Hello and welcome to this week's edition of your Insider Weekend Guide.
Thanks for joining us. This week we've
got lots of news to share and special events you won't want to miss. The
Bucktown 5k is this weekend so you can take a nice run through the most
scenic parts of Bucktown. Open Streets is also back this Sunday and
Milwaukee Avenue will be closed to cars from Ashland to Kedzie. But you
can run, bike, skateboard and more without worrying about traffic. Riot
Fest also kicks off tonight with 80 incredible bands plus the farmers
market and The Nosh continue.
Thanks again for joining us and we'll see you in the neighborhood.
Two big events arrive this weekend in the neighborhood. First the annual Bucktown 5k is Sunday and participants take a scenic run through the neighborhood. There's still time to register if you haven't already. An expanded Open Streets also takes place on Sunday from 10am -3pm. And this year, the event includes Logan Square. Three miles of Milwaukee Avenue will be closed to cars from Ashland Avenue all the way to Kedzie. If you've never tried a Divvy bike but would like to. Now would be a great time. There are also lots of events planned for kids.
Also this weekend, the Wicker Park Farmers Market is back on Sunday and is open from 8am - 2pm featuring fresh produce, cheese, meat, baked goods, flowers and more.
Food - A cute little Italian Deli has just opened on Western Avenue. Rosie's features sandwiches (like sub and meatball sandwiches), soups, salads, pizza, gourmet items, meats, cheeses and more. Their goal is to offer as much locally sourced and organic food as possible and the pizza we had was terrific. Rosie's West Town Deli
Wicker Park's Weekly Food Festival The Nosh is
back this Saturday from 10am -5pm. New participants are featured each
week. This week includes: The Rice Table, Chicago's Dog House, Bad
Happy, The Bento Box and many more ... even organic treats for dogs will
be available. Dogs are welcome and there's no admission fee.
Drink - Bucktown's Red Door is hosting Slurp & Slush
this weekend. And what is Slurp & Slush? It's an oyster shuck off
between 3 notable Chicago Chefs. Your $40 ticket buys you food, drinks
REAL ESTATE NEWS
This 22,000 square foot brick and limestone building at Potomac and Wood Street in Wicker Park was originally an orphanage in 1903 when it was first built. Over time it was converted into a single family residence. Yes you heard us: single family residence. Recently listed at $3.5 million, this huge property has been sold and is currently under contract. You can check out a few photos of this incredible property right here: 1239 N. Wood Street.
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Have a great weekend and we'll see you in the neighborhood.
The Wicker Park Bucktown Insider's Guide