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South Loop and Local Business Support
On my typical neighborhood stroll, I passed up the former location of WineStyles. I knew the shop had left the South Loop, but I wondered: can we not support any local businesses? Really? Read more...
What's With The Random Mastercard Ad?
It never ceases to amaze me. When there are opportunities to bring innovation and information to a community, weird decisions let me down.
Dominick's Wins Over Jewel
I am an avid fan of my local grocery store. I'd like to ask these neighborhood epicenters to train their grocery store baggers in proper packing procedures.
Do you Foursquare?
Shopping in the 2nd ward is more enjoyable when I have the opportunity to visit an independently owned shop. Add a loyalty program in the mix and I'd be more interested to spread the word to friends and neighbors.
A weekly Sunday errand up State Street resulted in a pleasant chat and tour for a fellow from New Zealand.
It's All About France this Weekend
On the last weekend of every month, the Chicago Antique Market takes over a building on 1340 W. Washington Street. Treasures of all sorts are inspected, purchased swapped and drooled over. This weekend? It's all the French.
Small Businesses, Take Note
After a long week at the office, there's nothing better than sitting back and treating yourself to some Beauty TLC. The other night, I headed to Aniko Spa for a pre-vacation mani/pedi. The perk? A hearty glass of wine to sip.
Do We Really Love Subway That Much?
I heard rumors that a high-end sports bar was looking to open shop at the corner of Roosevelt & Michigan. Imagine my surprise when I saw a new Subway sandwich shop open up instead.
For months, I waited for the restaurant with the window gates to open
on 13th Street. After yesterday's lunch experience, I don't think I'll
be back until the kinks are worked out.
Celebrating Father's Day a Day Early
What better way to celebrate Father's Day than to take the father of your little girl to Honky Tonk BBQ in Pilsen?