Ardy Taveerasert, aka Mr. Flower & Mr. Ping Pong, behind the counter of his store in fall 2017. Alisa Hauser/Block Club Chicago

The Only Place In Chicago You Could Play Ping Pong, Rent U-Hauls And Buy Flowers Has Closed

After rent was doubled, the owner of Mr. Flower and Mr. Ping Pong said it was time to move on – possibly to a new spot in the neighborhood.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town Primary category in which blog post is published
Downtown Primary category in which blog post is published

Massive Redevelopment Of Tribune Printing Plant, Union Station Gets The OK From Key City Commission

The $2.5 billion project could break ground in 2020 and faces two more votes at City Hall before it wins final approval.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park Primary category in which blog post is published

Chicago Man Arrested In Budlong Woods Raid Now Charged With Helping ISIS

The man is charged with "using social media to spread propaganda supporting violent jihad, to recruit operatives, and to encourage others to carry out terrorist attacks."

Lincoln Park, Old Town Primary category in which blog post is published

Zella In Lincoln Park To Close At End Of Month

The restaurant is hosting a costume contest before its lease is up, though.