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Renegade Handmade storefront closing

Renegade Handmade storefront closing

The beloved Division Street shop, which features DIY goods from more than 400 artists, is closing its doors after more than half a decade in Wicker Park: A spokesperson for the company told The A.V. Club that an economic smackdown wasn’t the driving force for this decision. On the contrary, the Renegade Craft Fair spin-off was…

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The importance of shopping locally

The importance of shopping locally

Folks, if you’re like me, you’ve noticed the complete bombardment of Black Friday advertisements everywhere. On the train, on billboards, in commercials. Kohl’s decided it was good idea to take Rebecca Black’s inane song “Friday” and adapt it for their needs. I’m not going to link you to that video because I actually like you…

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Reason why I love Wicker Park

Reason why I love Wicker Park

You can get a haircut on the street. If that doesn’t sum up the ‘hood, I don’t know what does. (Photo taken at Renegade Craft Fair) I am still a relative newbie to Wicker Park. After a fantastic summer spent, and as fall approaches, I continue to be in love with the ‘hood. I met some…

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5 Renegade Craft Fair artists to check out

5 Renegade Craft Fair artists to check out

Here’s hoping you got paid today—Renegade Craft Fair returns to Wicker Park this weekend with more than 300 indie artists and a lot of craft supplies in tow, offering up wares from paintings and handmade jewelry to photographs, clothing, beauty products and more. Spend a little extra time at these five artists’ stations we’re excited…

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Get outdoors this summer in WPB

Get outdoors this summer in WPB

Our ‘hood makes a few appearances on Refinery 29 Chicago’s list of “29 Things to Do This Summer”: “7) Movies in the Parks, June 14–September 16. Throughout the city, parks open up their space for movies—and they’re free! We’re sweet on the Grease sing-a-long in Bucktown. What’s your fave?” “11) Eat a taco on the…

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