6 days ago

City Council reaches agreement with Smylie Brothers, moves forward with new proposal process

City Council approved a resolution terminating the lease between the city and Smylie Brothers Brewing Co. at 2222 Oakton St. at a Monday meeting.

    City Council reaches agreement with Smylie Brothers, moves forward with new proposal process
    City Council approved a resolution terminating the lease between the city and Smylie Brothers Brewing Co. at 2222 Oakton St. at a Monday meeting. Aldermen voted 5-2 to pass the resolution with Ald. Thomas Suffredin (6th) and Ald. Cicely Fleming (9th) voting against the resolution. The 10-year lease between Smylie Brothers and the city was...
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Jul 07

Updated Jul 10

Tips for first time home buyers in Evanston

Hello, All

Wondering if people have any suggestions on resources (threads on EB, mailing lists, meetups, ...) to help somebody who's looking to buy their first home in Evanston get up to speed on the market, Evanston taxes & rules, etc.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

BB

  • That's what a good Realtor can do - at no cost to the buyer. Ask around, talk to a few and choose one you/re comfortable with who knows the area and market well. We bought last year with the help of an invaluable guy with a deep knowledge of all things RP/Edgewater. Best of luck to you!

  • Wendy Small-town living in the big city

    Agree with Robin about NextDoor and with David about Realtors. We moved to Evanston from the city two years ago and our Realtor was super-helpful -- she knew Evanston really well and understood what would be important for our family. One thing to be aware of is the preservation ordinance and historic districts -- be sure to understand if you're in a district and if your house is a landmark, and how either designation might affect you.

Jun 27

Aldermen hold discussions on Oakton St. property in committee

The city approved a lease with Smylie Brothers in January 2017 at the 2222 Oakton St. property, formerly a city recycling center. In April 2018, company owner, Michael Smylie, wrote to...

    Aldermen hold discussions on Oakton St. property in committee
    Aldermen decided to hold off on further discussion about the former recycling center while city staff continue to speak with Smylie Brothers Brewing Co. about ending a previous lease. The city approved a lease with Smylie Brothers in January 2017 at the 2222 Oakton St. property, formerly a city recycling center.
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Jun 01

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May 30

Aldermen discuss new possibilities for Oakton Street property

According to city documents, the lease at 2222 Oakton St. was meant to last 10 years at a monthly rent of $13,645.83, with...

    Aldermen discuss new possibilities for Oakton Street property
    Aldermen held the termination of the lease with Smylie Brothers Brewing Co. in committee during the Administration and Public Works meeting Tuesday, requesting direction from city staff about negotiations with the company and a proposal for future use of the property. According to city documents, the lease at 2222 Oakton St.
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May 27

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