If you're a reader of Sloopin you probably know we've really enjoy the real estate blog Curbed Chicago. Well they recently kicked off their first annual Curbed Cup, which pits neighborhoods against each other in a bracket format:
This year, Curbed Cup, Curbed Chicago's annual Neighborhood of the Year tournament, is kicking off with eight (quarter)finalists, who will square off in a series of one-on-one matchups. Voting for each matchup will be open for 24 hours, or until the next matchup is posted. Let the voting begin!
Well the South Loop has been dealt a tough hand as a seven seed and is up against a tough opponent in Lincoln Park (the two seed). Curbed Chicago paints paints the picture:
In one corner, we have Lincoln Park, a traditional heavyweight of the North Side. In the other, we have the South Loop, a neighborhood that crashed so hard after a period of rapid development that one real estate agent inexplicably described it as "the Sycamore or Moline of Chicago." Last week, South Loop residents celebrated the news that Trader Joe's would open a new location at Wabash and Roosevelt. Lincoln Parkers, meanwhile, enjoy such an embarrassment of riches that people take to the streets to protest the 'invasion' of new grocery stores.
Ouch! Well our guess is that Sloopin readers probably have something to say about this. Head to their site and as Mayor Daley, the South Loop's most popular & powerful neighborhood resident, would say "Vote Early and Vote Often!"
Represent the Sloop!
(Hat Tip: Curbed Chicago Gang!)