The local starchtect discusses "Reveal," the new monograph about Studio Gang, as the Gang-designed Ford Calumet Environmental Center hangs in the balance. Alternately, Lisa Madigan appears on the Interview Show tonight at the Hideout. Read more
The sale of Goose Island to Anheuser-Busch InBev dominated headlines this week and drew the attention of the city's boozehounds. But two pieces of legislation--one on the state level, one on the national level--promise to impact big beer, small beer, and beer drinkers in Illinois and throughout the country. Read more
I’ve had a blast at several of Mark Bazer’s monthly Interview Shows at The Hideout, where talk-show guests from all walks of life, from top chefs to best-selling authors to SNL-tapped comedians to fashionistas have walked the boards... Read more
Finally! Instead of saddling another major intersection with a blank-faced bank, someone’s taking a stand and opening a bar. Well, a bar inside an old bank.
The brother/sister development team of Eric and Anne Nordness and their partner, Matthew Mering, all of Salita Development, took me on a tour yesterday of their new Wicker Park venture-in-progress, The Bedford... Read more
List Price: $2.499 million The Project: By far the largest home in the St. Ben’s neighborhood, this newly completed mansion fills the shell of a former six-flat apartment building. The builder Bill Varney took advantage of the wide, shallow structure to create a home whose expansive southern façade lets virtually every room bask in sunlight... Read more