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Coffee Chicago Purchased By Pizzeria Aroma Owner

By Daniel Zagotta

Coffee Chicago, the long established food and beverage spot at the corner of Broadway and Berwyn, has been sold to Jim Dababneh and will reopen as Chicago Grind. You may already know Jim by regularly seeing him at his other popular Edgewater eatery, Pizzeria Aroma. His voice carries through the restaurant as he greets...

CTA Unveils Rebuild of North Red Line Including New Stations

By Daniel Zagotta

CTA Unveiled a plan that calls for a reconstruction of the red line from Belmont to Howard which includes a near complete rebuild of the Lawrence, Argyle, Berwyn and Bryn Mawr stations. The construction will also include rebuilding all tracks, support structures, bridges, and viaducts between Leland and Hollywood Avenues. The new stations will include all modern...

Dangerous Intersections. Your thoughts?

By Daniel Zagotta

On Saturday, when I was at Starbuck’s, I was brought out of my caffeine buzz by a firetruck and a few police vehicles at the intersection of Berwyn and Clark in the heart of Andersonville. It looked as though an elderly woman accidentally started driving down the wrong way on Berwyn and swerved to...

ComEd work on Berwyn

By Daniel Zagotta

ComEd has begun work

Berwyn Station reopens over the weekend

By Daniel Zagotta

A cleaner, brighter Berwyn Red Line station reopened Friday evening after being closed six weeks for much-needed improvements as part of the CTA’s $86 million Red North Station Interim Improvement project.

Next stop, Berwyn…doors close for six weeks at Berwyn

By Daniel Zagotta

The next Edgewater Red Line station to close for an overhaul is Berwyn, which is slated to close tonight at midnight for six weeks as part of the CTA’s Red Ahead – Red North Station Improvements project.

CTA Public Art Community Meeting Tonight

By Lyle Bright

It’t not hard to see that the CTA’s Red Ahead initiative

Bigger stationhouses, but more street closures, too

By Patrick Barry (www.ctastationwatch.com)

This column at Argyle can be reconstructed. Others are so eroded that they must be replaced. (Photo by Patrick Barry) There was good news and bad on Monday night as CTA officials and 48th Ward Alderman Harry Osterman shared more details of the Red North station projects at a community meeting at Goudy School....

More CTA Updates; Berwyn Ave Closed, Argyle & Thorndale

By Daniel Zagotta

Viaduct work at Berwyn. Credit: Jeremy Bressman Besides last week’s closure of the Thorndale Red Line station, the CTA is hard at work in and around the neighborhood at other stops as part of the Red Ahead initative.

Linden bound

By Lyle Bright

Internet Killed the Video Store

By Daniel Zagotta

The Blockbuster Video store at Berywn & Broadway (5300 N Broadway) is slated to close for good this Wednesday.

Holy iPhone theft, Batman

By Daniel Zagotta

According to multiple sources, there was another iPhone theft on the L last week.

Police on the scene at Berwyn/Winthrop

By Daniel Zagotta

This is the scene right now at Berwyn/Winthrop.

Soo’s Cleaners closes – Berwyn station improvements coming?

By Daniel Zagotta

Soo’s Cleaners, located under the Berwyn Red Line station, has abruptly closed, but according to the note above, they will reopen shortly. We’re not sure if the “construction” mentioned is related to their space or the entire station of the Chicago Transit Authority. It could just be a coincidence, but the Chicago Tribune earlier...




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