Wicker Park Bucktown Insider's Guide

Your Wicker Park Bucktown Memorial Day Weekender Has Arrived

Michael Hamrick - Saturday, May 25, 2013
May 25, 2013


Hello, Happy Memorial Day Weekend and welcome to this week's edition of your Insider Weekend Guide. 

As always, there's lots of information to share this week. Chicago Craft Beer Week continues for a few more days. Do Division kicks off next weekend and West Fest has announced their initial line up for this July. There's also an incredible single family home for sale in an amazing Wicker Park location. It's not on the MLS but it will be soon. Last but not least, we'll be giving away a $25 gift card for Takito Kitchen so be sure to follow us on Facebook & Twitter so don't miss out.


Thanks, as always, for joining us. Have a great Memorial Day weekend and and we'll see you in the neighborhood.






Chicago Craft Beer Week - Chicago Craft Beer Week is still going strong with special events and beer scheduled throughout Wicker Park and Bucktown. The event continues through Sunday. For additional information and specific details about what's happening in the neighborhood: CCBW.

Empire Liquors Closes - Empire Liquors has closed up shop after 7 years in Wicker Park. According to owner Matt Eisler, the neighborhood has changed since its opening in 2006 and a new plan is in the works for the space at 1566 N. Milwaukee Avenue. Details about that will follow shotrly. 





Do Division Street Fest - Chicago, IL

Do Division is Next Weekend Details about Do Division, all the neighborhood festivals, the farmers market, special events, pool openings and more are all right here. We'll be adding even more events as information becomes available. Your WPB Summer Guide.

Runners Meeting Up- Saturdays  If you'd like to join a neighborhood running group, the regular Tuesday evening group (which includes almost 40 people) has just expanded to include Saturdays. They have 4 and 8 mile groups. For additional information.





Die Kreuzen

Don't Miss Shows - One of music's least recognized, but worthy of recognition bands, Milwaukee's Die Kreuzen was formed in 1981. They blend metal, rock and punk into their music and just last year, the group reunited after a very long hiatus. They bring a rare show to Chicago this weekend at Double Door that will showcase the entire span of their career.

West Fest Initial Line Up - West Fest has announced their initial line-up and dates for this year. The festival is just a tiny bit south of the border of Wicker Park on Chicago Avenue and features, live music, food, drink, activities for kids & pups and more. For information about the first wave of the line-up.






Wicker Park - Single Family Home - NOT on the MLS
This stunning, traditional and elegant 4 bedroom 3.1 bath single family home includes 2 fireplaces, a large family and a great room. It also includes a front patio and large rooftop deck over the garage. And it's located at an amazing location at Division and Wood in Wicker Park. It's not even listed yet and there's a line out the door to see it. Interested? Don't wait until it hits the MLS June 1st.






Flash Taco Make Over  -  We mentioned last week, after 15+ years, we noticed the iconic sign at North/Damen/Milwaukee had been removed. And, as it turns out Flash Taco is getting a very fancy little makeover. New decor and a dj booth are part of the plans. You can find a picture of the new signage here. Flash Taco will be closed early next week for a few days to finalize their remodeling.


Shawarma Garden Heads to Wicker Park- Last December we reported on a new "Middle Eastern Cuisine Focused" eatery heading to the prior home of Habitat on Division St. And last week we noticed construction was well under way. This new Division Street restaurant will focus on family recipes, takeout, delivery and more. Look for Shawarma Garden to open this July.




Weekend Events - A few things to put on your radar for next weekend. Both the Wicker Park Antique & Junque Sale and the Chicago Flea Market will be taking place at Damen + Schiller. So put those 2 very special events on calendar for next weekend. Last but not least, the Wicker Park Farmers Market opens next Sunday.

That's it for this weekend. Thanks again for joining us and for sending us your events and information. If you'd like to receive this information each week, just sign up below.


 Have a great weekend and we'll see you in the neighborhood.



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