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It’s Spring! Celebrate At Andersonville’s In Bloom Event Next Weekend

Photo: Andersonville Chamber

The shops and restaurants of Andersonville along with the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce are planning a unique event to help attendees get ready for their Spring time decorating.

Andersonville In Bloom (formerly known as the Andersonville Flower & Garden Show) will once again be organizing local businesses to offer pop-up floral shops, spring merchandise, vintage furniture and special workshops. The event will be held April 27 and 28 and guests will be able to identify participating businesses by signs which will be placed on their front doors. Hours will vary by business.

The event began in 2015 when the owners of Mercantile M came up with the idea to help area retail merchants showcase their Spring goods. As the event grew over the years, it diversified offerings by including restaurants and pop-up shops that offer landscaping and floral items.

“Andersonville in Bloom is an event to showcase the growth that our local businesses have made since the cold, snowy holiday season and to help introduce new items and services to the neighborhood,” says Chris Perchatsch, manager of the Andersonville Transit Tees location. “We are excited to release a new design that will encourage our customers to dust off their bikes and enjoy the warmer spring weather!”

According to a press release put out by the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce, participants will be able to view a selection of live plants and flowers showcased at businesses such as, Foyer Shop (1480 W. Berwyn). There will be in-shop floral arrangements by Youth and Yarrow at Milk Handmade (5137 N Clark) on Sunday, sales on vases (Norcross and Scott Home – 1476 W Berwyn) and botanical-inspired goods (Martha Mae: Art Supplies and Beautiful Things – 5407 N Clark), a walk through the gardens of Bethany Retirement Community and a discussion on the importance of gardening with native plants featuring Monica Buckley of Red Stem Native Landscaping at Women and Children First (5233 N Clark).

In addition, on Saturday, April 27 at 11 a.m. First Slice Cafe (5357 N Ashland) will showcase their anticipated branding makeover which they won after entering a national competition held by AlphaGraphics this past February.

Two neighborhood block clubs will also host Clean-Up Green-Up events during the weekend. The Winona Foster Winnemac Carmen (WFWC) Block Club will host their event on Saturday April 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m starting at Carmen and Clark. The West Edgewater Area Residents (WEAR) will also have a similar event on Saturday from 8:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Participants should meet at 1647 W. Hollywood to receive trash bags.

For more information on the event, go to andersonville.org.


The full list of participating businesses and organizations includes:

Andersonville Antiques | 5245 N Clark

Andersonville Cryotherapy and Athletic Recovery  Center | 5052 N Clark

Andersonville Galleria | 5247 N Clark

Bethany Retirement Community | 4950 N Ashland

Brownstone Antiques | 5234 N Clark

Candyality | 5225 N Clark

City Olive | 5644 N Clark

Cowboys and Astronauts | 1478 W Summerdale

Crossroads Trading | 5227 N Clark

Dearborn Denim & Apparel | 5202 N Clark

Early to Bed | 5044 N Clark

Foursided | 5061 N Clark

Foyer Shop | 1480 W Berwyn

First Slice Pie Café | 5357 N Ashland

The Guesthouse Hotel | 4872 N Clark

Jerry’s Sandwiches | 5419 N Clark

Martha Mae: Art Supplies & Beautiful Things | 5407 N Clark
Mercantile M | 5409 1/2 N Clark

Milk Handmade | 5137 N Clark

Murray & White | 5416 N Clark

Norcoss and Scott Home | 1476 W Berwyn

Orange Shoe Personal Fitness | 5609 N Clark

Replay Andersonville | 5358 N Clark

Secondhand Curves POP UP | 5307 N. Clark

ServPro of Ravenswood | On-site see packets

StudioUs | 4806 N Clark

Transit Tees | 5226 N Clark
WEAR | 1647 W Hollywood

WFCW Block Club | Carmen & Clark

Women & Children First | 5233 N Clark



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