Well folks – Today is the day…
We are half expecting this evening’s, highly anticipated, unveiling of renovation plans for our abandoned Dominick’s to be the neighborhood equivalent of One Direction making a surprise appearance at the block party on Glenlake & Glenwood.
Nevertheless, a bunch of us in the neighborhood we’re wondering if folks really have concerns about their (presumed) plans to have a liquor license and a wine bar similar to the new Mariano’s? If you would like to participate, we thought it might be interesting to take an initial pulse of the neighborhood with a little online poll here.
(We will leave this, completely unofficial and informal, poll live for a few days incase you feel like waiting until after the plans are revealed. You should be able to come back and view the results at any time)
Sure, you’re probably not going to be hanging out there on a Saturday night with all the wonderful, locally owned, bars & restaurants in Edgewater but…
Are you ok with Whole Foods having a liquor license & wine bar in it?
We’re looking forward to seeing the plans & getting a better understanding of what all the red tape is about. See you tonight!
UPDATE 9:00am: We are hearing unsubstantiated rumors around the neighborhood that a (real) vote may actually take place at the community meeting tonight. If you would like to see the plans and have your voice heard, attend in person.
UPDATE 10:00pm: Well the rumors we’re true. After a standing room only presentation this evening, Harry held a neighborhood vote for both the lifting of the moratorium to allow for the selling of package goods as well as for customers to consume on the premises. Both were unanimously approved by neighborhood residents.
We thought this might be of interest to a few folks in the neighborhood…
In doing some neighborhood research, we stumbled upon (what seems to be) a relatively new addition of a section devoted to Edgewater Glen on Wikipedia’s main Edgewater Neighborhood Entry (link).
If you are curious, here is how it reads at this point in time:
“Edgewater Glen is located just north of the Andersonville neighborhood. Its namesake comes from the tree-lined Glenwood Ave. which is a residential north-south street within the heart of Edgewater. Not only are the exact boundaries are somewhat unclear but, according to one source, include Devon Ave. to the north, Broadway Ave. to the east, Hollywood/Ridge Ave. to the south, and Clark/Ashland St. to the west. The name Edgewater Glen is most often referred to a real estate neighborhood and is not recognized as one of Chicago’s official neighborhoods. A local residents and businesses organization called Edgewater Glen Association, incorporated in the 1970s and which is recognized by the Edgewater Community Council, has boundaries of Granville (north), Broadway (east), Norwood (south), and Clark/Ashland (west).”
Related WBEZ Story
Well folks… it is starting to be that time of year again. It sure would be fun to see a bunch of yellow tulips sprouting all over the neighborhood next spring.
Just thought we would put that out there 🙂
See you there!
Thursday at 6:30pm
Edgewater Library 6000 N. Broadway
Wow… If you haven’t had a chance to stop in to our Edgewater Historical Society yet to check out all the wonderful treasures they have, do it.
What a neighborhood gem!
Recognize this intersection with train tracks down the middle?
We’re super excited to report some progress on our neighborhood iPhone & iPad Apps. We will be in beta testing with some friends over the course of the next few weeks and then let it out into the wild. Below are a few preliminary screen shots of both apps if you are curious. Hopefully we’ll be able to follow up with an Android app in the Google Play Store very soon.
iPhone App Gallery
iPad App Gallery
It took us awhile to get setup here… If you prefer to stay connected with the neighborhood through other means, you can now find us over on Twitter (@EdgewaterGlen) & Google+. Soon to come: Instagram, Ello and whatever else is next… (maybe if there is time)
Selecting the icons below should take you right there.
Hope everyone has an awesome weekend!
This just in from the neighbors…
Clearly it has been awhile since we’ve been on Granville (practicing our Metra commute in anticipation of the Peterson stop instead of the Red Line). This may not be news to anyone else in the neighborhood but…
“After four years, m.henrietta is closing its doors. We thank the wonderful Edgewater neighborhood for their support and patronage, you made our experience a very special one.
You can still have all of your favorite dishes at our flagship location, m.henry cafe in Andersonville, less than a mile away! (5707 N Clark, 773-561-1600) We hope to see all of our m.henrietta regular faces there!
Be on the lookout for Revival, an exciting new restaurant opening its doors very soon.
Once again thank you for your well wishes and your kindness. See you at m.henry!”
It is a tough act to follow but welcome to the neighborhood (Revival) folks. You have landed in a wonderful little corner of Chicago.
Thanks for the neighborhood sleuthing, photos & submission to EGD Elyse!
– Elyse (Elmdale Ave Neighbor)
Well folks… It looks like the whole neighborhood is starting to get into the spirit.
We are thrilled to have received our Joe Mills typography aerial map this weekend.
If you dig Joe’s work as much as we do and want to support a great local artist, have a look around his online store.