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BizSpot: Boystown’s newest hot spots of 2010

When we started the BizSpot profiles for the neighborhood blogs in May, we sought after “new, interesting and noteworthy businesses in the ‘hood” with a lean toward charm and distinction. There was always a new hot spot everyone was talking about. While there’s been hits, misses and controversial development on the Boystown business beat, here…

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Neighborhood Fail: Man assaulted at Hydrate

The police get the report first; RedEye is not far behind. Man assaulted at Hydrate Dec. 23, 3:30 a.m. A 27-year old male victim reported to police he was assaulted at Hydrate nightclub at Halsted Street and Cornelia Avenue when an man threw a glass bottle at him cutting the left side of his face,…

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Trending Topic: Community response did more than just save Howard Brown Health Center

This year has been a fight for survival for the Howard Brown Health Center, located north of Wrigleyville. It seemed one the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender health care centers would be closing its doors by the end of year. Mismanagement of grant funding crippled not only the not-for-profit center’s finances but its…

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BizSpot: 6 unparalleled New Year’s Eve parties in Boystown

New Year’s Eve is definitely not the time of year to make small plans in a neighborhood like Boystown — there’s just so much going on. It seems every bar on Halsted Street and Broadway has an over-the-top party, from low-key gourmet dinner specials to high-energy performances. Don’t have plans yet for the last night…

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Boystown Pub Crawl for a Good Cause

For those looking for a legitimate reason to go out on the town and start day drinking in the holiday season, how about helping to keep the doors open at an important neighborhood institution? The Chicago Gay Mens Hockey Association, the same (and need I say fiiiine) guys that brought the Stanley Cup to the…

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Open House: Ornate vintage condo off Lake Shore Drive

*RedEye spotlights an open house in Boystown every Friday. Why we would live here: The features of this vintage condo are charming and distinctive. A few examples: the neoclassical marble fireplace, stained glass windows and chandelier in the master bathroom. SEE A PHOTO GALLERY AND READ MORE ABOUT THIS CONDO AFTER THE JUMP …

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Trending Topic: Boystown Wal-Mart, though just a rumor, sparks debate

(Photos by John Lendman for RedEye) They came ready to put up a fight, but it never came. More than 100 Lakeview residents, business leaders and shop owners attended the South East Lake View Neighbors (SELVN) community meeting Monday night, rallying against a reported proposal by Wal-Mart to open a “neighborhood market” at Broadway and…

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BizSpot: From boozy to cozy, 8 ways to warm up in Boystown

(Left photo by Barry Brecheisen, right by Clayton Hauck for Metromix) There’s nothing particularly glamorous about walking down Halsted Street like Frankenstein because you’re afraid of slipping on the ice in a puffy down coat. But just because winters in Chicago are brutal doesn’t mean you have to stay cooped up at home. With all…

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