A rendering of the 2-story, 40,000 REI store at 905 W. Eastman St. that aims to open early next year.[CallisonRKTL for REI] 

REI Bringing Kayak And Paddleboard Rentals To North Branch Of Chicago River

The riverfront store in Goose Island aims to open by early next year. It will have dedicated parking for cars and bikes, plus an outdoor patio.

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Andersonville’s Cheetah Gym Turning Its Parking Lot Into Outdoor Movie Theater

The parking lot will be sectioned off for socially-distanced viewings of "A Goofy Movie" and "A League Of Their Own."

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Outdoor Dance Performances, Classes Coming To Avondale Parking Lot In October

The events, scheduled for Oct. 3-4, are being put on by a dance company formed in the midst of the pandemic.

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Rocked By Shootings, Albany Park Neighbors Stage Peace March, Vigil: ‘It Seems Like Things Are Getting Worse’

Seven people were shot in Albany Park in three days last week. Before the community could gather Sunday to mourn the victims, at least two more people were shot in the area.