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Updated 1 hour ago

First food trucks and now pedicabs: Tunney's uprooting another progressive industry

The City Council’s Transportation and License Committees will review next week a proposal from Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) to regulate pedicabs in Chicago and some language in the legislation has owners of the bicycle taxis concerned the ordinance may regulate them out of existence, if it passes.

The ordinance, introduced by Tunney last May, would cap the number of pedicabs at 200 and require them to post fare information, follow the rules of the road and meet safety standards such...

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The City Council’s Transportation and License Committees will review next week a proposal from Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) to regulate pedicabs in Chicago and some language in the legislation has owners of the bicycle taxis concerned the ordinance may regulate them out of existence, if it passes.

The ordinance, introduced by Tunney last May, would cap the number of pedicabs at 200 and require them to post fare information, follow the rules of the road and meet safety standards such as require seat belts for passengers and have proof of liability and workers' compensation insurance. But there is another caveat in the final draft being presented to the Transportation and License committees that would ban pedicabs in the Loop and on State Street and Michigan Avenue, from Congress Parkway to Oak Street, during rush hours. That’s a sizable area and, on one level, we can understand wanting to keep those streets free for other traffic. The Chicago Pedicab Association, however, sees this as a poison pill.

"This is going to potentially destroy the pedicab industry in Chicago. We won't be able to navigate the Loop and River North areas or pick up passengers in any of these areas," said board member T.C. O'Rourke.

“The Loop, Michigan Avenue and State Street are the most pedestrian- and tourist-oriented areas of the city. Many pedicab operators make the bulk of their income working in these areas. They’re where the people are. Essentially, it would make working in the Loop and River North virtually impossible. We wouldn’t be able to showcase these iconic streets. The rest of the ordinance is tolerable, but not this part.”

More on Chicagoist:

http://chicagoist.com/2014/04/23/pedicab_operators_worried_about_new.php

2 days ago

Updated 36 hours ago

Bathtub reglazing

Does anybody have a recommendation for a bathtub reglazing?

  • http://aarcobaths.com/

    I used these guys in 2011. The tub still looks good. There are cheaper options out there. But, in my opinion, you get what you pay for. The low-priced options don't seem to last as long.

    You just want to be careful what you use to clean it with. Some cleaners will damaged the finish. And obviously, don't drop anything that might chip it.

    One tip: If your chrome drain looks bad/chipped, I would suggest removing it prior to having the bathtub reglazed, then replacing it.

    Good luck.

  • http://arkrefinishing.com/

    Ark was highly recommended to me when I remodeled my bathroom. I told my contractor I wanted him to use Ark, he pulled a fast one and used Aarco (as recommended above) but I didn't know until the job was finished. It looked good at first but fast forward...

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    http://arkrefinishing.com/

    Ark was highly recommended to me when I remodeled my bathroom. I told my contractor I wanted him to use Ark, he pulled a fast one and used Aarco (as recommended above) but I didn't know until the job was finished. It looked good at first but fast forward 4 years and I needed my tub refinished again because it looked horrible.I called Ark this time. The old finish came right off (what was left anyway). Do yourself a favor and do it right the first time and call Ark! Very professional and easy to work with, my tub looks great!

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Old Borders, North/Halsted?

Anyone know what is going in at the old Borders location at North & Halsted?

Apr 17

Coalfire Pizza coming to 3707 N. Southport

Confirmed today that they are coming to the former Hye Bar space, and hoping to open later this summer.

http://southportcorridorchicago.blogspot.com/2014/04/coalfire-pizza-coming-to-3707-n.html

Apr 07

Updated Apr 14

New fences on the lake front north of Belmont harbor?

Anyone know why they're fencing up the lake front east of the golf course between Belmont and montrose harbor? Before, you could go north until some the pavement ended and the rocks began (that area has been fenced a long time).

Lots of runners and walkers go there (like me!) so i'll be pretty bummed if it's unreachable.

The fences weren't there as of Saturday, and are almost complete now.

  • My guess is they're finally getting around to replacing the rocks with concrete matching that south of the golf course & north of the harbor. Not that I'm happy about this, as I much prefer the varying sizes and access to the water of the old rocks.

  • Peter Compernolle I love Chicago. ootheloop.com

    turns out it's part of the shoreline protection project. it is not completely and entirely blocked off, unless you climb a tall (8-10'?) fence or sneak into the golf course. here's to hoping they're swift -- that's my favorite running route and means to access montrose harbor!

    http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/cdot/supp_info/shoreline_protectionproject.html

  • I really hope they are finally fixing it and will re-open it sooner rather than later. It is one of my favorite running routes as well and would love to have it back!

Apr 12

Updated Apr 14

Plan for Belmont Market (401 W Belmont)

A few weeks ago, I got a notification from the department of business affairs and consumer protection about a liquor license application for "Belmont Market, Inc" at 401 W Belmont. The objection period deadline was April 4.

Does anyone know the status of the market? That would make like a whole lot easier having a small market across the street instead of needing to walk to Broadway!

  • Shelly Lifelong suburbanite, now in South Lakeview.

    I thought it was already open, or am I thinking of a different place over there?

  • The convenient mart closed months ago.

Apr 07

Updated Apr 13

New Development Ashland/School

Does anyone know what's coming up at the northeast corner of Ashland & School? It's been an empty bank for the three years we've lived here, and I'm curious what's coming to the neighborhood.

Apr 10

Updated Apr 10

Cameras at Ashland/Addison intersection?

Driving the other day I saw smalish white cameras mounted atop the traffic lights at the Ashland/Addison intersection. These are not the big red light cameras or the speed cameras as far as I can tell. Well they might be speed cameras, but they look different than ones that are currently in place.

Just wondering if anyone knows about the cameras and what they are for?

Apr 09

Lakeview Flickr Photo Group

Feel free to upload your Flickr photos to the new Lakeview Group!

https://www.flickr.com/groups/2659840@N22/?added=6

Apr 09

Updated Apr 09

  • we saw lighting improvements on Wayne and was needed and appreciated. The other blocks mentioned will no doubt appreciate more lighting to sidewalks, it is a great security enhancement.

Apr 08

Free Coffee at Chicago Comics.

Stop by Chicago Comics this Sunday from 12-2 and try some free coffee from Passion House Roasters. Chicago Comics. 3244 N. CLark St. Chicago

Apr 08

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

Tired of waiting until summer to get rid the unwanted clutter?
Tired of spend a weekend sitting in the hot sun wheeling and dealing?
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...

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Tired of waiting until summer to get rid the unwanted clutter?
Tired of spend a weekend sitting in the hot sun wheeling and dealing?
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/
LET'S GET BIDDING!!! (Chicago VGS Group)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/683464331712085/

Check out the recent article written about the Virtual Garage Sale groups.
http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140313/andersonville/virtual-garage-sale-growing-on-north-side

Apr 07

Paint + BYOB: Create your own Masterpiece - $25 - Lakeview

Please register at: https://dabble.co/chicago/painting/classes/paint-create-your-own-masterpiece-with-alicia-londos

Class Info: “Every artist was first an amateur” (Ralph Waldo Emerson). Some just need a little more coaxing to get started. The goal of class is to create a fun and sophisticated art party AND your cool and amazing masterpiece.

We will cover some basis painting skills to get everyone started and on your way to painting. You will learn and develop the skills of painting in a modern and friendly atmosphere. You will learn information...

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Please register at: https://dabble.co/chicago/painting/classes/paint-create-your-own-masterpiece-with-alicia-londos

Class Info: “Every artist was first an amateur” (Ralph Waldo Emerson). Some just need a little more coaxing to get started. The goal of class is to create a fun and sophisticated art party AND your cool and amazing masterpiece.

We will cover some basis painting skills to get everyone started and on your way to painting. You will learn and develop the skills of painting in a modern and friendly atmosphere. You will learn information related to paint application, brushwork, and confidence in your newly created art. We will using acrylic paint on either (2) 6 x 6 in. canvas or (1) 10 x 10 in. canvas (your choice) and by the end of class you will have your beautiful piece of art ready to hang in your home!

Choose to create your painting from any of our provided inspiration pictures OR bring your own pic and create your masterpiece to take home!!

Sign up solo or with friends. Feel free to BYOB.

Prerequisites: None - all levels welcome
What to bring: Your Imagination + BYOB if you would like
What will be provided: We provide all materials (canvas, paint, brushes and music)
Location: A & L Designs Studio - 3629 N Pine Grove Ave

Apr 01

Updated Apr 06

Ikea looking for new urban store in Lakeview

My friend, who's in commercial real estate, told me that Ikea is looking to acquire a large space in Lakeview for a store. They wanted the Century Centre shopping mall location on Clark/Diversey but couldn't make it work.
He said it will need to be about half the size of a typical Ikea store, roughly 150,000 square feet. It's expected to be about 7 stories tall.
Anyone got any suggestions for the location? They're looking at tearing down existing buildings or at least keeping some of the exterior elements if it has historical context or a beautiful ornate facade.

  • jives vigilent resident x 20 yrs

    Irving and Sheffield ( Sheridan ) next to Thorek hospital
    Contact Morgan Murphy III
    Attorney

  • Still going strong.........

Apr 03

Former Chicago Cubs Player Fergie Jenkins will Meet and Greet Customers and Fans at the Newly Opened

WGN's Pete McMurray will be Live from the Location and will Join Jenkins for the Wrigleyville Dunkin Donut's Grand Opening Day Coinciding with the Opening Day of the Chicago Cubs

Follow on Twitter to learn about more specials @WrigleyDunkin or on Facebook: facebook.com/Wrigleyville-Dunkin-Donuts


WHAT:
Wrigleyville Dunkin’ Donuts hosts Former Chicago Cubs Player and legendary pitcher Fergie Jenkins as part of their grand opening celebration. Jenkins will greet fans, hand out the official Dunkin' Donuts Cubs Donut. Later that day, Jenkins...

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WGN's Pete McMurray will be Live from the Location and will Join Jenkins for the Wrigleyville Dunkin Donut's Grand Opening Day Coinciding with the Opening Day of the Chicago Cubs

Follow on Twitter to learn about more specials @WrigleyDunkin or on Facebook: facebook.com/Wrigleyville-Dunkin-Donuts


WHAT:
Wrigleyville Dunkin’ Donuts hosts Former Chicago Cubs Player and legendary pitcher Fergie Jenkins as part of their grand opening celebration. Jenkins will greet fans, hand out the official Dunkin' Donuts Cubs Donut. Later that day, Jenkins will also throw out the celebrity first pitch at the Cubs opening day, happening across the street at Wrigley Field. Also on location at the Wrigleville Dunkin' Donuts will be WGN's Pete McMurray, who will be giving away tickets to the Opening Day Game.

WHERE:
Wrigleyville Dunkin' Donuts, 947 W. Addison

WHEN:
Friday, April 4
7 a.m. - Pete McMurray (WGN-AM) arrives to Wrigleyville Dunkin' Donuts and begins his broadcast and ticket-giveaway
8:30 a.m. - Fergie Jenkins arrives and will great fans and hand out FREE donuts

INFO:
Former Chicago Cubs Player Fergie Jenkins will participate in the Wrigleyville Dunkin' Donuts, 947 W. Maddison, Grand Opening Celebration, along with WGN-AM's Pete McMurray. Fans are invited to line up outside the Dunkin' Donuts location for their chance to win tickets to the opening day game and meet Jenkins and McMurray.

Chicagoland Commissary announces a newly opened Dunkin’ Donuts in Chicago located at 947 W. Addison, just across from the home of the Chicago Cubs and under the Addison Redline El Stop. The new location opened Saturday, March 17 with the grand opening day on April 4, coinciding with the Chicago Cubs Opening Day. The 947 W. Addison location is open Monday – Friday from 4 a.m. – 11 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 5 a.m. – 10 p.m. Follow the location on twitter, @WrigleyDunkin, and Facebook, for special and additional updates.

Apr 02

Updated Apr 03

Fencing in the Park!!!

On my walk this morning just south (3700N) of the Marovitz Golf Course ,along the Lake front, it appears the Park District is constructing a fence!! It appears it will be about 7 feet tall!! Has anyone heard who &/or why this is happening?? I think that it's an ugly eyesore.. Our Lake front is meant to be Open..

  • lauren east lakeview republican

    Oh no :( that sounds horrible.

  • Corey Warner 25 year englewood resident Politicsmylife chi-styl

    How do you think the people on the southside feel..

  • Jen K 22-year Lakeview resident

    They've erected fencing as they've rebuilt each section of the lakefront. Could it be connected to that project? (I'm not sure how far north they've gotten with their work.)

Mar 31

Updated Apr 01

Ashland and School hazmat?

Just heard something on NPR re: a hazmat situation on Ashland and School? I can't hear a lot of sirens, it smells a little off but that could also just be the fact that the weather has thawed and you can smell things now. Anyone else hear anything?

  • I heard a lot of sirens when I left work at around 6:30. I didn't see where they went, but they didn't sound like the went far. I'm at Belmont and Paulina.

  • Hi Audeo5, a hot water tank developed a gas leak in the 3240 Ashland (the XSport building). No injuries.

Mar 30

Updated Mar 31

Construction at Grace and Clifton

I noticed a lot of heavy construction on the north side of Grace and Clifton. Does anybody know what they are building?

  • Ann

    It's probably the Cubs green lot. They're paving it, adding lights and new fencing. Should be done mid summer.

Mar 26

Updated Mar 27

Construction on Surf and Sheridan

Does anyone know what can be done or who to contact about the horrific vibrations coming from this construction? I am a stay at home mother and don't feel safe at home while our walls and ceiling are violently vibrating. Already one painting came crashing down the stairs as a result. Luckily THAT day we were not home. I realize they can't halt construction but perhaps some warning or time table of when the very aggressive work is being done could be provided?

  • I hope they are over soon. I got home early from work and my entire place was shaking. I got flashbacks to my time in a city that got a lot of minor earthquakes. I can't wait for this to be done. Just 1.5 more years, eh?

  • Ditto! The shaking and rumbling are incredible. I'm just worried it's causing some unseen stress on our building that will only show up later when it's too late to do anything.

Mar 22

Updated Mar 24

More Saturday morning construction helicopter noise in Lakeview East 2600 block

Don't worry it is not another police standoff. There is a chopper delivering equipment to the roof of building in the 2600 block of North Lakeview.

  • Location is not Lakeview East it is Lincoln Park. However the street was Lakeview.

  • Stephen Boisvert Lakeview pedestrian

    An honest mistake as I am in East Lakeview and I heard it and watched it via my window.

  • Understood...and within blocks.

Mar 24

View 2014 Summer Day Camp Program Offerings Now!

The Chicago Park District is the hot spot for kids this summer. For the ultimate summer camp experience, look no further than your local park! With a variety of camp offerings, you're sure to find an option to match your needs.

Camp programs can be found at more than 200 parks throughout the city where children enjoy water fun, field trips, athletic activities and cultural experiences.

Online Summer Registration begins on April 7 for parks west of California and on April 8 for parks east of California. Make your wishlists now to save time. http://tinyurl.com/lelmx2c

Mar 24

View 2014 Summer Day Camp Program Offerings Now!

The Chicago Park District is the hot spot for kids this summer. For the ultimate summer camp experience, look no further than your local park! With a variety of camp offerings, you're sure to find an option to match your needs.

Camp programs can be found at more than 200 parks throughout the city where children enjoy water fun, field trips, athletic activities and cultural experiences.

Online Summer Registration begins on April 7 for parks west of California and on April 8 for parks east of California. Make your wishlists now to save time. http://tinyurl.com/lelmx2c

Mar 21

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

Spring has arrived! Time to get some cleaning & organizing done!
All the extra stuff you have accumulated can be easy sold on the Virtual Garage sale group I have created for your area.
Follow the link below; join the group and start buying & selling today

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/...

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Spring has arrived! Time to get some cleaning & organizing done!
All the extra stuff you have accumulated can be easy sold on the Virtual Garage sale group I have created for your area.
Follow the link below; join the group and start buying & selling today

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/

Mar 19

Updated Mar 21

Parking

Hi neighbors!
We will be moving to the area (Belmont and Racine) next month. Out place has a one car garage but we have 2 cars. Does anyone know where we might be able to rent a spot for not too much $$?
Thanks!

  • Shelly Lifelong suburbanite, now in South Lakeview.

    I'm thinking L meant west of Lakewood is not zoned. I'm on the 1200 block of Fletcher, which is zoned. Welcome to the neighborhood! I second and third the people that say parking is rough during Cubs season.

  • Katherine Pastor, Irving Park United Methodist Church

    My daughter lives in an area where parking is tough and she and her husband ALWAYS drove around their block and would snag a spot if there were one open -- then the other person would park in their designated spot. Smart strategy by a couple without any extra money to spend for parking! Welcome to the area!

Mar 20

New retail to replace Candyality and Coobah's Space

New retail to replace Candyality and Coobah's Space from L3 according to this For Lease brochure:

http://southportcorridorchicago.blogspot.com/2014/03/look-whats-replacing-candyality-and.html

Mar 14

Updated Mar 17

Trees getting cut down on Surf?

Why are all of the trees off of the most Eastern part of Surf getting cut down? (Broadway, Pine Grove, etc.) One of the reasons I moved here is because there was some foliage compared to other spots...

  • Shelly Lifelong suburbanite, now in South Lakeview.

    It may have something to do with the Asian long horned beetle...

  • KTL

    There is no rhyme or reason why trees get cut down in Lakeview. We have been complaining for years on Oakdale. Three perfectly healthy trees in a row on Broadway and Wellington were chopped a few years ago.
    We were up in arms in our building. The city and Tunney...

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    There is no rhyme or reason why trees get cut down in Lakeview. We have been complaining for years on Oakdale. Three perfectly healthy trees in a row on Broadway and Wellington were chopped a few years ago.
    We were up in arms in our building. The city and Tunney ignored us. They always make excuses....uneven metal ground covers due to roots, disease, tree limbs in wires....None of these reasons seemed valid and multiple beautiful, healthy trees were destroyed. This happens in many neighborhoods and way too often.
    Does the city wants to keep its landscapers busy to show how valuable they are when the budget cuts are looming? Are these tree choppers even qualified to decide what gets cut and how much?
    I don't know how much it will help but call Tunney's office. We should all call Tunney when we see this happen.

Jan 12 2013

Updated Mar 16

Comcast eMail

Anyone having a problem 'sending' eMails thru Comcast?

  • Rachel D. just hungry

    Is that the only issue you've had? My Comcast Internet has been finicky for the past couple hours, but it's okay at this very moment...

  • Everything else is good. Receiving emails but can't send thru Outlook. Can send thru Comcast website. I think that Outlook is having an issue connecting to the server. I have Comcast checking on it.

  • Victoria Artist and Muscian

    I have had intermittent service for 10 days. I haven't been able to get email service now for 2 days.I can't access email t all. It says server can't be found.

Mar 13

Updated Mar 13

New Pay-For-Parking Sign @ Clark & Orchard

Wondering if anyone knows when the new pay-for-parking sign was installed @ southbound Clark & Orchard (across from Carissima Salon) -- There hadn't been one there in 2 years and when I parked on a Friday I came out to a new sign and a ticket on Saturday morning. Maybe I'm crazy??

  • Ben Neighbor

    The bus stop moved months ago.

Mar 12

Updated Mar 12

Comcast Outage

Anybody else experiencing phone/internet outages with Comcast today?

  • leon999 Morbidly obtuse.

    My Comcast internet went out last night around midnight too and lasted until about 7 AM.

    This has happened several times in recent weeks (we live around Armitage & Western) -- always overnight -- and that pattern makes me wonder if it is maintenance related.

    Each time I've re-started the modem (it's a good one) to no avail.

Mar 10

Updated Mar 11

Mar 04

Updated Mar 10

Possible sign?

A few weeks ago we had a guy who says he was with comEd, who was not marked in anyway, buzz our condo building door to no avail. A few days later I noticed a baby blanket on the fence. I took it off. A few days later I noticed a blanket placed on the same spot on the fence, I removed it again. Today I noticed a balloon tied to our fence and I cut it loose. Is this odd? Is there anywhere I can report this type of activity? Is this a tagging of sorts? Any help would be appreciated.

  • Someone put a rug over our fence once. I didn't think anything of it, but thought it was odd. Now I will keep an eye out for things like this. Thanks for your post.

  • jz

    Thank you, pr, for noticing something and getting help. Neighborhoods are safer when people look out for each other. I have no time for the sarcasm and put-downs.

Mar 06

Updated Mar 10

Sketches of Jolly Posh Food's new Market and Restaurant

Moss design is excited to show off our next project under construction: the new location, expanded shop, and restaurant design for Jolly Posh Foods. Jolly Posh will be moving around the corner from Irving Park to Southport this spring.

Check out design sketches and photos in our latest blog post: http://moss-design.com/2014/03/06/coming-soon-jolly-posh-foods-is-moving-to-moss-designed-expanded-shop-and-restaurant/

  • Spenser approved ;) plus I work on southport and uber excited to get more Bueno bars

  • One of my favorite places in Lakeview. I didn't go as often as I would like because the seating area was so small. I'm sure I'll be visiting more often now :]

Mar 08

Updated Mar 09

Construction on Henderson & Ashland results in unannounced towing

The old bank on Ashland across from Whole Foods is finally being demoed. The company put a fence around the property last week, but on Henderson St, they didn't post any signage about upcoming construction, so this morning, a row of cars was ticketed and towed.

Nice job City!

  • Shelly Lifelong suburbanite, now in South Lakeview.

    That's a nice legal battle...hope somebody took pictures!

  • Typical of the backasswards city process~

Mar 08

Updated Mar 08

A Chopper is swapping out HVAC units on the top of building in East Lakeview

There is a construction helicopter listing heating/AC units east of Broadway maybe on Surf if you are wondering what all the racket is.

Mar 04

Updated Mar 06

Hugh Rat

Coming home today about 8 p.m. I saw A Hugh Rat run from the street on Broadway to a hole on Cornelia next to Rocks, It was a nasty big one. Be Aware.

Mar 05

Homestay Hosting Opportunities

American Homestay Network (AHN) www.homestayhosting.com is looking for hosts to host international students in their homes for a short term. Please learn more about it at the above link. Share every thing Chicago has to offer, enjoy the cultural exchange and earn money.

Feb 27

Updated Mar 02

Wine Shop Opening at 3160 N Broadway?

I heard there is another liquor store opening at 3160 N Broadway? I heard it's a bunch of people who know nothing about wine but are opening next to Radio Shack. What do you think this place will do to the other wine shops like Pastoral? The last thing we need is a bunch of people who are opening a liquor store just to make money. Isn't there already a place at Briar? How many liquor stores do we need on one block???

  • Jen K 22-year Lakeview resident

    Stu, I think Lincoln Square and Andersonville have similar demographics to Lakeview, and I'd love to see Broadway develop in a way similar to what has happened on Clark through Andersonville or on Lincoln south of Lawrence. For a while, Southport south of Addison seemed to be heading in that direction, but it's done a 180 in the last few years.

  • The beauty of Chicago neighborhoods lies in their individual "personalities", not in their sameness. We love Lakeview!

Feb 25

Updated Feb 27

Terrible Accident

There's a horrible accident on Clark and Belmont. North of Belmont on Clark on the east side of the street. Car seemed to have slammed into mailbox. All I saw were the cops and ambulances on my way to work.
Anyone know anything else?

  • TMH

    Sorry I fell asleep while reading the thread and didn't bother to open the article until after I commented and woke back up. I guess I so wanted it to be a texter since I almost crashed the other week avoiding them in a crosswalk that they didn't belong. reading...

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    Sorry I fell asleep while reading the thread and didn't bother to open the article until after I commented and woke back up. I guess I so wanted it to be a texter since I almost crashed the other week avoiding them in a crosswalk that they didn't belong. reading is fundamental!
    Although in another twist of fate I was rear ended by a driver last year that fell asleep cause he had been up working for 15 straight hours to support his family. So point for me for being able to bring it back around to something other than drugs. Hell yeah! Unless the article mentioned drugs. Did it?
    my attention span got sucked in by the guy driving a Monte Cristo!
    Hope ur husband is ok

  • lauren east lakeview republican

    My husband is fine.
    I was simply pointing out that a schedule like his could lead to this sort of thing - so maybe that's what happened with the driver.

Feb 19

Updated Feb 26

Moving Boxes, anyone!?

Hi All-

Just got word that our ever so modest building near Lincoln & Paulina is being gutted & turned into luxury lofts (!) so we need to move at the end of our lease. Very soon!

Does anyone have either constructed or deconstructed moving boxes to share? My husband is happy to pick them up if yes.

Thanks!

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