32 hours ago

Updated 17 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?

  • 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!

23 min 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

4 days ago

Updated 4 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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Chuck Zeiler posted 1 photo to Flickr:

Feb 11

  • 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

Feb 11

Feb 09

Won Kow Restaurant - 90-Year Old Chinatown Pioneer Closes as Owner Retires

Won Kow was a community tentpole for nine decades at 2237 S. Wentworth Avenue. The neighborhood’s changed as much of the attention has shifted north to the intersection...

...neighborhood’s changed as much of the attention has shifted north to the intersection of Archer and Wentworth. There’s also more interest in Chinatown Square — the two-story outdoor mall. Reports dispute...

    Won Kow Restaurant - 90-Year Old Chinatown Pioneer Closes as Owner Retires
    Although most wouldn't consider Chinatown in the Sloop, we still like to keeps tabs on the neighborhood mostly because we love that it's so close. Anyway, Eater has the scoop on a Chinatown pioneer closing up shop: The oldest restaurant in Chicago's Chinatown closed last week after 90 years on the South Side.
    http://www.sloopin.com

Feb 09

Feb 05

Won Kow, Chicago’s Oldest Chinatown Restaurant, Is Closed After 90 Years

Won Kow was a community tentpole for nine decades at 2237 S. Wentworth Avenue. The neighborhood’s changed as much of the attention has shifted north to the intersection...

...neighborhood’s changed as much of the attention has shifted north to the intersection of Archer and Wentworth. There’s also more interest in Chinatown Square — the two-story outdoor mall. Reports dispute...

    Won Kow, Chicago's Oldest Chinatown Restaurant, is Closed After 90 Years
    The oldest restaurant in Chicago's Chinatown closed last week after 90 years on the South Side. Won Kow Restaurant, the once-bustling spot in the heart of Chicago's Chinese community, closed on February 1. Signage at the restaurant read that the owner had decided to retire.
    https://chicago.eater.com

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@_megareds_ posted 1 photo to Flickr:

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kenh5041 posted 3 photos to Flickr:

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Feb 01

3 New Spots To Score Bubble Tea In Chicago

2026 S. Clark St. (between Archer Ave.), Chinatown

This article has 3 other Chicago locations (Show)

Te'amo Boba Bar 1115 E. 55th St. (between University Ave & Service Rd.), Hyde Park

1242 N Milwaukee Ave. (between Ashland Ave & Mautene Ct.), Wicker Park

Fatal 8-vehicle crash closes intersection near Congress and Wells

    3 New Spots To Score Bubble Tea In Chicago
    If you've got bubble tea on the brain, you're in luck: we've found three new Chicago eateries that will quell your craving. Here are the newest places to check out the next time you're in the mood for some bubble tea. 1115 E. 55th St.
    http://abc7chicago.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 30

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

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Chuck Zeiler posted 1 photo to Flickr:

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Jan 24

'Meet Fresh' brings bubble tea and desserts to Chinatown

...business in the neighborhood. The fresh addition to Chinatown, called Meet Fresh, is located at 2026 S. Clark St. (between Archer Ave).This is the first Chicago location for the popular Taiwanese dessert and...

    'Meet Fresh' Brings Bubble Tea And Desserts To Chinatown
    A new spot to score desserts, shaved ice and bubble tea has opened for business in the neighborhood. The fresh addition to Chinatown, called Meet Fresh, is located at 2026 S. Clark St. (between Archer Ave). This is the first Chicago location for the popular Taiwanese dessert and tea spot.
    http://abc7chicago.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

BravoDelta1999 posted 2 photos to Flickr:
davidwilson1949 posted 1 photo to Flickr:

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BravoDelta1999 posted 1 photo to Flickr:

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

Jan 20

  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    REMOVE KITCHEN FLOOR TILES AND REPLACE EPOXY FLOOR TILE. REPLACE KITCHEN 2 CASHIER REGISTER COUNTERTOPS. REPAIR\REPLACE DRYWALL & PAINT ALL WALLS IN DINNING AREA.

    2139 S. China Pl. Issued January 18, 2018 Comment

Jan 20

South Shore Fan posted 1 photo to Flickr:

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Updated Jan 19

Underground Pedway

How safe is the underground pedway near the museums? I know there's an entrance near 1100 S. Columbus Drive near the Aquarium. Input greatly appreciated. Thanks!

  • Sheila A. Donovan Have been an owner at the Stratford since 2001.

    I've used the underpass to the museum campus countless times without a problem. In fact, I've never heard of anyone having a problem there, though like anywhere there might have been a few incidents. I consider it to be quite safe.

  • Thanks so much, everyone! I thought it was going to be completely underground, but it ended up being an open underpass as folks have mentioned. I'm curious to try the actual underground Pedway. I guess I should explore one of these days!

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Updated Jan 16

Launch Announcement:  Visit our NEW GSLA Website!

Launch Announcement:  Visit our NEW GSLA Website!

    Launch Announcement: Visit our NEW GSLA Website! - Greater South Loop Association
    We at the GSLA love to bring neighbors together, and are excited to announce the launch of our refreshed website, greatersouthloop.org! Here's a rundown of some of our favorite features: News: Here you'll find our blog, with summaries of our events and other pertinent information about the South Loop.
    https://greatersouthloop.org

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