Archive for December 2013

Grocery stores in the South Loop: a good war

Grocery stores in the South Loop:  a good war
Within walking distance from my South Loop home, there are now five major grocery stores:  Whole Foods, Mariano’s, Trader Joe’s and two Jewels on Roosevelt within five blocks of each other–ever since Jewel took over the Dominick’s in October after the old stalwart went out of business. There’s also a decent Target grocery and a lot... Read more »

The Sacramento Bee is now carrying news of our South Loop?

The Sacramento Bee is now carrying news of our South Loop?
Imagine my surprise this morning when one of my South Loop (as in South Loop, Chicago) “Google Alerts” turned out to be from the Sacramento Bee.  As in Sacramento, California. The paper is actually carrying factual news about the building of a new branch of the British School in our neighborhood.  The article is rich... Read more »

Greenest in the South Loop in 2013: who's it gonna be?

Greenest in the South Loop in 2013:  who's it gonna be?
The South Loop is green.  Greener, perhaps, than most other neighborhoods.  Perhaps even the greenest community in the city.  Thanks to a neighborhood organization–Alliance for a Greener South Loop, headed by neighborhood stalwart Gail Merritt–that aims to keep the recycling bins filled, the energy consumption down and the rain barrels and compost heaps at their... Read more »
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