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Pilsen / UIC

Kitten caboodles at Kota’s

And here I thought Pilsen had everything. Kota’s opened not too long ago, adding squeaks and chirps to 18th Street’s daily chorus. I by no means have the resources to support another life in my household, and yet still when passing by each day or two I wonder if I shouldn’t go inside. The risk…

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My Fair Laundromat

Electric blue roo-galoo   So woe is me. I’d assumed for the longest that the lack of on-site laundry was a Pilsen reality (like missing closet space). But as I’ve made more friends in the surrounding area, apparently I’ve just missed the convenience train. But no matter! Trekking to laundromats is now a minor impasse.…

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Urban Heirloom 06

Running of the neon hogs This is one of several guiding lights for me on the way home from any assortment of evening debauchery. This weekend was no exception with Lolla-ness abounding. Now I don’t eat pork as a rule but from what I read on Yelp, Don Pedro’s is quite good. Even more intriguing…

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Synergy of sorts

I appreciate subtle marketing Why should Pilsenites have to choose between eye-catching street art and smart phone coverage when you can apparently have both? I love the clear disregard for competitive correctness — can just imagine the artist unveiling this to the store manager. Android is out for blood! Pic locale: 18th/Ashland

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Urban heirloom 05

I’m fascinated by iconography and its relation to people. This window display is part of a smaller building attached to a local tortilleria aka tortilla bakery known as Del Rey here in P-Town (hence the DR crownage). Icons play a role in the larger study of symbols and their signified and interpreted meaning(s). I love…

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