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Mariano’s Releases New Store Information

By Daniel Zagotta | Monday, March 31, 2014

Mariano’s Releases New Store Information

Mariano’s has been the talk of the town since December and residents have been very anxious for both stores in the area to open soon. There has been a lot of activity at both the future stores at Foster/Sheridan and the other on Ravenswood. The opening dates have been very speculative, but Mariano’s Ravenswood...

Attention Sweet Tooth Neighbors! New Cupcake Shop!

By Keely Jones | Saturday, March 29, 2014

Attention Sweet Tooth Neighbors! New Cupcake Shop!

There is a new bakery in Edgewater, and owners Michele and Aaron McAtee are slanging cupcakes like never before. Located at 1445 W Devon, Maddiebird Bakery had their grand opening on Saturday, March 22. There was a line out the door for the first few hours and cupcake trays were being refilled by the minute....

Sprinkler Mandate Update. Corrected Information.

By Daniel Zagotta | Saturday, March 29, 2014

On Wednesday, ASCO (Association Of Sheridan Condominium/Co-op Owners) released  an email in response to a letter Alderman Cappleman had put out. The alderman’s letter explained that the the State Fire Marshal was still trying to get a bill passed that would reignite the fire sprinkler mandate, but that State Rep. Sara Feigenholtz was introducing...

New Loft Rentals with Retail/Restaurant Space Continues Broadway Redevelopment

By Claudia Moreno | Friday, March 28, 2014

New Loft Rentals with Retail/Restaurant Space Continues Broadway Redevelopment

Construction is underway.  “We are very excited to have the opportunity to develop what we consider the most exciting new development in Edgewater in quite some time!” said Bill Gold owner and developer of the mixed-use building located at 5427-37 N. Broadway. One year ago in a community meeting hosted by Alderman Osterman, approval was...

SHOP LOCAL! Featuring Health Clubs + Special Promotions

By Keely Jones | Thursday, March 27, 2014

SHOP LOCAL! Featuring Health Clubs + Special Promotions

This winter has been rough on all of us. For local businesses and independent shops in the neighborhood, it has been especially brutal this last winter. While we anxiously await sunny skies and warmer weather, we at the EdgeVilleBuzz want to help boost local business and support our neighbors by contributing to local businesses....

Trumbull School On Auction Block. Demolition a Possibility.

By Daniel Zagotta | Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Trumbull School On Auction Block. Demolition a Possibility.

Chicago Public Schools quietly began the process of auctioning off 5 shuttered Northside schools this month. Among those five schools is Lyman Trumbull, at Foster and Ashland.  A few months after the school closings back in 2012, the Advisory Committee for School Repurposing and Community Development was established to handle the repurposing of the buildings left...

Surprise Sprinkler System Mandate Vote Today

By Daniel Zagotta | Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Surprise Sprinkler System Mandate Vote Today

It has been some time since the sprinkler mandate proposal led by the Northern Illinois Sprinkler Advisory Board and the State Fire Marshall was withdrawn because of intense protest by high rise dwellers in Chicago. The bill would have demanded that all condominium associations, co-ops and townhomes be immediately fitted with costly sprinkler systems...

Parking Meters Clubbed To Death

By Daniel Zagotta | Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Parking Meters Clubbed To Death

Last week, Police issued an alert about vandalized parking meters in 7 North side Chicago neighborhoods that includes Edgewater. The machines sustained damage described as ”breaking the display glass, credit card readers and display brackets by use of a blunt instrument or tool” which caused them to malfunction or shut down according to the release. The...

Puppy-mills No More! Hello Famous Fido Rescue Dogs.

By Keely Jones | Monday, March 24, 2014

Puppy-mills No More! Hello Famous Fido Rescue Dogs.

Chicago is joining cities such as Los Angeles, San Diego and Phoenix in the fight to ban and shut down pet stores that support inhumane treatment of pure-bred animals. One City passed legislation to do so 2 weeks ago. In March of 2015 the ordinance will go into effect and Chicago pet stores will not...

5 Questions: Karen Dreyfuss and Tom Welch, Edgewater Reads

By Nora Brathol | Sunday, March 23, 2014

5 Questions: Karen Dreyfuss and Tom Welch, Edgewater Reads

Tom Welch, the CEO of Welch Consulting, and Karen Dreyfuss, Education Liaison for Alderman Harry Osterman’s 48th ward office, started “Edgewater Reads” in March of 2013 to address the expected gap in services while the Edgewater branch of Chicago Public Libraries was undergoing renovations and to connect our community of readers.  Edgewater’s branch has...

When LORDE Came To Town

By Daniel Zagotta | Saturday, March 22, 2014

When LORDE Came To Town

Last Tuesday night Lorde played the Aragon ballroom. If you are not familiar with the artist, let me fill you in on her meteoric rise over the last year. Putting out her first original album back in 2012, “The Love Club,” she offered it as a free download. It was not long until the...

Edgewater Named As Top Neighborhood To Live In

By Keely Jones | Friday, March 21, 2014

Edgewater Named As Top Neighborhood To Live In

Our secret is out! It should come as no surprise to any of us living here that we have been rated as one of most coveted areas to live, when compared to all of Chicago’s 200 other neighborhoods. Chicago Magazine highlighted the Edgewater neighborhood as one of the top four neighborhoods on Chicago’s North side, alongside...

Water Tower Coming Down Today. What To Expect.

By Nora Brathol/Daniel Zagotta | Thursday, March 20, 2014

Water Tower Coming Down Today. What To Expect.

The iconic Andersonville water tower is poised to come down today from its lofty perch over the neighborhood.  Clark Street has been closed between Foster and Berwyn since this morning but traffic seems to be moving along well. Cranes are in position on Clark Street to remove the structure while crews from ComEd and...

Demolition to Begin on Broadway/Foster Development. Chipotle Possible Future Tenant

By Daniel Zagotta | Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Demolition to Begin on Broadway/Foster Development. Chipotle Possible Future Tenant

It has been 10 years since Piser Weinstein Funeral Home got out of Dodge and left for Skokie. They left a valuable tract of land vacant at 5206 N. Broadway that includes the funeral home and huge parking lot.  Most recently, big red  X’s were slapped on the front of the building to warn first responders that the...

5 Questions: Scott Crestodina, Independent Spirits, Inc.

By Nora Brathol | Wednesday, March 19, 2014

5 Questions:  Scott Crestodina, Independent Spirits, Inc.

Meet Scott Crestodina, owner of Independent Spirits, Inc. For over a decade, Scott has been dreaming of opening a spirits store in Edgewater. That dream came true on July 19th, 2013 when he opened Independent Spirits Inc. at 5947 N. Broadway in Edgewater (and almost completely sold out of product that first weekend).  Scott picked...

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