Lincoln Park Intersection Dealt Another Blow as Longtime Bar Closes After 35 Years

After 35 years of college sports, bar food, and drinks until 4 a.m., Gamekeepers Tavern & Grill has closed at the corner of Lincoln, Sedgwick, and Armitage. The bar’s last night was Saturday at 345 W. Armitage Avenue in Lincoln Park. The closure leaves another high-profile vacancy at the six-corner intersection which saw Stanley’s Kitchen & Tap close last…

‘Artsy Lofts’ Now Renting For $2-$3K In Logan Square Bank Building After Neighbors Rejected Double Door Plan

The 1920s-era former Logan Square Trust & Savings Bank building has been converted into “artsy” lofts, which are now available to rent for between $2,200 – $3,100 per month. Local developer New Era Chicago carved out six apartments — four two-bedroom units and two one-bedroom units — on the upper floors and retail space on…

Popular Milwaukee Coffee Roaster Unveils Breezy Wicker Park Flagship

Just in time for Saturday’s snow forecast, Colectivo Coffee, the Milwaukee company that arrived in Chicago two years ago has opened a Wicker Park location with plenty of outdoor seating. There’s a ground-floor patio and a breezy area from the second-floor perch at the northeast corner of Damen and Division at 1211 N. Damen Avenue. This…

My Salon Suite opens in Palatine

National salon suite franchise My Salon Suite has opened a new location at 220 N. Smith St., Suite 117 in Palatine. The Palatine My Salon Suite includes a collection of private, spacious suites for a variety of health and beauty professionals. The new location is more than 4,588 square feet with 25 individual luxury salon…

Lockport looks to get first car dealership

Lockport is working toward an agreement to bring its first car dealership to the city. The City Council’s Committee of the Whole was presented with an economic incentive agreement Wednesday to bring a Jeep showroom and full-service Chrysler-Dodge-Ram dealership to the 80-acre retail center along 159th Street and Interstate 355. The city already has parallel…

New Skechers Outlet Opens In Evergreen Plaza

California-based shoe retailer Skechers USA has opened a new store in Evergreen Plaza. A village official said the store opened last week but has not yet reached out to plan a ribbon-cutting for a grand opening. The new Skechers retail store opened last week at 9580 South Western Ave. Patch // Lorraine Swanson // View the Full Article

MYSALON Suite franchise to open in Glenview

Upscale salon franchise MY SALON Suite has signed an agreement with multiunit owner John Weiss for Glenview. Located in the Glenbrook Marketplace Shopping Center at 2843 Pfingsten Road, the new complex is expected to open in Spring 2019. Preleasing specials are currently being offered to early adopters. The complex will span approximately 5,400 square feet…

Furious Spoon converting to full service, expanding menu

Furious Spoon, a mini-chain of ramen shops by chef Shin Thompson, is abandoning its fast-casual format in favor of full service. The first location to upgrade will be Furious Spoon’s Lakeview location (800 W. Belmont Ave.) Wednesday. Other locations will follow, ending with the Pilsen location (1316 W. 18th St.) at the end of January….

Colectivo Coffee Opens In Downtown Evanston

Evanston’s newest coffee shop opened Friday at the corner of Church Street and Sherman Avenue. Colectivo Coffee, a Milwaukee-based chain with 20 locations, is now open daily in the 716 Church St. storefront last occupied by a shuttered Radio Shack. Since applying for a use permit nearly a year ago, Colectivo has hired artists, architects…

Urban Air Adventure Park Coming to Naperville

An adventure trampoline park is coming to Naperville. At the latest Naperville Liquor Commission meeting, Urban Air Adventure Park requested an expansion on the cap for the Class M Recreational Liquor License. The park plans to lease out 1955 Glacier Park Avenue in Naperville, formerly a Babies “R” Us. Naperville Community Television // View the Full…

Topgolf breaks ground in Schaumburg

Topgolf has broken ground on its Schaumburg location, its third venue in Illinois. The new three-level, 65,000-square-foot venue is expected to open to the public in late 2019 and should attract 450,000 visitors a year, the company said. “Chicago is the third-largest city in the U.S., and Schaumburg is its leading suburb, consistently ranked as one…

This Is What The New Colectivo Coffee In Wicker Park Will Look Like

Fast expanding Milwaukee-based coffee chain Colectivo plans to open in a new building under construction at the northeast corner of Division and Damen. Colectivo Coffee aims to open its fourth Chicago outpost at 1211 N. Damen Ave. in Wicker Park by late winter or early spring, according to Scott Schwebel, vice president of brand, marketing and…