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The Stoop Brings Curated Collection Of Vintage Housewares And Clothing To West Town

Sasha Shver left her corporate job in New York City fashion design to follow her dream of opening a vintage clothing and furniture store with her husband.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
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With ‘Launch Thy Neighbor,’ A Black Sommelier Is Giving Women Chefs Of Color Their Own Stage In Wicker Park

Ermoni Best created the event after years of inequality in the hospitality industry. "I was sick of always trying to conform to be part of this world. So I created my own."

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
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Nini’s Deli To Reopen In West Town — A Year After Closing Due To Protests Over Owner’s Homophobic And Racist Preaching

Protesters rallied against Nini's Deli owner Juan Riesco last year. This week he wrote, "We have decided to double down on our Christian worldview and reopen our family business for the glory of God alone!!"

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Crumbl Cookies Opening Wicker Park Bakery Next Week

The bakery chain has more than 200 locations, but this will be its first in Chicago.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

‘Shot For Shot’ Vaccination Event Can Score You Free Mini Golf In Wicker Park

The Big Mini will team up with Aayu Clinics to host a vaccination clinic Tuesday at the indoor mini-golf course in Wicker Park.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Video Shows West Town Neighbors Rushing To Help Woman Carjacked Outside Her Home In May

Neighbors opened the car door, kicked the attacker and tried to pull him out of the car, but the man was able to drive away with the woman's car and wallet.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Hideout Reopening In July After 16 Months — But It’ll Be Outdoors-Only For Now

The beloved dive bar is coming back with live music, veggie bingo and the release of "Closing Time," a re-recording of Tom Waits' debut album.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Wicker Park’s Newest Music Venue, The Point, Opens In Former Flat Iron Bar: ‘Spaces Like This Help To Build A Community’

Concert-goers and musicians are ready to get back to Wicker Park stages — and vaccinated people can do so freely at The Point, owner Jun Lin said.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Prequel Coffee Opens Saturday Inside Former Home Of Atomix In West Town

Atomix, 1957 W. Chicago Ave., closed in 2019 year after 19 years in business. One of its former baristas is opening a new spot in its place.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

West Fest Canceled, But Organizers Plan To ‘Bring It Back In All Its Glory’ Next Year

The West Town Chamber of Commerce also canceled its annual Do Division Street Fest.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Get Dinner Deals In Wicker Park, Bucktown Through June 23 As Restaurants Recover From Pandemic Slump

Though the pandemic is ending, local restaurateurs still need neighbors' support, chamber Director Pamela Maass said.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Wicker Park Fest Returns This Summer With Live Music, Local Vendors

The annual fest will include two live music stages with bands and deejays, dozens of independent artisanal vendors, a Goose Island beer tent and more.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

West Town Neighborhood Group Meeting In Person For First Time This Month — And It’s Looking For New Members

The West Town Neighbors Association includes those who live west of Damen, north of Grand, east of Western and south of Chicago avenues.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Man Brought Axe Onto Damen Blue Line Platform, Police Say

Police said the 22-year-old man began striking and kicking officers after the axe was taken away from him.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Beauty Bar Is Back After 14-Month Closure — And Its Opening Weekend Is All About Celebrating Missed Birthday Parties

The bar is back — but patrons will notice major changes. "... These places for congregating and socializing are so important to getting back to feeling a semblance of normalcy."

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Ukrainian Village Community Policing Rep Encourages Neighbors To Form Block Clubs

While block clubs can't prevent all crime, setting up tools like phone trees can be helpful to provide information after a crime has occurred, the rep said.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Polish Museum Of America Reopening Noble Square Doors This Weekend After 14 Months

Founded in 1935, the museum is a vital resource for international visitors as well as Chicagoans who want to research Polish history and culture, a volunteer said.

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Wicker Park Condo Building On Western Avenue Approved By City Council

Neighborhood leaders supported a 38-condo plan for 1317-1335 N. Western Ave., but some residents said they worried the project will bring more traffic to the area.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Vaca’s Creamery Brings Vegan Soft Serve To Wicker Park-Noble Square Border

Dylan Sutcliff and Mariana Marinho said they can already picture their neighbors picking up ice cream and enjoying it at nearby Pulaski Park.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

After Another Driver Plows Into Greek Corner Restaurant, Neighbors Step Up To Raise Money To Rebuild

Before January, the last time a car crashed into Greek Corner was 27 years ago. Now it's happened twice in five months.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
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