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  • Local Artist Will Turn Eyesore CTA Viaduct Into Community Mural
    Local Artist Will Turn Eyesore CTA Viaduct Into Community Mural

    Local artist and Edgewater resident Cara Feeney is adding a splash of color to the community this month, readying the red line viaduct on Ardmore Avenue for a 10-foot-by-50-foot mural early this summer. She’s doing so with the help of Seamus Fitzgerald.  He’s an Edgewater resident and director of The Overhead Project, a non-stock group that provides […]

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  • New Community Industrial Arts And Design Center Opens
    New Community Industrial Arts And Design Center Opens

    It used to be the headquarters of a radio manufacturer that was founded in 1918. Thanks to a crowdfunding campaign almost a century later, the building located at 6433 N. Ravenswood Ave. will again manufacture products — and then some. The Chicago Industrial Arts & Design Center, which officially opened on Monday, will offer sculptors, […]

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  • The Edgewater Lounge For Sale, Includes Building’s Resident Ghost

    For $725,000, you can buy a restaurant, a two-bedroom apartment and a ghost, too. The Edgewater Lounge, 5600 N. Ashland Ave., is a pre-Prohibition era restaurant bar that is allegedly haunted by Mary, one of its former owners. According to a 2012 story in The Columbia Chronicle, the slightly mischievous ghost may have something to […]

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  • Andersonville Turns 50! Event Showcases Its Success
    Andersonville Turns 50! Event Showcases Its Success

    In just under two months, Norcross and Scott, a retail shop and interior design studio located in what used to be a law and accounting office, has turned the word serene into more than just a feeling. It now encapsulates a physical space, located at 1476 W. Berwyn Ave., that’s open for business. “The owners […]

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  • New Whole Foods Lays Roots In Edgewater Community
    New Whole Foods Lays Roots In Edgewater Community

    Blossoming Edgewater’s retail scene and bringing life back to Glenlake and Broadway Avenue, the new Whole Foods Market at 6009 N. Broadway is attracting a growing consumer base and harvesting a wealth of altruistic community partnerships; and it’s only been one week. The nationally recognized grocery chain renovated the former Dominick’s building, vacant since January 2014, and opened […]

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  • Rustic BBQ joint sets up shoppe in Andersonville
    Rustic BBQ joint sets up shoppe in Andersonville

    Smelling something off-the-bone and succulent on Clark Street? No, your head isn’t clouded with smoke. The famous Chicago barbecue joint, Pork Shoppe, is firing up the grills and slow-cooking a host of mouthwatering meats in preparation for the grand opening of its second location today, April 30. After a year chockfull of gritty construction and rustic design, […]

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  • New Million Dollar Homes To Be Built On Edgewater Medical Center Site
    New Million Dollar Homes To Be Built On Edgewater Medical Center Site

    A total of 15 distinctive single-family homes will soon be built on what was the parking lot of the former Edgewater Medical Center. The homes will be listed at prices starting at just over $1 million. The development, located at 1675 W. Edgewater Ave., is being called Edgewater Square II. Its 3,600-square-foot-plus homes will include […]

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  • Religious Fanaticism Is Exposed In Steep Theatre’s New Play
    Religious Fanaticism Is Exposed In Steep Theatre’s New Play

    “It could have been me,” Joanie Schultz writes in the director’s notes for Martyr, the new Steep Theatre Co. play about religious fanaticism. And for those who have ever felt disillusioned, have struggled to mesh idealism with reality, and who have wanted to feel they are part of something bigger than themselves, it could be […]

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  • Go Edgewater Campaign To Promote Sustainable Travel Options
    Go Edgewater Campaign To Promote Sustainable Travel Options

    Jimmying up kickstands and dusting off sneakers, Edgewater is locking the four-door, tossing the keys and sprinting, with green feet, toward sustainable travel this summer. Or at least that’s what Go Edgewater — a City of Chicago federal grant program encouraging walking, biking and public transit — hopes to do this June through September in the Edgewater neighborhood. […]

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  • Crafters And Musicians Bring It To Andersonville This Saturday
    Crafters And Musicians Bring It To Andersonville This Saturday

    The weather may not always feel like spring in EdgeVille these days, but you can find some sunshine and fun at a craft show to be located at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 1650 W. Foster, on Saturday, April 25 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event is known as Crafters and Musicians. Founder and organizer Alexandra Jamroz has featured […]

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  • Raven Theatre’s New Play Tackles The Topic Of Aging
    Raven Theatre’s New Play Tackles The Topic Of Aging

    Some productions are hard to watch. They aren’t filled with warm jokes, they don’t toy with absurdism, and they have no intention of helping audience members escape reality. Yet that’s exactly what “The Bird Feeder Doesn’t Know” was celebrated for during a question-and-answer session after its Sunday, April 12, showing at The Raven Theatre, 6157 […]

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