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Former Schlitz tavern to ask for landmark status

Former Schlitz tavern to ask for landmark status

The Tribune has this story about the former Schlitz Brewery tavern in Bucktown requesting landmark status: The last of eight taverns to request landmark status will move one step closer to attaining it Thursday at the City Council’s Zoning Committee meeting. The committee is expected to recommend landmark designation of the former Schlitz Brewery tavern…

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Art in the streets

Art in the streets

I noticed this new outdoor installation at Damen and Division a few days ago on the bottom storefront of my all-time favorite building in Wicker Park/Ukranian Villiage. It looks like it’s part of a WPB art initiative. Does anyone know anything about the bottom of this building? The biggest question is why is this spot not…

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Hipstamatic focuses on on Wicker Park

Hipstamatic focuses on on Wicker Park

Move over, Williamsburg. Hipstamatic, an iPhone photo app that uses different filters to create a retro feel, has created a Wicker Park add-on — aka “HipstaPak” — “perfect for those nights out clinking glasses at dimly lit, independently owned establishments,” according to its website. RedEye spoke with Lucas Allen Buick, CEO and co-founder of Synthetic…

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A tale of autumn beers

A tale of autumn beers

Well folks, we all know that autumn is officially here. The weather has taken a turn for the rainy and chilly. Trees are slowly starting to lose their leaves. Sweaters and boots are slowly working their way back into your wardrobe. And, there’s a slew of yummy seasonal beers out there for you to try.…

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Brunching at the Bedford

Brunching at the Bedford

    As you may have heard, the Bedford started serving brunch on Sunday. Since it’s opening in April, the Bedford has blown up the neighborhood. I’ve been a few times before and had a fabulous experience. I wanted to be one of the first to try the newly anticipated brunch menu. I convinced my…

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