Emily Nejad, the one-woman creative force behind Bon Vivant Cakes, is preparing to open and event and workshop space, called Maven, in Albany Park. Patty Wetli/Block Club Chicago

Bon Vivant’s Cake Queen, A YouTube-Taught Master, Opening Workshop So You Can Learn, Too

After enjoying sweet success with Bon Vivant Cakes, Emily Nejad is launching Maven, where her cake and cookie sisters can spread the joy of baking.

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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.

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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."

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Zella In Lincoln Park To Close At End Of Month

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