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Apr 102016


We are a non-traditional steak house with a twist. We have 20 beers on tap, over 65 craft, domestic and import bottles of beer, a delicious selection of fine wine, and a crazy good selection of spirits most of which you will not find in any other steakhouse in Chicago.

We are conveniently located in the Roosevelt Collection Mall, next to the ICON Theater

Development Update

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Sep 222015

We are receiving inquiries about developments that may be proposed for the South Loop, especially along S. Michigan. Details are hard to come by right now. We invite you to report any known details you have learned to us so that we may share them with the community.

As rumored proposals develop into actual proposals, we will seek a presentation to the South Loop community to help facilitate the feedback process.

Here is a link to the Chicago Architecture blog about a rumored zoning change to the current Essex location.

In addition, here is a link to Sloopin, reporting on a proposed zoning change for 1300 S. Michigan.

We look forward to helping the neighborhood learn more and encourage you to attend our South Loop Community Updates meeting this Saturday, September 26th.

New Business Sponsor: South Loop Strength & Conditioning

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Jun 022015

South Loop Strength & Conditioning – Home of South Loop CrossFit.

Looking for fun, accountability and results in a workout program? This program will get you in the best shape of your life, even if you’re intimidated to get started, because SLSC has the best coaches in the business as well as programs that are differentiated based upon experience levels and goals. There’s something for both raw beginners and high level athletes – the only catch is that the program is challenging, so you have to be willing to step outside of your comfort zone. Click here to schedule a free consultation:

31st Annual Printers Row Lit Fest

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May 242015

The 31st annual Printers Row Lit Fest – the Midwest’s largest gathering of book lovers – will be June 6-7 in the South Loop (historic Printers Row district at Dearborn Street, from Congress to Polk streets).  Some notable authors are listed below. 

Notable Authors:

LeVar Burton, winner of the Chicago Tribune’s 2015 Young Adult Literary Award, an annual award recognizing excellence in literature for young adults. Over the past two decades, Burton has inspired and entertained readers through his work as host and executive producer of the long-running PBS television show, Reading Rainbow. LeVar Burton in conversation with Michael Phillips; Chicago Tribune Film Critic; Introduced by Gerould Kern; Senior Vice President and Editor of the Chicago Tribune.

June 6, 12 p.m. at Jones College Prep/South Auditorium

Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan, co-authors of “The Royal We” as well as co-creators of the hugely popular celebrity fashion blog Go Fug Yourself, in conversation with Elizabeth Fenner, Editor-in-Chief of Chicago Magazine.

June 6, 1 p.m. at Harold Washington Library Center, Multipurpose Room

Amber Tamblyn has been nominated for an Emmy, Golden Globe, and Independent Spirit awards. Tamblyn’s work has appeared in Interview, Cosmopolitan, Poets & Writers, and elsewhere. She will be reading from her newest book of poetry, “Dark Sparkler”. Tamblyn will be in conversation with Megan Stielstra author of “Once I Was Cool” and contributing writer to The New York Times.

June 6, 2 p.m. at Arts and Poetry Stage

David Axelrod; author of ” Believer”, Clarence Page; author of “Culture Worrier” and Kristen McQueary; member of the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board, moderated by Bruce Dold; Editorial Page Editor of the Chicago Tribune.

June 6, 10 a.m. at Jones College Prep/North Auditorium

Stacey Ballis; author of “Recipe for Disaster”, Jen Lancaster; author of “I Regret Nothing”, Lisa Steinke and Liz Fenton; co-authors of “The Status of All Things”, moderated by Courtney Crowder; Chicago Tribune Digital News Editor and Reporter.

June 6, 11 a.m. at Harold Washington Library Center, Multipurpose Room

Vendela Vida is the award-winning author of five books, including “Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name” and “The Lovers”, and a founding editor of The Believer magazine. Rebecca Makkai, author of “The Hundred-Year House” and Vendela Vida, author of “The Diver’s Clothes Lie Empty” in conversation with Jennifer Day, Chicago Tribune’s Books Editor.

June 7, 2p.m. at Harold Washington Library Center, Multipurpose Room

Bob Saget is a Grammy-nominated stand-up comedian, actor, television host and author of the New York Times bestselling memoir “Dirty Daddy”; in conversation with Mark Caro, Chicago Tribune Reporter.

June 6, 7 p.m. at Jones College Prep/South Auditorium

For more information on Printers Row Lit Fest and to purchase tickets, please visit the website.

Abacus Financial and Insurance

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May 152015

Abacus Financial and Insurance is one of the leading financial services and insurance agencies in the Chicago area. We are both a full-service investment firm as well as comprehensive home and automotive insurance brokerage committed to helping people pursue their financial goals. Please call us at 312-789-8010 if you have any questions about our firm or the wide range of products and services that we offer to both individuals and business owners.

We gladly extend a membership discount on home and automotive insurance to our fellow members of the GSLA! Continue reading »