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Meijers

I find it very hard to believe that all the employees you encountered at Meijers were very rude. I go there at least 3 times a week with a friend and never once have they been anything but kind, so much so that I even asked to talk to a Manager and tell him that. They may have been a bit slow at the beginning, but the pace has picked up. Some learning needed to be done and it has....

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I find it very hard to believe that all the employees you encountered at Meijers were very rude. I go there at least 3 times a week with a friend and never once have they been anything but kind, so much so that I even asked to talk to a Manager and tell him that. They may have been a bit slow at the beginning, but the pace has picked up. Some learning needed to be done and it has. Not one time were they rude when I heard people complain that the line was too slow, just the opposite. The said they were sorry to each and ever customer in line. I think the anger towards this store was fueled by people that did not want the golf course torn down and there would not have been an issue with them if they had gone anywhere else. It is a shame some people can't get over themselves and give these hard workers a chance. Go to Marianos if that is your thing. I will give them a try also, but I won't label them good or bad because I think I am better than someone else. (I would bet you live in North Beverly and that is the problem, you didn't get your way.)

  • Maybe your point would be taken more seriously if you didn't insult people in North Beverly, JeannieMarie.

  • No insult just the truth. This conversation was over weeks ago. North Beverly did not want the Meijers, they wanted the golf course to stay and did not get what they wanted. How is that an insult? Simple statement of truth. If you feel that was an insult, well I...

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    No insult just the truth. This conversation was over weeks ago. North Beverly did not want the Meijers, they wanted the golf course to stay and did not get what they wanted. How is that an insult? Simple statement of truth. If you feel that was an insult, well I am sorry, it is just a fact. Saying that all the employees there are rude is a bold faced lie. They are in fact very nice. Shop where you want, fine by me, All I said is don't make up lies about the store because you never wanted it there to begin with. Now old subject - Like I said to Andrew, I agree with him, Shop where you please. If you feel that is an insult, you must feel pretty guilty about something.

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"Sip N Stitch" Craft Lesson on Saturday

Just a reminder, on Saturday, September 20, noon - 2:00p, "Sip N Stitch" crafters are meeting at Bethany Union Church, 1750 W 103rd St, Chicago. The program, including materials, is free. Projects are designed for ages 10+ and to be completed in 2 hours or less. Get a jump on your holiday gifts! For more information go to www.mycraftytable.com.

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Why Is 95th Street Such A Tough Sell In Beverly?

Ald. Matthew O'Shea (19th) did just that last week, asking residents to support Halloween City at 2210 W. 95th St. in Beverly. The seasonal shop will occupy the former Borders bookstore, which has been vacant for almost four years.

Several well-established vendors occupy this same stretch of 95th Street, including Top Notch Beefburgers at 2116 W. 95th St. and Southtown Health Foods at 2100 W. 95th St.

Several well-established vendors occupy this same stretch of 95th Street, including Top Notch Beefburgers at 2116 W. 95th St. and Southtown Health Foods at 2100 W. 95th St.

Tampa-based DeBartolo Development LLC bought the mall at 9500 S. Western Ave. in March 2013. While several plans to transform the 765,961-square-foot indoor shopping center have been floated, nothing has materialized.

With anchor tenants established, the 91st Street mall is now developing outlots. O'Shea said he expects managers of those smaller storefronts to attempt to lure away established businesses on 95th Street, namely Panera Bread at 2314 W. 95th St.

Panera's lease expires in December. O'Shea said the bakery cafe along with the nearby Chipolte Mexican Grill at 2302 W. 95th Street could consider moving to take advantage of the additional parking in Evergreen Park.

The former library at 95th Street and Hamilton Avenue has also been empty for five years. The stone structure remains attractive, but vacancy has taken a toll.

Not far away, Brocks for Men, a longtime men's formalwear store at 2025 W 95th St., closed last week after the owner retired. But the store manager plans to open a similar store above the realty management offices of C.N. Russo & Co. Inc. at 2141 W. 95th St., Ross said.

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And yet the surrounding area continues to thrive. A shopping center anchored by Menards and Meijer opened in April at 9100 S. Western Ave., also in suburban Evergreen Park.

To combat the parking problem, low-traffic businesses have been sought, such as Safeguard Self Storage. The Atlanta-based company plans to take over a former bookstore at 1909 W. 95th St. that has been vacant for nearly a decade. Demolition begins in March.

Nearby residents initially weren't thrilled with the 78,000-square-foot storage facility, but they quickly warmed up to the idea after managers met several demands, including funding a cul-de-sac at 95th Street and Winchester Avenue, O'Shea said.

The vacant shopping center in the 1800 block of West 95th Street would benefit from a similar owner willing to demolish and rebuild, Ross said.

But not all of the old buildings need to come down. Optimo Fine Hats bought the former firehouse at 1700 W. 95th St. a year ago. The high-end hatmaker is converting the building into a manufacturing facility and headquarters. It's expected to open this fall.

Not far away, Brocks for Men, a longtime men's formalwear store at 2025 W 95th St., closed last week after the owner retired. But the store manager plans to open a similar store above the realty management offices of C.N. Russo & Co. Inc. at 2141 W. 95th St., Ross said.

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Learning is enhanced curiosity

...other resource was the long gone Kroc & Brentano's book store In Evergreen Plaza on 95th & Western, my parents always had book money and there was always a new subject to explore...

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...to woodworking), he read up on it. We used the Woodson South Regional library at 95th & Halsted regularly, that was great place to just gain additional fuel for knowledge. Our other resource...

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Beverly Farmers Market

With all the beautiful parks and spaces in Beverly, Morgan Park, I wonder why the organizer(s) chose a commuter parking lot on 95th st to host the farmers market?

Do you think a change in venue would boost attendance, therefore bring in more vendors?

  • An important factor not adequately considered by those who would advocate simply moving the market to some other day of the week besides Sunday is that probably all of the vendors doing business at the Beverly FM are already committed to other FM locations in the Chicagoland area on differing...

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    An important factor not adequately considered by those who would advocate simply moving the market to some other day of the week besides Sunday is that probably all of the vendors doing business at the Beverly FM are already committed to other FM locations in the Chicagoland area on differing and diverging days of the week, and the rest of the time I imagine they are all kept pretty busy being working farmers who have farms to run and crops and/or animals to raise. Small farmers are engaged in a difficult, seven day a week occupation. We are fortunate to have them come to our community under any work schedule or set of conditions that works out to be best for them.

  • Anne Beverly resident and cyclist

    Many of the vendors DO sell at markets in other parts of the city on other days of the week. Yes, we are fortunate to have them at our market.

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Enjoy a beautiful fall day this Saturday at the Logan Square House Walk as featured on Curbed!

Now is your chance to get an inside look at the historical richness and beauty of Logan Square's landmark neighborhood! Interior tours of Logan Square's magnificent turn-of-the-century homes are available this Saturday.

Logan Square Preservation 2014 House and Garden Walk is this Saturday, September 13th. It is going to be a beautiful fall day!

More information and pre-sale tickets are available online: www.logansquarepreservation.org

Due to an overwhelming amount of email requests to extend pre-sale tickets we have extended discounted pre-sale...

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Now is your chance to get an inside look at the historical richness and beauty of Logan Square's landmark neighborhood! Interior tours of Logan Square's magnificent turn-of-the-century homes are available this Saturday.

Logan Square Preservation 2014 House and Garden Walk is this Saturday, September 13th. It is going to be a beautiful fall day!

More information and pre-sale tickets are available online: www.logansquarepreservation.org

Due to an overwhelming amount of email requests to extend pre-sale tickets we have extended discounted pre-sale tickets until Friday, September 12th.

Check out what Curbed Chicago said about the House & Garden Walk:
http://chicago.curbed.com/archives/2014/09/04/tour-logan-squares-historic-19th-century-boulevard-homes.php

You can get a sneak peak of one of the houses on LoganSquareTV:
http://logansquare.tv/?p=848

For questions email: logansquarehousewalk@gmail.com

*Please note the walk can be completed w/i a few hours and is open house style. It is not a 7 hour walk. Houses are open between the hours of 10AM-5PM*

Sep 10

Scaring up a tenant

Retailer Party City will open a seasonal Halloween City outlet at that location, 2210 W. 95th St., Ald. Matt O’Shea (19th) told constituents in an email Wednesday.

The vacant store is near the busy intersection of 95th Street and Western Avenue and The Plaza shopping mall. A new shopping center is nearby on the former Evergreen Country Club in Evergreen Park, where stores including Menards and Meijer have opened.

Sep 10

Bethany Union Church Welcomes Choir & New Members

On Sunday, September 14th at the 10:30 am Worship service, Bethany Union Church, 1750 W 103rd St, Chicago, welcomes their Choir (returning from summer sabbatical) and new members. They are celebrating the guests of honor at a Luncheon immediately following the service. Bethany Union Church's motto is "there is room enough for everyone here" so if you're in search of a faith community you will be welcomed, too! For more information check out the website www.bethanyunionchurch.org or contact the church office at 773 779 0123.

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Need a piano tuner

Hello everybody :)

I am new to Beverly and in need of a piano tuner, i would like to support the local economy, does anyone know of a reputable and fairly priced piano tuner??

  • i use Dave Lukitsch/Piano Service from hickory hills (708) 598-2947, He came highly recommended via Angies List, I used him in May and was very pleased with his knowledge and thoroughness. Came same day.

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    Wonderful recommendations thank you all!

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Borders on 95th

It's sad to see such a new, large building on a prominent location sitting empty. I remember visiting a few years ago and it being very busy. I assume it closed when borders shut nearly all of its locations down (if not all of them?).

Have there been any rumors of something ever taking its place?

  • I was out near there yesterday and saw a sign for Halloween something? I guess they are going to use it for Halloween items. Same thing was done to the electronics store that closed in ford city prior to everest college opening in that spot.

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New to Beverly - and everyblock

Hey all, I'm new to beverly - and the beverly everyblock. Let's talk about something other than meijers, menards, and mean employees. What's your favorite thing about the area?

Could be somewhere to eat, a park, a house, a feeling, or even a grocery store :)

  • Oops, the McDonald's Play place is on 103rd and Kedzie

  • We've been residents of the 'hood for about 18 months now and couldn't be happier. I love the variety of old houses and landscaping in the area. . . in an age where cookie cutter housing is so prevalent it's just wonderful to be able to walk around Beverly and...

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    We've been residents of the 'hood for about 18 months now and couldn't be happier. I love the variety of old houses and landscaping in the area. . . in an age where cookie cutter housing is so prevalent it's just wonderful to be able to walk around Beverly and see such wide variety.

    Top Notch (95th and Hoyne-ish) has fantastic burgers, hand-cut fries, and you can't beat the Oreo shake. Across the street from there is Fantano's Subs (at the corner of 95th and Leavitt) which is really good. . . oh, and Jimmy Jam's (on 95th and Longwood-ish) has AMAZING sweet potato pie! They serve it at Horse Thief Hollow for dessert if you don't get over to the store. :-) Bookies at 103rd and Western is a great place, as is Cakewalk Chicago at 99th and Prospect-ish.

    If you get a chance, check out the library at 95th and Damen, which was recently built. The Arts Center is a good place for a variety of creative endeavors and there are several local theatre groups (Beverly Theatre Guild, Monroe Park Theatre Guild, Beverly Hills University Club, Stray Dog Theatre. . . )

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The Bethany Union Church Family Has Room For Everyone!

Bethany Union Church’s fall calendar is just starting and from the looks of it will be very busy and quite exciting! If you’re looking for a faith family, there couldn’t be a better time to come and see. At Worship, on Sunday, September 14th, 10:30 am, Rev Dr. Lawrence Michael Cameron, Pastor, and the Bethany Union Family are welcoming the Choir back from their summer sabbatical and welcoming New Members into the family. They are celebrating the event with a...

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Bethany Union Church’s fall calendar is just starting and from the looks of it will be very busy and quite exciting! If you’re looking for a faith family, there couldn’t be a better time to come and see. At Worship, on Sunday, September 14th, 10:30 am, Rev Dr. Lawrence Michael Cameron, Pastor, and the Bethany Union Family are welcoming the Choir back from their summer sabbatical and welcoming New Members into the family. They are celebrating the event with a reception immediately following the service.

On the following Sunday, September 21st, there are more “beginnings”! Bethany Union will celebrate National Back to Church Sunday and International Peace Sunday. Pastor Cameron will also begin a 31 week adventure with The Story, combining weekly messages and small group sessions in a chronological journey through the Bible – an in depth exploration of God’s Story and Our Story and how they intertwine.

Please join us each and every Sunday morning for Worship and Fellowship, beginning at 10:30 am. For more information call the Bethany Union Office at
773-779-0123.

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Re: the Meijer and Menards on Western.

I do not understand why so many opposed these stores. I think they are both great. The people that work in Meijers are so very nice and willing to help all the time. It is kept clean and the prices are good. It does affect the Beverly area in a good way.

  • Cindy Many year resident of Mt. Greenwood

    I wish the city would make the area along 95th street going east from Western as attractive and profitable as the Meiers area.

  • And all down Western where there are empty business. Yes it sure would be nice.

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Evergreen Plaza Developer

To my Beverly friends and neighbors, I just read in The Beverly-Mt. Greenwood Patch where an announcement for the developer of the Evergreen Plaza is forthcoming. It needs to be said that these large regionally focused developments in Evergreen Park directly impact the Beverly, Mt. Greenwood and Morgan Park communities and cross those invisible lines that separate City or Village limits. After my significant personal investment of time and effort into minimizing the negative effects of the Meijer & Menards...

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To my Beverly friends and neighbors, I just read in The Beverly-Mt. Greenwood Patch where an announcement for the developer of the Evergreen Plaza is forthcoming. It needs to be said that these large regionally focused developments in Evergreen Park directly impact the Beverly, Mt. Greenwood and Morgan Park communities and cross those invisible lines that separate City or Village limits. After my significant personal investment of time and effort into minimizing the negative effects of the Meijer & Menards “regional center mall”, I wouldn’t be able to look at myself in the mirror if I didn’t publicly say that I hope our representatives, both elected and neighborhood associations, have been able to proactively participate in the plans for this "regional mall".

One major difference between the two large developments along Western Avenue is that one is building on already built upon commercial space, and the other was built upon open green space. Let it be known that I believe the Evergreen Plaza should be redeveloped, but I believe that we (Chicago & Evergreen Park) deserve a development that is architecturally significant, environmentally considerate, pedestrian/bicycle friendly and neighborhood/village centric. The question is, will this be another "You're too late to make suggestions, it's a done deal” , or, will the developers work with the surrounding communities in a cooperative effort to help us to help them? The impact that they make, good or bad, is the real answer that is forthcoming

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