Gerardo and Miriam Cerdas bought their home in Bucktown in the late ’70s for $18,000. The neighborhood gradually improved, and in 1990, they opened Irazu, a casual Costa Rican restaurant with killer food at 1865 N Milwaukee Ave, in the neighborhood.
For better or worse, Bucktown and Wicker Park have changed substantially since then. In a feature story in the October issue of New Homes Magazine, Kate Hawley talks to a wide variety of neighborhood residents to get a fix on life in these eclectic neighborhoods. Hear the voices of Bucktown and Wicker Park on the New Homes Magazine site.