- As just announced on the 48th Ward's Facebook page, "Starting Wednesday, daytime police foot patrolmen will be working from 9-5 on Argyle Street. We appreciate the support of 20th District Commander James Jones in this project, and we have been working on it for many months. We expect that the patrolmen will have a significant impact in improving safety on and around Argyle Street."
- He also announced that in coming months, each Thursday night will feature an Asian Night Market between 4pm and 8pm, with food booths, entertainment and shops staying open late. Interestingly, this follows the suggestion that the Urban Land Institute set forth for Argyle way back in 2008, in its report entitled "Discover Asia On Argyle."
That portion of the report recommends "Pursue the creation of an Asian Night Market as a destination event, to be patterned off the night markets found in Asian cities – where vendors sell food and other goods in an open-air market accompanied by music and other entertainment." Performers from Uptown's theater companies will be showcased, as well as other talent.
- He mentioned that the "Argyle Identifier" (pictured above) is being retained. Although we've grown tolerant of its lime green glow at night, well, two out of three ain't bad.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Action On Argyle
State of Uptown luncheon today, Ald. Osterman had some good information about what's to come to Argyle Street later this year. He said that he regretted the 48th Ward losing the Uptown Theater in the recent ward remap, but by virtue of Argyle Street all being in the same ward now (previously it was split down the middle between 48 and 46), some real progress has been made towards its improvement:
By Kate Uptown - April 02, 2013