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South Loop Rental Market "Challenged" in next 12 to 18 Months?

Tiny Tunes Studio Opens at 69 E. 16th Street

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Budget Car Rental Closing at 714 S. Wabash

USA Vein Clinic Moving in at 41 W. Congress

    South Loop Rental Market "Challenged" in next 12 to 18 Months?
    We were driving around the South Loop recently and were surprised about the scale of all the buildings going up in the neighborhood. Yes, we've posted about them and spent a lot of time talking about them on Sloopin, but seeing all of them in the wild made us do a double take.
    http://www.sloopin.com

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Guy Fieri Hangs with Rapper Trae Tha Truth in Sloop

Tiny Tunes Studio Opens at 69 E. 16th Street

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Budget Car Rental Closing at 714 S. Wabash

USA Vein Clinic Moving in at 41 W. Congress

    Guy Fieri Hangs with Rapper Trae Tha Truth in Sloop
    If you were hanging around the Sloop recently you might have seen a crazy haired dude who looked familiar ( via Sun-Times): Later, rapper Trae Tha Truth posted photos of himself with Fieri at Velvet Lounge in the South Loop.
    http://www.sloopin.com

40 hours ago

  • Permit issued for new construction

    *DIRECT DEVELOPER SERVICES* NEW CONSTRUCTION. INSTALLATION OF H PILES ONLY FOR A 10 STORY 62 DWELLING UNIT BUILDING WITH RETAIL AND PARKING ON THE GROUND LEVEL AS PER PLANS. REFERENCE FOUNDATION PERMIT # 100744785.

    1419 S. Wabash Ave. Issued April 18, 2018 Comment

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Apr 13

Updated 3 days ago

Record Row ... NOT Motor Row

As more and more development and investment continues to flood the South Loop area, I can't help but wonder if anyone will discuss Record Row -- the TRUE identity of what everyone seems to want to brand "Motor Row."

"Record Row" is the more relevant history for this area of Chicago. If the powers that be were smart, the strip along Michigan near McCormick's new 'Entertainment District' should really become a cultural corridor for Chicago, celebrating the historical Jazz and Blues contributions that line that entire strip. Nashville has Broadway Street ... New Orleans has Bourbon Street .... why on earth doesn't Chicago have something similar????

There's a great documentary on this strip if anyone is interested.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aC7qXuoI-Wo

    Record Row
    Record Row - Was produced by WTTW in Chicago (PBS) and aired in February 1997. I happened to tape it. Lost my tape a few months ago and then discoved that Record Row had disappeared from the earth more or less. Found one copy in a small college's library somewhere in the south but not available for loan.
    https://www.youtube.com/
  • I feel once we are past the negative perceptions of the area and truly embrace the great history of Bronzeville we will be rewarded in ways that are innumerable, if and when the resources are put in the promotion of what happened here. As a people we have never excluded...

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    I feel once we are past the negative perceptions of the area and truly embrace the great history of Bronzeville we will be rewarded in ways that are innumerable, if and when the resources are put in the promotion of what happened here. As a people we have never excluded even as we were not included. What concerns me is that this should be on the front of the consideration of the tourism bureau's investment portfolio, lets consider this area as an asset and as something to present to the World for celebration.If you can have art festivals, rib festivals and so on in the North side neighborhoods, why not have these festivals in the Southside venues.

  • The History and the greatness of Bronzeville is what we have to preserve, if we let this area become anything other than an Historical area then we have lost a great treasure.

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Updated 4 days ago

Tiny Tunes Studio Opens at 69 E. 16th Street

Tiny Tunes Studio Opens at 69 E. 16th Street

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Budget Car Rental Closing at 714 S. Wabash

USA Vein Clinic Moving in at 41 W. Congress

    Tiny Tunes Studio Opens at 69 E. 16th Street
    We recently got this email: Wanted to quickly introduce myself and let you know that I've opened a new business in South Loop and thought you might want to cover it. I took over the space after Geek Fashion (69 E 16th street) and opened a kids music studio in its place.
    http://www.sloopin.com

4 days ago

Mayor Emanuel Outlines His Vision for Extending the Riverwalk

Tiny Tunes Studio Opens at 69 E. 16th Street

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Budget Car Rental Closing at 714 S. Wabash

USA Vein Clinic Moving in at 41 W. Congress

    Mayor Emanuel Outlines His Vision for Extending the Riverwalk
    The mayor also briefly mentioned that he was "looking at building a new trail" from Chinatown's Ping Tom Memorial Park on the South Branch of the river up to the Riverwalk's western edge at Lake Street. Emanuel did not offer details, other than to say it would build on concepts offered during last year's Chicago Architecture Biennial.
    http://www.sloopin.com

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A guide to 100-plus trivia nights in Chicago

2105 S. State St., 312-949-0120

1736 S. Michigan Ave., 312-235-1400

1503 S. Michigan Ave., 312-588-0230

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2683 N. Halsted St., 773-348-9800

2532 W. Chicago Ave., 773-384-0701

958 W. Belmont Ave., 773-388-1574

4264 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-281-1007

2934 N. Sheffield Ave., 773-770-0700

4328 W. Irving Park Road, 773-725-1800

3358 N. Sheffield Ave., 773-404-2151

221 N. LaSalle Drive, 312-739-3900

2027 W. North Ave., 773-661-2182

3135 W. Montrose Ave., 773-681-0341

343 S. Dearborn St., 773-216-3213

5401 N. Broadway, 773-944-1109

3553 N. Southport Ave., 773-325-0123

20 W. Division St., 312-787-4318

4620 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-961-8946

1935 W. Chicago Ave., 312-243-5600

420 W. Diversey Parkway, 773-549-9090

1330 W. Morse Ave., 773-654-1565

1942 W. Division St., 773-681-5236

3010 N. Broadway, 773-327-5101

1934 W. Irving Park Road, 773-871-3757

3441 N. Sheffield Ave., 773-666-5450

755 S. Clark St., 312-224-1772

5400 N. Clark St., 773-784-6969

1458 W. Taylor St., 312-226-3951

4000 N. Sheridan Road, 773-348-9600

2200 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-697-4576

546 N. Wells St., 312-973-7792

325 N. Jefferson St., 312-648-0100

5215 S. Harper Ave., 773-643-8008

661 N. Clark St., 312-335-8121

3032 N. Lincoln Ave., 872-802-0111

1559 Milwaukee Ave., 773-360-7692

2646 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-342-5555

2909 N. Sheffield Ave., 773-935-7500

3101 N. Sheffield Ave., 773-883-4400

950 W. Webster Ave., 773-549-8200

650 N. Dearborn St., 312-265-0768

4356 N. Leavitt St., 773-279-4900

1516 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-252-1155

6334 N. Clark St., 773-942-6344

1635 N. Damen Ave., 773-384-3555

2100 W. Irving Park Road, 773-478-2100

1758 W. Grand Ave., 312-929-2515

204 N. Halsted St., 312-997-3100

2535 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-486-0011

960 W. 18th St., 312-666-8601

952 W. Addison St., 773-929-1441

1332 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-904-8615

1970 N. Lincoln Ave., 312-642-0007

935 W. Webster Ave., 773-975-8030

9 W. Hubbard St., 312-644-0004

3407 N. Paulina Ave., 773-871-1200

1617 N. Wells St., 312-944-1617

3030 N. Racine St., 773-528-4400

3801 N. Ashland Ave., 773-348-2767

3634 W. Belmont Ave., 773-754-8341

5024 N. Sheridan Road, 773-728-5511

1932 W. Division St., 773-278-1919

420 W. Belmont Ave., 773-248-6654

3937 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-528-3700

2356 W. Cullom Ave., 773-588-1110

2000 W. Roscoe St., 773-697-7965

1645 W. Cortland St., 773-862-7877

2630 N. Clark St., 773-248-3900

810 W. Diversey Parkway, 773-525-2515

100 W. Grand Ave., 312-836-0066

3701 N. Broadway, 773-549-0226

1448 N. Wells St., 312-664-5264

1938 W. Chicago Ave., 773-235-3483

1560 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-227-9339

3215 N. Sheffield Ave., 773-525-9696

1800 S. Racine Ave., 312-226-7427

2577 N. Clark St., 312-257-2599

1367 W. Erie St., 312-374-3487

2048 W. Armitage Ave., 773-227-6700

1020 W. Lawrence Ave., 312-841-7149

3204 W. Armitage Ave., 773-360-8896

2211 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-687-9135

2922 W. Irving Park Road, 773-866-2010

2642 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-871-1600

2375 Milwaukee Ave., 773-276-0270

1953 N. Sedgwick St., 312-337-7900

939 S. Western Ave., 312-421-4860

4923 N. Clark St., 773-784-7636

1419 W. Fullerton Ave., 773-661-6454

4265 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-281-7112

324 S. Racine Ave., 312-0374-8915

3462 N. Clark St., 773-975-2010

1658 W. Cortland St., 773-394-9898

1622 W. Belmont Ave., 773-281-3805

1202 N. Wells St., 312-642-3000

221 N. Wood St., 855-464-4222

3328 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-525-5571

5938 N. Broadway, 773-654-1444

2723 N. Halsted St., 773-883-0304

950 W. Armitage Ave., 773-348-0010

6666 N. Northwest Highway, 773-775-1077

2451 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-360-1072

2109 W. Chicago Ave., 773-722-0406

3554 N. Clark St., 773-327-8572

1367 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-698-7362

3516 N. Clark St., 773-244-1025

2624 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-857-0421

2230 N. California Ave., 773-252-1110

201 N. Clinton St., 312-212-5463

    A guide to 100-plus trivia nights in Chicago
    Whether you're a pop culture connoisseur, a sports aficionado or a history buff, there's a trivia night in Chicago to give your brain a workout. Play solo or build a team of friends and coworkers and pick from over 100 weekly trivia events around the city. 2683 N.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Apr 08

Thousands Raised For Police Vests

Roenick will also be on hand to take pictures at 1718 South State Street at 1:30 Sunday afternoon.

    Thousands Raised For Police Vests
    CHICAGO (CBS) - The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation will get a special delivery Sunday. A huge donation in honor of fallen Chicago Police Commander Paul Bauer for the organization's "Get Behind The Vest Program." Illinois pizza chain Aurelio's and former Chicago Blackhawks star Jeremy Roenick will present a check for $8,000 for 16 new bullet-proof vests.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Apr 08

Apr 06

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    RENOVATION OF AN EXISITNG RESTROOM AND CONVERSION INTO ACCESSABLE FAMILY ROOM IN AN EXISTING HISTORIC CHURCH, LOCATED ON THE MAIN FLOOR OF THE RECTORY. REPAIRS OF WATER DAMAGE FLOORING IN EXISTING RESTROOM AND ADJOINING KITCHEN. REPLACEMENT OF PLUMBING FIXTURES AND LIGHTING, NEW FLOOR AND WALL FINISHES AS PER PLANS

    1836 S. Michigan Ave. Issued April 4, 2018 Comment

Apr 06

Apr 06

April: ATN

Chicago Women’s Park and Gardens at 1801 S. Indiana Ave. hosts adult fitness, early childhood, and youth programs. Log on to http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks/Chicago-Womens-Park-and-Gardens.   

...an adult. The next session is Monday, April 9, at Old St. Mary’s Parish, 1500 S. Michigan Ave. Those interested may contact landings@osm.com or phone (312) 922-3444 for more information...

...and Story on Sunday April 15, at 3 p.m. at the church, located at 1936 S. Michigan Ave. Commemorating the 106th anniversary of the Titanic’s sinking, the program will feature organist John...

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...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...

...to Taste fundraiser on Thursday, May 10, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Ovation, 2324 W. Fulton St. The evening will honor the Rev. Tom Hurley of Old St. Patrick’s Church as...

...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...

Chicago Hope Academy will host its eighth annual Hoops for Hope three-on-three basketball tournament on Thursday, April 12, at 12:30 p.m. at Quest MultiSport, 2641 W. Harrison St. Chicago Hope is located at 2189 W. Bowler St. Call (312) 491-1600 or log on to chicagohopeacademy.org.

Chicago Hope Academy will host its eighth annual Hoops for Hope three-on-three basketball tournament on Thursday, April 12, at 12:30 p.m. at Quest MultiSport, 2641 W. Harrison St. Chicago Hope is located at 2189 W. Bowler St. Call (312) 491-1600 or log on to chicagohopeacademy.org.

The Chicago Latino Film Festival will run Thursday through Thursday, April 5 through 19, at AMC River East 21, 322 E. Illinois St. Log on to ChicagoLatinoFilmFestival.org.

...Great Futures Gala on Friday, April 20, at 6 pm at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago, 160 E. Pearson St. The honorees are Andrew and Lynn Kopon of Kopon Airdo, LLC; George and Betty Lombard...

De La Salle is at 3434 S. Michigan Ave. Call (312) 842-7355 or log on to www.dls.org.

First Defense Legal Aid, 5100 W. Harrison St., provides representation to people in custody, informs people of their rights, and organizes volunteers to help.

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.

The Fulton Market Neighborhood Run 5k to 1k will be held Sunday, April 15, at 9 a.m. There will be an after-race party at Federales, 180 N. Morgan St. Log on to 5kto1k.com.

...on Thursday, April 12, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Kehoe Designs, 2555 S. Leavitt St. Tickets are $40. Enjoy live music, a silent auction, and cocktails and hors d’oeuvres...

Greater West Town Partnership, 500 N. Sacramento Blvd., offers job placement and training programs in wood products manufacturing and shipping and receiving. Call (312) 563-9570.

Instituto College now is offering an associate’s degree in nursing. The college is at 2520 S. Western Ave. Call (773) 890-0055.

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 date is April 9.

The park is at 1521 S. Linn White Dr. Call (312) 745-2910.

Open Books and Laugh, Tuesday, April 17, 8 p.m., is a night of standup comedy supporting Open Books’ reading and writing program. The event is at the Laugh Factory, 3175 N. Broadway. Open Books is at 651 W. Lake St. and 905 W. 19th St. Call (312) 243-9776.

Open Books and Laugh, Tuesday, April 17, 8 p.m., is a night of standup comedy supporting Open Books’ reading and writing program. The event is at the Laugh Factory, 3175 N. Broadway. Open Books is at 651 W. Lake St. and 905 W. 19th St. Call (312) 243-9776.

Open Books and Laugh, Tuesday, April 17, 8 p.m., is a night of standup comedy supporting Open Books’ reading and writing program. The event is at the Laugh Factory, 3175 N. Broadway. Open Books is at 651 W. Lake St. and 905 W. 19th St. Call (312) 243-9776.

Overeaters Anonymous meets every Monday from 7 to 8 p.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel, 3528 S. Hermitage Ave. Call (773) 523-3917.

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/

Prismatica is a free, temporary public art installation in Polk Brothers Park at Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave., featuring 25 six-foot pivoting prisms resembling giant kaleidoscopes. The art will be on display until Sunday, April 15. Call (312) 595-5073.

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Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts will host a musical performance on Wednesday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. at Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave. Log on to www.roosevelt.edu/ccpa.

...Both screenings and the workshop will be held at the Johnston R. Bowman Health Center, 710 S. Paulina St. Log on to https://www.rush.edu/rush-generations...

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.

Call (312) 421-3757 or log on to www.ourladyofpompeii.org. The shrine is located at 1224 W. Lexington St.

The South Loop Neighbors will host a Clean and Green on Saturday, April 21, at 9 a.m. in Printers Row Park, 632 S. Dearborn St.

The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, 2320 W. Chicago Ave., through Sunday, July 29, is hosting the exhibition Pushing the Limits, selections from the UIMA...

...vanguard of the #BlackLivesMatter movement in Ferguson, MO, through the School of Theatre & Music at 1044 W. Harrison St. from Friday through Saturday, April 13 through 21. Call (312) 996-2939 or log on...

The Fulton Market Cleanup will be held Saturday, April 14, from 10 a.m. to noon. Check-in will begin at 9 a.m. at Blue Plate at 1362 W. Fulton St. Attend the post event at noon, at Fulton Market Emporium. Email rod@wcachicago.org or call (312) 504-1884.

The WCA is located at 850 W. Madison St. Call (312) 902-4922.

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

Frances Xavier Warde School, 751 N. State St., will host a Children at the Crossroads Foundation scholarship dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel...

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.

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    April 5, 2018 Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held every Thursday at 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 members only, and not for family members.
    http://www.gazettechicago.com

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Apr 04

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    CHANGE OCCUPANCY CLASSIFICATION FROM C3, TYPE I TO INSTITUTIONAL "B" IN EXISTING DAYCARE FACILITY INTERIOR REMODEL WORK ON 1ST FLOOR AND BASEMENT OF EXISTING 2-STORY BRICK BUILDING TYPE I-C CONSTRUCTION. **Certified Plan Corrections Project - Conditional Permit: Subject to field inspections **

    1455 S. Michigan Ave. Issued April 2, 2018 Comment

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Updated Apr 01

Free Shakespeare in Chicago Parks This Summer

August 4-5 and 11-12 @ Chicago Women’s Park and Gardens (1801 S. Indiana Ave., 60616)

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July 7-8 @ Lincoln Park (2045 N Lincoln Park West, 60614)

July 14-15 and 21-22 @ Gross Park (2708 W Lawrence, 60625)

July 28-29 and August 18-19 @ Touhy Park (7348 N Paulina, 60626)

    Free Shakespeare in Chicago Parks This Summer
    Continuing the tradition of free summer Shakespeare in Chicago Parks, Midsommer Flight will perform the comedy TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA from July 7 - August 26, 2018.
    http://chicagofree.info

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 55 + years

    Bill, do you understand that the theater company mentioned in the original post is NOT Chicago Shakespeare Theater? The locations mentioned in the original post most likely are the only ones in which Midsommer Flight will be performing "Two Gentlemen of Verona."

  • Jeffrey Littleton Local Uptown Artist #1

    I noticed last year's the Chicago Shakespeare released the schedule mid-May. Good to know there are actually two productions out there to see.
    I saw them more than once last year, made a field trip down to the new Steelworkers Park.

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