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Chicago Fire Filming Today in Bucktown

Michael Hamrick - Tuesday, February 04, 2014

We know how much NBC's Chicago Fire likes to film in Bucktown. Not only are parking restrictions in place through midnight tonight, but if you'd like to catch the filming live, head to Bucktown today.

 

photo courtesy of Steve Jensen via facebook. 

Bucktown's Grass Fed Closing This Weekend

Michael Hamrick - Monday, February 03, 2014

image courtesy of Grass Fed

Wicker Wire: Bucktown's Grass Fed at 1721 N. Damen Avenue announced earlier today via facebook, that they will be closing following Chicago Restaurant Week. Their final day will be Sunday February 8th.

According to their announcement, plans to re-concept and re-open are in the very near future.

We will keep you apprised of details as they become available.

Western Avenue Closed February 7th - February 9th-Bloomindale Trail Construction

Michael Hamrick - Saturday, February 01, 2014

Alderman Waguespack has announced that part of Western Avenue will be closed next weekend, February 7th - February 9th, for work to support The Bloomingdale Trail/606 construction effort.

According to an email issued by the Alderman:

Western Avenue will be closed to ALL traffic between Wabansia (1700 North Western Ave) and Winnebago/Cortland (1900 North Western Ave).
 
All traffic on Western will be detoured to Damen and California Avenues (see map). Pedestrians will have to find an alternative route as well. 
 
Crews will begin work at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, February 7, 2014, working around the clock to complete the process as quickly and efficiently as possible. The viaduct will be re-opened on Monday, February 10, 2014. 

In the coming weeks, two similar weekend closures will occur at Ashland Ave and Milwaukee Ave. to remove and improve bridges under the Bloomingdale Trail. 


We will share additional information as it becomes available.


2 Bed - 2 Bath Single Family Home - $380,000 Go Get It !

Michael Hamrick - Thursday, January 30, 2014

Front View
House hunters! This single family home has only beein the MLS for a day. Just a few blocks south of Wicker Park, this home is located at 1646 W. Ontario Street in Chicago's East Village neighborhood.

Living Room
This adorable home combines vintage charm with a very well-maintained property and large side yard to provide homeowners with an incredible opportunity to own a single family home just south of booming Chicago Avenue.

Walk to restaurants, bars and the blue line. Mariano's will be opening at Chicago & Damen Avenue and Chicago Avenue is booming with new businesses and lots of new development.

Master Bedroom
If you're looking for a single family home, townhome or condo in the Wicker Park, Bucktown, East Village, Noble Square and/or Ukrainian Village be sure to make your appointment now.

The details:

2 Bedroom - 2 Bathroom plus Family Room

Asking $380,000

Taxes - $5,070

Lot size: 36 x 70


The property is listed by @properties 1875 N. Damen Avenue in Bucktown. Please contact the Listing Agent for additional details. 

Single Family Home - NOT on MLS - $380,000

Michael Hamrick - Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Front View
House hunters! This single family home is not on the MLS but it will be soon. Just a few blocks south of Wicker Park, this home is located at 1646 W. Ontario Street in Chicago's East Village neighborhood.

Living Room
This adorable home combines vintage charm with a very well-maintained property and large side yard to provide homeowners with an incredible opportunity to own a single family home just south of booming Chicago Avenue.

Walk to restaurants, bars and the blue line. Mariano's will be opening at Chicago & Damen Avenue and Chicago Avenue is booming with new businesses and lots of new development.

Master Bedroom
If you're looking for a single family home, townhome or condo in the Wicker Park, Bucktown, East Village, Noble Square and/or Ukrainian Village be sure to make your appointment now.

The details:

2 Bedroom - 2 Bathroom plus Family Room

Asking $380,000

Taxes - $5,070

Lot size: 36 x 70


The property will be listed by @properties 1875 N. Damen Avenue in Bucktown. Please contact the Listing Agent for additional details. 

Wicker Wire: Bucktown's En Hakkore Closed for A Remodel

Michael Hamrick - Monday, January 27, 2014

Wicker Wire: Paper is up on the windows at En Hakkore 1840 N. Damen Avenue in Bucktown. But fear not. The cozy casual Korean spot is not closed for good. They're in the process of a remodel and should be open again as early as next week according to their Facebook Page. Sounds like they're also changing up the menu a bit. We just hope that sashimi bap (pictured) stays right where it is. 



RENTAL: 1 Bed And Den Timber Loft (1500/mos) Incl. Parking

Michael Hamrick - Saturday, January 25, 2014

Steal this deal! Timber loft + den rental available immediately:


Beautiful 1 bedroom + den timber loft with fireplace, large balcony perfect for grilling, huge bathroom with double sinks, hardwood floors, in-unit washer/dryer, new carpet in bedroom and huge walk-in closet. Common rooftop deck. Great location 3 blocks to Blue Line. Indoor parking included.

Available immediately.  1740 N. Maplewood - Chicago IL 60647

 

 

 

To take a look at all of the photos, check out the listing on Craigslist.

Contact: T. DeCicco -thyra@atproperties.com

@properties Broker

11 Wicker Park, Bucktown Restaurants Participating in Chicago Restaurant Week

Michael Hamrick - Friday, January 24, 2014
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The Seventh Annual Chicago Restaurant Week is off and running delighting the appetites of many from January 24 - February 6, 2014. During that week, more than 280 restaurants will participate for 10 full days and 11 restaurants will be participating in Wicker Park and Bucktown alone. This annual event allows all of us to try some of the city's best chefs at restaurants with prix fixe menus starting at $22 for lunch and $33/$44 for dinner. Many restaurants will fill up so be sure to make your reservations early. 

Want to know which fantastic restaurants are participating in the neighborhood? Here's thelist:


The Bristol

2152 N. Damen Avenue, Bucktown 

773-862-5555

 

 

Carriage House

1700 W. Division Street, Wicker Park

(773) 384-9700

 

 

Feast

1616 N. Damen Avenue, Bucktown

(773) 772- 7100

 

 

Francesca's Forno

1576 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Wicker Park

(773) 770-0184

 

 

Grass Fed

1721 N. Damen Avenue, Bucktown

(773) 342-6000

 

 

Mirai Sushi

2020 W. Division Street, Wicker Park

(773) 862-8500

 

 

Red Door

2118 N. Damen Avenue, Wicker Park

(773) 697-7221

 

SmallBar Division

2049 W. Division Street, Wicker Park

(773) 772-2727

 

 

The Savoy

1408 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Wicker Park

(773) 698 - 6925

 

 

TOZI Korean BBQ

1265 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Wicker Park

(773) 252-2020

 

 

Trenchermen

2039 W. North Avenue, Wicker Park

(773) 661-1540

 

 

For a full list of All Participants, head to Chicago Restaurant Week's Website.

German Shepard Found in Wicker Park

Michael Hamrick - Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Embedded image permalinkWicker Wire: A male German Shepard was found in the area of Hirsch and Oakley this morning in Wicker Park. If this is your dog please let us know and we'll connect you with the people who found him.

Win This $25 Gift Card for Wicker Park's Via Carducci

Michael Hamrick - Wednesday, January 22, 2014
One of the best Italian spots in Chicago this very cozy and intimate spot at 1928 W. Division Street offers authentic Italian favorites including: ravioli, spaghetti and lasagna. Most of the ingredients are imported from Italy.The food is consistently good and the service is always attentive. In the warmer months, the outdoor patio is packed. 

 

Weekends are also very busy so reservations are recommended.

 

And right now you can win a FREE $25 Gift Card for Via Carducci that you can use any time. Here's how:

 

Enter to Win This $25 Gift Card ! It's easy.

 

Via Twitter

>> Head to our  Twitter Page and RT our announcement to enter.

 

OR

 

Via Facebook

Look for our announcement on our Facebook Page and tell us what your favorite Italian food/meal/dessert is. That's it. We'll enter you into a random drawing but you need to enter my 11:59pm tonight, January 22nd 2014. We'll pick and notify our winner at 9am tomorrow (1/23/14) and you'll have one hour to claim your prize.

Good Luck !


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