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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...

Jewel-Osco Re-Grand Opens 2 Remodeled Stores In Edgewater

By Daniel Zagotta | Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Jewel-Osco Re-Grand Opens 2 Remodeled Stores In Edgewater

Tomorrow, Wednesday June 25th at 8am, Jewel-Osco has announced the grand re-opening of 14 remodeled stores which includes 5516 N Clark St and 5343 N Broadway in Edgewater. They have invited many of the local community leaders and business people and guests will enjoy live music and samplings. It has been an interesting several months to say the...

Pie Hole Closes Its Doors, Another Pizzeria Abruptly Vanishes

By Daniel Zagotta | Monday, June 23, 2014

Pie Hole Closes Its Doors, Another Pizzeria Abruptly Vanishes

For over 10 years Pie Hole has been serving up a unique variety of pizzas to the masses. Originally located at Roscoe and Halsted, owner Doug Brandt opened the shop and soon became a late night hang out for the local LGBT youth in the area. Mr Brandt with all good intentions, wanted his doors...

Edgewater’s Comedy Show “Here Is Your Alibi” Marks One Year

By Ally Brisbin | Saturday, June 21, 2014

Edgewater’s Comedy Show “Here Is Your Alibi” Marks One Year

For the last year, something funny has been happening on Thorndale Ave. Lev Kalmens, an Edgewater resident, has been producing and hosting a free BYOB comedy showcase once a month at The Frontier storefront theatre since June 2013. “Here Is Your Alibi” (HIYA) features five local comics in a more intimate setting than the...

HERB Bringing Edgewater Fine Dining Thai Food

By Daniel Zagotta | Friday, June 20, 2014

HERB Bringing Edgewater Fine Dining Thai Food

When owner Patty Neumson decided to start her new restaurant venture, she decided Edgewater was the place to start. Working closely with Alderman Harry Osterman’s office, the began to seek out the right space to serve her culinary work. Though Patty has owned Thai restaurants in the past, she collaborated with the team of Kee...

Bryn Mawr Construction Begins, Businesses Offering Deals

By Daniel Zagotta | Thursday, June 19, 2014

Bryn Mawr Construction Begins, Businesses Offering Deals

It is hard to believe but the water main under Bryn Mawr Ave is 117 years old. Laid back in 1897, the pipes are older than any living human by far and as expected, have been deteriorating through the decades. The Bryn Mawr water main project will start to replace this line and guarantee the community a healthy...

William H Macy Visits Jackalope Theatre, Shows Gaining National Buzz

By Keely Jones | Wednesday, June 18, 2014

William H Macy Visits Jackalope Theatre, Shows Gaining National Buzz

A few weeks ago Jackalope Theatre had a very special secret (and famous) guest that wasn’t made known to the public or even to the actors performing in the show. The current production of Exit Strategy, written by Ike Holter and directed by Gus Menary is getting rave reviews and has extended their run to meet...

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....



















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