Archive for March 2014

Overflow Coffee Bar hits the big three

Overflow Coffee Bar hits the big three
Overflow Coffee Bar co-proprietor Brandon Neely said Saturday he couldn’t believe his sprawling coffee bar at 16th and State has made its three year anniversary.  But it has.  Three big ones.  ”We have a good deal on rent,” he said. Neely and his wife and business partner, Amanda opened Overflow three years ago this past... Read more »

Making music in the South Loop

Making music in the South Loop
A lot of music-making-and-me took place in the South Loop in recent months.  And you can read one side of the story here. Yes, I composed, well, helped compose, well, Ok, sort of watched a piece being composed with renowned composer and Roosevelt University music professor Stacy Garrop.  A simple one minute piece, based on the... Read more »

Auto parts in the South Loop: an epitaph

Auto parts in the South Loop:  an epitaph
Everyone in the South Loop seems fairly happy that Blue Star, the last of the auto parts stores in the auto parts “section” of the South Loop on South State, just north of Cermak, is going to be transformed into 20 + apartments.  By young and fresh-faced brother and sister real estate developers from Los... Read more »
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RAGBRAI--the Register's Annual Great Ride Across Iowa--is a hit in the South Loop

RAGBRAI--the Register's Annual Great Ride Across Iowa--is a hit in the South Loop
RAGBRAI!  A book about an annual bicycle ride across Iowa? Who knew it’d be such a hit in the South Loop? South Looper and author of the new book RAGBRAI:  America’s Favorite Bicycle Ride, Greg Borzo (who’s authored other tomes about the Chicago “L,” Chicago’s old cable car  system and where to bike in Chicago) seemed... Read more »