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Mac & Cheese Cheese Pizza at Ian’s Pizza by the Slice in the heart of Wrigleyville!

Posted by ChicagoismynewBlog! on January 8, 2010

Yes, you read right…mac & cheese pizza.  As weird as this sounds, thanks to a couple friends, I recently had the pleasure of eating a piece a month or so ago.  The pizza was forever engrained in my mind so the other day I was driving through Wrigleyville and I had to go back in to Ian’s Pizza by the Slice and get a slice of their mac & cheese pizza.

Ian’s Pizza by the Slice, located at 3463 N. Clark Street, offers a ton of different pizza’s and a lot of them aren’t the normal cheese and pepperoni.  This month’s special is a sloppy joe pizza which has the meat, pickles, french fries and more on top of it.  And as odd as that sounds, I bet it tastes awesome.  Check out Ian’s website for their pizza of the week special.  Each large specialty pizza slice is $3.75.

Mac & Cheese Pizza. Photo courtesy of Time Out Chicago
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New construction across from Wrigley Field…and it’s pretty nice!

Posted by ChicagoismynewBlog! on October 17, 2009

A big thanks to Skyscraperpage user ‘george’ for the great photo work and updating everyone on this new construction building right across from Wrigley Field in Chicago’s Wrigleyville neighborhood.  When I first found out they were tearing down the old building, I was dreading what would be built in its place.  But I can rest assured and say that I’m really impressed with the new building. 

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Old building, prior to demolition.

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New building.

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New building.

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Proposed hotel near Wrigley Field done giving in to demanding neighbors! FINALLY!

Posted by ChicagoismynewBlog! on October 16, 2009

I’m never a fan of NIMBY’s (Not In My Back Yard).  Personally, I have the mentality of a developer.  I’d rather have what I see as an improvement on current conditions than nothing at all.  I completely understand and am fully aware of the concerns from said neighbors but my opinion remains the same.

Wrigley hotel done shrinking

Planned complex across from ballpark downsized enough, developer says

October 12, 2009

BY FRAN SPIELMAN City Hall Reporter fspielman@suntimes.com

Developers of a hotel, retail and residential complex across the street from Wrigley Field are apparently done compromising with area residents concerned about game-day congestion.

After shrinking the project considerably and lowering the height to below the Wrigley roofline, M&R Development has filed a zoning application that includes a 137-room Hyatt hotel, 135 residential units, 147,000 square feet of retail space and a 403-space underground parking garage at Addison and Clark.

“There are certain people in the neighborhood who think it hasn’t come down far enough and other people who are happy with it. There are some people you’re never gonna satisfy,” said managing partner Anthony Rossi.

“It’s probably about as far as we can go in reducing [the project] and still have it make economic sense. We’ve come down quite a bit with the size and mass. The height has been reduced dramatically. … With land and building costs, you can’t very well take a 137-room hotel and make it 50 rooms….”

Check out the full Sun Times article by clicking HERE!

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Proposed Addison Park on Clark right across from Wrigley Field

Posted by ChicagoismynewBlog! on April 12, 2009

News of Addison Park on Clark came out awhile back but was recently revamped because of a bunch of drama from the Lakeview/Wrigleyville neighborhood.  It seems like not even a 3 flat can get approved without some bored citizen complaining about it. 

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Addison Park on Clark is a proposed mixed-use development from M&R Development, located at Addison and Clark Streets, with plans for 140 apartments overlooking Addison and a 137 room hotel overlooking Clark.  All of this will sit atop a 47 foot tall platform which includes 509 parking spots and expanded retail.  Addison Park on Clarkwill seek LEED certification, and by the looks of it, a green roof with a lot of trees and plantings.  I am a huge fan of green roofing so as soon as I saw these plans, I was immediately excited.

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Addison Park on Clark’s website brags about creating hundreds of temporary and permanent jobs, as well as $10M a year in state and local tax revenue.  Plus, I believe the overall streetscape will be improved dramatically.  Right now, the sidewalks are too narrow for the amount of foot traffic, there is no landscaping, and the site is completely underutilized for being across the street from one of the world’s most famous baseball fields.  If you haven’t guessed by now, ChicagoismynewBlog is 100% in favor of this development!

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Old Plans

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