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State of the South Loop 2014

Today we gathered for our annual State of the South Loop meeting at Daystar’s Venue, 1550 S. State street. Note: Additional information will be added to this blog post as it is compiled.  We wanted to get all of the presentations posted to share them with you as soon as possible. Please check back for more information.   State of… Read more →

Board of Directors 2014-15

The board of directors of the Greater South Loop Association received nominating petitions for the board of directors and held its annual election on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at the DayStar Center located at 1550 S. State Street. Officers were elected to the board as follows: Jeanette Johnson, President Deb Soehlig, Vice President Directors elected to the board: Norma Jordan… Read more →

After-School Teen Programs at The Field Museum

This post was authored by Edge Quintanilla, Digital Learning Specialist at the Field Museum, a GSLA member organization Electronic Gardens at The Field Museum: In a connected world, even gardens are part of the Internet of Things. Come learn the basics of urban gardening and how electronics can give us better insights into homegrown food at The Field Museum. In… Read more →

Relocation of the Harriet F. Rees House

The house is on the move! The Metropolitan Pier & Exposition Autority, McPier, will move the Harriet F. Rees House, a 126 year old limestone edifice from 2110 S. Prairie to a vacant parcel a block north. Built in 1888, the Rees House was placed on the National Register of Historic Buildings and named a Chicago landmark in 2012. The… Read more →

The South Loop needs YOU!

We meet so many great neighbors that are looking for a way to give back to our beautiful neighborhood and our annual election is the perfect opportunity to join our board and contribute! In addition, we have volunteer opportunities ranging from special projects to committee participation to board member seats. What a perfect way to lend your time and talents… Read more →


Porkchop is a restaurant and bar that dishes out an urban interpretation of a Southern backwoods experience. It is an unapologetically unpretentious neighborhood party spot serving gourmet Southern comfort food and BBQ, and featuring an innovative ‘lowbrow’ bar program with some of the world’s top whiskeys. Porkchop serves brunch, lunch, dinner and latenight on Randolph Street, and provides service for… Read more →

Wabash Arts Corridor Brings New Art

This summer the Wabash Arts Council is partnering with the renowned artist, Shepard Fairey, to bring four major street art installations to the South Loop Wabash Arts Corridor. Shepard is curator for Lollapalooza’s first-ever art show, Art Alliance: The Provocateurs, which will be housed in Block 37.  Shepard’s work focuses on street and public art and while seeking opportunities to… Read more →

Calling All South Loop Chefs!

Sign up now for the Whole Foods South Loop Chefs’ Demonstration Table at the Bash on Wabash   GSLA is committed to maintaining and improving the South Loop as a vibrant and diverse, inclusive community. One of the ways GSLA achieves this mission through its Bash on Wabash, the South Loop’s premier annual street festival. This year’s Bash on Wabash will… Read more →