2 days ago

Updated 46 hours ago

Local Business

Does anyone know what they are putting at the corner of School and Ashland? Across from the Whole Foods.

  • Strip mall w vitamin shoppe and others, I think panera backed out. Yes old bank lot.

  • They can start work at 7, but they cannot use heavy machinery or create a noise disturbance before 8. If they are being loud enough to disturb residences prior to 8, I think they are violating the noise ordinance. I have found my alderman's office to be very helpful in these situations.

3 days ago

L3 Capital's plans for 3345 - 3355 N. Lincoln Avenue

L3 Capital just bought a large section of N. Lincoln Avenue and here is the flyer for the latest building buy-out of 3345 - 3355 N. Lincoln Avenue.
http://southportcorridorchicago.blogspot.com/2014/07/l3-capitals-plans-for-3345-3355-n.html?spref=tw

Jul 22

Updated Jul 24

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

May 31

Updated Jul 18

Homemade Pizza Company closed all locations

RIP #HomemadePizzaCo. Looks like all locations are closed, and their Facebook and Twitter are deleted. This is an L3 building so we'll see what happens next.

http://southportcorridorchicago.blogspot.com/2014/05/rip-homemade-pizza-company.html

  • Matt 10-year Lakeview resident

    They must have left some food behind because the Southport storefront is now littered with dead flies...such an eyesore, creeps me out each time I walk past it on my commute. Shocked that the chain closed, they must have overexpanded--this location had a line of customers every evening.

  • Personally, I never understood the business model. I bought pizzas from them twice and stopped after I realized I could get a pizza made, and delivered to me for the same price as this place. Did I mention that the delivered pizza was already made? I didn't have to cook it myself.

    I found them to be overpriced for what they were offering.

Jul 18

Site Maintenance - 7/19 at 9 p.m.

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Jul 11

Updated Jul 14

Home Run Inn Pizza coming to Lakeview - Looking For General Manager

Restaurant General Manager

HRI restaurant group operates fun neighborhood restaurants that offer great food, Chicago’s best thin crust pizza, craft brews and amazing specialty cocktails.

We are now hiring a General Manager for our newest location in Lakeview.

We are looking for an enthusiastic General Manager that understands the importance of work life balance has a passion for service and wants to join our family.

The areas of concentration for the General Manger includes:

• Implement and oversee all standard...

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Restaurant General Manager

HRI restaurant group operates fun neighborhood restaurants that offer great food, Chicago’s best thin crust pizza, craft brews and amazing specialty cocktails.

We are now hiring a General Manager for our newest location in Lakeview.

We are looking for an enthusiastic General Manager that understands the importance of work life balance has a passion for service and wants to join our family.

The areas of concentration for the General Manger includes:

• Implement and oversee all standard operating procedures for the restaurant.
• Ensure all guests feel welcome and are given responsive, friendly and courteous service at all times.
• Act as a liaison for community events.
• Ensure that all food and products are consistently prepared and served according to the restaurant’s recipes, portioning, cooking and serving standards to include food cost variance.
• Achieve company objectives in sales, service, quality, appearance of facility and sanitation and cleanliness through training of employees and creating a positive, productive working environment.
• Control cash and other receipts by adhering to cash handling and reconciliation procedures in accordance with restaurant policies and procedures.
• Hire, train, assist employees, enforce company policies and evaluate employee employment status.
• Prepare all required paperwork, including forms, reports and schedules in an organized and timely manner for inventory and in compliance with accounting and human resources department.
Responsible for cleanliness and compliance with established health, sanitation, safety and labor procedures according to all Federal, State, and local regulations.

Requirements and Qualifications:

Two-year college degree and equivalent to direct restaurant (FOH + BOH) experience of 5-6 years.

Excellent analytical and communication skills

If you are interested in this opportunity, please email your resume to bbarnes@homeruninn.com

  • Ryan C. 15+ year Lakeview East resident

    Sheffield and Belmont? Tell your late shift employees to be very very careful. That corner gets very dangerous after dark.

  • Benita Home Run Inn - Human Resources

    Thanks Ryan! I will make sure they are alerted.

Jul 07

Updated Jul 08

Nanny available starting in September

My family is relocating and I would like to help my nanny find a new family. Tania was with us for two years watching my two young children. She is looking for part time or full time hours in the Lakeview or Lincoln Park areas but is open to other areas as well. Tania never once turned us down for "date night" extra hours which is a huge plus!
Please contact me if you are looking for someone starting in September.
Thanks!

  • Hi! I'm interested in talking with you about your nanny. Could you please send me an email? Kathryn.borio@gmail.com.
    Thanks!!

  • We are in Southport corridor and will need a full time nanny/ nanny share starting mid September. Can you send me an email with some additional information?
    Pittnurse03@gmail.com

Jul 02

Updated Jul 04

Sewer backup in basement - who can fix?

With Monday night's storm, we experienced sewer backup in our basement (West Lincoln Park), as did all five other townhouses in our complex. It's pretty bad and we've been trying to get someone to come tear out the carpet, sanitize, clean up, etc ASAP.

Service Master can't get to us til Sun. which seems too long for that to sit. I know there's a big wait because so many others are in the same situation, but any suggestions on others who can fix sooner maybe?

  • Wet Vac & Clorox for cleanup. See FEMA Publication 348 for prevention at http://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/3729 The best prevention system is a FEMA 348 "Overhead" system provided by Mannion Plumbing, 5419 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60651 (773) 626-6466. Mine has worked without exception for over 30 years.

  • Barbs hey you kids, get off my lawn!

    What Ross said, in terms of cleanup. You can DIY, at least some of it, without much danger to yourself. Shop Vac to suck up the water, lot's of fans and dehumidifier or two to get things drying. The worst thing you can do is just let it sit all soggy. Yeah it's nice to hire someone, but a little personal elbow grease if you can manage it will go a long way.

Jul 02

Updated Jul 03

RCN Outage in Lakeview

Not sure what happened, but they said it should be back up within an hour or so. Fingers crossed. This seems to be happening a lot lately.

  • While not quite related, I have to give a hat tip to RCN on recent work. My cable modem would gradually slow down and stop working over the course of a day, always fixed by power-cycling it. I got RCN to send a tech out to replace it, and all better. What's most interesting is that two days later, he stopped back by, apparently on his own, to ask if things were working!

Jul 03

Updated Jul 03

July 4th Fireworks at Belmont Harbor

I seem to recall that there was a pretty impressive fireworks display around Belmont Harbor either last year or the year before (or both). Does anyone know who was responsible and whether it is planned again this year?

  • d3 NOH

    in years past, L, there has been a multi-thousand-$$$$$ show that was better than any small towns' organized fireworks.... these weren't just the random fireworks you see there as well, it was a half hour production complete with grand finale etc.. Not sure if this was "organized" or not but there were definitely people saying it would happen, prior to it happening. I wasn't around there last summer but there def. was a spectacular show the two prior years.

  • L

    The question is, will there be one this year? I haven't seen anyone talking about them. You can always go to Winnemac park.

Jul 02

Updated Jul 02

Leaking window/ sliding door

We seem to have a wind driven leak that causes water to go behind our siding in our condo. It then leaks down the top of our window and sliding door. This last storm really caused some leakage. Does anyone know a good recommendations for a handyman in this field? We don't want a big company because we are already aware the place was not flashed properly. We are looking for an option to escape huge installation of flashing costs since we just had to get a new roof due to improper install. Many Thanks!

Dec 21 2011

Updated Jun 30

Pride Parade back to noon starting time due to church.

The organizers of the 2012 Chicago Gay Pride Parade have agreed to delay the start of next year’s parade following outcries from leaders and parishioners from one of Chicago’s oldest Roman Catholic churches because of concerns that it would interfere with their Sunday masses.

Parade organizers said the 2012 parade will start at noon in a statement Wednesday.

Leaders at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church at 708 W. Belmont Ave., said that the parade’s new route would cause parade...

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The organizers of the 2012 Chicago Gay Pride Parade have agreed to delay the start of next year’s parade following outcries from leaders and parishioners from one of Chicago’s oldest Roman Catholic churches because of concerns that it would interfere with their Sunday masses.

Parade organizers said the 2012 parade will start at noon in a statement Wednesday.

Leaders at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church at 708 W. Belmont Ave., said that the parade’s new route would cause parade attendees to block and interrupt their Sunday mass, which is scheduled at the same time as the previous parade kickoff.

The controversial decision to reroute the parade followed this year’s massive turnout of over 800,000 attendees, which presented challenges for the Chicago Police’s traffic management and crowd control. Organizers intended for an earlier start time, at 10 a.m., to curb drinking.

The pride parade is held every last Sunday in June.

  • Walk-About I Know Who You Are, & I Saw What You Did!

    Considering the Cardinal's Statements, I say: Move the Start Time of The Parade Back to 10:00 a.m.

  • Christopher of Estes I am a medical massage therapist

    Yes, God gets his way and makes sure it won't rain on our parade. I was honored to March with my church and we gave it right back to the fine folks from Westboro, we outnumber you and are louder and prouder than your cheap speakers. Westboro, is that a...

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    Yes, God gets his way and makes sure it won't rain on our parade. I was honored to March with my church and we gave it right back to the fine folks from Westboro, we outnumber you and are louder and prouder than your cheap speakers. Westboro, is that a city or church, who cares. They have a long ride back on their short bus and we have not gotten around to filling the potholes for a reason. I am already preparing for next year at the same time they are praying to their false gods that I don't ride with the firemen next year. I would have 10 men holy men of each denomination bless all the water in the fire truck and I will accidentally push the button to make it rain on their parade. Bring an umbrella because you are in Chicago and the weather can change any minute in the windy city. Next time read the whole bible and slash the tires on your bus Westboro before you come to our city. Can I get an Amen??

Jun 26

Music in the park???

Does anyone know what is happening in Lincoln park? It sounds like a concert or something happening near wrightwood and lakeview. I can't see anything out my window because of the fog!!

Jun 22

Updated Jun 22

Please Help Local Non-Profit, Top Box Foods, win a Grant

Top Box Foods Chicago's ONLY non-profit selected to compete to win a grant in the national Zipcar/Ford Communities with Drive Facebook voting contest. VOTE here: goo.gl/8hzocW (click green Vote and scroll to find Top Box Foods and click VOTE!)

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Thank you!!!

Jun 21

Updated Jun 21

Kitchen Table/Chairs, Vanity, Bookcases for Sale

Thanks to everyone for resurrecting and keeping EveryBlock up and running; it's been a great resource for me. Sadly after 12 years in Lakeview I'm heading to Singapore. We have he following items for sale. These prices are all negotiable. Available for pickup Saturday, Sunday, or Monday morning.

Kitchen Table and Chairs - $250 OBO
http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/fuo/4528892614.html

Cherry Queen Anne Vanity Table - $225 OBO
http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/fuo/4528894407.html

Bookcases - are attached pictures.

  • KJean Work in EGP. Live in Logan.

    We are interested in the lighter colored bookcase. How much for that?

  • Ooh sorry, that would be helpful info! How does $30 sound?

Jun 20

Updated Jun 21

Crime scene at 400 W. Surf

Any idea what happened here on the morning of June 20, 2014?

  • ??? which building on Surf? What did you see going on there?

  • krw

    Yes, please explain?

  • Yes, I pass by there everyday and didn't see anything horribly out of order.

Jun 18

Updated Jun 19

Building torn down

I was just walking down Elaine Place yesterday and noticed they tore down the only two-flat building on that street. Anyone know why? The building was always looking to be in good condition from the outside with people still living in it recently. It seems a shame if they're going to put up one of those new structures rather than just keep the old building up and renovate it.

  • If you search "Chicago Building Permit Status" you can find out what permits have been issued. You need the exact address.

  • Danielle C Bradford New to Chicago from WI

    Well, there was serious damage since the pipes burst in winter. The structure was not sound, and was unsafe for habitation. The owner of the building opted to sell it, and a three flat condo will be going in its place. I agree, the design will probably stick out like a sore thumb, but none of the buildings on Elaine were properly maintained the last few decades, so it is probably the fate of all of us.

Jun 18

Updated Jun 19

Roscoe street resurfacing

Street resurfacing signs are up on the 1600 block of Roscoe (between Ashland and Lincoln)

So glad that those darn troublesome potholes will be gone soon. My neighbors and I have taken to call that section of Roscoe as "Rocky Roscoe" due to loose rock debris.

Also, signs are up on the 1600 block of School (School and Lincoln)

Here's a link about street resurfacing
http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/cdot/provdrs/street/svcs/residential_streetresurfacingprogram.html

  • Would be nice if they could resurface Fletcher and Paulina where the water company just dug up the entire street. It's like the old west over here with all the dust flying around.

  • I live near Fletcher and Paulina also. Agreed. We've been saying we live on a gravel road now. We can't even open the windows without dust from the gravel getting on everything in the house.

  • finally! that half-a$$ed job they did a couple months ago to fill the holes had absolutely zero impact.

Jun 18

North Center, Lincoln Square, Lake view, Roscoe Village Virtual Garage Sale

I have started some Facebook virtual garage sale groups in the area.
A place to buy, sell or even give away item with people in your neighborhood.
Much easier than other selling sites, come check us out.

North Center, Lincoln Square, Lake view, Roscoe Village Virtual Garage Sale
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1406838629562737/
Andersonville, Uptown, Loyola, Rogers Park & Edgewater Virtual Garage sale
https://www.facebook.com/groups/732530996757733/
Bucktown, Wicker Park & West Loop Virtual Garage Sale
https://www.facebook.com/groups/282543145231487/
Lincoln Park, Old Town, River West/North & Gold Coast Virtual...

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I have started some Facebook virtual garage sale groups in the area.
A place to buy, sell or even give away item with people in your neighborhood.
Much easier than other selling sites, come check us out.

North Center, Lincoln Square, Lake view, Roscoe Village Virtual Garage Sale
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1406838629562737/
Andersonville, Uptown, Loyola, Rogers Park & Edgewater Virtual Garage sale
https://www.facebook.com/groups/732530996757733/
Bucktown, Wicker Park & West Loop Virtual Garage Sale
https://www.facebook.com/groups/282543145231487/
Lincoln Park, Old Town, River West/North & Gold Coast Virtual Garage Sale
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1452216758330187/
Forest Glen, Sauganash, Mayfair & Edgebrook Virtual Garage Sale
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1420706874835898/
Albany Park, Irving Park/ Old Irving & Ravenswood Manor Virtual Garage Sale
https://www.facebook.com/groups/707752879264290/
Belmont Cragin, Brickyard, Montclare & Surrounding Area Virtual Garage Sale
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1463361163876571/
UIC, South Loop, Greektown, Pilsen, Tri-Taylor Virtual Garage Sale
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1487128171507564/
SKOKIE IL VIRTUAL GARAGE SALE.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/409616702494947/
Elk Grove Village & Surrounding areas Virtual Garage Sale
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1441687029414275/
LET'S GET BIDDING!!! (Chicago VGS Group)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/683464331712085/

Check out my interview with Judy Hsu, ABC7 morning news
http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news%2Flocal&id=9532067

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140313/andersonville/virtual-garage-sale-growing-on-north-side

Jun 16

Sad News: Coobah Closing for Good end of Summer

Owner to focus on his new adventure, Coalfire Pizza opening on Southport later this year. All the details here:
http://southportcorridorchicago.blogspot.com/2014/06/coobah-closing-for-good-owner-to-focus.html

Jun 11

Updated Jun 13

Interested in learning Spanish for LIFE over coffee/wine?

¡Hola!

Enjoy a coffee or a glass of wine and learn Spanish FOR LIFE.

Lakeview Summer Session
Starts July 1st
Spanish FOR LIFE
Small groups, relaxed setting (Pizzeria Serio, Lakeview), evenings
8 week sessions, 1.5 hours/week (12 hours) = $275
FREE TRIAL LESSON

* general
* healthcare
* professionals
* culture
* all levels
** private & corporate instruction also available
** in person
** online

Also: Spanish FOR CHILDREN meeting at local libraries. :)

María Luisa Ortega Hernández, PhD
www.conmarialuisa.com
facebook/conmarialuisa
www.conmarialuisa@gmail.com
772.444.2266 (772.44hablo)

  • Caty Sweeterville resident

    What day/time is this? Tuesday evenings are bad for us, but we are interested.

  • María Luisa Ortega Hernández Spanish for life: Con María Luisa, Inc.

    Hola, Caty. Mucho gusto. / Nice to meet you.Tell me a little bit about your experience with the language. Who else will be joining you? Feel free to send me an email so I can add you to my mailing list. I am now organizing the groups. I will know more about the actual schedule in a week or so. Also, there is additional information on my Facebook/conmarialuisa. ¡Gracias!

Jun 11

Updated Jun 12

Mechanic Recommendation

Hey there! My car is making a weird rumbly sound whenever I accelerate and was looking for a recommendation for someone to take a look. Thanks!

  • Do not use Pong. They failed to properly reattach my tire after working on my brakes and it fell off while my husband was driving the car on a highway with me and our then 2.5 year old and 4 month old. It was terrifying. Plan to put it on yelp. They did admit fault but hate to think of what could have happened to us had my husband handled the situation differently.

  • Thanks everyone for the recommendations! I ended up going with Reliable Auto on Ashland and Roscoe because they were able to get me in immediately. Couldn't be happier with the service and they even called my dad to explain to him what was wrong with the car, huge plus in my book since I know nothing about cars. Thanks again!

Jun 10

Bike and Save in Lakeview

Nearly 40 Lakeview businesses are offering deals for customers arriving by bike who show their helmet! Look for the Bike-Friendly Business window decal in storefronts around the neighborhood and check out a listing of participating businesses at http://www.bikefriendlylakeview.com

Apr 30

Updated Jun 09

Lakefront : new track & field construction - Wilson Ave

Just wanted to pass this along to my fellow Lakeview neighbors.

The Chicago Park District is building a new running track and soccer field at the Lakefront by Wilson Ave in Uptown.

Here is the sketch: http://james46.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Lincoln-Park-Wilson-Field-and-Track-Site-Plan.pdf

Looks like a worthy project. The existing soccer field over there seems to already get a lot of use. So, I assume there's high demand for more fields.

There are other projects on the lakefront that I personally (selfishly) would rather see. I...

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Just wanted to pass this along to my fellow Lakeview neighbors.

The Chicago Park District is building a new running track and soccer field at the Lakefront by Wilson Ave in Uptown.

Here is the sketch: http://james46.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Lincoln-Park-Wilson-Field-and-Track-Site-Plan.pdf

Looks like a worthy project. The existing soccer field over there seems to already get a lot of use. So, I assume there's high demand for more fields.

There are other projects on the lakefront that I personally (selfishly) would rather see. I guess for now I'll just continue to do my best to avoid running into pedestrians strolling along the bike path.

What are your thoughts?

I wasn't aware this project was taking place until last week when I rode past the construction site. How did I miss the announcement? Anyone else surprised to learn about it? Perhaps it was off my radar since I'm not on Alderman Cappleman's newsletter email list? It's got me wondering how much this cost the city and how long this project has been in the works.

Jun 09

Updated Jun 09

Surf St. 'neighborhood' watch?

There is someone on this block (surf & broadway) who likes to creep around the cars parked on this street. The culprit leaves personal threatening notes and likes to call police. I often see city workers going around scanning plates also. Left a note on my windshield today that I will get a ticket if I park in that (free to the public) spot again... well, all I can say is come at me bro.
Has anyone seen this before?

  • robin in WRP Tired, very tired

    You might want to have a conversation with someone at the police district.

Jun 08

Hanig's Footwear - Clark/Diversey

I saw a "Lost our Lease" sign on the window of Hanig's Footwear (Clark/Diversey). Does anyone know what's going in there?

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