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Retail therapy

Retail therapy

See also: New construction is being added to area conversions  New restaurants, retail, nightlife create hotspots in Uptown, Edgewater Story by A ...
The X/O factor

The X/O factor

Kargil hopes to make a splash with South Loop high-rise's spa amenities   Another frenetic day at the office is finally over. Your head aches and ...
New construction is being added to area conversions

New construction is being added to area conversions

Uptown and Edgewater contain perhaps the most varied housing stock in Chicago. Travel from the dense '60s high-rises that line Sheridan Road to the ...
Argyle is one of North Side's biggest Asian retail hubs

Argyle is one of North Side's biggest Asian retail hubs

We've talked a little this month about the vibrant retail emerging in pockets of Uptown and Edgewater, but most of these corridors pale in compariso ...

Comment of the day: Chicago doesn't need the Olympics

"We don't need the Olympics, and the Loop & South Loop's infrastructure don't need improving at the expense of the schools and the rest of our crumbli ...
Lot at Broadway and Granville undergoes slow transformation

Lot at Broadway and Granville undergoes slow transformation

Hard to believe that this vacant lot at Broadway and Granville soon will be occupied by Access Group Chicago's 11-story condo and retail project, Th ...
Bryn Mawr Avenue is a selling point for Catalpa Gardens Condos

Bryn Mawr Avenue is a selling point for Catalpa Gardens Condos

Construction is well underway at Catalpa Gardens Condonminiums as we discovered on a recent trip up to those parts. Computer programmer Harry McClello ...
It's a dog's life in Uptown

It's a dog's life in Uptown

It's days like today that we wish we were at the Montrose Dog Beach. Actually, this photo wasn't taken today, as you can tell by the wintry clothing ...
Chase Park Commons, coincidentally, is close to a park of the same name

Chase Park Commons, coincidentally, is close to a park of the same name

We figured it was time to pay another visit to Chase Park Commons, a development of 42 condos located in seven six flats at 4717 N Clark St. Homes ...
Which Chicago neighborhood?

Which Chicago neighborhood?

Ok, this one should be easy for some of you. Name this neighborhood - and name the store, too. (Yo staff are ineligible - it's too easy.) And if you ...
Crew jumping in Uptown

Crew jumping in Uptown

The gay sports bar Crew, 4804 N Broadway, has built a loyal following in Uptown over the past few months - we know this because every time we wander ...

Uptown resale store dispenses a little HIV education along with preloved clothing

The newish New Vision of Hope Foundation Designer Resale Store, 1303 W Wilson Ave, is an interesting addition to this stretch of Uptown, which, as we' ...
Vue Condos breaks ground

Vue Condos breaks ground

Ground has broken at McHugh Development & Construction's 22-unit project, Vue Condominiums at 3505 N Ashland Ave, which was designed by Hartshorne P ...

Sales are underway at Renaissance Lofts

Sales are underway at The Kopley Group's Renaissance Lofts, a 37-unit adaptive-reuse project at 1791 W Howard Street in Rogers Park. The six-story bui ...

Pill Hill's Advocate Trinity Hospital dispenses care

We told you earlier that "Pill Hill" was apparently named for the many doctors who once lived in the neighborhood. It's ties to the medical community ...

Owens Park is a highlight of Calumet Heights

But wait, there's more South Triangle Week fun to come. Calumet Heights, and the smaller neighborhood of Pill Hill, are bounded by 87th Street, 95th S ...
Bank of America coming to Racine near Broadway

Bank of America coming to Racine near Broadway

Come fall, the Bank of America is moving into that lovely old terra cotta building at 4756 Racine, adjacent to the Riviera Theatre. A renovation is ...
Al Gore isn't the only one who likes to live green

Al Gore isn't the only one who likes to live green

Future residents of a new condo building in Woodlawn will cook with energy-efficient appliances, walk on sustainably harvested bamboo floors and rela ...

Quote of the day: Many say no to "fake historic" buildings

"A lot of architects would say the way to treat appropriately a historic district is to do something that is not like a fake historic building that wo ...

Fewer families in Uptown as condo development alters landscape

Conversions of sturdy and often beautiful old two-flats and larger apartment buildings account for a big chunk of the housing market in Uptown and Edg ...
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