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New Businesses Continue To Grow On Devon

By Keely Jones | Thursday, March 26, 2015

New Businesses Continue To Grow On Devon

Devon St. has had an upsurge of new businesses in the last year, and this past Saturday there was a one-year celebration to honor a few of these new shops including, Maddiebird Bakery and Audio Archaeology. With the development of the Heartland Health Center and a few locations up for rent, the neighborhood is...

New Specialized Gym To Open In Edgewater This Summer

By Victoria Marty | Wednesday, March 25, 2015

New Specialized Gym To Open In Edgewater This Summer

Edgewater residents and others who enjoy group exercise sessions will have another option for gym membership when Orange Theory Fitness opens its doors at 1126 W. Granville Ave. this summer. “It’s an awesome, community based gym,” said David Lanz, who co-owns the franchise along with Adam Paris. “It’s a nice, tight-knit, local facility, and...

Petsmart And Chipotle Set To Open This Week, Whole Foods Next Month

By Daniel Zagotta | Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Petsmart And Chipotle Set To Open This Week, Whole Foods Next Month

The grand openings are set and this week as Edgewater should see three large corporate chain stores officially enter the community. Whole Foods, Petsmart and Chipotle all have their eyes set on Edgewater but many are worried that small local businesses may pay the price. Petsmart at 5210 N. Broadway, which will have its grand opening this Saturday, will...

Edgewater’s Tutu King : Halsey Onstage Costumer Extraordinaire 

By Sharon Howerton | Monday, March 23, 2015

Edgewater’s Tutu King : Halsey Onstage Costumer Extraordinaire 

Many of us love Edgewater for its diversity. It seems that one could find about anything in this area whether it is a fast food eatery or high end restaurant, a chain grocery store or specialty food shop, apartment living or a large new construction single family home. One of the establishments adding to our unique...

A New Sugar Fix! Candy Store Opening In Andersonville

By Keely Jones | Friday, March 20, 2015

A New Sugar Fix!  Candy Store Opening In Andersonville

There is a new candy store coming to Andersonville at 5225 N. Clark at the southeast corner of the Clark and Farragut intersection. The location is the previous home of the high-end unique furniture store ‘The White Attic‘ that closed back in November, 2014. ‘Coming Soon!’ signs were put up on the windows several...

Man Shot Last Night On Kenmore In Edgewater

By Daniel Zagotta | Thursday, March 19, 2015

Man Shot Last Night On Kenmore In Edgewater

A 25-year-old man was shot last night on the 5700 block of N. Kenmore Ave. Around 11 p.m. the victim was approached by another man who fired several shots at him. He was hit several times by the gunshots. Multiple shell casings could be seen at the taped off crime scene after the incident. The...

Ald. Osterman Staffer Sara Dinges Named New Uptown United President/CEO

By Daniel Zagotta | Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Ald. Osterman Staffer Sara Dinges Named New Uptown United President/CEO

For the past 7 years, Sara Dinges has worked within the Edgewater, Andersonville and Uptown communities to empower and help neighborhood businesses succeed. Now Ms. Dinges is continuing her local mission by being named the new Uptown United President/CEO. Dinges will be leaving her current role as Alderman Harry Osterman’s Economic Development and Communications...

Hamburger Mary’s Shuts Down/License Suspended

By Daniel Zagotta | Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Hamburger Mary’s Shuts Down/License Suspended

On the day of one of the most spirited drinking Holidays of the year, the City of Chicago has shut down Andersonville’s popular party spot Hamburger Mary’s at  5400 N. Clark St. Those Saint Patrick’s Day partiers who don’t know about the closing will be greeted by locked doors and a large neon green...

Building Fire On Winthrop Yesterday, One Injured

By Samantha Witthuhn | Monday, March 16, 2015

Building Fire On Winthrop Yesterday, One Injured

 Later in the afternoon on Sunday, March 15th there was a fire at 6144 N Winthrop. The fire was contained to the common area garbage chute. There were 7-8 firetrucks, paramedics and cops blocking the surrounding streets. It was reported that there was initial heavy smoke conditions that were able to be cleared up...

233-Unit Sheridan And Foster Apartment Building For Sale

By Keely Jones | Monday, March 16, 2015

233-Unit Sheridan And Foster Apartment Building For Sale

The building at 5200 N. Sheridan has currently gone up for sale and there is quite a bit of talk about investors from either coast having an interest in investing in our neighborhood. Our friends over at Uptown Update were the first to break the news. The building is being listed by Kiser Institutional...

You Are Beautiful Art Installation Surpasses Fundraising Goal

By Victoria Grabner | Friday, March 13, 2015

You Are Beautiful Art Installation Surpasses Fundraising Goal

Skokie, Illinois, artist Matthew Hoffman’s You are Beautiful public art project, a partnership with eco-Andersonville, will be coming to four locations in Andersonville as well as to two other neighborhoods in April thanks to a Kickstarter campaign that ended on March 4. The campaign raised well over its initial goal of $5,500. “The idea...

New Restaurant, Pearl’s Southern Comfort, Coming to the Hood

By Leah Scull | Thursday, March 12, 2015

New Restaurant, Pearl’s Southern Comfort, Coming to the Hood

Edgewater is about to get an extra helping of down home southern cooking with Pearl’s Southern Comfort, a southern-cuisine and barbecue eatery that will soon be joining the neighborhood. The restaurant is currently taking shape at its 5352 N Broadway location, a building that has been vacant for more than ten years. Pearl’s anticipated...

Cantina de la Granja : New Mexican Restaurant Gives Fresh Meaning to Locally Sourced Cuisine

By Samantha Witthuhn | Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Cantina de la Granja : New Mexican Restaurant Gives Fresh Meaning to Locally Sourced Cuisine

Wrangling in farm fresh ingredients from across the Midwest, Andersonville’s up-and-coming Cantina de la Granja is on a mission to serve traditional Mexican dishes with a local, sizzling twist. Owned and operated by the owners of SoFo Tap and Crew Bar, the modern Mexican-style restaurant is slated to open its doors in the late...

Andersonville’s Most Curious Places: Capital Garage, 5545 N. Clark

By Kat McLellan | Monday, March 9, 2015

Andersonville’s Most Curious Places:  Capital Garage, 5545 N. Clark

The next building is the Capital Garage at 5545 N. Clark suggested by Phyllis Petrilli. I have to admit, this one was a challenge, and I want to thank LeRoy Blommaert of the Edgewater Historical Society, Garret Karp of the Chicago Architectural Foundation, Tim Rasmussen, and Metropolis Coffee for their help. Please excuse my...

Two New Stores Taking Residence In Andersonville Soon

By Samantha Witthuhn | Friday, March 6, 2015

Two New Stores Taking Residence In Andersonville Soon

Two new budding storefronts, Tilly and Norcross and Scott, are opening their doors and blossoming their businesses in the Andersonville neighborhood this spring. Joining its peers on North Clark Street, Tilly is the first of the two new businesses to welcome customers, taking up residence just a few weeks ago at 5232 N. Clark...




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