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The popularity of Potbelly

If you thought Potbelly sandwich shops would fly only in Lincoln Park and the suburbs, think again; the new store in Hyde Park (5428 S. Lake Park Ave. ...

Willy Wonka and the Navy Pier

Erm, has anyone bothered to check out the draft master plan for the expansion of Navy Pier? It reads like something that Augustus Gloop and Veruca Sal ...

Lucky Ralph live in Wrigleyville

The Lucky Ralph Show is billed as a concert experience with a variety show edge. Organizers are urging potential audience members to picture "vintage ...

Pulte takes top slot in Crain's list of biggest builders

Pulte Homes is clear and away the Chicago area's largest home builder, according to a new survey by Crain's Chicago Business (sorry, the link might no ...

Fat Tire fills Chicago neighborhoods

A few years ago there were only a few bars in Chicago that sold Fat Tire, the amber ale microbrew from Fort Collins, Colo. Today the beer is widely av ...
Tuesday, Tuesday, got the ugly building blues day

Tuesday, Tuesday, got the ugly building blues day

Pushing the envelope of ugly at 2040 West North Avenue. If you've got the ugly building blues, send us an e-mail with a photo. ...

Happy birthday, Alinea restaurant

The Chicago home of the international molecular gastronomy movement, Alinea restaurant (1723 N. Halsted St., 312-867-0110) in Lincoln Park, celebrates ...
Sunday, Sunday, the little bastards fun day

Sunday, Sunday, the little bastards fun day

The time is right for an action-packed model railroading experience, with as many as 10 trains taking the track simultaneously. Head over to the Ga ...
Friday night gallery-hopping

Friday night gallery-hopping

Buckle up. Tonight we're headed to Yo Chicago's galleries for Wicker Park, Bronzeville and Ravenswood (samples below). Wicker Park Bronzeville ...
The highs and lows of renting in Lincoln Park

The highs and lows of renting in Lincoln Park

If Lincoln Park seems to have it all in terms of proximity to the lake and downtown, loads of cool shops and restaurants, and even a free zoo, it also ...

A mighty wind on the lakefront

If you find yourself bicycling, running or walking on the lakefront path (no one Rollerblades anymore, do they?), and you find it to be easier than yo ...

Mmmm, Mozart

The Sherwood Symphony concludes its 2005-2006 season on Friday, May 5 with a mostly Mozart concert at 7:30 p.m. at St. James Cathedral, 65 E. Huron (3 ...
Instead of remodeling, maybe they just should have started over

Instead of remodeling, maybe they just should have started over

In the "what-were-they-thinking" dept., somebody in charge at the Apollo Theater complex on Lincoln Avenue has managed to do what seemed impossible: ...

What are parking spaces worth to Chicago tenants?

Comparing rent costs can be a confusing process. The rent for one friend's apartment includes heat, the rent for another's includes parking but not he ...
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