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Local Ghost Stories To Get You In The Halloween Spirit

By Kat McLellan | Thursday, October 30, 2014

Local Ghost Stories To Get You In The Halloween Spirit

Ready to get your inner ghoul out this Halloween? Here are a few local haunts to get you started right. In Edgewater, the most famous haunting is probably the sadly closed Old Saint Andrews Inn. The story goes that the original owner, Frank Giff, was so devoted to his bar and his drinking that...

Three New Businesses Transforming Andersonville’s Busiest Intersections

By Daniel Zagotta | Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Three New Businesses Transforming Andersonville’s Busiest Intersections

The corners of two of Andersonvilles’s busiest intersections on Foster between Clark and Ashland are buzzing with new businesses that are all opening soon. Sitting vacant for a while now, Nelson Funeral Home at Foster/Ashland and both Vitamin Outlet and Icosium Cafe at Foster/Clark have left people wondering when these prime local spaces would...

Edgewater Shooting Last Night On Winthrop

By Daniel Zagotta | Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Edgewater Shooting Last Night On Winthrop

The relatively quiet streets in Edgewater over the last couple months were shattered with a shooting last night according to Chicago Police. The shooting occurred at 7:50pm Tuesday evening on the 5900 block of N. Winthrop Ave. The victim was a 27-year-old male who was shot in the back and left leg. The man was...

Raven Theatre Plans For the Future With New Renovations

By Sharon Howerton | Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Raven Theatre Plans For the Future With New Renovations

Raven has been a mainstay in the Edgewater theater community for the past 15 years. Only in the last 18 months or so has it been under the leadership of Kelly Strickland as its executive director. Kelli is not new to the area or the community as she was on the faculty of Loyola...

New Chiropractic Wellness Center Opens On The Andersonville Strip

By Jen Loboda | Friday, October 24, 2014

New Chiropractic Wellness Center Opens On The Andersonville Strip

Starting next week, residents of Edgeville will have a new Wellness Center to visit on Clark Street. RE: Chiropractic and Wellness (RE for short) is opening in the space over Big Jones at 5347 N. Clark Street. The owner, Sarah Ghorbanian, has been a chiropractor for 9 years, the last 7 in a group practice, which makes...

A Strip Mall Is Born, EVB Has The First Renderings

By Daniel Zagotta | Thursday, October 23, 2014

A Strip Mall Is Born, EVB Has The First Renderings

Like it or not, the strip mall at Foster and Broadway is currently in full construction swing. The walls are going up and the the first buildings are taking shape. Now, Edgeville Buzz has received the first renderings for public view. The strip mall which was developed by Chody Real Estate Corp at 5206...

Andersonville’s Famous ‘Landmark’ Closing But Space Remains Local

By Keely Jones | Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Andersonville’s Famous ‘Landmark’ Closing But Space Remains Local

The famous and long time Andersonville favorite, The Landmark will be closing this week with their last day open to the public on Sunday, October 26. Located at 5245 N Clark St, the establishment has been a loved staple in the community and sustained for 30 years of business. Owned and run by the wildly-adored Jan...

Edgewater Theaters Produce Work for the Visually Impaired: Steep’s “The Vandal”

By Sharon Howerton | Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Edgewater Theaters Produce Work for the Visually Impaired: Steep’s “The Vandal”

I am a blind woman who is well past the age to join AARP. Going to movies meant one needed to be told what was happening on the screen. The same, until recently, occurred with live theater.  Now one only needs to visit Edgewater theaters such as Raven Theatre on Clark or Steep Theatre...

New Restaurant Coming to Granville, Revival Social Club

By Keely Jones | Monday, October 20, 2014

New Restaurant Coming to Granville, Revival Social Club

M. Henrietta on Granville in Edgewater closed a few weeks ago, and many brunch fans were sad to see them close their doors. But the sadness will soon be gone, when the replacement restaurant opens up in less than a month! In its place, Edgewater will be getting the Revival Social Club, a restaurant bar...

Li’l Buds Theatre Gives Kids A Chance To Become The Next Big Thing

By Daniel Zagotta | Saturday, October 18, 2014

Li’l Buds Theatre Gives Kids A Chance To Become The Next Big Thing

What a great idea! Have selected stories from Chicago area second graders turned into short plays that will be performed by professional actors. It all happens Nov. 1, 2014 at Senn High School and the audience will be able to pick the winning entry which will be adapted to an original one-act play to be...

Iconic Edgewater Buildings Showcased This Weekend For Open House Chicago

By Daniel Zagotta | Thursday, October 16, 2014

Iconic Edgewater Buildings Showcased This Weekend For Open House Chicago

This weekend an amazing event is happening throughout the city! The Chicago Archicture Foundation has organized Open House Chicago. It will give everyone the opportunity to gain free entry to Chicago buildings and city history. The idea is simple, to give people a “behind-the-scenes look at many of the city’s great places and spaces.” On...

October Events To Benefit Edgewater’s Care For Real

By Daniel Zagotta | Thursday, October 16, 2014

October Events To Benefit Edgewater’s Care For Real

Because Edgewater loves our awesome local food pantry Care For Real, here are a few upcoming events this month to show your support: Winter Coat Drive On Tuesday, October 28, Care for Real will be partnering with The Pan-African Association and Red Cross by hosting our Annual Winter Clothing Drive and Welcome Event for...

Vicariously Explore the Abandoned Edgewater Hospital with Urban Explorers Matt Tuteur and Eric Holubow

By Kat McLellan | Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Vicariously Explore the Abandoned Edgewater Hospital with Urban Explorers Matt Tuteur and Eric Holubow

It’s probably not a surprise to Edgeville Buzz readers that I am fascinated with abandoned old buildings. There’s just something about a place stuck in history, one you aren’t allowed to see. I’m not the only one either. From the Facebook group Forgotten Chicago to the increasing popularity of urban exploring, interest in shuttered...

Thorndale Drug Surveillance Results In Arrest

By Daniel Zagotta | Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Thorndale Drug Surveillance Results In Arrest

Over the weekend Alderman Harry Osterman released an email detailing many updates on crimes in the 48th ward. One of the highlights concerned a recent police sting at Thorndale and Winthrop. Many residents have been upset about drug dealing in the area, especially this intersection where Swift Elementary School is located. The 20th District received information about...

Last Andersonville Farmer’s Market Tomorrow, Get Your Fall Foods

By Keely Jones | Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Last Andersonville Farmer’s Market Tomorrow, Get Your Fall Foods

This week will be Andersonville’s last farmer’s market of the season. Let’s hope the not-so-cold weather stays a little longer and the leaves hang on to the trees for just a few more weeks so we can continue to enjoy the beauty of this season. In the meantime, we should be stocking up on...




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