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Edgewater Workbench Grand Opening Tonight

By An Edgewater Workbench Release | Saturday, July 12, 2014

Edgewater Workbench Grand Opening Tonight

Edgewater Workbench, the new community workshop and digital fabrication center has opened on the north side of Chicago. Edgewater Workbench is celebrating its grand opening this Saturday, July 12, at 6 p.m., with a party featuring 3D printing and laser cutting demonstrations, laser-etched pizzas, and handmade goods by local artists. The business is modeled after...

Man Drowns Near Hollywood Beach

By Daniel Zagotta | Friday, July 11, 2014

Man Drowns Near Hollywood Beach

A man was pulled from Lake Michigan last night at 11:15 pm at the 5500 block of North Lake Shore Drive (Bryn Mawr). The 48 year old man’s name has not been released as of yet. Witnesses responding to someone screaming in the lake called 911. When firefighters arrived on the seen and they...

Edgewater Improves Bike Lanes And Cracks Down On Sidewalk Bicyclists

By Keely Jones | Thursday, July 10, 2014

Edgewater Improves Bike Lanes And Cracks Down On Sidewalk Bicyclists

The Edgewater neighborhood is one that serves as an entry point to the lake path, Lake Shore Drive, and the north neighborhoods of the city. While our city has been listed as number 5 of America’s best bike cities, it doesn’t mean biking around the city is accessible and safe for all and we still have...

Chicago’s Best Sex Shop Is… In Andersonville!

By Keely Jones | Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Chicago’s Best Sex Shop Is… In Andersonville!

You have heard all of us at the EdgeVilleBuzz gush about our love of the neighborhood’s local restaurants, parks, arts organizations, nonprofits, theaters, community centers and so much more. But now we have a more unique claim to fame that we can call our very own… We have Early to Bed, Chicago’s best sex toy store, according...

Seven Miles Of Chaos, North Lake Shore Drive’s Future Debated

By Daniel Zagotta | Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Seven Miles Of Chaos, North Lake Shore Drive’s Future Debated

It is a bleak picture that the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is painting of North Lake Shore Drive from Grand Ave. to Hollywood Ave. in its current state. A study recently released by IDOT reiterates what many of us North-siders already know, North Lake Shore Drive can be chaotic. With an average of three accidents per day, 95% of...

Edge Card Promotes Shopping Locally With Area Discounts

By Daniel Zagotta | Monday, July 7, 2014

Edge Card Promotes Shopping Locally With Area Discounts

Edgewater Chamber of commerce will unveil the new 2014-2015 Edge Card at this year’s EdgeFest, The card is described by the Chamber as, “a community discount card to encourage residents to shop locally and support local businesses.” The concept of buying local has been a hot topic lately as many area small businesses have been hit...

Martha Stewart Loves First Slice’s Pies, We Love Their Community Focus

By Keely Jones | Saturday, July 5, 2014

Martha Stewart Loves First Slice’s Pies, We Love Their Community Focus

Apparently Martha Stewart and her entourage love the pies over at First Slice so much it was cited as one of the top 5 pit-stops one should take when indulging in pies in Chicago! First Slice  has a few different locations, with the Andersonville store conveniently located at the corner of Ashland and Balmoral. The store shares a building with the...

Chicago Swimming Ban Lifted Except Montrose/Humbolt

By Daniel Zagotta | Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Chicago Swimming Ban Lifted Except Montrose/Humbolt

            Beach goers received bad news yesterday when they were informed that swimming was banned due to water quality conditions. Coming right before the active Fourth of July weekend, residents have been wondering if they would open in time for the Holiday. Today they were pleased to find out the...

Know No Limits Gym Remains Open Under New Management

By Kat McLellan | Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Know No Limits Gym Remains Open Under New Management

Today, Know No Limits at 6125 N. Clark has changed ownership and is under new management. Previous owner Karla Shelton did tell EVB last week that a rent increase coupled with a business model that was not working for the club made moving forward with new management inevitable. Over the last year, there has been additional health club...

American Idol To Indie Hero. Crystal Bowersox Talks Edgewater, Motherhood and Patsy Cline

By Daniel Zagotta | Monday, June 30, 2014

American Idol To Indie Hero. Crystal Bowersox Talks Edgewater, Motherhood and Patsy Cline

She has come a long way since taking on one of America’s most popular television contests ever. She seemed not to fit in with all the other contestants and that is why we fell in love with her. Through some of the usual bland pop voices,  along came Crystal Bowersox with vocals that seemed to showcase an earthy,...

PRIDE To Draw 750,000, Police Issue Warnings. What to Expect?

By Keely Jones | Friday, June 27, 2014

PRIDE To Draw 750,000, Police Issue Warnings. What to Expect?

Pride festivities have been going on all this past week around Chicago and the community is all geared up and ready to cheer along for the 45th annual Pride Parade this upcoming Sunday. Each year, Chicago Pride has brought in thousands of people visiting from around the midwest and beyond to partake in celebrating...

Ladies Take On Andersonville: Back Lot Bash Grows

By Keely Jones | Thursday, June 26, 2014

Ladies Take On Andersonville: Back Lot Bash Grows

The 4-day annual Back Lot Bash is coming up soon, and this will be its 11th year celebrating Chicago’s LGBTQ community. Back Lot Bash is the outdoor women’s festival in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood and is a top destination for women during Chicago’s Pride Weekend celebrations. The event is sponsored by women, for women, but...

Midsommarfest Raises $15,000 For The Water Tower

By Daniel Zagotta | Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Midsommarfest Raises $15,000 For The Water Tower

It was a very good day for not only our friends at the Swedish American Museum, but for the entire Andersonville neighborhood as they announced that the ultimate goal of $15,000 was reached at this year’s Midsommarfest. In a Facebook statement, the Museum said, “Thank you to all who came to Midsommarfest and made...

Know No Limits Gym’s Future Unclear… For Now

By Daniel Zagotta | Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Know No Limits Gym’s Future Unclear… For Now

Over last weekend, EveryBlock was buzzing about Know No Limits gym closing. According to the reports, some people were being told that it would be locking its doors for good at the end of the month. Of course, many people were unhappy about this possibility. It seems though that this may not be the case. EVB...

Killer Margaritas Are Here! Cesars Andersonville Opens

By Daniel Zagotta | Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Killer Margaritas Are Here! Cesars Andersonville Opens

For almost 25 years now, Cesars, home of the self proclaimed killer margaritas has served up traditional Mexican food to the North side of Chicago. Two locations are already serving the Lakeview community  are located at 3166 N Clark and 2924 N Broadway. Now they have decided to give it a go in Andersonville at 5403...



















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