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H-Mart arrives next week at 722 W. Jackson.

H-Mart arrives next week at 722 W. Jackson.

    Korean Market H Mart Sets an Opening Date For Chicago Location
    Fans have been waiting since late 2016, but the owners of H Mart have finally revealed an opening date for their first Chicago location. The Korean-focused chain of Pan Asian groceries that also house quick-serve restaurants is scheduled to open on February 1 at 722 W. Jackson Boulevard in the West Loop..
    https://chicago.eater.com

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Bin 36 Wine Bar Closes in the West Loop After 18 Years In

...an extended vacation since January 1, but owner Enoch Shully confirmed that his restaurant at 161 N. Jefferson Street is closed permanently. This was the newer iteration of Bin which moved from a larger...

...Boka just opened up Bellemore one block south of Bin 36 on the corner of Jefferson and Randolph. The owners of Sepia last year opened a spin-off, Proxi, right across the street...

    Bin 36 Wine Bar Closes in the West Loop After 18 Years In
    After serving fine wine and cheeses for 18 years, Bin 36 is closed in the West Loop. The wine bar/restaurant had been on an extended vacation since January 1, but owner Enoch Shully confirmed that his restaurant at 161 N. Jefferson Street is closed permanently.
    https://chicago.eater.com

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Korean Market H Mart Sets an Opening Date For Chicago Location

...groceries that also house quick-serve restaurants is scheduled to open on February 1 at 722 W. Jackson Boulevard in the West Loop.. There’s currently a Super H Mart in suburban Niles — a...

    Korean Market H Mart Sets an Opening Date For Chicago Location
    Fans have been waiting since late 2016, but the owners of H Mart have finally revealed an opening date for their first Chicago location. The Korean-focused chain of Pan Asian groceries that also house quick-serve restaurants is scheduled to open on February 1 at 722 W. Jackson Boulevard in the West Loop..
    https://chicago.eater.com

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Metra holding open houses for feedback on fares

547 W. Jackson Blvd.

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Driver charged after 14 Park Ridge cars struck by tree limb, tow truck

    Metra holding open houses for feedback on fares
    Metra wants your opinion on how much a train ride should cost. Metra is holding a series of open houses next month to get some feedback. Metra fares go up February 1 and some service reductions will go into effect on Feb. 5.
    http://abc7chicago.com

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What Metra's proposed fare restructuring could mean for you

...Prospect Ave. Another meeting is 2 to 7 p.m. Feb. 20, at Metra headquarters, 547 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago...

    What Metra's proposed fare restructuring could mean for you
    Should M be consolidated with K? Should you pay less when taking the 10 a.m. Metra downtown? Tempted by a one-day train pass? So many questions on Metra's fare restructring ideas. Here are some answers and dates for upcoming info sessions.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

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One man's quest — change Dan Ryan signs from '22nd Street' to 'Cermak Road'

The last hearing will be from 2 to 7 p.m. on Feb. 20. at Metra headquarters at 547 W. Jackson Blvd. in Chicago.

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...been aiming at President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The road is “Cermak” from 400 East to 4600 West, said Mike Claffey, spokesman for the Chicago Department of Transportation...

...I-55 N, Lake Shore Drive and 22nd Street, while exit 53A is labeled as Canalport Avenue and Cermak Road. As for whether it might be less confusing to refer to the roadway as Cermak...

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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    SELF CERT: INTERIOR BUILD-OUT OF OFFICE SPACE ON THE 1ST FLOOR OF AN EXISTING SPRINKLERED BUILDING. WORK INCLUDES LIMITED DEMO AND CONSTRUCTION OF INTERIOR NON-LOAD BEARING PARTITIONS, MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL AND FIRE PROTECTION. NO CHANGE IN USE E BUSINESS

    549 W. Randolph St. Issued January 19, 2018 Comment

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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    LOADING DOCK INFILL AND REPAIR PER PLANS IN A COMMERCIAL BUSINESS, MASONRY THREE STORY BUILDING. (STRUCTURAL PEER REVIEW)

    641 W. Lake St. Issued January 18, 2018 Comment
  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    SELF CERT INTERIOR ALTERATIONS TO SUITE 760 ADD AN EMPLOYEE BREAK ROOM/KITCHENETTE TO EXISTING OFFICE SPACE NO CHANGE IN USE.SQ. FT. OF WORK: 200

    118 S. Clinton St. Issued January 18, 2018 Comment
  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    REVISION TO PERMIT #100733023 TO CHANGE THE PLUMBER OF RECORD TO GEHRETT PLUMBING, INC. & THE VENTILATION CONTRACTOR TO ENVIRONMENTAL MECHANICAL SERVICES.

    500 W. Madison St. Issued January 18, 2018 Comment

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Chicago Restaurant Week guide: Phil Vettel's list of best bets

Blackbird, 619 W. Randolph St. Four-star dining for $22; that’s the lure at Blackbird. Skimming through the menu...

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Beacon Tavern, 405 N. Wabash Ave. I really like the blackened-redfish sandwich here, and it’s part of Beacon Tavern’s three-course lunch menu. Other dishes include an eggplant-parmigiana sandwich, Brussels sprouts-kale salad and clam chowder. Dinner and brunch menus also available.

Chez Joel, 1119 W. Taylor St. The three-course lunch menu is loaded with bistro classics, including moules frites, boeuf aux champignons, profiterole and creme brulee. Dinner menu also available.

Cindy’s, 12 S. Michigan Ave. Assuming it isn’t blizzarding, the glass-enclosed rooftop restaurant should offer beautiful Millennium Park views along with its lunch menu, which includes gnocchi parisienne and chocolate quesillo with maple-pecan ice cream.

Gene & Georgetti, 500 N. Franklin St. and 9421 W. Higgins Road, Rosemont. G&G’s city and suburban locations are part of CRW this year. The lunch menu includes a sirloin-steak sandwich, along with beet-orange salad, pistachio-crusted whitefish and tuxedo mousse cheesecake.

The Kitchen, 316 N. Clark St. Part of me wonders what “seasonal bruschetta” means in late January, but the rest of the lunch menu (turkey burger with Sriracha aioli, pasta bolognese, creme fraiche panna cotta) has me sold. Dinner menu also available.

Marisol, 205 E. Pearson St. The restaurant inside Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art has a lunch menu that includes the signature Marisol salad, porchetta sandwich and a veggie cheeseburger. And when you’re finished, you can wander around the museum for a while.

Pearl Brasserie, 180 N. Wacker Drive. The newest casual-French restaurant in the Loop makes its CRW debut with a three-course menu that includes tomato soup with mini grilled cheese, chicken milanese, prime burger and apple tart.

Portsmith, 660 N. State St. Decisions, decisions. The $22 lunch and $33 dinner both appeal (the latter has that upscale “fish and chips” dish I like), but the lunch menu offers “fried fish and waffle” with Dark Matter (local coffee) maple syrup, and that tips the scales for me. Eat early.

Booth One, 1301 N. State Parkway. Classic glamour is back at the former Pump Room, which is offering a four-course...

City Mouse, 311 N. Morgan St. Plenty of options for guests who try the three-course ($44) dinner menu: at least four choices per course (five entree options). Bring friends.

HaiSous, 1800 S. Carpenter St. A first-time participant, HaiSous was one of the best restaurants to open in 2017...

Lena Brava, 900 W. Randolph St. Rick Bayless’ open-fire restaurant joins the CRW club with a four-course ($44) menu that includes a vegetarian option in every course. In fact, the vegetarian dishes — including the superb grill-roasted pineapple with hazelnut salsa macha — all sound terrific.

The Loyalist, 177 N. Ada St. Last month, Bon Appetit ranked the Loyalist’s cheeseburger as one of the three best burgers in the nation. Said burger, along with the tempura-fried chicken sandwich and other treats, is part of the restaurant’s three-course ($33) dinner menu.

Margeaux Brasserie, 11 E. Walton St. Michael Mina’s gorgeous Parisian brasserie comes with Gold Coast prices, which makes the three-course ($33) dinner option (including smoked-salmon tartine, blanquette de veau and dark-chocolate pot de creme) especially attractive.

Mercat a la Planxa, 638 S. Michigan Ave. For a taste of Barcelona and other Spanish-inspired dishes, check out Mercat’s three-course ($44) menu of savory choices, including cannelloni stuffed with short rib and chicken, with a creamy foie gras and truffle bechamel.

Naha, 500 N. Clark St. Lunch is so popular during CRW that chef/owner Carrie Nahabedian routinely adds extra tables to the dining room. I prefer the relative quiet of the three-course dinner menu ($44), with dishes such as “popcorn” polenta with goat cheese and mushrooms.

Split-Rail, 2500 W. Chicago Ave. Dueling five-course ($44) menus at Split-Rail invite you to choose between menus inspired by “Seinfeld” (yes, there’s soup for you) and “Friends.” Each dish is listed with the episode that inspired it. A binge-watcher’s dream.

Tanta, 118 W. Grand Ave. The three-course ($44) menu includes Peruvian favorites, such as cebiche, lomo saltado and chihoakay marino.

Bad Hunter, 802 W. Randolph St. Not surprisingly, the lunch and brunch menus are heavily veggie-focused, though there is a...

Bar Siena, 832 W. Randolph St. Bar Siena offers lunch, dinner and brunch CRW menus, but I’m especially intrigued by...

Bistronomic, 840 N. Wabash Ave. Martial Noguier always rises to the CRW occasion. This year’s brunch menu is especially intriguing. The three-course menu is $22, or $39 with bottomless mimosas. (There’s an hour-and-a-half time limit on the elbow-bending.) Lunch and dinner menus also available.

Ella Elli, 1349 W. Cornelia Ave. A CRW newbie, the flashy Ella Elli offers dinner and brunch menus, the latter including poached-egg avocado toast, mushroom-artichoke quiche and stuffed brioche French toast.

Mon Ami Gabi, 2300 N. Lincoln Park West and 260 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook. MAG’s city and suburban locations are part of...

Smoke Daddy, 1804 W. Division St. Like Remington, a 4 Star Restaurant Group property, also offering a “cocktail course” (bloody mary or mimosa) as part of its three-course brunch menu. Dishes include blueberry cornbread and pulled-pork Benedict. Lunch and dinner menus also available.

    Chicago Restaurant Week guide: Phil Vettel's list of best bets
    In 2008, Chicago's very first Restaurant Week featured 35 restaurants. The 11th annual Chicago Restaurant Week, which begins Jan. 26 and runs through Feb. 8 (yes, it lasts two weeks) boasts more than 370 city and suburban participants. I'd call that a success story.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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What's The Cheapest Rental Available In the West Loop, Right Now?

168 North Desplaines St.

700 W Van Buren St., #1110

184 South Jefferson St., #2201

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300 North Canal St., #0812

This studio apartment, situated at 168 North Desplaines St. (at N Desplaines St. & Lake St.), is listed for $1,685 / month. In the unit, expect to find both air conditioning...

1222 West Madison St.

Here's a studio apartment at 1222 West Madison St. (at W Madison St. & S Racine Ave.), which is going for $1,695 / month. The building features garage parking, a fitness center...

1140 West Van Buren St.

190 North State Street celebrates 100 years

    What's The Cheapest Rental Available In the West Loop, Right Now?
    Finding a good deal can be a challenge if you're apartment hunting on a budget. So what does the low-end rent on a rental in the West Loop look like these days--and what might you get for your money?
    http://abc7chicago.com

5 days ago

The Boka group strikes again with Bellemore

564 W. Randolph 312-667-0104 bellemorechicago.com

    The Boka group strikes again with Bellemore
    Let's say things start turning around for the better. Say the president takes a perp walk, and the oft-foretold Chicago restaurant bubble never pops. If things stay on that trajectory, soon you'll be able to eat at a different Boka Restaurant Group restaurant every day of the month.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

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