If the Grand Avenue Corridor exists, where is it?

If you do a Google search for the Chicago neighborhood that TimeOut calls the Grand Avenue Corridor you won’t find many results. And you won’t find any solid guidance as to the neighborhood’s boundaries.

The March 14 issue of TimeOut offers some teaser clues to the neighborhood’s location:

Advantages Close to Randolph Street restaurants; easy access to public transportation (Blue Line, multiple bus routes); quick bike trip to the Loop; home to time-honored Italian bakeries and restaurants

Disadvantages Lacks green space; neighborhood butts up against the noisy above-ground El tracks on Lake Street to the south

The photo captions that accompany the article only sow confusion. Piccolo Sogno, Halsted and Grand, is in the Fulton River District. “Ohio Street, West of Grand Avenue in Grand Aveneue Corridor” does not, of course, exist. Ohio and Ada and D’amato’s Bakery are in a no-name part of West Town that some call Noble Square.

An earlier TimeOut article referred variously to the “Grand Avenue corridor” and “Grand Avenue Design District,” and included addresses in Ukrainian Village and East Village.

Is there a neighborhood that locals recognize as the Grand Avenue Corridor? If so, what are its boundaries?

TimeOut serves up recommendations on five neighborhoods that will be “the next Logan Square.” Logan Square’s a sprawling neighborhood, and some of TimeOut’s “neighborhoods to buy property in now” may prove to be the next Logan Square in ways you wouldn’t want to buy into now.

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