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Owners of Big Star, Violet Hour Plan New Mexican Spot in Wicker Park

Michael Hamrick - Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Last year we reported the team behind Wicker Park's Big Star and Violet Hour (One Off Hospitality Inc), had secured the space formerly Cipolina at 1543 N. Damen Avenue setting their sights for a new eatery in the neighborhood.

And according to Chicago Magazine's Penny Pollack, Paul Kahan (Chef and Co-Owner of One of Hospitality), the new space is going to be more Mexican.

With Rick Bayless's new restaurant opening this year at 1471 N. Milwaukee Avenue and the many Mexican spots already in the neighborhood already, we were hoping for something a little different. But opening a "sister to Big Star" as Kahan describes it, makes perfect sense for the location.

Additional details to follow as they become available.

 

 

The Power 100 [Chicago Magazine]

Snow Brawl 2014 is ON Tonight in Wicker Park !

Michael Hamrick - Monday, February 17, 2014

Do312, Chicagoist and RedEye are back in the hood again for the annual Snowbrawl in Wicker Park.

#Snowbrawl 2014 starts at 8pm. Meet at the Wicker Park Field House 1425 N. Damen Avenue. Put your cell phone in a zip lock bag and come prepared. The last couple of years have been great and this year we have waaaaay more snow.

image courtesy of Do312 via Twitter

The Chicago PD Is Tweeting

Michael Hamrick - Thursday, February 13, 2014

image courtesy of Chicago Police Department 14th District via Twitter

Wicker Wire: One of the most interesting feeds on Twitter is @Chicago_Scanner who provides up-to-the-minute information on police dialogues and crimes in progress coming across the scanner.

Well it turns out the Chicago Police Department, themselves, is now getting a whole lot more social. The 14th District of the Chicago PD covers Wicker Park and Bucktown (Division Street to Belmont - 90/94 to Central Park). You can follow the tweets of the 14th District located at 2150 N. California on Twitter @ChicagoCaps14.

You can follow us @wickerparkbuck.

Wicker Park's Storefront Company Closes Up Shop

Michael Hamrick - Tuesday, February 11, 2014

StorefrontSignage.jpgphoto credit: Timothy Hiatt

Wicker Wire: We're sorry to share the news that Storefront Company at 1941 W. North Avenue  has closed up shop according to a report published by Eater Chicago earlier this week. Open for less than 2 years, the team behind Debonair Social Club and Chef Bryan Moscatello parted ways in early December when Moscatello moved to Colorado.

The restaurant closed after serving their New Years Eve pop up dinner with Dirk Flanigan ... and never reopened. We will keep you posted on any new developments.


Storefront Company Hangs Up The Closed Sign [Eater Chicago]

At Long Last, Sticky Rice Opens Today

Michael Hamrick - Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Photo: Tilapia Apple Salad. Photo courtesy of Sticky Rice Chiang Mai via Facebook.

Wicker Wire: We reported waaay back in April of last year, that Sticky Rice would be opening a 2nd location and we've been waiting for this one to open since last Summer. So we're excited to report,  at long last, the 2nd location for the much beloved Sticky Rice is set to open today according to a report published by DNAInfo.

Sticky Rice Chiang Mai moved in to the space formerly Dunkin Donuts at 1746 N. Western Avenue bringing authentic and adventurous Thai food to the neighborhood. Unlike the original spot which offers 100 items, the 2nd location will offer about half of that according to today's report. The focus is on dishes from Northern Thailand and you'll find everything from appetizers to noodle dishes, soups, salads and a number of different entrees. Entrees include many favorites from the original location like: papaya and beef salads and curries, a tilapia apple salad that features the who fish (pictured above), baby squid lime soup and more.

Today's report doesn't mention whether or not the more adventurous items on the North Center menu will also be included here....like those fried caterpillars. So we'll be sure to check in and let you know. We've been waiting for this one to open for a long time.

For additional information: Sticky Rice Chiang Mai - 1746 N. Western Avenue. Phone: 312 - 818 - 1810. Hours Monday - Thursday 11am - 10pm, Fri- Sat 11am - 11pm and Sunday 12pm - 10pm. 

 

Sticky Rice to Open Bucktown Location

Sticky Rice Chiang Mai Brings Northern Thai to Wicker Park [DNAInfo]

Western Avenue Closure Feb 7-9 For Bloomingdale Trail Construction Postponed

Michael Hamrick - Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Per The 606 via Twitter: The planned weekend closure of Western Avenue for bridge improvements related to the Bloomingdale Trail construction has been postponed due to weather complications and the relocation of utilities.

The planned closure of Western from February 7-9 was to remove the existing railroad bridge at Bloomingdale Avenue.  The work has not yet been rescheduled.

The current bridge in place at Western and Bloomingdale Avenues causes significant traffic bottlenecking, as concrete piers reduce lane widths as vehicles approach the bridge.

 

 

 

Published February 1st 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.

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. 


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