Monday, April 12, 2021
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
|Chef Son's bibimbap|
Thursday, March 25, 2021
- Theodore Gross Park, 2708 W. Lawrence Ave., $175,000
- Winnemac Park, 5001 N. Leavitt St., $200,000
- Frank J. Wilson Park, 4630 N. Milwaukee Ave., $345,000
- Salmon Chase Park, 4701 N. Ashland Ave., $125,000
- Broncho Billy Park, 4437 N. Magnolia Ave., $175,000
- John Wentworth Gardens Park, 3770 S. Wentworth Ave., $250,000
- George Washington Park, 5250 S. King Dr., $300.000
- John Durso Park, 421 W. Locust St., $250,000
- Brighton Park, 3501 S. Richmond St., $125,000
- Roald Amundsen Park, 6200 W. Bloomingdale Ave., $110,000
Thursday, March 18, 2021
Please join me alongside the Chicago Park District and the Clarendon Park Advisory Council on Thursday, March 25th, at 6pm to review the latest plans for the upcoming improvements to the Clarendon Community Center.
This meeting is a great opportunity to see updated plans and to ask any questions you may have about the project! This meeting will take place virtually and advance registration is required. You can register for the meeting here.
Clarendon Community Center (4501 N. Clarendon Ave) was listed as one of 2015's most threatened historic buildings, due to the structure's deteriorating condition. This much-needed renovation of the 1916 building will refurbish the structure and improve amenities such as the gym, the lobby, and outdoor gathering spaces.
We want to hear from you! You can submit questions and comments in advance of the meeting by emailing email@example.com. These questions and comments will be incorporated into the meeting question and answer session.
[UU Note: Questions must be submitted by Monday, March 22nd to be included in the Q&A following the meeting. Registration requests must be submitted by 5pm on Thursday, March 25th.]
As always, please reach out to my office if you have any questions regarding this exciting project at 773-878-4646 or firstname.lastname@example.org."
|"Tiffany's Omelette" from the brunch menu|
We have been anxiously watching the retail space at 4645 N. Broadway for a while now. Signs have been up announcing that "Tiffany's On Broadway" would be coming soon. We can now report that they have opened their doors!
We heard from owner Marcela Corrales, who describes the fare as American classics with a Latin inspired twist. The restaurant is BYOB and is currently open from 3PM-9PM Tuesday through Thursday, until 10PM Friday, and open for weekend brunch at 10AM. The dinner menu features items like taco flights, ribeyes, salads and portobello burgers. The brunch menu features faves like eggs benedict, omelettes (pictured) and steak and eggs.
Any questions on hours or the dishes served, call 773-293-7323. Tiffany's can be found on Instagram @tiffanysonbroadway and on Facebook here. The dinner and brunch menus are attached below.
Sunday, March 14, 2021
Are you ready to face Sunday after springing forward?
Most of our devices reset themselves (curses on you, microwave!), but if you have a a kid or pet who's firmly tied to a 24-hour schedule, our sympathies are with you.
On the flip side, it means that sunset doesn't happen until around 7pm beginning next week, and we're really sick of winter, so we'll take what we can.
Tuesday, March 2, 2021
A note from Uptown United about what's going on with the Red Purple Line renovations. Note that the Lawrence and Berwyn stations will close next month for three years. Much more information is below:
"Dear Uptown Community,
Spring is upon us, which means the beginning of major CTA Lawrence to Bryn Mawr station construction. There are several very important events, timelines, and resources to share with you today:
March 2 & 4: CTA Virtual Town Hall
Lawrence to Bryn Mawr Station Construction
During the meeting, you will learn about construction activities in your community, the project’s timeline, and service impacts. March 2 will focus on Argyle and Lawrence stations, and March 4 will focus on Berwyn and Bryn Mawr stations. Click here to register for one or both meetings.
Lawrence and Berwyn Red Line Stations Will Close in April for 3 Years
Temporary stations will be constructed at Argyle and Bryn Mawr. Click here to view a comprehensive overview of the entire RPM project. Want to know more about these station closures? Click here to register for an upcoming CTA town hall meetings.
If you are a business owner, click here to apply for this free program.
Once approved, the CTA team will contact to you for next steps to get involved in the Open for Business campaign. This program will launch to the public in the coming month.
Sign Up for CTA Alerts
Construction, street closures, and other updates are shared directly to your email. Click here to sign up for alerts.
New Station Designs
Lastly, the CTA unveiled designs for Lawrence to Bryn Mawr Red Line stations - click here to view the renderings. The new stations will include elevators and escalators, wider platforms, and other improved amenities to better serve the more than 4 million customers who enter the stations annually.
|Argyle Station rendering - click to enlarge|
|Lawrence Station rendering - click to enlarge|
|Berwyn Station rendering - click to enlarge|
|Bryn Mawr Station rendering - click to enlarge|
The Lawrence to Bryn Mawr Modernization Project is part of the CTA’s Red and Purple Modernization (RPM) Phase One Project. This $2 billion project will cause major impacts in Uptown, Edgewater, and Andersonville for the next 3-4 years.
Please contact Heather Saenger at email@example.com with questions or concerns."
Monday, March 1, 2021
Starting today, the city will make you pay more for having a lead foot near a speed camera.
Drive 6-10 miles over the speed limit, and you'll pay $35. Go 11 miles over the speed limit, and look forward to a $100 fine.
Uptown has two speed camera sites:
- Broadway between Sunnyside and Montrose, by Target
- Irving Park between Clark and the train tracks, in that long tempting stretch between the cemeteries
Monday, February 22, 2021
- Station and track construction overview and project timeline
- Lawrence and Berwyn station closures
- Newly unveiled Lawrence, Argyle, Berwyn and Bryn Mawr station designs
- Public input into new station artwork, station illuminated sign panels and embankment murals
- Community impact and mitigation during construction
- New, temporary rail stations at Argyle and Bryn Mawr
- CTA’s Open for Business program
- Where and how to receive the latest information throughout the project
After years of stalled permits and empty storefronts, demolition of the buildings that used to house City Sports, Rainbow Shops, and Family Dollar began today.
Sunday, February 21, 2021
After being closed for renovations since the beginning of the year, the Bezazian Branch Library (1226 Ainslie) will reopen on Monday. "Stop by to see the new paint and carpet!"
Bezazian's hours are Monday and Wednesday, noon-7pm; Tuesday and Thursday, 11am-5pm; and Friday and Saturday, 10am-4pm.
Monday, February 15, 2021
|Blue fencing has been erected around the future "Platform 4611" development from John Buck Company|
If you are nostalgic for the one-story 1970s era retail building at Broadway and Wilson, now might be the time to pay your respects.
Blue construction fencing has been installed around the former Family Dollar and City Sports building spanning from 4601-4613 N. Broadway. The buildings will be demolished within the next week or so to make way for a new nine story building from John Buck Company. The building will be known as "Platform 4611" paying homage to the Wilson L platform just steps from its future entrance. This development has been years in the making and is sure to transform this corner for generations to come! We suspect that a new development on the SE corner of Broadway and Wilson won't be far behind.
|"Platform 4611" by John Buck Company (Pappageorge Haymes)|