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Condo Woes Could Be Deterring New Residents
A day looking at apartments and talking to real estate folks 'in the know' made me think about retail. Could we be losing residents because of the special assessment drama that's hit many buildings in our neighborhood?
Making Room for Baby
This weekend, we are going to embark on a South and West Loop expedition. The goal: find a new place to live this fall.
Babies, Bottles and Balocco
Chicagoans salivate over outside seating the way New Yorkers love their Yankees.
It looks like the South Loop Target store may get a little fresher.
Opening Its Doors TONIGHT For the Blackhawks Game
Really, People? Really?
When I learned of the drama surrounding the opening of a tattoo and clothing boutique on 11th Street, I just about had it. Read More...
Perfect Sidewalk Cafe Territory
...Unless It's a Weekday
It's a standard occurrence. It's Saturday or Sunday and friends/family visit us in the South Loop and would like to enjoy brunch. Whether it's Yolk, Bongo Room or Eleven City Diner (note: I haven't been to Eleven since the owner yelled at his staff in front of my friends), there are only a few instances where I attempt a brunch in the South Loop after 9 am.
Hello CJ readers! I am thrilled to provide a report on my daily stroll around our neighborhoods. I'm going to use this blog, Sidewalk Observations, to focus on
retail, shops and small businesses in and near the Loop -- the openings
and closings, the critiques and conversations we have about these places.