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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.
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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...

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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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Local elementary schools’ LSC elections to be held on April 18

...the planned closure of her son’s elementary, the National Teachers Academy in South Loop (55 W. Cermak Rd.) and stressed the importance of equity and investment in neighborhood schools. Her son, a 3rd...

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Reavis Elementary Math & Science Specialty School, 834 E. 50th St.

Kozminski Community Academy, 936 E. 54th St.

...says he has assisted principal Bernadette Glover with community relations. His business, ASB Educational Institute (5726 S. Stony Island Ave.), provides CPS students with after-school homework assistance, tutoring, mentoring and summer camp enrichment...

Bret Harte Elementary School, 1556 E. 56th St.

Cody Puckett is a 12th grade teacher at Epic Academy in South Shore (8255 S. Houston Ave.), saying that he knows the distinct challenges that students face in college admissions. “I would...

Murray Language Academy, 5335 S. Kenwood Ave.

Ray Elementary School, 5631 S. Kimbark Ave.

Shoesmith Elementary School, 1330 E 50th St.

    Local elementary schools' LSC elections to be held on April 18 - hpherald.com
    By AARON GETTINGER Staff Writer Local elementary schools will hold Local School Council elections on April 18, when parents can pick up report cards. An LSC is an elected body at Chicago non-service academy public schools. They approve school fund and resource allocation, develop and monitor an annual school improvement plan and select a school's ...
    https://hpherald.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.
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  • 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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    REPAIR/REPLACE DRYWALL CEILING FOR 1ST FLOOR UNDER 1000SF WHERE NEEDED.REPLACE ALL FLOOR TILES IN STORE AREA AT 1ST FLOOR. SAND AND PAINT ALL WALLS IN STORE AREAS. ALL WORK SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS.

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High schools host forums for Local School Council candidates

...the planned closure of her son’s elementary, the National Teachers Academy in South Loop (55 W. Cermak Rd.) and stressed the importance of equity and investment in neighborhood schools. Her son, a 3rd...

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Candidates for local school council (LSC) at Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., and Hyde Park Academy High School, 6220 S. Stony Island Ave., met Wednesday, March 21, and Thursday, March 22, respectively, for pre-election forums.

Candidates for local school council (LSC) at Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., and Hyde Park Academy High School, 6220 S. Stony Island Ave., met Wednesday, March 21, and Thursday, March 22, respectively, for pre-election forums.

...grader Curry previously served on the LSC and budget committee of Lincoln Park High School (2001 N. Orchard St.). He called Kenwood a “diamond in the rough” and wants excellence in academics, the arts...

...coached football and track for nine years. He served on the Bret Harte Elementary School (1556 E. 56th St.) LSC for nine years and chaired it the last two. He good-naturedly promised to...

Ramona Nicole Burress graduated in 1995 and is the mother of three children, a senior and twin 7th graders. During her service on the Ray Elementary School LSC (5631 S. Kimbark Ave.), she focused on CPS budget issues.

...Michael Gayles, who previously served on the LSC at McDade Elementary Classical School in Chatham (8801 S. Indiana Ave.), is a private practice attorney who previously worked at the municipal Department of Buildings and...

    High schools host forums for Local School Council candidates - hpherald.com
    By AARON GETTINGER Staff Writer Candidates for local school council (LSC) at Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., and Hyde Park Academy High School, 6220 S. Stony Island Ave., met Wednesday, March 21, and Thursday, March 22, respectively, for pre-election forums. An LSC is an elected body at Chicago non-service academy public schools.
    http://hpherald.com

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  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    REPAIR/REPLACE DRYWALL IN LIVING, BEDROOM, CEILING WHERE NECESSARY FOR 2ND,3RD, & 4TH FL. UNDER 1000SF. REPLACE KITCHEN FLOOR TILES FOR THE 2ND,3RD, & 4TH FL. AND CORRECT VIOLATIONS.NO PLUMBING. ALL WORK SAME AS EXISTING. NO STRUCTURAL WORK. ALL WORK SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS.

    2246 S. Wentworth Ave. Issued March 23, 2018 Comment

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