climb," from the album "620 W. Surf," reached No. 34 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock tracks chart. McDermott is also known for...

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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

Top Spots for Pie in Chicago

Rustic Tart (find at Bow Truss Coffee Roasters at 2934 N. Broadway, 406 N Wells St., and 1841 W. 18th St., pictured above)

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Hoosier Mama Pie Co. (1618 W. Chicago Ave.)

Rustic Tart (find at Bow Truss Coffee Roasters at 2934 N. Broadway, 406 N Wells St., and 1841 W. 18th St., pictured above)

Rustic Tart (find at Bow Truss Coffee Roasters at 2934 N. Broadway, 406 N Wells St., and 1841 W. 18th St., pictured above)

Bang Bang Pie Shop (2051 N. California Ave.)

Jimmy Jamm Sweet Potato Pies (1844 W. 95th St.)

Bake (2246 W. North Ave.)

Beatrix (519 N. Clark St.)

Grange Hall Burger Bar (844 W. Randolph St.)

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Run the Jewels Take Over the Metro 11/22

...and Killer Mike will be signing copies of the new album at the Reckless Records, 3126 N. Broadway, from 3-4pm before doing two shows at the Metro . Run the Jewels will be...

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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

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

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

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Reside 707 apartments, 707 W Sheridan Rd, Lakeview

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

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Nov 02

Updated 2 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.

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3 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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    This is all free, right?

  • Picnic Picnic: A Gathering Spot for Families

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

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Reside on Wellington, 510 W Wellington Ave, Lakeview East

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

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

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

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Nov 11

Updated 3 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 3 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.

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