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Updated 10 min ago

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?

  • A land developer would never put a supermarket or pharmacy in that area due to the state of development. (Unless it was part of a larger full-block development and other buildings that would anchor the space and provide a large base of customers.) The area is changing too rapidly, as well.

    Bronzeville would be a better place to site a new supermarket or pharmacy, near the hospital. If that type of development went in other parts of the South Loop, it would be going head-to-head with Marianos or Jewel.

  • @Gary -- You're confusing me ... this area is developing like crazy, why wouldn't a developer want to include a store/pharmacy in an area that will have a ton more density within the next few years? Bronzeville just added a Mariano's and there's already a Jewel on King Drive. If anything, that neighborhood should be looking to add a Target or another big box store to anchor Lake Meadows (a development in desperate need of some TLC). The Jewel is laughably bad....

1 hour ago

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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Updated 5 hours ago

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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Monitoring the air quality on my corner sure taught me a few things about the EPA, particulates and Wifi

One day, though, a few blocks away at 16th and Clark, I noticed the air was registering positively awful, filled with particulates like there was no...

    Monitoring the air quality on my corner sure taught me a few things about the EPA, particulates and Wifi
    When I was asked a few months ago to participate in a short study that required monitoring the air quality on the street where I live, I was eager to please. Not only did I want to please the person who asked me to do it-Gail Merritt, who started Alliance for a Greener South Loop, always...
    http://www.chicagonow.com

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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    SELF CERT - INTERIOR REMODEL OF AN EXISTING GROCERY STORE TO ADD A SERVER ROOM AND ROOF TOP CONDENSING UNIT. NO CHANGE TO EXISTING USE GROUP OR ZONING.

    1615 S. Clark St. Issued February 8, 2018 Comment

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Jan 31

Updated Jan 31

Best Restaurants Near The Auto Show

1924 State St.

2106 S. Indiana Ave.

1530 S. State St.

1933 S. Indiana Ave.

1503 Michigan Ave.

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2301 South Lake Shore Drive

    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

Lowcountry Soft Opens and it Looks Amazing!

Bar22 Opens on Motor Row at 2244 S. Michigan Avenu...

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    Lowcountry Soft Opens and it Looks Amazing!
    Looks freaking amazing - both the food and the space ( via Eater): After a successful three years in Wrigleyville, the owners of Lowcountry hope to duplicate the formula in the South Loop at their second restaurant. Lowcountry, known for its Cajun seafood boils, started serving patrons over the weekend at 1132 S.
    http://www.sloopin.com

Jan 31

Jan 30

Sign Appears For ilovekickboxing.com and Seems to Indicate Progress

Bar22 Opens on Motor Row at 2244 S. Michigan Avenu...

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    Sign Appears For ilovekickboxing.com and Seems to Indicate Progress
    A reader writes: Came across what looks like a new kickboxing gym on Michigan between 13th and 14th, basically next door to UFC gym. Interesting location. While we posted about this back in November, the addition of the sign seems to indicate things are moving forward.
    http://www.sloopin.com

Jan 29

TONIGHT: Illinois 5th District State Representative Candidate Forum

Hope to see you this evening, good people! Come hear the candidates and how they plan to best serve YOU!

Jan 29

1 Dead and 11 Injured in Scary Crash at Congress and Wells on Saturday

Bar22 Opens on Motor Row at 2244 S. Michigan Avenu...

Fashion Geek Closes at 69 East 16th

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1 Dead and 11 Injured in Scary Crash at Congress and Wells on Saturday

    1 Dead and 11 Injured in Scary Crash at Congress and Wells on Saturday
    A blog about the South Loop, Printer's Row, Prairie Avenue, Near South Side, Grant Park, Museum Campus in Chicago.
    http://www.sloopin.com

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Jan 26

The Lex is Getting a Subway

Bar22 Opens on Motor Row at 2244 S. Michigan Avenu...

Fashion Geek Closes at 69 East 16th

    The Lex is Getting a Subway
    Ok ok - the addition of a Subway sandwich store to your neighborhood shouldn't warrant excitement, but for some reason it feels like this is worthy. Judging by the giant sign that recently popped up within some of the longstanding vacant space at the Lex, it looks like Cermak is getting another tenant.
    http://www.sloopin.com

Jan 25

Looks Like Taco Bell Cantina is (Finally) Moving into 407 S. Dearborn

Bar22 Opens on Motor Row at 2244 S. Michigan Avenu...

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Looks Like Taco Bell Cantina is (Finally) Moving into 407 S. Dearborn

    Looks Like Taco Bell Cantina is (Finally) Moving into 407 S. Dearborn
    A blog about the South Loop, Printer's Row, Prairie Avenue, Near South Side, Grant Park, Museum Campus in Chicago.
    http://www.sloopin.com

Jan 23

Illinois District 5 State Representative Candidate Forum - Monday, Jan 29, 2018 @ 7PM!!!

Join us for the Illinois 5th District State Representative Candidate Forum on next Monday, January 29, 2018 at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church - Service Hall (4622 S. King Drive) at 7PM!! Submit your questions in advance by sending to ilstaterep5@yahoo.com.

Come out and hear Lamont Robinson, Ken Dunkin, Felicia Bullock and Dilara Sayeed discuss how they are best suited to serve our district and address our needs!
See you on Monday!

Jan 23

Bar22 Opens on Motor Row at 2244 S. Michigan Avenue

Bar22 Opens on Motor Row at 2244 S. Michigan Avenue

...and Roosevelt Road. In late October, CMK acquired a 32,400-square-foot parcel at 1415 S. Wabash Ave.

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Palmer Printing is looking for a new home after selling its plant at 739 S. Clark St. to a developer. Palmer, founded in 1937, has endured over the decades as printing houses in the neighborhood have shut down or moved out and residential developers have moved in.

    Bar22 Opens on Motor Row at 2244 S. Michigan Avenue
    A blog about the South Loop, Printer's Row, Prairie Avenue, Near South Side, Grant Park, Museum Campus in Chicago.
    http://www.sloopin.com

Jan 23

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Jan 21

January Neighbor’s Night Out: Transportation Updates with CDOT

January Neighbor’s Night Out: Transportation Updates with CDOT

    GSLA Neighbor's Night Out: Transportation
    Neighbors gathered at Baderbrau for the GSLA's January NNO, to hear updates from the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) on local transportation infrastructure projects. Jeff Sriver from CDOT (also a South Loop resident) provided an overview of the scope of CDOT's work and recent projects in the area, then shared updates on upcoming projects and initiatives.
    https://greatersouthloop.org

Jan 21

#ShotsAroundTheSloop: Grab 'Em by the Midterms

Fashion Geek Closes at 69 East 16th

    #ShotsAroundTheSloop: Grab 'Em by the Midterms
    A blog about the South Loop, Printer's Row, Prairie Avenue, Near South Side, Grant Park, Museum Campus in Chicago.
    http://www.sloopin.com

Jan 20

2018 Women's March Begins at 9am at Grant Park

Fashion Geek Closes at 69 East 16th

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Starting at Jackson Street at Columbus Drive, marchers are expected to head west on Jackson to Clark Street. From there, they’ll head north on Clark to Federal Plaza. Organizers expect marchers to disband at Jackson and Dearborn Street.

    2018 Women's March Begins at 9am at Grant Park
    A blog about the South Loop, Printer's Row, Prairie Avenue, Near South Side, Grant Park, Museum Campus in Chicago.
    http://www.sloopin.com

Jan 19

3 teens charged in string of downtown, South Side robberies using stolen cars

About 11:40 a.m. Dec. 28 in the 1600 block of South State Street;

This article has 7 other Chicago locations (Show)

The last of the three, a 16-year-old boy, turned himself in to police on Wednesday, after officers arrested two boys, ages 15 and 17, about 2 p.m. on Jan. 12 in the 8000 block of South Prairie Avenue, when the officers found them in a stolen car, police said in a news release.

A robbery about 1:15 p.m. Jan. 12 in the 1100 block of South Jefferson Street;

Just before noon on Jan. 10 in the 1000 block of South Desplaines Street;

About 8:20 p.m. Jan. 8 in the 5000 block of South Lake Park Avenue;

About 8:10 p.m. Dec. 26 in the 100 block of East Chicago Avenue;

Just before 8 p.m. Dec. 26 in the 1200 block of South Indiana Avenue;

And about 6:50 p.m. Dec. 26 in 1300 block of East 47th Street.

    3 teens charged in string of downtown, South Side robberies using stolen cars
    Three teenagers have been charged in a string of carjackings and robberies downtown and on the South Side committed by people driving previously stolen cars, police said Friday. The last of the three, a 16-year-old boy, turned himself in to police on Wednesday, after officers arrested two boys, ages 15 and 17, about 2 p.m.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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