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Four Weekend Must-Stops for Craft/Vintage/Food Lovers on Your List

By at December 9, 2011 | 1:15 pm | 0 Comment

Four Weekend Must-Stops for Craft/Vintage/Food Lovers on Your List

Looking for unique gifts? Check out: This weekend's Vintage Heaven Big Sale at Heaven Gallery (1550 N. Milw, 2nd Floor, above Lubinki Furniture, Sat & Sun. 11AM-6PM. Pictured is Alma of Heaven Gallery modeling some of the goods!) The Handmade Market at the Empty Bottle (1035 N. Western, Sat. Noon-4PM) The 13th Annual Bucktown Holiday Art Show at the more...

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New Mural: ‘Antikythera Mechanism’ at The Violet Hour

By at December 9, 2011 | 12:18 pm | 0 Comment

New Mural: ‘Antikythera Mechanism’ at The Violet Hour

Back in June 2011, photographer Philin Phlash snapped a photo of artist Keith Skogstrom, right, on the street as he was working on plans for an upcoming mural on the wall of  The Violet Hour.  At the time we'd incorrectly assumed that Skogstrom was the artist behind The Violet Hour's June Mural, but we were thankfully set straight in this note, from artist Nick more...

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2109: Before & After

By at December 9, 2011 | 11:49 am | 0 Comment

2109: Before & After

In case you missed the November issue of Allure magazine, Wicker Park hair stylist Betsy Stover of 2109 was featured in the Scissors Take column for offering the Best Haircut in Chicago...  Congrats to Betsy! Indeed, it's not easy to get an appointment with Betsy, who juggles a busy schedule between her salon at 2109 W. Division which she shares with business partner and more...

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Casino Nights- Rivers winning new customers because of its service, not just its location

By at December 7, 2011 | 7:41 pm | 1 Comments

Casino Nights- Rivers winning new customers because of its service, not just its location

(Note: We do not condone or endorse gambling...    the following Editorial piece was submitted by Christopher Clark, a local resident, and are the opinions of Clark only). I for one, am very excited about having a new Casino in Des Plaines, it is, in fact, fantastic for business.  Joliet and other city leaders know what is coming, the slow and steady decline of more...

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Spaces with Eva Bergant, Dec. 5

By at December 7, 2011 | 4:04 pm | 0 Comment

Spaces with Eva Bergant, Dec. 5

The Annual Bucktown Holiday Party is Monday December 12 at Hot Chocolate (1747 N Damen), from 7 to 10 PM.  Whether you're new to the neighborhood, or a long time resident, this is a great party and a chance to meet your neighbors over some of Mindy Segal’s wonderful food, a glass of wine, beer or soda (cash bar available.) There will be a DJ providing atmosphere and a more...

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Linkypoos, a Local Links Column

By at December 7, 2011 | 3:10 pm | 0 Comment

Linkypoos, a Local Links Column

If you still need to get a Christmas tree up, Redeye’s Ruthie Kott has all the local spots to grab a fresh evergreen. Stop by Big Star, 1531 N. Damen to get tacos and a tree all in one stop. City Tree will even deliver the tree to your home for an extra $20! Medill reporter Preeti Upadhyaya spoke to Thia Penta, PICTURED, owner of Wicker Park’s new Rebel Rebel Sport more...

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First Time Soaker, or Dispatch from a Men’s Facial

By at December 6, 2011 | 3:14 am | 0 Comment

First Time Soaker, or Dispatch from a Men’s Facial

Nearly six years ago, Jennifer Olson and Emily Eisenberg opened Spa Soak at 1733 N Milwaukee, in Bucktown. Located in a converted factory, Spa Soak offers luxury facilities at reasonable prices.The spa has been meticulously designed to make every client feel comfortable and relaxed. Its large lobby and waiting room has the aura of a fancy hotel while each private room more...

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Now (Maybe?) Open: Gratto on Damen

By at December 6, 2011 | 1:43 am | 0 Comment

Now (Maybe?) Open: Gratto on Damen

When we popped by Gratto Pizzeria & Deli this past Friday night, an employee, Chris, pictured, reported that if all goes well, Gratto would be open by 4PM the following night, aka Saturday, Dec. 3rd, so we're just going to assume that Gratto, which has locations in suburban Glen Ellyn and Geneva, per its website,  may have officially opened its first city-based more...

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Dr. Martens to Open this Thursday or Friday

By at December 5, 2011 | 6:26 pm | 0 Comment

Dr. Martens to Open this Thursday or Friday

Back in September we wrote about Dr. Martens opening in the former Earwax Cafe space at 1561 N. Milwaukee, pictured, next to American Apparel, and it looks like after a lightening fast build-out, the retailer will soon reveal what's behind its boarded up windows and unveil its Wicker Park outpost this Thursday, Dec. 8 or Friday the 9th, per a spokeswoman for Dr. Martens more...

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Additional Places to Find Celebrate! magazine

By at December 5, 2011 | 1:05 pm | 0 Comment

Additional Places to Find Celebrate! magazine

Happy Monday. Celebrate! distribution continues today and tomorrow. NOTE: Car-less and in possession of a laundry cart, we are currently in the process of redistributing many of  the copies to higher-traffic locations. Update: Eva Bergant heard our cry for help and we zipped by MANY locations today. Amazing what you can do with wheels!!  Eva rocks! We will also more...

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