Cheetah Gym clawing its way to Logan Square
A new location of Cheetah Gym could open at 2618 N Milwaukee Ave in the Logan Square Boulevards District by the end of the year. David Wilshire, pres [...]
New Belmont Army a cool addition in Lake View
No one is too thrilled with the construction underway on CTA el tracks, but there have been some positive side effects, such as Belmont Army Surplus [...]
New Aldi opens at Wilson Yard
The one piece of the mixed-use Wilson Yard project in Uptown that has moved to completion is the relocation of the old Aldi store on Broadway to a n [...]
Quote of the day: Michigan Avenue is so over
"...Michigan Avenue is just another mall, with food courts and you’ve-seen-it-all-before goods. These days almost all of the stores are national chain [...]
What would Fox & Obel mean for South Loop?
As comments on our recent post pitting the South Loop against the West Loop revealed, South Loopers still lament the lack of retail, boutiques and res [...]
Can Jarvis development jump the el tracks?
The 1500 block of Jarvis Avenue, in Rogers Park, is a study in contrasts. East of the el, a pocket of new businesses is thriving -- coffee shop, del [...]
What does it take to build a new Chicago neighborhood from scratch?
Most Chicago neighborhoods grow and die piecemeal — old buildings get new uses, condos sprout as shuttered storefronts slide into decay. Chang [...]
West Loop business has lots of room to grow, but parking is getting tight
You'll still see plenty of vacant lots and empty storefronts in the West Loop. Though the area is slowly attracting more businesses, the change from [...]
Starbucks, Fifth Third branch coming to West Loop
We snapped this photo last week on the west side of Halsted between Monroe and Adams in the West Loop. Workers are building a Fifth Third Bank branc [...]
Pre-construction sales underway at Landmark Court on Cottage Grove
We posted not long ago about The Shops and Lofts at 47, one of several mixed-use projects planned as part of The Grove, a shopping district meant to [...]
Are safety problems hurting Margate Park commercial?
No, it doesn't look like much, but the China Caf (that "e" has been broken for a while), at 4814 N Sheridan Rd, offers some of the best Chinese food [...]
Commercial development in Beverly: new places to eat and shop (and read and put out fires)
Beverly - quiet, historic and solidly residential - isn't immune to change, as we learned recently while chatting with Marcia Walsh of the Beverly A [...]
The Chicago Executive Golf Club in Morgan Park
We were dying to get the story behind the Chicago Executive Golf Club, on 115th near Laflin Street in Morgan Park, but it was closed Sunday when we [...]
Gym plays real estate agents' neighborhood name game in "University Village"
We're used to busting builders and real estate agents for pretending their properties are located in the next neighborhood over, or sometimes, the [...]
Beverly billboard of the day: Jesus is Lord Plaza
Jesus is Lord Plaza, near the southwest corner of 103rd and South Charles streets, houses an insurance agency, a photography studio and a salon, amo [...]
Back to Prairie Avenue in Beverly
Yesterday marked a brief hiatus between our Prairie District Day coverage on Friday and today's start of Beverlly / Morgan Park Week. Prairie Avenue [...]
Coffee and celibacy in Chicago's East Village neighborhood
Neighborhood coffee shops have been something of a hot topic on the Yo in recent weeks. Our East Village Journal contributor Jamie Murnane notes a new [...]
Shops and Lofts at 47 planned on Cottage Grove Avenue
A spring 2008 groundbreaking is planned for The Shops and Lofts at 47 (pdf), which will stretch along Cottage Grove Avenue from 47th to 48th streets [...]
Video of the day – artistmac goes to Wal-Mart
Get in the car with artistmac and drive from the South Side to Chicago's first Wal-Mart. Hear one man's take on the Big Box Ordinance along the way. [...]
New home for Belmont Army Surplus Store
CTA riders aren't the only ones displaced by the Brown Line Capacity Expansion Project - the Belmont Army Surplus Store has moved to make way for the [...]