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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

  • robin in WRP I support a 28th Amendment 4Free & Fair Elections!

    He was at Taste of Peru on Clark!

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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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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

5 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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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

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19 Upcoming Chicago-Area Restaurant and Bars to Know

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.

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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.

    19 Upcoming Chicago-Area Restaurant and Bars to Know
    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. AROUND TOWN- They're still not revealing a location, but one of N.Y.'s favorite falafel slingers, Mahmoun's, will opening its Chicago restaurant by the end of the year, according to a news release.
    https://chicago.eater.com

  • I"m looking forward to looking at the menu at Lucy’s Food Truck on/after April 20th.

    It's nice to have one less commercial vacancy. See you at 1042 N. California! One empty storefront down, 100 more to go. It's a start!

Apr 05

Mikkey's Retro Grill Coming to New Retail Spot at 2026 S. Clark

Mikkey's Retro Grill Coming to New Retail Spot at 2026 S. Clark

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First Annual "Waldos Forever Fest" Coming 4/20 At Clark & Argyle

USA Vein Clinic Moving in at 41 W. Congress

    Mikkey's Retro Grill Coming to New Retail Spot at 2026 S. Clark
    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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"Nails Coming Soon" Sign Appears at Former D'Jon's Barber Shop on Wabash

Have you heard any rumblings about who’s moving into the former D’Jon’s Barber shop @ 1514 S. Wabash? There’s a sign on the window with “Nails Coming Soon.”

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Taco Madre Officially Open at 823 S. State

    "Nails Coming Soon" Sign Appears at Former D'Jon's Barber Shop on Wabash
    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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BartShore posted 1 photo to Flickr:

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South Loop Business Spotlight: Detour 2 Discovery Day School

South Loop Business Spotlight: Detour 2 Discovery Day School

    South Loop Business Spotlight: Detour 2 Discovery Day School - Greater South Loop Association
    The GSLA's mission is to bring neighbors together to create a vibrant, inclusive South Loop community, which must include a thriving local business community. Our Business Spotlight series is intended to increase awareness of small businesses in the area, so residents can shop locally to keep more of their dollars within the community to drive more local investment.
    https://greatersouthloop.org

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Updated Mar 20

March is Women's HERstory Month!

In celebration of Women's HERstory Month, we invite you to join us a member of the Great Lakes Illinois Republican Women organization! GREATLAKESILRW.CLUB

    Great Lakes Illinois Republican Women
    Interested in joining the ​Great Lakes Illinois Republican Women? ​Leave us a message!
    http://www.3rdwardchicagogop.com
  • Sheila A. Donovan Have been an owner at the Stratford since 2001.

    Women who voted for a man that loathes and uses women, loves crotch grabbing, is on his 3rd wife, who has physically abused his first wife, are blind to reality. There is a long list of negatives about this simple-minded man. They voted for him anyhow. I can see men...

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    Women who voted for a man that loathes and uses women, loves crotch grabbing, is on his 3rd wife, who has physically abused his first wife, are blind to reality. There is a long list of negatives about this simple-minded man. They voted for him anyhow. I can see men voting for him, because they have the same views as he does. They are scared of equality. Republican women don't want equality. They are followers, and/or afraid to speak up. Again, I have a list of over 200 anti-female quotes spit out by misogynist Republican males. I'm not going to waste my time posting the rest of them. The few I posted gave you enough info. I will respect Republican women when they begin to respect themselves. I'm closing the book on this conversation.

  • This from a person who probably voted for hilary

    Think about it

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McCormick Place parking lot

Who knows what those items are that have been in McCormick Places parking lot for about 10 days? They are very colorful and some of them light up at night.

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