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Cheetah Gym, Fifteen Years of Community

By Daniel Zagotta | Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Cheetah Gym, Fifteen Years of Community

Since 1999, Cheetah Gym has helped work out bods across the North side of Chicago. The neighborhood gyms have been trend setters when it comes to style in health clubs. Their vibe has a somewhat boutique gym/homey feel. Exposed brick, natural wood floors and the occasional plant are intertwined with modern equipment and trendy classes...

Is Loyola’s Growth Spurt Into Edgewater Ending?

By Kat McLellan | Monday, June 16, 2014

Is Loyola’s Growth Spurt Into Edgewater Ending?

Loyola University has been undergoing a huge growth spurt. From their new green “people street” on Kenmore to the Montserrat rental properties on Sheridan & Albion and their co-sponsoring of the Loyola Red Line station, Loyola has spent over $660 million just on their lake front campus in the last ten years. This burst...

Gunshots, Strong Currents and Theft Further Stress Summer Safety

By Daniel Zagotta | Sunday, June 15, 2014

Gunshots, Strong Currents and Theft Further Stress Summer Safety

It was only a little over a week ago that Alderman Harry Osterman stressed summer safety at the State of Edgewater event. He reminded everyone that the usual increased summer crime rate is just one of the issues we face every year as the temperatures rise. People flock to our lakefront to cool off...

Foster Dog Beach Fence Repaired But Issues Remain

By Daniel Zagotta | Friday, June 13, 2014

Foster Dog Beach Fence Repaired But Issues Remain

Alderman Harry Osterman, who has been instrumental in working with the residents in getting the Foster dog beach fixed, has announced that the fence has been repaired. The Fence divides the dog area from the rest of the beach and was deteriorating. It has been a hot topic in the neighborhood since EVB did our initial...

Edgewater Farmer’s Market Starts Tomorrow

By Daniel Zagotta | Friday, June 13, 2014

Edgewater Farmer’s Market Starts Tomorrow

The 24th season of the Edgewater Farmers Market kicks off this Saturday, June 14, from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. The market runs every Saturday through October 18 and is located on Norwood at the intersection with Broadway, right next to True Nature Foods. The market features locally grown produce, artisanal baked goods, coffee from Metropolis...

New Edge Theatre Set To Open In 2015 With Alderman’s High Hopes

By Daniel Zagotta | Thursday, June 12, 2014

New Edge Theatre Set To Open In 2015 With Alderman’s High Hopes

In an email sent out last Tuesday, Alderman Harry Osterman expressed his dedication to the arts community in our neighborhood. He has stated regularly of his plan to incorporate arts into our neighborhood and attract art-related businesses and events to Edgewater. Ald. Osterman stated,  “The Arts community in the 48th Ward continues to grow and thrive....

About Face Theatre Moves to Edgewater

By Keely Jones | Wednesday, June 11, 2014

About Face Theatre Moves to Edgewater

Founded by Kyle Hall and Eric Rosen in 1995, About Face Theatre creates plays and produces work that advances the national dialogue on gender and sexual identity. The aim is to challenge and entertain audiences in Chicago, across the country, and around the world. They are at the center of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and ally...

Guns, Pensions and Gay Marriage. Our Elected Officials Talk Issues

By Daniel Zagotta | Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Guns, Pensions and Gay Marriage. Our Elected Officials Talk Issues

The Edgewater Chamber, who hosted last Friday’s State of Edgewater event, couldn’t have picked a nicer morning. The event was held at the Breakers, 5333 N Sheridan, in their sunlit dining atrium. After a fantastic breakfast and the usual mingling, it was time to get down to business. Edgewater Chamber Executive Director Katrina Balog...

FLATS Chicago’s Jay Michael, Doing Big Things in the Hood

By Keely Jones | Monday, June 9, 2014

FLATS Chicago’s Jay Michael, Doing Big Things in the Hood

  If you walk around Edgewater and Uptown, you have probably seen the large ‘FLATS Chicago‘ signs on apartment buildings throughout our neighborhood. The company’s mascot is a cute and tiny stamped French bulldog named Louise, who is the human owner to Jay Michael, the Chief Creative Officer of the Flats. These properties are owned and managed by Jay Michael,...

Broadway Antique Market And Wooly Mammoth Among Top Vintage Shops By Chicagoist

By Daniel Zagotta | Friday, June 6, 2014

Broadway Antique Market And Wooly Mammoth Among Top Vintage Shops By Chicagoist

Receiving many placements in Chicago’s top 10 lists, we can add yet a couple more. In a story by Chicagoist.com, both Broadway Antique Market in Edgewater and Wooly Mammoth in Andersonville made the list which only consisted of seven spots. Started in 2004 by Chuck Sudo, Chicagoist.com has become one of the most read...

20% Off Reza’s Restaurant For The Buzz Readers

By Daniel Zagotta | Friday, June 6, 2014

20% Off Reza’s Restaurant For The Buzz Readers

Reza’s Restaurant would like to thank Andersonville with 20% off your dining bill to the Buzz readers. Simply print this page and present to your server through June 30th, 2014. Dine In Only, Andersonville location, Excludes Buffets, Cannot be combined with other offers, other restrictions may apply.

Fearless Food Kitchen Opening at the Broadway Armory

By Jen Loboda | Thursday, June 5, 2014

Fearless Food Kitchen Opening at the Broadway Armory

Edgewater will be gaining a huge asset late this summer with the opening of the Fearless Food Kitchen in the Broadway Armory. This past week Fearless hosted an open house where I was able to learn more information about this exciting collaboration with the local community. The Chicago Park District and Peterson Garden project,...

Our Elected Officials Meet To Talk About The State of Edgewater

By Ally Brisbin | Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Our Elected Officials Meet To Talk About The State of Edgewater

This Friday, June 6, join local business owners and community leaders for breakfast and to hear from elected officials representing Edgewater. The State of Edgewater is an annual event hosted by the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce. It provides an opportunity for Edgewater stakeholders to hear from representatives at all levels – ward, county, state,...

HomeMade Pizza Co. Closes All Locations Including Andersonville

By Daniel Zagotta | Tuesday, June 3, 2014

HomeMade Pizza Co. Closes All Locations Including Andersonville

It is still a mystery. What exactly happened to HomeMade Pizza Co.? No one knows for sure but a clue comes to us from data that shows companies that focused on take home and delivery pizza slumped the past year. The companies website and Facebook page also have vanished. HomeMade had about 22 retail...

Chicago Bans Plastic Bags, Edgewater Leaders Comment

By Jen Loboda | Monday, June 2, 2014

Chicago Bans Plastic Bags, Edgewater Leaders Comment

Last month Chicago joined a growing number of other cities that have implemented a plastic shopping bag ban. The new ordinance will be a multi-phased approach, with the first phase kicking off in August 2015. At that time large retailers – defined as those stores over 10,000 square feet — will not be allowed...



















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