Bowling and cocktails? I know where I’m going after my Whole 30 cleanse this month! Read all about Logan’s new bar, The Pink Squirrel.
On top of the developments already under construction in our beloved Logan Square, the popular neighborhood could be looking at another complex really close to the Kedzie Blue Line station. According to this story on Curbed Chicago, the plan for a transit oriented that calls for 100% affordable housing, has been proposed by the United Neighbors of the 35th Ward. The new construction would be situated on Emmett Street in what is currently a parking lot near the Blue Line Station.
“The hypothetical scenarios featured proposals with a mix of uses, such as market rate housing, affordable housing, retail space, and park space. Developers who participated on a panel suggested that the focus should be on density and retail space while residents voted in favor of providing new green space and affordable housing,” says AJ Latrace.
Read more about this story here.
The Native will be replacing Bonny’s, a late-night bar that closed back in 2012, and is scheduled to make its debut opening tomorrow. According to the bar’s hubby and wife duo, Carly and Jared Savvochi, they drew inspiration from Bonny’s, and didn’t want to stray far away from the concept too much.
“I don’t want to drive people away thinking it’s some gazilionare coming in doing another concept bar. I’m trying to sort of keep it what it was,” Jared Savocchi has said.
The bar will feature a cocktail menu for $10, 10 beers on tap from local breweries, and an outdoor patio. Click here to read more about The Native.
The new development at 2211 North Milwaukee Avenue has been getting a lot of buzz, primarily because of the high rent prices of each unit. The latest news regarding this L apartment has to do with their plan to make the 3-bedroom units coliving. This would mean that each person living in the unit (chosen by building management) would have their own lease and cover their own utilities, holding each of them responsible if one cannot make the rent that month. Even with the coliving situation, the rent would be $1,200 per person.
What are your thoughts on a coliving development in Chicago?
Read more about this story here on Curbed Chicago.
Another historic church is closing, according to this dnainfo article by Paul Biasco. The Episcopal Church of the Advent on Logan Boulevard is closing due to lack of funds and because only about 20 people still attend the church that once provided service to hundreds.
The really interesting thing about the 115-year-old church is that it is LGBT-friendly which is a rare anywhere, let alone in Chicago. They also ran homeless ministries out of the church which they received complaints about over the years.
The church is an interesting part of Logan Square’s history and it will be missed. Their last service will he held this Sunday.
Logan Square’s dog park located at 2526 North Western Avenue is getting a new look. According to this story on dnainfo by Paul Biasco, the Logan Square Dog Park Committee plans to use $15,000 plus to transform the Kennedy Expressway wall along the park by painting it with murals.
The paintings will consist of images of some iconic landmarks in Logan Square like the Eagle as well as images of beloved pooches that owners either paid $600 or more for or won a place on the wall in a raffle. No extra spots remain on the plans for the mural and the entire project is set to be complete by August 28th.