Tag Archives: Edgewater

Americans Watching the Debate (Chicago)

There’s something old-fashioned and almost small-town about these city dwellers watching the Biden/Palin Vice Presidential debate. We now return to your regularly scheduled fluff. If you enjoyed this post, please enter your email address to receive a free daily update about any new posts. This email will not be shared with third-parties. No new stories […]

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New Mural Beautifies Edgewater Underpass

At least once a day, I take the Bryn Mawr exit (I prefer it to Hollywood even if that’s a more direct route), so it’s been a thrill to see a group of devoted kids create a spectacular mural, a true piece of outdoor art. If you haven’t seen it in person, check it out. […]

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Open House: Harry’s Edgewater Beach Bachelor Pad

Harry moved to the Midwest from Florida, and he wants you to know that he’s never ever moving back (and why would he? Chicago rocks). After stints in Grand Rapids and Schaumburg (IL – oouch, that had to hurt), the young software programmer decided he missed living where the action is and began looking for […]

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This Week: Broadway Antique Market

It’s located just north Hollywood on Broadway, which all sounds very glamorous, but really it’s just an antique mall in Chicago, right? Edgewater? That doesn’t sound like a very star-studded locale. But Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson bought a dining room set there. And John Malkovich bought vintage clothing. Joan Cusack and Billy Corgan and […]

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Spotlight On . . . Wall to Wall Framing

When Scout owner, Larry Vodak, praises somebody (or says anything at all regarding design, really), I listen; so when I needed a couple of things framed, I immediately thought of “Wall to Wall Framing,” in Chicago’s Edgwater neighborhood. Owner Leif Forre isn’t just a framer; engaging with him is a collaborative and creative process. Most […]

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Rehab and Revamp: Chicago 2-flat

While not a gut rehab, rehabbing this building has consumed the past two years of my life. I’ve learned a lot (about listening to my gut mostly), but it’s coming together, and I have a sense of satisfaction that we brought an old building back to life while (mostly) preserving its floor plan and character. […]

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