Rooftop Pool & Lounge Coming to the Gold Coast

The Gold Coast will soon have a spot for some prime rooftop pool parties thanks to a new poolside restaurant/lounge from the Boka Restaurant Group (Girl & the Goat, etc.). It turns out that Boka will open not one, but two spots inside the new Viceroy Hotel, with rooftop Devereaux accompanying downstairs Somerset. Sept. 5 … More Rooftop Pool & Lounge Coming to the Gold Coast

Chicago’s North Branch Corridor Redevelopment Update

Yesterday, the Chicago Plan Commission approved a measure to redefine the the boundaries of the North Branch Industrial Corridor’s Planned Manufacturing Districts (PMDs). The culmination of a year’s worth of public meetings and commentary, the piece of legislation was drafted in response to many industrial businesses leaving the 750-acre riverside corridor between Kinzie Street and Fullerton Avenue. … More Chicago’s North Branch Corridor Redevelopment Update

Phenomenal 37th Floor Condo For Sale on Historic Astor Street

  You can have Manhattan, but the views are better from this fabulous 37th floor residence. One of only two on the floor, this fantastic Gold Coast condo has unbeatable views of Lincoln Park, Lake Michigan and the Chicago Skyline. The foyer introduces a view of tranquil blue waters and the expansive living room features … More Phenomenal 37th Floor Condo For Sale on Historic Astor Street

North Ave Beach’s New Restaurant

Shore Club, the new restaurant and bar venue off North Avenue Beach that overlooks Lake Michigan, will open on Aug. 1.  The space will be open seasonally from May through November and Lisa Jaroscak wants to attract residents from surrounding neighborhood like Lincoln Park, Gold Coast, and Old Town. Jaroscak comes from a private events background (First … More North Ave Beach’s New Restaurant

The Kennison Opens Today in Lincoln Park

A new era of dining starts today in Lincoln Park, as Boka Restaurant Group unveils The Kennison, the new restaurant replacing Perennial Virant on the ground floor of The Hotel Lincoln. The restaurant’s operators, 90/94 Restaurant Group, seek to establish tighter synergy between the hotel and a more-diverse clientele to the corner of Lincoln, Clark, and Wells. … More The Kennison Opens Today in Lincoln Park

Newberry Library’s $11 million Makeover

The landmarked Newberry Library building in Chicago’s Gold Coast is moving forward with an ambitious plan to renovate 26,000 square feet of public space on the granite-clad, Romanesque structure’s ground floor. Built in 1893 by architect Henry Ives Cobb, the building at 60 W. Walton Street is recognized as an outstanding independent research library but … More Newberry Library’s $11 million Makeover

40th Anniversary of Lincoln Park’s Greekfest

Lincoln Park is set to host the 40th annual Greek Fest this weekend at the St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 2701 N. Sheffield Ave. The food ranges from the predictable gyros to specialties like pastitsio, Greek lasagna, and baklava, and the music runs the same gamut from the mainstream to the exotic. Friday night is pop … More 40th Anniversary of Lincoln Park’s Greekfest