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Suggestions for Block of Land For Sale

Hi Neighbors. We noticed that there is a for sale sign at a parking lot on the 2100 Block of South Indiana (adjacent to The Lex and across from the Wintrust Arena). Our community needs a full grocery store and a pharmacy. Any suggestions regarding how we can encourage these types of businesses into our developing neighborhood?

  • The parcel is already zoned for DX-5, so some sort of mid-rise could be inevitable at that location.

    Back in 2006, Rokas International Development purchased that parcel and the loft building (now Vesta Lofts where Pizano's is housed), with plans for a combined redevelopment of the 4 story loft building...

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    The parcel is already zoned for DX-5, so some sort of mid-rise could be inevitable at that location.

    Back in 2006, Rokas International Development purchased that parcel and the loft building (now Vesta Lofts where Pizano's is housed), with plans for a combined redevelopment of the 4 story loft building and the addition of a new 27 story condominium building in between the Lex and the Vest Lofts.

    The project PD was approved by Chicago Plan Commission, but after the market crash, the developer fled to Lithuania or somewhere unreported, and NY group including local developer Kargil picked up the property on the cheap and finished out the Vesta Lofts part of the project (now rental lofts).

    Who knows why they want to sell now, perhaps the timing with arena being completed (with high profile of MArriott, new Hilton hotel about to be finished) or they could be needing of cash for other projects (they may be involved in the 1000 S Michigan Ave Project).

    Would be tough to go anything taller with current zoning than the 27 stories proposed in 2006; additional zoning beyond that has gotten more expensive for upzoning, so that would factor into any plan.

    Here is the links to the 2006 project.
    http://i.yochicago.com/images/hpmain/518/155518.jpg
    http://yochicago.com/3622/3622/

  • I am not a fan of Jewel. A pharmacy is needed for this growing area. As a practical matter, I would rather see a pharmacy than another mid/high-rise!

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Golden Anniversary Remembrance

50 YEARS AGO YESTERDAY - 1st Broadcast of the nationally televised Mister Rogers Neighborhood on PBS. I had the pleasure of working with Fred and David Newell -- Mr. McFeely (a.k.a. Mr. Speedy Delivery) for 3 days in Chicago during the celebration of WTTW's 30th Anniversary

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Criminal activity

Residents are not being notified of neighborhood criminal activity in a timely manner.
If residents and guests are not notified by the city or association management companies, the criminals are free to attack again until they are caught.
There must be a better notification system sent immediately once an attack is reported by a victim.

  • @JL

    You're off your rocker if you think that will happen. The psycho who did that will be in prison for quite a while. There's just too much evidence against him.

    However, I do wish they'd put as much effort into convicting ALL the murderers as they will with the commander's death.

  • JL

    John Adams III
    will be in prison for quite a while.So what your saying is he will get out
    How about this. Bring back the death penalty so people like this will not be getting out of jail. Instead be carry out of jail
    Also your words not mine.
    In a perfect world, not in Chicago. He'll sadly receive a slap on the wrist and be let back out sooner than you think.

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Your Chicago Curated Weekend: 2/15 – 2/18

Adler After Dark: Mars or Bust! @ Adler Planetarium, 1300 S Lake Shore Dr., 6:00PM-10:00PM, 21+

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Dunn Dunn Fest 2018 @ Fitzgerald’s, 6615 W Roosevelt Rd., Thursday 7:00PM, Friday & Saturday 6:00PM, 21+

Becca Stevens / Diana & the Dishes @ Tonic Room, 2447 N Halsted St., 8:00PM, 21+

Grown Folks Stories @ The Silver Room, 1506 E 53rd St., 8:00PM – 10:00PM, 21+

Charlie Curtis-Beard / Aced Spade / Marko Stat$ / Life After Youth! @ Beat Kitchen, 2100 W Belmont Ave., 8:30PM, 17+

Cassandra Jenkins / Bunny / Jodi @ The Hideout, 1474 N Milwaukee Ave., 9:00PM, 21+

Music Frozen Dancing feat. Oh Sees / ADULT. / B Boys @ Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western Ave., 1:00PM, 21+

Elloo’s Monster Love @ Movement Gallery, 515 N Halsted St., 3:00PM -10:00PM,All Ages

Madman’s Eye The Art of Mac Blackout Book Party @ Bucket O’ Blood Books and Records, 3182 N Elston Ave., 3:00PM- 6:00PM

Robot Riot: Year of the Dog @ Emporium Arcade Bar, 1366 N Milwaukee Ave., 6:00PM, 21+

    Your Chicago Curated Weekend: 2/15 - 2/18 - Third Coast Review
    It's post Valentine's Day and just like any other holiday you're either reveling in the fun you had or frustrated with the all pomp and circumstance that surrounds it. No matter how you may be feeling you can mix things up with this weekends fantastic events.
    https://thirdcoastreview.com

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Winter deals at the South Loop’s value-priced Park Michigan apartments

The international-style Park Michigan apartment tower at 1212 S Michigan Ave boasts Grant Park as its front yard. It is just over a block from the...

    Winter deals at the South Loop's value-priced Park Michigan apartments
    The international-style Park Michigan apartment tower at 1212 S Michigan Ave boasts Grant Park as its front yard. It is just over a block from the CTA transit hub at Roosevelt Road, and a short block from a Jewel grocery and Trader Joe's.
    http://yochicago.com

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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    PARTIAL RENOVATION TO AN EXISTING GROUND FLOOR LOBBY OF LAKE VISTA APARTMENTS TO INCLUDE RECONFIGURATION OF LAYOUT AND REPLACEMENT OF FIXTURES AND FINISHES

    1440 S. Indiana Ave. Issued February 7, 2018 Comment

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One Grand Photo Set of One Grant Park

Those Lollapaloosers are in for a treat when they return this summer, with all of the new skyscraper construction along the edges of Grant Park.  And one of the more prominent buildings going up is One Grant Park (1200 South Indiana Avenue).

    One Grand Photo Set of One Grant Park
    It must be a marvelous thing to be a tourist who only visits Chicago once a year. Whether for Lollapalooza, or Christmas shopping, or just to bring grandma a blue tin of butter cookies, when you've been away for a while, the city startles with the way its skyline grows and grows.
    https://www.chicagoarchitecture.org

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Chicago date idea: Paint a portrait of your pet, then take a walk in the park

1241 S. Michigan Ave. 773-985-8860

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...animal rescue. A similar event will also be held at Bottle & Bottega’s Lakeview studio (2900 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-570-7596) on the same day...

    Chicago date idea: Paint a portrait of your pet, then take a walk in the park
    Rather than putting a ton of effort into an outing and then only hitting one spot, why not extend the adventure? This week, we're pairing a BYOB painting event with a Grant Park stroll. Main attraction: Bottle & Bottega South Loop 1241 S. Michigan Ave.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Feb 02

ATN: February 2018

Chicago Women’s Park and Gardens at 1801 S. Indiana Ave. will host adult fitness, early childhood, and youth programs from now through the week of March 12. Log on to http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks/Chicago-Womens-Park-and-Gardens.   

The Field Museum will offer free basic admission throughout February. The museum is at 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr. Log on to www.fieldmuseum.org.

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...show runs Tuesday, Feb. 8, through Sunday, April 29. The Art Institute is located at 116 S. Michigan Ave. Call (312) 443-7297...

...7 p.m. at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, in the basement at 1220 W. Lexington St. The meetings are closed format, meaning they are for people with drinking problems or AA...

At Benton House, 3052 S. Gratten Ave., find out about public benefits such as supplemental nutrition assistance and citizenship application help. Food...

...offers those ages 12 through 18 a safe and relaxing atmosphere at its Youth Center, 3528 S. Hermitage Ave. Teens can get help with homework, play sports, and interact with other teens. The center...

Chicago Hope Academy, 2189 W. Bowler St., will have an open house on Saturday, March 10, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Log on to chicagohopeacademy.org.

Chicago a cappella will perform Love Stories, Sunday, Feb. 11, at 4 p.m. at the Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St. Call (773) 281-7820 or log on to www.chicagoacappella.org.

...art spots includes performance art and shopping opportunities. Admission is free. Begin your tour at 1945 S. Halsted St. For more information, call (312) 738-8000...

Three children explore how to deal with hurtful words about skin color in My Wonderful Birthday Suit! at Chicago Children’s Theatre, 100 S. Racine Ave. Performances run from now through Monday, Feb. 18. Call (773) 227-0180.

Parents of prospective students are welcome to join the principal of Children of Peace Catholic School for coffee and donuts and a talk on Thursday, Feb. 8, at 9 a.m. The school is at 1900 W. Taylor St. Call (312) 243-8186.

Chinatown will host the Lunar New Year Parade starting at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 25 at 24th St. and Wentworth Ave. For information see ccc-foundation.org.

City Garden Waldorf School, 920 W. 19th St., will host prospective family orientations on Monday, Feb. 5, and Monday, Feb. 12, at 8:30 a.m. Call (312) 421-3050.

...Call (872) 216-9695 or log on to www.civiclegalcorps.org. The office is at 310 S. Peoria St.

De La Salle is at 3434 S. Michigan Ave. Call (312) 842-7355.

...life” and send it to Mary Beth Howard, the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington St., Chicago, IL 60607. Deadline is Friday, March 2. Scholarship officials will announce the winner Sunday...

First Trinity Chicago Lutheran Church Community Center welcomes donations of clothing, shoes, and hygiene items. Volunteers accept donations on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon. The church is located at 643 W. 31st St. Call (312) 842-7390.

Jazz Showcase at Dearborn Station, 806 S. Plymouth Ct., (312) 360-0234, will feature the Big Bari Band, Sun., Feb. 4, at 4, 8...

...Warm up afterward in the main barn with special refreshments. The zoo is located at 2200 N. Cannon Dr. Call (312) 742-2000 or visit www.lpzoo.org...

...degree. Tours given daily; call to schedule your appointment. Loop Learning Center is located at 2001 S. Michigan Ave. (inside Long Grove House). For more information, call (312) 225-8828 or visit www.looplearningcenter...

...Fleur de Lis Ball on Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Grand Ballroom of Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave. Cocktails, a live band, and auction are at 6 p.m., dinner and awards at...

The park is at 37th Street and Archer Avenue.

The hospital is at 2525 S. Michigan Ave. Visit www.mercy-chicago.org or call (312) 567-2000.

Merit School of Music, 38 S. Peoria St., invites children and their parents or caregivers to gather the second Monday of every month at 11 a.m. for a free Storytime early childhood music class. Next dates are Feb. 12 and March 12.

Mother McAuley High School, 3737 W. 99th St., will host a shadow day on Monday, Feb. 19. Log on to mothermcauley.org.

Music @ Grace will present Woodwind Chamber Music on Thursday, Feb. 15, at 7:30 p.m. at Grace Place, 637 S. Dearborn St. Call (312) 341-2352.

Northerly Island is located at 1521 S. Linn White Dr.

Francis W. Parker School, 330 W. Webster Ave., on Saturday, March 3, will host a diversity job fair for teachers, staff, and administrators...

The Plant, a facility home to farm and food-producing businesses, hosts an indoor farmers market at 1400 W. 46th St. the first Saturday of every month from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Go on tours of the Plant at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. For information, log on to PlantChicago.org/market.

...a.m. on Tuesdays, March 20 through April 24, in the Johnston R. Bowman Center, 710 S. Paulina St. To register, call (800) 757-0202...

...7:30 p.m. at Rush Tower AB Dick Conference Room, third floor, Suite 03510, 1620 W. Harrison St. To reserve your spot, call (888) 352-RUSH (7874...

Saint Ignatius is located at 1076 W. Roosevelt Rd. Call (312) 421-5900 or log on to www.ignatius.org.

St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 2108 W. 21st St., (773) 847-6458, offers family counseling including pre-marriage classes and marriage counseling. The soup kitchen welcomes gifts of cups, paper products, plates, silverware, napkins, paper towels, and toilet paper. Call (773) 847-6458.

The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art will hold its annual art auction Saturday, March 3, at 6:30 p.m., 2320 W. Chicago Ave. Call (773) 227-5522.

...and school closures on the West Side. The exhibition runs through Saturday, March 31, at 800 S. Halsted St.

Get free, limited dental screenings at the UIC College of Dentistry, 801 S. Paulina St., on Saturday, Feb. 3, from 9 a.m. to noon. No appointment necessary: patients needed...

...hours, the area has video surveillance and a seating area. The station is located at 943 W. Maxwell St., and parking is available...

Santa Lucia School, 3017 S. Wells St., will host its Lead with Your Heart fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 10. Tickets are $75...

Send news of events to be held “around the neighborhood” by the 15th of the month before the month they are to occur to William S. Bike, Around the Neighborhood, Gazette Chicago, 1335 W. Harrison St., Chicago, IL 60607-3318, fax (312) 243-4270, or email info@gazettechicago.com.

    Gazette Chicago " ATN: February 2018
    February 2, 2018 The Art Institute of Chicago will present I Strongly Believe in our Right to be Frivolous, the first solo museum exhibition in the United States of works by Mounira Al Solh, an artist living and working in Beirut and Amsterdam who creates drawings on yellow legal paper.
    http://www.gazettechicago.com

Feb 02

Great food and fun available locally for Valentine’s Day

Aurelio’s 1212 S. Michigan Ave., 312-374-4459, https://www.aureliospizza.com, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram.

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Bake for Me! 4305 S. Halsted St., (773) 624-9900; 321 N. Clark St., (312) 644-7750; and 303 E. Wacker Dr., (312) 228-9676, www.bakeforme.com.

Bake for Me! 4305 S. Halsted St., (773) 624-9900; 321 N. Clark St., (312) 644-7750; and 303 E. Wacker Dr., (312) 228-9676, www.bakeforme.com.

Bake for Me! 4305 S. Halsted St., (773) 624-9900; 321 N. Clark St., (312) 644-7750; and 303 E. Wacker Dr., (312) 228-9676, www.bakeforme.com.

Bake for Me! is one of downtown Chicago’s and south Halsted Street’s best bakeries for cakes as well as your source for convenient catering for breakfast, lunch, receptions, and holiday parties. The family-owned bakery has three locations, plus the affiliated Racine Bakery at 6216 S. Archer Ave.

Ferrara Bakery, 2210 W. Taylor St., (312) 666-2200, www.ferrarabakery.com, Facebook.

Connie’s Pizza, 2373 S. Archer Ave., (312) CONNIES, www.conniespizza.com, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.

Damenzo’s Banquets, 741 S. Western Ave., (312) 421-5065, www.damenzosbanquet.com, Facebook.

three locations: 2324 W. Taylor St., (312) 421-1142; 11226 S. Halsted St., (773) 660-8851; 7300 W. Roosevelt Rd., Forest Park, (708) 771-5705, www.damenzospizzaandrestaurant.com, Facebook.

three locations: 2324 W. Taylor St., (312) 421-1142; 11226 S. Halsted St., (773) 660-8851; 7300 W. Roosevelt Rd., Forest Park, (708) 771-5705, www.damenzospizzaandrestaurant.com, Facebook.

Eppel’s Restaurant, 554 W. Roosevelt Rd., (312) 922-2206 or (312) 922-6118, fax (312) 596-1202, www.eppelsrestaurant.com, Facebook.

La Fontanella  2414 S Oakley Ave, (773) 927-5249, info@lafontanellarestaurant.com, http://lafontanellarestaurant.com, Facebook, Google+.

Pompei on Taylor, 1531 W. Taylor St., (312) 421-5179, www.pompeiusa.com, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.

RoSal’s 1154 W. Taylor St., 312-243-2357, http://www.rosals.com, Twitter, Facebook.

Sweet Maple Café, 1339 W. Taylor St., (312) 243-8908, www.sweetmaplecafe.com, Facebook. With a 1940s-era ambience, the Michelin Guide-recommended Sweet Maple Café serves breakfast during all open hours. Patrons know their dining experience is more than breakfast–it’s an authentic “taste of home.”

    Gazette Chicago " Great food and fun available locally for Valentine's Day
    February 2, 2018 That special someone and great food is a combination that will assure a Valentine's Day to remember. With superb restaurants, bakeries, and other food shops in this area, your Valentine's Day is sure to be a great one. Bake for Me! 4305 S. Halsted St., (773) 624-9900; 321 N.
    http://www.gazettechicago.com

Feb 02

The cheapest apartment rentals in the Loop, explored

1130 South Michigan Ave., #S

1001 South State St.

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800 S Wells St., #1450

431 S Dearborn St., #304

63 East Lake St., #s1

175 North Harbor Dr.

1017 South Clark St.

    The cheapest apartment rentals in the Loop, explored
    According to rental site Zumper, median rents for a 1-bedroom in the Loop are hovering around $1,897 (compared to a $1,450 average for Chicago). So how does the low-end pricing on a Loop rental look these days--and what might you get for your money?
    http://abc7chicago.com

Feb 01

Lunchbreak: Creamy parmesan polenta with vegetables

Field Museum, 1400 S. Lakeshore Dr.

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330 N. Wabash (at The Langham, Chicago)

    Lunchbreak: Creamy parmesan polenta with vegetables
    Chef Ricardo Jarquin Travelle Kitchen + Bar 330 N. Wabash (at The Langham, Chicago) www.travellechicago.com Event: Grand Chefs Experience benefiting Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Greater Illinois Chapter Friday, February 2 6 PM - Midnight Field Museum, 1400 S.
    http://wgntv.com

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Updated Jan 31

Best Restaurants Near The Auto Show

1530 S. State St.

1503 Michigan Ave.

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2301 South Lake Shore Drive

1924 State St.

2106 S. Indiana Ave.

1933 S. Indiana Ave.

    Best Restaurants Near The Auto Show
    Chicago is famous for many things, not the least of which is the variety and quality of its restaurants. As there are nearly 450 restaurants within a few miles of McCormick Place, those who work at or come to Chicago Auto Show should consider going outside of the exhibit hall to explore and enjoy some of the city's culinary delights.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Jan 31

Love living downtown

Downtown is great the food, movies, and plays . Great takeout

Jan 31

Snippet of the Illinois 5th District State Represenative Candidate Forum - Jan 29

Snippet of the Illinois 5th District State Represenative Candidate Forum from Jan 29. Courtesy of the Chicago Defender. https://youtu.be/cJ9afUwM59A

    Illinois 5th District State Rep. Candidate Forum at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church
    Here's a snippet of the first 5th District State Rep. Candidate Forum hosted by community group, Bronzeville Nextdoor on Monday, January 29, 2018.
    https://www.youtube.com/

Jan 31

Filming Notice

Chicago PD will be filming throughout the 4th Ward in the near future, some traffic and parking may be effected. Please see the flyers for details.

Jan 31

Dr. Agnes Lattimer, 89

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 3 at Soka Gakkai, 1455 S. Wabash Ave., at 2 p.m.

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...and had a private practice for over 50 years in the Hyde Park Bank Building, 1525 E. 53rd St.

    Dr. Agnes Lattimer, 89 - hpherald.com
    Dr. Agnes Lattimer, a resident of Hyde Park and Chicago pedestrian passed away earlier this month. She was 89. Lattimer was born on May 13, 1928 in Memphis Tenn., to Arthur O'Neil Lattimer and Hortense Lewis Lattimer, she was the oldest of six children. As a child, Lattimer told friends and family that she had ...
    http://hpherald.com

Jan 31

The show must go on: Chicago Ensemble at International House

...spring. On Sun., Mar. 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Pianoforte (1335 S. Michigan Ave.) piano, string, and woodwind players will receive coaching and then take part in a performance...

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Members of the Chicago Ensemble (left to right) Stephen Boe, Andrew Snow, and Karl Davies perform at International House, 1414 E. 59th St., last Sunday. – M.L. Rantala

    The show must go on: Chicago Ensemble at International House - hpherald.com
    By M.L. RANTALA Classical Music Critic Classical music performers, like everyone else, sometimes become ill. But the show must go on. So when the Chicago Ensemble found that violinist Mathias Tacke could not perform on Sunday, they hustled to find a replacement. And they did. They found two of them.
    http://hpherald.com

Jan 31

Free Chicago Museums: Field Museum in Chicago Free Every Day of February

...residents – including EVERY day in February. So come on down to the Field Museum at 1400 South Lake Shore Drive – Chicago, IL for free admission (regular price is $15/adults and $10/kids so this...

    Free Chicago Museums: Field Museum in Chicago Free Every Day of February
    We hope you can get out in February and enjoy some FREE ADMISSION during Field Museum Free Days in 2018! There are 52 days a year when basic admission is free in 2018 to Illinois residents - including EVERY day in February.
    http://chicagofree.info

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