Thanks again for all the tips, photos, suggestions and whatnot. Without you Sloopin wouldn't exist!
Not sure if this was mentioned. There's a note on the door of the boutique at 15/state that the owner has passed and what the funeral arrangements are. I had noticed there wasn't any activity for a bit and now they have a sign in the window.Sorry to hear this. Condolences to the family from the Sloopin team.
These are posted on Cullerton between Michigan and wabash. A nice reminder for our neighborhood.
They are open!! Finally good coffee in our neighborhood. Did I mention they are selling drinks at $1 for a limited time. Staff seemed friendly. Even asked for feedback on the taste of the coffee.From what we can tell, they're an independent coffee shop (as mentioned in a post by Eater Chicago):
They aren't run by La Columbe but they will serve its coffee.We're looking forward to trying them out. Welcome to the Sloop!
Downtown high-rises - offices or apartments - with ground-floor stores. Prevalent on the edges of Loop: east of Dearborn Ave, in River North, the South Loop, and the West Loop.While we doubt we would see a high-rise go in here, it still seems strange. Do we have any zoning aficionados who have some perspective on this?
Exciting news on 611eatery in the South Loop. As a resident of the Vetro building I noticed more banners being put up on Wells St. side today and was able to speak to owner Mr. Lam. He is hoping to open June 2015. The restaurant will have 6 different stations (featuring an oyster bar), offering a variety of upscale food choices.
The name "eatery" is meant to invite customers to a place where many taste buds would be satisfied at a reasonable price. Their website www611eatery.com should be up in 2 weeks time. 611eatery will be open 7 days a week/24 hours!! For those that can't walk over can find FREE parking at Buddy's Parking lot located at 650 S. Financial Place. There will be 50 parking spaces reserved for 611eatery customers. I'm excited and can't wait to try this new restaurant!
|indoor putting green at Golfsmith (not the South Loop store)|
|Image from DNAinfo|
Since a lot of Sloop residents are dog owners, maybe you should warn them about the Kennel Cough epidemic going around town. Thanks:
In recent weeks we have seen a large number of coughing dogs here in Chicago. Most of the affected dogs have a history of frequenting day care, boarding facilities, and dog parks. At this time I recommend avoiding these facilities to help protect your dog, even if he/she has been vaccinated for “canine cough.” Why isn’t vaccination sufficient protection? Let me explain a little about canine cough.
"Canine cough” (also called “kennel cough”) is a broad term to describe infectious tracheobronchitis. This highly contagious condition results in inflammation of the trachea and bronchus. Many viruses and bacteria can result in canine cough. Currently the intra-nasal vaccine recommended for dogs here at the Medical District Veterinary Clinic covers the three most common causes of canine cough: Bordetella (bacteria), Parainfluenza (virus), and Adenovirus (virus).
...(Hat tip: LE!)
Due to the outbreak I recommend avoiding any direct dog-to-dog contact and vaccinating dogs at high risk, such as those that attend day care, boarding, grooming, or dog parks and dogs that live in high rises. Although the vaccine does not 100% prevent infection, it should reduce the number of affected dogs. The canine influenza virus can survive 48 hours on hard surfaces and 24 hours on clothing, thus it is very important to be cautious in elevators, hallways, and dog relief stations.
Thought you would like to know that bulldozers were busy excavating at 1333 Wabash, next to the condo under construction at 1345 Wabash. I believe they started today (April 1st)…definitely didn’t start last week.
|611 Eatery looks to be coming to Vetro Condo Building (611 S. Wells)|
This signage just went up at the Vetro condo building at 611 S. Wells. The website on the sign doesn't seem to be up, and I don't know anything else about it. Maybe another reader has.
The space, at Wells and Harrison, has been empty since the building opened, so it would be nice to have something there.If the pictures in the windows are true, this could be a great restaurant and a great addition to the Sloop:
|Image from grand opening of Grant Park skate park|
The Dew Tour, a nationally televised skate and BMX biking competition, is set to kick off its 2015 season June 20-21 at the new $2.7-million Grant Park Skate Park, said Bob O'Neill, president of the Grant Park Conservancy. The tour, which will be broadcast on NBC, would be the first major event for the skate park since it opened in December.Even if this might not be your cup of tea, it's another event that brings more people to the neighborhood and ultimately supports our local businesses. It will also probably be a nice way to showcase our beautiful city and skyline to a national audience.