Feb 10

Updated 17 min ago

eta for edgewater/ uptown mariano's

does anyone have an eta on the edgewater/ uptown mariano's on sheridan and foster... i saw last week paint cans, and tarps over things as well as the signs for each asile gone but no actual work.. also there have been multiple electrician vans in the lot but i do not see any actual work going on... what is holding this up and when will this open finally

  • DK Living and Playing in Chicago

    Four months to open a grocery store is NOT bad at all-WF is taking a YEAR. So not complaining.

    Anyways I have immediate family in upper management at a different Mariano's who also have to serve on the "grand opening team". It would be nice to pay them a visit.

    Don't forget we have an Aldi! Not as vast selection I l know but have an organic line now-produce milk eggs just not meat.

  • Sandy in EdgeGlen EdgeGlen since 1987

    Not a fan of Aldi, especially not of having to rent the cart, leave my groceries in it out front while I go and get my car, and having a really limited brand selection.When I find something I like, I want to be able to find it again the next...

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    Not a fan of Aldi, especially not of having to rent the cart, leave my groceries in it out front while I go and get my car, and having a really limited brand selection.When I find something I like, I want to be able to find it again the next time I need it. And the fact that brands often change at Aldi can be really frustrating. I'm a bit of a foodie (even though I'm also a dieter), so I like the fact that I can get artisanal cheeses at Mariano's and WF (cut to order if the prewrapped pieces are too big for me to use in time), heritage pork and wild fish as well as free-range farm (not battery) eggs from True Nature, seafood from Dirk's, really good steaks, poultry & seafood online from Peapod and Snake River Farms, low-carb breads at J.D. Mills (though Mariano's now carries Today's Temptations low-carb wholegrain), and organic produce from whoever has the best selection on a given day. Being mostly retired, I have the time to be able to shop often and I love to cook.

35 hours ago

Updated 31 min ago

Looking for an apartment for rent.

Hi everyone! I am new to the area and I am looking for an apartment that's around $500 or $600. Anyone have any great picks for an apartment. Just a good looking, clean place is all I need. If you have any tips let me know. Thanks! :D

  • Dennis B.. 5800 block n.sheridan

    There was just a srory in the redeye how they were a thing of the past. Being studios for 800-1200. They are saying there are only a few in bad neighborhoods for a 1000. One person she interviewed got lucky and got one in Lincoln park for 900. It doesn't...

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    There was just a srory in the redeye how they were a thing of the past. Being studios for 800-1200. They are saying there are only a few in bad neighborhoods for a 1000. One person she interviewed got lucky and got one in Lincoln park for 900. It doesn't have a kitchen, so she had to get a hot plate,microwave, and toaster oven. She washes her dishes in her bath tub witch I couldn't go. In our building I've seen some other condos go for 700. The only cost u will have is internet and it is 14 and up. Electric, gas,water, cable, everything to include over 400 cable stations are included to. No security. Those costs removed takes it down to your cost...good luck

  • If you are looking to move a little more north to Roger park there's a building on sheridan an Northshore that has studios for 675 I used to live there its was a nice building 6710 n sheridan might wanna check with them

36 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Need to Find Good Home for Cat

Hi! I need to quickly find a home for a lovely cat. The woman who has been taking care of him is leaving for Russia in a week with no plans to return. If anyone knows of services or a good home, any advice is welcome. Many thanks!

Ben

  • Polonia Chelonia, not to get too far off-topic, but PETA does have animal shelters and kills 96 percent of the animals they take in. I caution sensitive readers about scrolling down too far in this article due to graphic photos.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nathan-j-winograd/peta-kills-puppies-kittens_b_2979220.html

    I am delighted Ben found a good home for this cute cat.

  • Michelle Edgewater Edgewater Resident: Love the neighborhood!

    It's absolutely true the PETA takes in animals and euthanizes almost all of them. My friend worked there when she lived in Virginia. They don't believe animals should live their entire lives in cages. While I can understand the sentiment, they don't even attempt to adopt the vast majority but...

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    It's absolutely true the PETA takes in animals and euthanizes almost all of them. My friend worked there when she lived in Virginia. They don't believe animals should live their entire lives in cages. While I can understand the sentiment, they don't even attempt to adopt the vast majority but euthanize them the same day they receive them. The worst part is that they lie to the people who call them to pick up animals and say they do everything they can to save the animal knowing they won't. My friend tried to justify this practice to me many times, but I say when you have money like PETA you can afford to at least attempt to adopt out animals. Or else don't take them in in the first place.

6 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Angel Food Bakery

Does anyone know what happened to Angel Food Bakery on Montrose? There is paper on the windows and it seems like all the bakery stuff is gone. Thank you!

13 hours ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Police taped off area around Rosehill & Hermitage

I just went for a run and saw that police had taped off the alley behind an apartment complex at Rosehill and Hermitage. There were cops all over the place and I was wondering if anyone knew what happened.

13 hours ago

Flower Pot Violated

A loved and much admired flower box was flippantly flipped the other night on Wilson just west of the Starbucks.

The good news is no flowers were present or harmed in the nonsensical crime.

A community is no less stunned at this attack on the very hope of flowers and the coming of Spring to a winter weary street.

Justice can not come soon enough!

15 hours ago

Updated 14 hours ago

New building on Broadway?

Anyone know what is being built next to the Broadway Antique shop?

  • Sandy in EdgeGlen EdgeGlen since 1987

    An urgent-care medical clinic. Unlike the "minute" or "take-care" clinics inside chain drugstores, it'll have MDs, not just nurse practitioners on staff. Bridges the gap between conventional doctors' offices and ERs (which are overused by those who can't afford them and overpriced for those who can). Rumor is that it'll be affordable.
    Bummer is the apparent lack of parking.

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4 days ago

Updated 34 hours ago

Fabric store

I used to go to Hancock Fabrics on Broadway but that's gone. Are there any other real fabric/sewing stores (not craft stores) close by - near Uptown, Edgewater, Andersonville, Lakeview, Rogers Park, etc.

The only other fabrics store I've seen and been to is Vogue (not sure of the name) near Maxwell flea market.

  • Caroline from Silvertown Silvertown Studio

    One more suggestion, it looks like The Needle Shop moved to just across the street from Trader Joe's on Lincoln. They carry fabrics you won't find elsewhere in Chicago, have a love of sewing, and even teach classes. I haven't been to this location, but when it was in the Wicker Park area it was quite charming. http://www.theneedleshop.net/

  • Rainbow Fabrics is still on Roosevelt Road. In fact, he's got two storefronts now. They're a few doors apart, but he's still got his unique selection of fabrics at great prices.

35 hours ago

Updated 35 hours ago

Thorndale Positive Loitering - Thursday April 24th

Hello,

Thorndale positive loitering is scheduled to begin at 8:00 p.m. Thursday, April 24, beginning at the southeast corner of Thorndale and Broadway (Little Corner Restaurant). Please note beginning time change.

Walkers will walk the walk on Thorndale and Winthrop and Kenmore between Hollywood and Granville.

Days of the walk will change weekly and will be scheduled the night of each walk.

Meredith Mays Espino & Rachel Sibio-Sanchez Thorndale Positive Loitering Coordinators
Lynn Pierce, Thorndale Action Task Force Chairman, Emeritus Coordinator

  • ChicagoGirl0042 30+ Years in Logan Square/Edgewater/Andersonville

    At the last walk we had 26 people show up, we would love to have a great turnout again this time around, so please join us! Pets and Children are welcome!!!

Apr 02

Updated 42 hours ago

Building Condition Report Recommendations

Does anyone know of a good, affordable company or individual that can do a full evaluation of a building - e.g. evaluating the roof, electrical,heating, and water systems, and overall condition of the common areas (inside and outside) of the building - not individual units? We're a relatively small condo association and we'd like to have one done and am having a hard time finding one. We've already looked on Yelp and contacted several places, either they dealt only with...

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Does anyone know of a good, affordable company or individual that can do a full evaluation of a building - e.g. evaluating the roof, electrical,heating, and water systems, and overall condition of the common areas (inside and outside) of the building - not individual units? We're a relatively small condo association and we'd like to have one done and am having a hard time finding one. We've already looked on Yelp and contacted several places, either they dealt only with individual condo inspections, were not thorough enough, or didn't return phone calls. In the case of one of the most popular companies on Yelp's list, Domicile Consulting - they were very difficult to reach - by phone or through their website. Tried contacting them for months! When I finally got them, they promised to send a draft contract out and never did. Then when I tried calling them back to remind them, still never returned my calls. I would not say I'm difficult to deal with. At any rate, I would welcome any suggestions!

  • Ann - What is the purpose of the evaluation? The company/person that you seek to hire will probably vary depending on what you need. For example, do you need the building evaluated for real estate transaction purposes, fiscal planning or are there building condition issues that need to be addressed? Are you considering improving the building somehow - new windows, mechanical system, energy efficiency, etc.? Your answers will help determine the type of evaluation that is necessary and the correct professional for the evaluation.

  • Ann

    Good Questions Chad -
    We want do some proactive planning because we have an older building that is in need of repairs and we want to determine the best ways to make these repairs, get cost estimates, and create a timeline for the repairs need to be made. We want, as much as possible, to avoid being caught by surprise with a huge special assessment and/or the boiler breaking down in the middle of the winter, for example.

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5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Oak Street Health!

Are you on Medicare/Medicaid and is a senior? Have you seen the new Seniors only doctors office located on 1541 W. Devon across from the hardware store? If not you need to, Oak Street Health is a very unique company taking on improving Older adults health by offering services that you won't find in many doctors offices. First they offer rides for seniors and as you can remember with all the crazy winter weather we had it was extremely difficult...

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Are you on Medicare/Medicaid and is a senior? Have you seen the new Seniors only doctors office located on 1541 W. Devon across from the hardware store? If not you need to, Oak Street Health is a very unique company taking on improving Older adults health by offering services that you won't find in many doctors offices. First they offer rides for seniors and as you can remember with all the crazy winter weather we had it was extremely difficult to get to your doctors appointments if you rely on the CTA to get around. Oak Street Health patients enjoyed being picked up and dropped off for their appointments. They also have a community room that all patients can come and enjoy anytime even if they just want to hangout and have coffee with friends. Plus they are able to enjoy many of the programs happening in the community room such as workouts, presentation on diabetes and other health related issues. I hope you really take a look at it if you or someone you know is a senior who is on Medicare.

2 days ago

People's Music School Fundraiser On April 24th

Help finance free music lessons for Uptown's talented kids.

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Affordable spaces for 100 guests in the Andersonville/Edgewater area?

I've seen this post before but wanted to see if anyone had any FRESH/NEW ideas of affordable spaces that would cater to a decent-sizes group to celebrate getting legally married! I wrote down every suggestion from past threads but wanted to reach out in case any of you have found another place we could consider. Thanks for your time!

  • One last update...we decided to go with Hamburger Mary's for their pricing, facilities that caters to a large number of guests, and all that comes along with it! I highly recommend working with them and their event planner, Shanna Behrend, has been a really positive experience. Thank you, everyone, for the wonderful suggestions!

  • Clark Devon Hardware Neighborhood hardware, rental & repair since 1924.

    Try checking out Mayne Stage on Morse http://www.maynestage.com/private-events/

2 days ago

Chicago Danztheatre Performance This Weekend

Chicago’s Danztheatre Ensemble is in the midst of a month long performance series that utilizes performance, visual art, film, dance and contemporary movement to explore topics related to activism and  promote change in the world around us. Lucky for us, there is one more weekend of shows coming up starting on Friday April 18th and Saturday April 19th at Ebenezer Lutheran Church at 1650 W Foster. Chicago Danztheare is the current artist resident at Ebenezer Lutheran Church and the partnership has been great for both the church as well as the artists rehearsing and performing there.

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Vintage Garage Chicago Season Event

Question..How can I become a vendor @ the Vintage Garage
Event on April 27th..?????

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Vintage Garage Enjoys Third Season In Uptown

Held between Foster and Argyle at 5051 N Broadway, the event offers an array of vintage items from up to 100 vendors. Perusing the multi-level garage for retro clothes, jewelry, records, furniture, and knick-knacks is a great way to enjoy a leisurely Spring Sunday. 

  • Wendell patton Fundraiser/Activist

    I'm interested in being a vendor @ this event. What is the proper protocol
    to start this process...????

2 days ago

Reptile Store ?

Hi :)

Has anyone heard when the reptile store on Broadway in Uptown is going to open? It's been saying opening soon for a LONG time now & I'd love an update.

Thank you!

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Celebrate Neighborhood Public Schools in Edgewater

Reading & Writing Chicago Style II: Our Neighborhood Schools
– Then & Now

This fundraiser will support North Shore Kiwanis Club’s Local School Literacy Programs.

North Shore Kiwanis Club supports reading programs and an 8th grade essay contest at local schools, including Goudy, Hayt, Peirce, and Swift. All funds raised at this event will be used for these programs.

Our program will include presentations by Principals from neighborhood public schools in Andersonville and Edgewater as well as readings from student...

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Reading & Writing Chicago Style II: Our Neighborhood Schools
– Then & Now

This fundraiser will support North Shore Kiwanis Club’s Local School Literacy Programs.

North Shore Kiwanis Club supports reading programs and an 8th grade essay contest at local schools, including Goudy, Hayt, Peirce, and Swift. All funds raised at this event will be used for these programs.

Our program will include presentations by Principals from neighborhood public schools in Andersonville and Edgewater as well as readings from student essays. Food and beverages will be provided. Silent auction/raffle that will include a book signed by Jimmy Carter, an autographed copy of James McBride’s Good Lord Bird, and Cubs tickets. Music will be provided by Edgewater’s own Steve Solomon.

Please join us to celebrate the achievements of neighborhood public schools in Andersonville and Edgewater.

The event will be held at the Swedish Museum (5211 N. Clark Street) on
Monday, April 28, 2014 from 7-9 p.m. Tickets $35 online & at the door

To order tickets: http://northshorekiwanis2014.brownpapertickets.com/

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Helicopters Circling the Area

Does anyone know why there are about 3-5 helicopters circling just north of Lawrence, close to the lakeshore?

3 days ago

Renovations For Tracks And Stations From Lawrence To Bryn Mawr?

So here's the good news:  "The CTA will move ahead as early as 2017 with the total reconstruction of four stations and the replacement of deteriorating track and elevated structure on the Red Line north branch, at an estimated cost of $1.13 billion, transit officials announced Wednesday. The stations, part of an overall plan to renew the north Red Line and Purple Line, are at Lawrence, Argyle, Berwyn and Bryn Mawr. All four stations will be equipped with elevators."

3 days ago

LSD Closed In Both Directions Due To Mysterious Package

We're hearing a ton of helicopters and we're hearing from readers that Lake Shore Drive has been closed in both directions between Wilson and Foster.

3 days ago

New Construction Coming To Dover Street?

The side lot next to St. John's Assyrian Church on the 4700 block of Dover is under construction as of this week.  We're hearing that the owners of the lot requested a zoning change last year, which was not approved by the block club.  The latest we hear is that the plans were redrawn to conform to the property's R-3 zoning.  No idea what will be going in.  We'll share if and when we find out.

3 days ago

Growing Presence of Breweries In and Around Edgewater

We at the Edgeville Buzz enjoy an occasional local and fresh beer, and we have done our best to be aware of local businesses that continue to keep our glasses full and plenty. We also look forward to businesses that are planning to move into our community and lucky for us, Half Acre is expanding their operations and our neighborhood gets to be their new home!

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