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TaKorea Cocina Closing Sunday After 3 Years In Ukrainian Village — But Entire Staff Hired At Nearby Restaurant
Owner Robert Magiet is joining The StopAlong restaurant in Bucktown as a managing partner. Magiet has organized numerous food drives and other initiatives with his nonprofit, West Town Feeds.
Jack’s Wicker Park Opens Next Week, Merging ‘Classic’ French Dishes With Approachable Neighborhood Atmosphere
The restaurant will serve French staples, including escargot and steak frites, while also offering burgers and other fare. The space was formerly home to a Pizano's.
Bucktown Daycare Gets Green Light To Build 3-Story Facility Near 606 Trail
Four buildings along Damen Avenue would be torn down to build the three-story day care, including the former home of Mindy's Hot Chocolate.
Virtue Alchemy Candle Co. Opens This Weekend In Bucktown At Former Chicago Makers Pop-Up Space
Anna Romo co-founded the Chicago Makers Pop-Up Shop, which temporarily operated three stores for local artisans and businesses. Now, she's focusing on her own business.
In ‘Tagged,’ Local Filmmakers Showcase Chicago Street Art Through The Lens Of A Murder Mystery
Filmed at dozens of locations across the city, the movie is the latest feature from Chicago-based Kernel Productions, which launched in 2020.
Paulo Gelato Opens In West Town, Bringing Some Of Poland’s Best Gelato To Chicago Avenue
Owner Pawel Petrykowski moved to Chicago in 2019 from Poland, where he'd spent years honing his craft and competing in gelato competitions.
Roman Villarreal’s First-Ever Retrospective, ‘South Chicago Legacies,’ Opens Friday At Intuit Art Center
Villarreal shares "the Southeast Side with the world" through more than 40 years of sculptures and paintings, which are on display at a West Town center for outsider art until Jan. 8.
Milwaukee Avenue Designated ‘Polish Heritage Corridor,’ Honoring Polish Culture From West Town To Niles
Officials hailed the designation as a way to support Polish culture and businesses across the Northwest Side through tourism and other initiatives.
West Town School Breaks Ground On Playground And Field After 15 Years Of Planning, Fundraising
The project at Talcott Fine Arts and Museum Academy is funded by a mix of city, state and Chicago Public Schools funding. Construction is expected to finish by mid-October.
Pub Royale Closing Next Week After 7 Years On Division Street In Wicker Park
The bar was supposed to be a beer-focused, "drink-forward" spot when it opened in 2015 — but its British-Indian food became a hit.
Innertown Pub Reopens Thursday After Building Violations Forced Extended Closure
A city report last year said the Ukrainian Village bar had raw sewage leaking in its basement. Owner Denis Fogarty said this week that was "factually incorrect."
Engine Coffee Brings ‘Low-Key’ Vibe, Local Coffee And Pastries To Noble Square
The coffee shop is sourcing its bagels, doughnuts and other food from mostly small, local companies. It opened in late May near Ashland and Division.
A Ukrainian Teen Was Studying In The US When War Broke Out At Home. Now, He’s Raising Money To Attend College In Chicago
Alex Hodovanets was supposed to return to Ukraine this month — but Russia invaded. Instead, he's hoping to attend college in the Chicago area this fall.
Protected Bike Lanes, Pedestrian Improvements Proposed For Augusta Boulevard In Ukrainian Village And West Town
The lanes would run between Milwaukee and Western avenues. The plan would also shorten pedestrian crosswalks and lower speed limits on that stretch of Augusta.
The Refilleri Opens West Town Pop-Up, Offering Eco-Friendly Ways To Buy Toiletries, Household Products
The zero waste shop is occupying the West Town Chamber of Commerce's pop-up shop space for June and July. " I think that everyone would be on board with being eco-friendly if we can make it accessible," owner Kelli Pelc said.
Jeff & Judes Deli Closing This Weekend After 2 Years In Ukrainian Village
The deli's last service will be Sunday. A new restaurant will open in the space later this summer, owner Ursula Siker said.
Ukrainian Institute Of Modern Art Hosting First Maker’s Market This Weekend
The market will run 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the museum in Ukrainian Village.
Hideout’s ‘A Day In The Country’ Festival Highlights Chicago’s Small-But-Mighty Local Country Scene
The festival is organized by Lawrence Peters, a longtime fixture in Chicago's country music scene. It went virtual in 2020 and was canceled last year because of the pandemic.
Want To Help Ukraine? This Website Can Connect You To Relief And Fundraising Efforts Across The Chicago Area
Ukrainegiving.info gathers fundraisers, charities, and other information on how to support Ukraine in one central place.
Dell’ Rooster Opens In West Town, Bringing ‘Soul-Satisfying Latin Cooking’ To Chicago Avenue
The restaurant opened in the former Alba's Restaurant space and offers dishes from all over Latin America.