Mar 19

Updated Mar 21

Mailbox?

I can't seem to find a new mailbox. Looking for one that mounts in my fence. Does anyone have any recommendations for online or local stores?

  • Our box from Lowe's is metal and locks - didn't need to weld either, we were able to secure via a bracket (that we unfortunately didn't get from Lowe's). I like the idea of having access from the back, but I don't know if it's want to cut up our fence for it and then be stuck with only that mailbox option until the end of time.

  • Why not consider a nice locking mailbox on a post like they use in the suburbs. We did that at our home on the west side; just inside our locked wrought iron fence and within easy reach for our mail person. Our mail person had no problems delivering our mail and smaller packages into our mail box. We were even able to have a beautiful clematis growing along side the post in the summer and draped it with an evergreen swag during the Christmas holidays

Mar 14

Garage spot for rent

Covered garage spot for rent at Evergreen and Damen. $175/mo. Please message if interested.

Jan 14

Updated Mar 13

Havlan & West on Damen-Opening Date?

Hello!
Does anyone know anything about the new boutique opening on 1800 n Damen? Their website is pretty sparse, and I didn't see an opening date on the actual retail space.

Thanks!

  • Hi Liz,

    Havlan & West just opened yesterday! H&W carries clothing, accessories, artwork and home decor. Please check out our facebook and instagram pages @havlanandwest for more information. Thank you for your interest and hope to see you in some time!

    Best Regards,

    Emily McKenney
    Owner | Havlan & West

Feb 27

Updated Mar 08

Late night license

I hear the owners of the new bar (owners of owl) are going to be seeking a 5am license. Any thoughts on crime levels and general "trouble" after owl opened up? I think once that goes in it could open up some more business on that desolate block. Thoughts?

Mar 04

Updated Mar 06

Aldi Proposal

They changed the unit count down to 101 units and added more retail space and changed the footprint. This project is huge and can change that strip of milwaukee. Thoughts from anyone at the bucktown community meeting tonight?

  • Michael Bucktown Resident

    Another great comment, JeannyB: "if you rent a car for whatever reason you'll still need a parking spot."

  • The TOD ordinance wasn't passed because of CTA renovations, but because 35 percent of all trips in the City of Chicago are transit based. Buildings shouldn't be developed on the assumption that 100 percent of their uses will be exclusively car users, especially in those areas where transit options are highest.

Feb 28

Updated Mar 04

The WOW DISTRICT is Growing!

Maybe you've heard a bit about us? We are the small business owners of North ave, WEST OF WESTERN. Together we are trying to make a positive difference in our business community. Today our boundaries are: North ave to California ave.and by summers end we hope to grow past Kedzie!

There is still lots of work to be done. We need benches, banners, flower planters, waste receptacles and MORE businesses. We LOVE that we are THRIVING, helping each other, and...

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Maybe you've heard a bit about us? We are the small business owners of North ave, WEST OF WESTERN. Together we are trying to make a positive difference in our business community. Today our boundaries are: North ave to California ave.and by summers end we hope to grow past Kedzie!

There is still lots of work to be done. We need benches, banners, flower planters, waste receptacles and MORE businesses. We LOVE that we are THRIVING, helping each other, and most of all, having fun while doing so.

BTW, a commercial is airing on WLS 7 morning and night celebrating small businesses. If you or anyone you know is interested in opening a business in the WOW DISTRICT, pls send them my way.

I've said it a million times and I truly believe this--
"A rising tide lifts ALL boats" ~JFK

Check out the video below.

https://vimeo.com/118540855

LOVE to SMALL BUSINESSES EVERYWHERE!
Lynne McDaniel
Goddess of WOW!

  • Lynne McDaniel An Orange Moon

    Brandon, stop by and say hi when you have a moment. I'd love to meet you and listen to your plans and goals for the future. We are An Orange Moon. Located at 2418 W North ave. I'm on the floor on Friday, Saturday from noon until 7p. Sundays noon until 5pm.
    Best to you!
    Lynne McDaniel
    Your Goddess of WOW!

  • Brandon G Brewer. Engineer. Human.

    Thanks Lynne, I will try to get by there soon. My girlfriend loves your furniture.

Feb 25

Updated Feb 26

Optometrist recommendation?

Hi neighbors: anyone have an optometrist in the neighborhood that they recommend? Thanks!

Feb 19

Updated Feb 21

Feb 20

Updated Feb 21

1812 n Milwaukee

I noticed the for sale sign came down. Anybody know if someone bought it? What's going on there? It's steps from the trail entrance and in between new and old apartments. I'd like to see some more apartments and retail go in on this semi desolate stretch.

Dec 23

Updated Feb 18

Spare Tire Stolen off Honda CR-V

Parked on street near Honore and Wabansia, noticed my spare tire was stolen late Monday/early Tuesday overnight. Looking back, some wheel locks would have been a good investment, but 10yrs parking on the city streets - I got too comfortable.

  • same thing happened to me yesterday with my CRV, near damen/waveland

  • This happened with my Cr-V in June 2014 on Altgeld/Racine, so I put a locking lug nut and a cable lock on my new spare. This morning, I noticed theives tried to steal my spare tire again, but thankfully the locks prevented it. I definately recommend securing your tire. I also had my catalytic converter stolen in April 2014, so that has an alarm on it too. Very frustrating.

Feb 05

Updated Feb 17

Streets and San dumping in Holstein Park

They've dumped like 6-8 truckloads so far of nasty muddy snow. Don't they know what will happen when it thaws?

  • It melts. Snow melts.

  • It was a swamp last year after the snow melted, and they poorly re-sodded the entire park, so this year will be even worse.

    I can also see all those garden apartments on Oakley end up with extra flooding.

  • Along with the swamp from a snow melt that muddy snow is full of salt which isn't good for any plant. When the grass doesn't grow back they'll just blame it on the dogs.

Feb 02

Updated Feb 06

Dibs

Just to spread the news, dibs is completely understandable. You spend over an hour shoveling, you deserve that spot. Thanks.

  • Carlos Munoz CostaRicaCarlos

    Ah Dibs. I remember when mayor Daley supported it. That's when dibs became a big disputed issue again.
    I believe dibs is a statement about who you are in our society:
    1. Are you the kind of person who will take advantage of your neighbor and claim property that isn't...

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    Ah Dibs. I remember when mayor Daley supported it. That's when dibs became a big disputed issue again.
    I believe dibs is a statement about who you are in our society:
    1. Are you the kind of person who will take advantage of your neighbor and claim property that isn't and never should be yours such as a squatter does?
    Or
    2. Are you being a good neighbor by cleaning out your spot and passing it forward as you should?
    3. Are you a giver or a taker?
    We all know what's the right thing to do and that those who want dibs are selfish haters only looking out for themselves.
    Sometimes for the fun of it I plow thru the curbside trash in my SUV (with front end cow catcher :) my kids think it's hilarious! On my block I'll pick up the dibs trash and throw it in the garbage.
    Carlos

  • Anne WP/Bucktown borderland

    Kass, like dibs, is an embarrassment to Chicago. And the meathead doesn't even live here. I wonder if he does dibs in Western Springs?

Feb 01

Updated Feb 03

What happened to being a good neighbor?

I walked the 5 or 6 blocks to Jewel this afternoon and hardly any sidewalks had been shoveled on the blocks of Paulina between Pierce and the store, not even the Lutheran church! I don't want to name names but not many of my neighbors on Pierce either! It used to be considered good etiquette to clear your walk for pedestrians. Not any more from what I can tell. What has happened in this neighborhood? Is it like this in other parts of the city?

  • If someone was friendly...and I mean just a glance of friendliness. I don't expect a "hello" or a "how are you".....just look UP. If someone looked up I would help them shovel their snow. Everyone is an island....it's 2015, honey. #anewworld

  • Vinita Mehta Resident

    I couldn't look up because of all the snow and wind.

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