3030 N. Broadway also call for a health club, a park and a new street that would separate two buildings.
Barrett and Porto Real Estate and Antunovich Associates presented
plans for a five-story complex on the property, which also is owned by a
city pension fund, to nearly 50 people at a South East Lake View
Neighbors meeting Monday night.
Mariano's would be the anchor tenant, with a 24-hour XSports Fitness
gym above it. A separate building could house up to four more retail
tenants, and land behind the property — which edges up to Waterloo Court
— would feature a small park.
Two floors of parking and one small ground floor area would provide a total of 280 parking spots.
Developers looked at previous renditions of proposals on the lot and
adjusted according to past neighbor feedback on loading and parking, Joe
"I think we made vast improvements over that for you," he said. "And
we're thrilled we can bring this marvelous tenant to your neighborhood."
The same team also designed and built the Mariano's stores in the West Loop and Ravenswood.
LAKEVIEW — A new set of developers for the long-empty former Dominick's site
in Lakeview will present a plan for a new grocery store on Broadway Monday night — and representatives from Mariano's will be on hand to talk, too.
Though no documents are signed, Mariano's has long been interested in the opening on the site and continues to be, said Bennett Lawson, Ald. Tom Tunney's (44th) chief of staff.
Officials from the chain have not commented on the Broadway site.
An updated agenda from South East Lake View Neighbors sent out Monday morning showed that developers will be showing initial plans for a new building at 3030 N. Broadway, a lot that's had years of false starts since a 2005 fire.
Do you have the condo neighbors from hell? Does your association
struggle with enforcing covenants and association rules? Setting
policies that are fair to all owners? Understanding state statutes?
help ensure that area condo owners and associations know their rights
and responsibilities, state Rep. Sara Feigenholtz is hosting a Condo 101
Workshop on Thursday, April 24 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Olson
Auditorium at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, located at 836
W. Wellington in Lakeview.
“Our area has one of the
highest concentrations of condominiums and high-rises in the
city,”Feigenholtz said in press release. “This workshop is a crash
course in condo ownership and association management for anyone who
wants to learn more about holding their neighbors accountable and making
sure their association is running effectively.”
Kirsch, an attorney with extensive experience in condominium law, will
lead an informative presentation for condo owners and board members.
Topics of discussion will include: fundamentals of ownership, owner and
board rights and responsibilities, and helping associations go from good
LAKEVIEW — To purists, the toppings that go on a Chicago-style hot dog are of vital importance.
But what about serving the dog itself as a topping? What could it go on?
At ROCKS bar and restaurant, the answer is a hamburger.
The staff at ROCKS dreamed up the "Ballpark Burger" to celebrate the start of baseball season.
"Everyone enjoys a good Chicago dog, everyone clearly loves our
burgers, and we just took those two loves and put them together," ROCKS
co-owner George Manta said.
The sacred toppings are all there: sport peppers, tomato, onions,
celery salt, mustard and "neon-green relish." Those top a Vienna Beef
hot dog, split down the middle and laid on ROCKS' half-pound burger, all
sandwiched between a bun.
"Until you have it, you don't realize how awesome it is together,"
ROCKS co-owner Tim Shepardson said. "If liking it is wrong, I don't want
to be right."
And then there's the crucial question: If it's technically a burger, can you put ketchup on it?
parlor, but the local ice cream
shop actually started 10 years ago as a business school competition
And that homey, nostalgic feel is exactly what founders Jeff Wilcoxon
and Chris Hill were going for when they pitched Bobtail at a University
of Chicago business school challenge. The flavors are based on
Wilcoxon's grandfather's recipes, born at Johnson's Ice Cream in 1950 in Columbus, Ohio.
"My whole life, I've been told that my family makes the best ice
cream," Wilcoxon said. "I believed that. Chris and I saw an opportunity
to replicate those flavors."
Now, the Lakeview ice cream shop, 2951 N. Broadway, is celebrating
its 10th anniversary, and despite hundreds of flavors tested, the core
of the shop has stayed the same — "making the best ice cream available
in Chicago," Wilcoxon said.
"It's really paid off," he said.
Bobtail is celebrating this spring by offering a different signature flavor each week,
some of which are usually only offered for a couple of weeks a year.
Customers who buy a scoop of the week's signature flavor can get a
second scoop for free as part of the celebration.
By June 16, the shop will be holding its annual ice cream flavor contest, where fans can dream up their own flavors.
LAKEVIEW — DryHop Brewers is this week's stop for "Good in the Hood with Ted Brunson."
Stop in for craft beer, including Batch 001, plus food that pairs with the beverages at the brewery at 3155 N. Broadway in Lakeview. Mussels with coconut milk and curry, pork chops and Caesar salads are among the featured dishes.
Husband-and-wife team Scott Worsham and Sari Zernich Worsham want the
new seafood spot, 432 W. Diversey Parkway, to be "a place that feels
like summer all the time," Worsham said.
"We’re trying to make it as light and summery feeling as we can," he
said. "It might be kind of a subconscious reaction to the winter we just
A lot of people in town veer toward dark woods, bourbon and pork —
and he doesn't have anything against that. But they wanted the small,
28-seat mfk. to focus on light, fresh seafood and wines to bring a
different flavor to the city.
Think fresh prawns, anchovies and veggies instead of big filets of sea bass, he said.
"It’s going to be very unfussy and simple, clean interpretations," he said.
Most of the wines will be "biodynamic,"
or wine made from grapes grown in a self-contained farmland, without
pesticides, said Worsham, a former sommelier. Once the grapes go to the
winery, no chemicals are added.
LAKEVIEW — Warmer weather also means more construction — and in Lakeview, residents will see at least 50 percent more infrastructure projects and double the number of light installations this year.
Ald. Tom Tunney's (44th)office already has 12 capital improvement projects planned for this year, versus eight in 2013, said Sougata Deb, Tunney's director of infrastructure and special projects.
That includes water main repair, sewer main repair and street resurfacing, Deb said. More projects may still be announced, as Tunney has finalized how he will spend his discretionary infrastructure budget.
Road work is mostly planned for residential streets.
This year's bump in construction activity is happening after the ward finally received funding for several projects officials had been aiming to complete for years, Deb said.
"Nobody likes construction, but we were thrilled," Deb said. "It was nice to get additional funding, especially with the streets in shambles this year."
In addition to more street resurfacing and water main projects, the alderman is using more than $1 million of his discretionary budget to add residential street lights to 24 blocks in the ward — double last year's amount, Deb said.