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CTA Unveils Rebuild of North Red Line Including New Stations

By Daniel Zagotta | Friday, April 18, 2014

CTA Unveils Rebuild of North Red Line Including New Stations

CTA Unveiled a plan that calls for a reconstruction of the red line from Belmont to Howard which includes a near complete rebuild of the Lawrence, Argyle, Berwyn and Bryn Mawr stations. The construction will also include rebuilding all tracks, support structures, bridges, and viaducts between Leland and Hollywood Avenues. The new stations will include all modern...

Chicago Danztheatre Performance This Weekend

By Keely Jones | Thursday, April 17, 2014

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...

Growing Presence of Breweries In and Around Edgewater

By Keely Jones | Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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...

Fido to Go! Our Favorite Pet Food Truck Coming Soon

By Claudia Moreno | Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Fido to Go! Our Favorite Pet Food Truck Coming Soon

Spring is in the air and Fido is cheerfully wagging his tail burying the latest polar vortex deep in Chicago’s historical past!  What could make your canine companion happier than dry paws and fur waving in the warm breeze?  Perhaps a wholesome, no additives or sugar and gluten-free doggie snowball donut will help your...

Iconic 5757 Ridge Building Up For Auction

By Daniel Zagotta | Monday, April 14, 2014

Iconic 5757 Ridge Building Up For Auction

Commuters and local residents pass by this unique building everyday at 5757 North Ridge and ask themselves what is happening with that unusual building? The building has a lot of history but the original purpose was that of a silent movie theatre for Charlie Chaplin.  Built in 1918, the space functioned as a movie...

The Landmark in Andersonville Ready For a New Chapter

By Keely Jones | Sunday, April 13, 2014

The Landmark in Andersonville Ready For a New Chapter

Jan Baxter believes in her core that it’s not enough to just own and operate a business. Rather,  it is the responsibility of everyone in the community to invest in and participate in growth and development for the good of all residents. She has worked tirelessly to promote Andersonville both as a resident and...

Edgewater’s First 5k Run/Walk This September

By announcement | Saturday, April 12, 2014

Edgewater’s First 5k Run/Walk This September

The Edgewater Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Alderman Harry Osterman, Star Events, and 11 local schools to produce the first annual Edgewater 5k Run/Walk. The Edgewater 5k provides the perfect opportunity to enjoy everything Edgewater has to offer. Produced by Star Events, Chicago’s award-winning event company which specializes in producing world-class community celebrations...

Best of Andersonville Awards! And the Winners Are…

By Keely Jones | Thursday, April 10, 2014

Best of Andersonville Awards! And the Winners Are…

Tuesday April 8 was the annual Andersonville Honor‘s Gala, hosted at the Fireside Grill. The Andersonville Development Corporation alongside the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce  handed out “Best of” awards  to honor volunteers and businesses  that make our neighborhood feel so tight-knit and unique in the city of Chicago. There to hand out the awards and...

Solicitors In Edgeville Make Their Pitch

By Betty Tsamis, Esq. | Wednesday, April 9, 2014

As the weather warms up, solicitors on Edgeville’s streets will start delivering their pitches and asking you for money. You might encounter these solicitors while running errands on Clark Street on a warm day, or find them ringing your doorbell at the most annoying times. The solicitors I refer to in this post are...

Edgewater Gets Positive On Crime

By Keely Jones | Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Edgewater Gets Positive On Crime

Chicago has always been plagued with the stereotype of  being an aggressive and crime-ridden city to live in. Our community of Edgewater has had its fair share of shootings and violent episodes in the last few month, making residents nervous to walk around our own area. But we are also the community that comes together...

Andersonville Attacked By Zombies!

By Keely Jones | Monday, April 7, 2014

Andersonville Attacked By Zombies!

Don’t be surprised if you see a ton of zombies rolling through the bars of Andersonville on Saturday, May 10. Contrary to what it looks like, it will not be the end of the world or an apocalyptic takeover. In fact, the zombies making their way through Andersonville will be drinking and dragging from bar to...

New Vietnamese Restaurant Opens in Edgewater

By Nora Brathol | Sunday, April 6, 2014

New Vietnamese Restaurant Opens in Edgewater

“Little Vietnam,” a new restaurant offering “Authentic Vietnam Cuisine” opened in Edgewater today in the former “Just Turkey” space at 1132 W. Bryn Mawr Ave, just a few steps west of the Bryn Mawr CTA red line stop.  The restaurant celebrated their opening with a dancing dragon, which represents prosperity in Vietnamese culture. We...

Five Questions: David Melis, Edgewater Soaps

By Nora Brathol | Sunday, April 6, 2014

Five Questions: David Melis, Edgewater Soaps

David Melis grew up in Racine, Wisconsin, but became a true Illinoisian when he graduated with a degree in Library Science from the University of Illinois-Champaign.  An Edgewater resident since 1993, David has worked in Public Libraries around the state, including in Niles, Wilmette and Des Plaines.  He began making soap in 2001 after...

Raven Theatre Gets Edgy, Premieres “Good Boys and True”

By Claudia Moreno | Friday, April 4, 2014

Raven Theatre Gets Edgy, Premieres “Good Boys and True”

The locker room and the sex videotape that circulates in a Washington D.C. boys’ prep school create the center stage for this Jeff recommended edgy drama.  Director Cody Estle transforms Raven Theater’s West Stage into a small and intimate arena of a plot that unfolds as writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa  of Good Boys and True...

Saving Trumbull. CPS Advisory Committee Recommends Landmarking

By Daniel Zagotta | Thursday, April 3, 2014

Saving Trumbull. CPS Advisory Committee Recommends Landmarking

Last week EVB brought to light the story of the old Trumbull school and its possible future demise. The now-shuttered building is sadly vacant for the first time in 100 years. The school, which has stood grandly at the corner of Foster and Ashland has been around longer than almost all of us and the...

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