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Edgewater and Uptown Listed as Highest New HIV Diagnoses in Chicago

By Keely Jones | Friday, August 22, 2014

Edgewater and Uptown Listed as Highest New HIV Diagnoses in Chicago

About a week ago as we were reading through some Chicago-specific Twitter feeds, we got stuck on one particular tweet that hit our hearts. It felt like it could be an opportunity for us at the EdgeVilleBuzz to highlight an issue relevant to our community and provide a list of resources that may be...

Ace Hardware Building To Be Demolished For New Condo Development

By Kat McLellan | Thursday, August 21, 2014

Ace Hardware Building To Be Demolished For New Condo Development

After several years and two previous failed attempts, the old Ace Hardware building at 5820-5826 Clark St. has finally been sold. It’s been empty since the store closed in 2011. The first proposed sale would have brought a Whole Foods, which, when the sale fell through, fueled constant rumors over the next few years...

Burger Philosophy Owners Opening ‘Little Bad Wolf’ On Bryn Mawr

By Keely Jones | Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Burger Philosophy Owners Opening ‘Little Bad Wolf’ On Bryn Mawr

People have been asking for several weeks why Burger Philosophy had closed. A well-loved burger joint that offered more hand-cut french fries than anyone could handle, the spot had a pretty consistent customer base with no major complaints. Their website and social media networks are still active, so why did they close? According to co-owner Sal...

Taste Of Bryn Mawr Tomorrow!

By Ally Brisbin | Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Taste Of Bryn Mawr Tomorrow!

This Thursday is your chance to explore Bryn Mawr and check out some restaurants you haven’t made it to yet! The Edgewater Development Corporation is hosting the Sixth Annual Taste of Bryn Mawr this Thursday, Aug. 21, from 5 – 9 p.m. Eleven restaurants are participating in this year’s dinner crawl, including Little Vietnam,...

New Bryn Mawr And D’Elia Playground Parks Announced

By Daniel Zagotta | Tuesday, August 19, 2014

New Bryn Mawr And D’Elia Playground Parks Announced

You could blink and never know Bryn Mawr Park was even there. But Alderman Harry Osterman is hoping more people will discover this secluded gem once the new playground park is completed. Construction is expected to begin within the next few weeks In the green space located between Bryn Mawr and Hollywood just to the West...

Papa Johns Hatchet Robber Caught After Wild North Side Crime Spree

By Daniel Zagotta | Monday, August 18, 2014

Papa Johns Hatchet Robber Caught After Wild North Side Crime Spree

Just before 8pm last Thursday, Adam Hoth, 31, of the 11900 Block of N. Prospect Dr. in Gages Lake, pulled a hatchet out in a robbery at Papa John’s Pizza on Balmoral and Broadway. As employees fled out of the restaurant, he pounded the hatchet against the register to get it open with no success....

Meet One Of Edgewater’s Finest, Guide Dog Cameo

By Sharon Howerton | Saturday, August 16, 2014

Meet One Of Edgewater’s Finest, Guide Dog Cameo

It is no secret that Edgeville is a dog friendly community. We have dog walkers galore, water bowls in front of businesses and even establishments which allow our four legged companions to remain with us when we dine. But in this, my first contribution to Edgeville Buzz, I would like to introduce you to...

Chipotle And PetSmart To Anchor New Foster/Broadway Strip Mall

By Daniel Zagotta | Friday, August 15, 2014

Chipotle And PetSmart To Anchor New Foster/Broadway Strip Mall

Back in March we broke the story that the old Piser Funeral Home space at 5206 North Broadway which was vacant for ten years was to be demolished to make way for a new strip mall along the vast tract of land. We also were the first to let everyone know that Chipotle was to...

Papa John’s Robbed By Hatchet Wielding Man

By Daniel Zagotta | Friday, August 15, 2014

Papa John’s Robbed By Hatchet Wielding Man

At around 8pm on Thursday, the Papa john’s on Balmoral and Broadway was robbed by a hatchet wielding man. According to witnesses on the scene, the workers quickly ran out of the building and when the robber tried to escape out the front door, local bystanders and Papa John’s employees barricaded the door so...

Murray and White Opens On The Andersonville Strip

By Christopher Balza | Thursday, August 14, 2014

Murray and White Opens On The Andersonville Strip

In keeping with the Andersonville tradition, Murray & White Home Interiors adds a unique dynamic to the Clark Street corridor. What started as a love of design and decorating flourished into a bright reality for owners Travis White and JT Murray. Inspired by their visits to a home furnishings store in Texas, they envisioned...

La Colombe Coffee Opening In Andersonville At Clark And Foster

By Daniel Zagotta | Wednesday, August 13, 2014

La Colombe Coffee Opening In Andersonville At Clark And Foster

Since unveiling La Colombe’s first coffee blends in 1994, it has been a whirlwind ride for the dynamic duo of Todd Carmichael and Jean Philippe Iberti. The coffee has gotten much notice and in the past 18 years, they have opened several cafes in Philadelphia, New York, Washington D.C., Seoul and right here in the West...

Devon Shooting Victim Wil Lewis’ Wife Comments On The Tragedy, Scholarship Started

By Daniel Zagotta | Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Devon Shooting Victim Wil Lewis’ Wife Comments On The Tragedy, Scholarship Started

It was a normal afternoon day on Devon Ave. July 12 when the peace was shattered by violence that has become a regular occurrence in Edgewater. As Wil Lewis stood at a bus stop, he was the unintended target of a stray bullet that ended the life of this aspiring photographer. The community was...

Making It In Edgewater, Pine and Plastic TOTES For All

By Keely Jones | Monday, August 11, 2014

Making It In Edgewater, Pine and Plastic TOTES For All

A little over a year ago, Andrew Wayne had a vivid dream in which he was wandering around a pine forest opening glass boxes that contained illuminated canvas bags of bright colors and minimalist designs. When he woke, he knew what the next chapter of his professional path would be. He vigorously began making...

Hot Diggety Dog! Two Of Chicago’s Best Hot Dog Joints In Edgewater

By Keely Jones | Saturday, August 9, 2014

Hot Diggety Dog! Two Of Chicago’s Best Hot Dog Joints In Edgewater

Edgewater and Andersonville are known for their delicious dining options, with food from every corner of the world. Now Thrillist recently highlighted two of our neighborhood joints for having some of Chicago’s most delicious hot dogs. In the city that made the “Chicago-style-hot-dog” famous, we couldn’t be more proud to have both Cookies & Carnitas and Hoppin’...

Tokyo Marina Closed, Modern Luxury Condos To Be Built

By Daniel Zagotta | Friday, August 8, 2014

Tokyo Marina Closed, Modern Luxury Condos To Be Built

After 35 years in business, Tokyo Marina which was located at 5058 N. Clark Street has closed its doors. The popular sushi restaurant was a staple for many in the area and those residents were very disappointed to see them go.  Best known for things such as inventive maki rolls and real ramen, many did not...




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