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BizSpot: Boystown Holiday Gift Guide

(Photos by John Lendman for RedEye) In Boystown, there’s access to dozens of charming boutiques and independent shops for your holiday shopping needs.  Why shop anywhere else? The Northalsted Business Alliance doesn’t think you should have to and just introduced its new neighborhood gift card program. The Northalsted Gift Card even comes with an added…

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Trending Topic: Outdoor LGBT history museum in Boystown?

(Illustrations courtesy of The Legacy Project) There are some ideas that never go away, burning a hole in your brain, just waiting to be actualized.   Victor Salvo says his idea started in 1987, when he was in Washington, D.C., as the Chicago chairperson for the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights.…

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BizSpot: Boystown bartenders strip for a cause

(Photos courtesy of TPAN) Bartender Jason from Sidetrack has raised $1,401 so far. Rick, representing Cell Block is at $943. Trailing them at $511 is Scott, who serves drinks at Cocktail. And the more money donors give to these bartenders, along with 13 others, the more titillating the photos are for their viewing pleasure. Bar-lesque, in…

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BizSpot: Carbon Hair Salon Celebrates 1 Year in Boystown

The owners of Carbon Hair Salon in Lakeview want you to feel special from the moment you walk in the door. The locally owned salon, which is celebrating its one year anniversary this month, believes that quality, precision styling and high-end products shouldn’t only be available to those with lots of money to spend, but to everyone who walks through their door.

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Trending Topic: 103-year old Lakeview police station gets an upgrade

(Photos by John Lendman for RedEye) To say it was a long time coming would be an understatement.  The Chicago Police Department upgraded its 23rd District station in Lakeview this month, replacing the 103-year-old Town Hall building at the corner of Addison and Halsted streets–a structure said to be the oldest operating police station in…

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