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Updated Apr 17
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.
Updated Apr 05
SOUTH LOOP— Mikkey’s Retro Grill, home of one of Chicago’s most underrated burgers, is opening a second location. A social media post reveals a location, with a sick Michael Jordan mural, coming to 2026 S. Clark Street.This article has 11 other Chicago locations (Show)
ANDERSONVILLE— Shin Thompson’s Furious Spoon should open by the end of April at 5406 N. Clark Street, according to Edgeville Buzz and Furious’ newsletter.
...projects from Bonci and Happy Camper — need. They’re targeting a mid-June opening for 1840 W. North Avenue...
HUMBOLDT PARK— Lucy’s Food Truck is taking over the former Pierogi Street/Polak Eatery brick-and-mortar space at 1042 N. California Avenue. An opening is planned for April 20.
LAKEVIEW— Cheesie’s Pub & Grub is hiring for its Lakeview expansion, Slice of Cheesies, at 964 W. Belmont Avenue. There’s also a new mural for this pizzeria.
LINCOLN SQUARE— Square Biscuits is taking over the Mr. BBQ spot at 4160 N. Lincoln Avenue. They’re opening on Sunday, according to a Facebook post.
THE LOOP— A second location of Bienmesabe is pegged to open soon at 29 E. Adams Street.
RIVER NORTH— A new Dollop Coffee Co. is on its way to 637 N. Wells Street, according to a news release.
WEST LOOP— McDonald’s is opening a ground-floor restaurant at their new headquarters at 1025 W. Randolph Street. The company’s spokespeople don’t have any info to share, but there are a few rumors flying about the menu.
WRIGLEYVILLE— Aurelio’s Pizza aims to teach Cubs fans what really pies tastes like when the South Side pizzeria opens in around a couple weeks at 3801 N. Clark Street. Check out the photos.
OAK PARK— Poke Burrito, the third location for the raw fish bowl/giant sushi roll specialists, is opening in either May or June at 1025 Lake Street in Oak Park, according to OakPark.com.
OAK PARK— The Felony Franks space, a place where convicts received second chances through employment, will go from hot dogs to soul food and seafood. The third location of Surf’s Up will open soon at 6427 W. North Avenue. It’s new ownership, according to OakPark.com.
Mikkey's Retro Grill Coming to New Retail Spot at 2026 S. ClarkThis article has 2 other Chicago locations (Show)
First Annual "Waldos Forever Fest" Coming 4/20 At Clark & Argyle
USA Vein Clinic Moving in at 41 W. Congress
Even with gentrification, many people leave their neatly bagged dog waste on the parkway. Why because there aren't garbage cans close to the open areas where many people walk their dogs.
Recently, we were around Chicago & Ogden admiring the architecture of a beautiful old Catholic church. The dogs were in the car. We drove around the corner and let them out for a breather when I had to go back to the car to get a bag to pick up our surprise. Then came the fun part, looking for a garbage can. Drove one stinky block to dispose. Yuk! Many people just go back to their condo, they're not carrying a bag of sh** back home
- 100 block W. 18th St. Comment