Archive for the ‘Lakeview’ Category

It’s Mayfest time! Head up to Lakeview for some food and music!

Posted by ChicagoismynewBlog! on May 22, 2010

Located at 3100 N. Ashland Avenue in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood, Mayfest lasts from May 21st through May 23rd so you still have two full days of Mayfest fun to be had. 

Mayfest kicks off the summer festival season for Chicago. This event features great music, lots of food and plenty to drink. Dont miss it. A courtyard of fantastic merchants, artists & corporate booths

Chicagos Best Entertainment! Maggie Speaks, Mike & Joe, 16 Candles and many others.

Fri 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sat and Sun 12:00 pm – 10 :00 pm

Admission & Parking
Only $5 / parking is not offered at event.

Come check it out.  I went to Mayfest last year and had a good time, mostly because I love food and there was plenty of it.  Also, the bands are pretty good and let me reminisce about my college days…er, last weekend if I’m talking about 16 Candles.


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NEW LISTING ALERT! 3Bed/2.5Bath duplex in the heart of Lakeview!

Posted by ChicagoismynewBlog! on April 4, 2010

The Fata Shackelford Group at @properties recently put this great 3Bed/2.5Bath duplex on our roster!  Located at 3108 N. Racine in the heart of Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood, this duplex boasts a ton of space, 2,500 square feet in total!  I held an open house here two weeks ago and this home actually feels like a home.  The kitchen has a ton of cabinet space and counter space, there are two outdoor spaces, two living rooms and fireplaces, and 2 parking spaces.  Both floors have 10 foot ceilings and sunlight floods every room!

Priced at $575,000.

Check out the full virtual tour of this home by clicking HERE!

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WEEKEND OPEN HOUSES! Take a look if you’re free today.

Posted by ChicagoismynewBlog! on February 20, 2010

The Fata Shackelford Group at @properties is having a busy weekend for open houses.  Take a look at the homes being advertised and their corresponding virtual tours!  Let’s sell a house today! 
Saturday, February 20th
11 – 1PM1950 W. Diversey, Unit 1 – 3Bed/3Bath duplex with almost 2,800 square feet!  This home has tons of storage space, two fireplaces, two living areas, and big bedrooms!  1 garage spot included.  Close to a lot of retail and restaurants. 
Priced at $374,000.

1950 W. Diversey

11 – 3PM5510 N. Kenmore
Unit 1C – $199,000 – 2Bed/1Bath –
Unit 2B – $215,000 – 2Bed/1Bath –
The entire building was JUST gut rehabbed and everything is new from the condos to the roof and tuckpointing.  Awesome prices, two blocks from the lake and red line stop.  5 COMPLETELY DIFFERENT floorplans in the building.  Bring your buyers and check it out!

5510 N. Kenmore Ave.

Sunday, February 21st
1 – 3PM:   1219 N. Paulina, Unit 2S – 2Bed/2Bath condo with tons of space and sunlight.  Built on an extra wide lot, the living space is HUGE and the home has a lot of upgrades.  Brazilian cherry hardwood floors and cherry cabinets to name a couple. 
Priced at $470,000.

1219 N. Paulina Ave.

1 – 3PM4746 N. Kenmore, Unit 2S – 3Bed/2Bath JUST hit the market 3 days ago.  Tons of sunlight, huge master bedroom, includes an indoor garage spot, tons of storage and closet space.  A lot of recent updates done to the home so it’s in great shape.  Close to the red line and has great outdoor space. 
Priced at $340,000

4746 N. Kenmore Ave.

12 – 4PM5510 N. Kenmore
Unit 1C – $199,000 – 2Bed/1Bath –
Unit 2B – $215,000 – 2Bed/1Bath –
The entire building was JUST gut rehabbed and everything is new from the condos to the roof and tuckpointing.  Awesome prices, two blocks from the lake and red line stop.  5 COMPLETELY DIFFERENT floorplans in the building.  Bring your buyers and check it out! 

5510 N. kenmore Ave.

11 – 1PM4152 N. Lincoln, Unit 8W – 2Bed/2.5Bath townhome.  Really big master suite and the entire home feels like a single family. Includes a garage space as well. 
Priced at $449,900.
$5000 bonus to agent for a contract by 4/30 that closes.

4152 N. Lincoln Ave.

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Saturday Open House 1-3PM! 3Bed/3Bath Duplex in Lakeview!

Posted by ChicagoismynewBlog! on February 6, 2010

Today, we’re hosting an open house at one of our listings, a 3Bed/3Bath duplex-down located at 1950 W. Diversey Parkway from 1-3PM.  This home has SO much space in it, around 2,800 square feet so it’s definitely not lacking in size.  The building’s also built on an extra-wide lot so the every part of this home, including the hallways have extra space.  Being a duplex down, this home has two living areas, two fireplaces, two bedrooms on the first floor, and one huge bedroom (13x15feet) down on the lower level.

This home, listed with @properties, is seriously listed at a great price, $374,000 and can also be rented out for $2,600 per month.  1950 Diversey is located close to a few parks, TONS of retail like grocery stores, retail, restaurants, everything.  Plus, this part of Lakeview still has a lot of growing and redevelopment coming its way in the future!

Check out a few pictures below, and the take a look at the virtual tour by clicking HERE!  Also, if you have any constructive opinions on what you see, go ahead and leave a comment!  And if you have any questions about the home, just send me an email:

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New high rise condo planned for Lakeview East and Lincoln Park border!

Posted by ChicagoismynewBlog! on January 9, 2010

Thanks to Skyscrapercity user “spyguy” for the three photos!  Rumor, and I mean rumor is that this new residential high rise development is actually two separate buildings called Parkway Point.  The smaller building is rumored to have 50 condos and will be around 114ft tall.  The taller building may have 60 units and will be 150ft tall.  Thankfully, it looks like Parkway Point will include parking which is definitely necessary given the lack of parking already in the neighborhood.

In order for Parkway Point to be built, a courtyard apartment building, another retail building, and a parking lot will need to be demolished.  As much as I love new development, I do have to say that I am slightly bummed because that vintage courtyard building is nice and looks well maintained.  But I bet I’d get over it fast when I see this finished.

Another thing I’m NOT looking forward to are the NIMBY’s that will make this development very difficult to get off the ground.  I have a feeling this will get massively scaled back or won’t ever happen because of neighboring residents “concerns.” 

Does anyone have additional info on this project???  Feel free to share!

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Proposed residential building to replace an ugly Walgreens at Clark/Diversey/Broadway.

Posted by ChicagoismynewBlog! on June 4, 2009

Here are recent plans for a proposed residential building, located at 544 W. Diversey Parkway, at Chicago’s Lakeview/Lincoln Park border.  The current site houses one of a million Walgreens stores so even if Walgreens decides to re-occupy the first floor space, this building will be an amazing change for this busy intersection.  Plus, the possibility of a nice green roof is pretty exciting too.  I don’t have any further information about this proposed building so if anyone knows of ANY information, it would be much appreciated.  Hopefully this gets built soon because I believe the Clark/Broadway/Diversey intersection deserves more buildings like this one.


Proposed building will replace the Walgreens at the lower right side.



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Is Lakeview’s Broadway 3030 officially going kaput?!

Posted by ChicagoismynewBlog! on May 28, 2009

Controversial fund to auction former Dominick’s site

By Eddie Baeb, May 27, 2009

(Crain’s) — A $7.9-million loan on a former Dominick’s site in Lake View is turning into a sour deal for a controversial investment fund managed by developer Allison Davis and a nephew of Mayor Richard Daley.

The fund managed by Mr. Davis and Daley nephew Robert Vanecko is seeking to auction off a site at 3012-3036 N. Broadway Streetafter an apparent default on the mezzanine loan by a venture owned by little-known Chicago developers Michael O’Connor and Jonathan Zitzman, according to a recently published notice of public sale.

The developers planned a 53-unit condominium building and a bigger Dominick’s to replace a store destroyed by fire in 2005.

The auction comes just a couple months after news reports that Chicago’s inspector general is investigating millions of dollars in investments by city pension funds in the fund, called DV Urban Realty Partners L.P., according to news reports. The auction is to take place June 5 at the office of law firm DLA Piper LLP, according to the notice.

Messrs. Connor and Zitzman bought the site for $16 million in early 2007 through a venture called Broadway 3012 LLC from the founding family of Dominick’s Finer Foods LLC, the DiMatteos, according to property records.

The new Dominick’swould have been twice the size of the original 20,000-square-foot store. In early 2008, the developers refinanced the property with a $10-million first mortgage from First Bank, based in suburban St. Louis, and a $7.9-million mezzanine loan from Urban Broadway Mezz LLC — an affiliate of DV Urban Realty, which is run by Mr. Davis and Mr. Vanecko. Mr. Davis’ son, Jared Davis, is also a manager of Urban Broadway Mezz.

Dominick’s had a lease in place for the new development, according to property records, and there was a groundbreaking last fall, although work didn’t get far. The developers are holding out hope, however, and in a statement blamed the credit crunch for the project’s woes……

To read the rest of the article from Chicago Real Estate Daily, click here!

Man, I am trying to be optimistic that Broadway 3030 will still take place, even after the auction takes place but it doesn’t look promising at all.  Broadway 3030’s sales center has looked closed for some time and I just noticed that their website is shut down as well.  To be honest, a grocery store or some other major retail space would be amazing for this enormous, empty lot and it would be a shame to have the lot sit empty for any longer.


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Firkin & Pheasant’s new Lakeview location (3/5 stars)

Posted by ChicagoismynewBlog! on April 6, 2009

I had two friends visiting from Moline for the Chicago Auto Show which just so happened to land on Valentines Day.  So what do single guys do for Valentines Day?  Well besides going to a bar and drinking, we have to eat first.  Firkin & Pheasant, located at 670 W. Diversey Parkway, had just opened their doors and after walking by the restaurant at least twice a day, and seeing that they have constant food and drink specials, I figured it was time to go in.  Even though Firkin & Pheasant was busy, my friends and I were immediately showed to a nice, big booth.  The hostesses and our waitress were all extremely nice and attentive, and our food and drinks came out after no time at all.  Thanks to Firkin & Pheasant’s website for their pictures and food information!

I ordered the Firkin Angus Burger which had jack cheese, bacon, and bourbon chipotle onions ($10.95).  Fries came with the burger, and as basic as they were, they were still really good.  The price was almost more than I would be willing to spend for a burger and fries, however.

Tyler ordered the chicken pot pie which had pulled chicken and vegetables in a rich gravy ($10.25).  For some reason, the cooks left a paper doily under the wet vegetables so Tyler kept picking the paper out of his mouth.  Pretty gross, but overall, Tyler said his meal was good.

Bill ordered the cottage pie which had simmered ground beef, peas, and carrots which is then topped with mashed potatoes and served with vegetables ($9.95).



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Trader Joe’s coming to the Lakeview/Lincoln Park border.

Posted by ChicagoismynewBlog! on April 4, 2009

According to this Crain’s Chicago Business article, M Development and FredLatsko, who is with Structure Management Midwest LLC, are planning to build a new 37,800 square foot store with 112 parking spaces on the second level and rooftop.  This new building will be located at 671 W. Diversey Parkway where Trader Joe’s will lease 14,500 square feet of space.  The site is currently being used as a parking lot and residential property next to the now vacant Pier 1 Imports and Barnes & Nobel stores.  Mr. Latsko says he hopes to get a construction loan soon in order to open up in late 2010.  So if everything goes well, the Lincoln Park/Lakeview border definitely wont be lacking on the grocery front.  Check out the article and I’ll also try to get a picture of the site!

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CHA’s Britton Budd Apartments redevelopment

Posted by ChicagoismynewBlog! on April 4, 2009

The Britton Budd Apartments is an 11 story building that was used by the Chicago Housing Authority as affordable housing for seniors up until the summer of 2005 when the apartments were closed for renovation.  The Britton Budd Apartments are located in my neighborhood at 501 W. Surf Street and since I’ve lived in Chicago, I’ve always noticed how beautiful but also creepy the building is.  Check out the Tribune article about the redevelopment.

The Will Group, Inc. and Walsh Construction are working to completely replace all pipes, boilers, windows, restorationof the terra cotta facade, renovation of 171 units, and even brand new landscaping.  It’ll be interesting to see how the street life changes once the building opens up too.




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