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New Menswear Store Introduces Fresh Brands to Clark Street

By Samantha Witthuhn | Monday, December 1, 2014

New Menswear Store Introduces Fresh Brands to Clark Street

Bringing a mix of high-end and progressive menswear from designers across the globe, Notre — Andersonville’s latest destination for handpicked, highly-curated men’s fashion wear — opened its doors in the neighborhood’s ever-burgeoning shopping district on North Clark Street. Located at 5202 N. Clark Street, the dark yet inviting shop features a relaxed and lush...

Trumbull School Proposals Presented At Community Meeting

By Keely Jones | Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Trumbull School Proposals Presented At Community Meeting

  Trumbull Elementary, located at 5200 N Ashland, has been empty for the last several months due to last year’s Chicago Public School closings. But last night Alderman Patrick O’Connor of the 40th ward held an open community meeting at Trumbull that had the auditorium spilling over with people to discuss potential uses for the...

Diana’s Daycare: Working With Area Resources To Achieve The Small Business Dream

By Keely Jones | Monday, November 24, 2014

Diana’s Daycare: Working With Area Resources To Achieve The Small Business Dream

Daycare is in high demand in Chicago these days. With limited options for working parents, there is a great need for affordable childcare within the city. Diana Anderson is one of the many small business owners trying to fulfill that need. Living her life-long dream of running her own daycare business, Diana has recently...

Andersonville’s Care For Real Toy Drive To Serve About 800 Children

By Sharon Howerton | Friday, November 21, 2014

Andersonville’s Care For Real Toy Drive To Serve About 800 Children

As we think about preparing for Thanksgiving or as we begin to make that list and check it twice for gifts for family and friends, how about making a place at that virtual table for the children of our community by way of the Care for Real annual toy drive? Lyle Allen, executive director,...

Saint Harridan Andersonville Pop-Up Re-Engineers Suits For Women And Transmen

By Keely Jones | Thursday, November 20, 2014

Saint Harridan Andersonville Pop-Up Re-Engineers Suits For Women And Transmen

Saint Harridan is an Oakland based shopping boutique that specializes in high-end suits, ties, shirts, pants and more for those who can’t usually find what they are looking for at a regular men’s clothing store. The pop-up is happening next to Joie De Vine, at 1748 W. Balmoral and has been going since Friday. They will be open until...

Secrets Behind Open House Chicago: Edgewater Edition

By Kat McLellan | Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Secrets Behind Open House Chicago: Edgewater Edition

While waiting in line for the Emil Bach House as part of Open House Chicago (OHC), a friend commented, “I wonder how they decide what’s on the list.” I had never really thought about it but with Edgewater being featured for the first time, I realized that this was a question that needed answering....

La Colombe Coffee Roasters Opens In Andersonville

By Daniel Zagotta | Tuesday, November 18, 2014

La Colombe Coffee Roasters Opens In Andersonville

La Colombe opened their first retail store at 955 W. Randolph in 2011. Since then they have opened two more, one in Wicker Park and the other here in Andersonville at 5158 N. Clark. Officially open for business last Friday, the neighborhood reception to the coffee roaster has been extremely positive. Operations Manager Corey...

#ShopEdgewater Campaign Highlights Why We Love Shopping Local

By Ally Brisbin | Monday, November 17, 2014

#ShopEdgewater Campaign Highlights Why We Love Shopping Local

As the temperatures start to drop, the pressures of holiday shopping rise. The Edgewater Chamber of Commerce recently launched a social media campaign to keep local merchants at the top of mind for Edgewater residents. The #shopedgewater campaign features a daily photo of customers, staff, and owners of Edgewater businesses with a caption describing the...

Old Iconic Andersonville Water Tower Cannot Be Saved, Replacement Needed

By Daniel Zagotta | Saturday, November 15, 2014

Old Iconic Andersonville Water Tower Cannot Be Saved, Replacement Needed

It has been an icon to the Andersonville neighborhood since it was painted with the Swedish flag years ago. But after last year’s severe winter, the water tower was greatly damaged due to the water inside freezing and compromising the structure perched atop the Swedish American Museum at 5211 N. Clark St. Ellen Shepard, Executive...

Holiday Food Ideas From Local Nutritionist Jen Loboda

By Jen Loboda | Friday, November 14, 2014

Holiday Food Ideas From Local Nutritionist Jen Loboda

  Fall is here in full swing and Thanksgiving will be here before we know it. Now is the time to start thinking about what dishes you will be preparing for the holiday. Whether you are hosting the entire meal or just bringing one dish for a potluck somewhere, there is always room for...

Andersonville’s Milk Boutique Wins Pop-Up Shop Downtown, Expands Local Message

By Samantha Witthuhn | Thursday, November 13, 2014

Andersonville’s Milk Boutique Wins Pop-Up Shop Downtown, Expands Local Message

After just two years running, Andersonville’s Milk Handmade is expanding its collection of handmade women’s clothing, accessories and local, independent designers to a temporary storefront in the heart of downtown. The locally-sourced women’s clothing boutique recently won Block 37’s “The Next Great Pop-Up Challenge,” earning the neighborhood shop two months of free rent and...

DIY Trunk Show Brings 130 Artisans To The Armory

By Daniel Zagotta | Wednesday, November 12, 2014

DIY Trunk Show Brings 130 Artisans To The Armory

Just in time for Holiday shopping, the DIY Trunk Show gives you an alternative for Holiday shopping. In fact, it brings 130 artisans right to Edgewater’s doorstep with over half of the participants having items priced $25 or under. The event takes place on November 22 at the Broadway Armory (5917 N. Broadway) for one...

Women And Children First Plan Remodel And Increased Programming

By Daniel Zagotta | Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Women And Children First Plan Remodel And Increased Programming

Women and Children First Bookstore has cemented itself in Feminist history through 35 years of providing unique books to the community. This year was a milestone for the business as original owners Linda Bubon and Ann Christophersen sold the business to their colleagues Lynn Mooney and Sarah Hollenbeck.  In a recent letter from Sarah Hollenebeck, she explains...

Andersonville’s White Attic Closing, Encourages Local Business Support

By Keely Jones | Monday, November 10, 2014

Andersonville’s White Attic Closing, Encourages Local Business Support

On the North facing windows of Andersonville’s White Attic are signs displaying a ‘40% Sale’ while on the West facing windows are a 2-page open letter addressed to the community about the store’s closing at the end of the month. The letter is a warm one. A simple and kind explanation as to why the store...

New Indie Movie Filming On Granville This Weekend

By Daniel Zagotta | Friday, November 7, 2014

New Indie Movie Filming On Granville This Weekend

It’s exciting to see new female faces in the director’s chair and this weekend a new indie movie will be filming on Granville with two women behind the wheel. Caitlin Parrish who currently writes for CBS’s ‘Under the Dome’ wrote the play turned movie script and is co-directing it with long time collaborator Erica...




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