Archive for September 2011

NIMBY? West Loop Walmart Is Open and the Verdict Is....

NIMBY? West Loop Walmart Is Open and the Verdict Is....
Walmart has finally gained some serious traction downtown. After years of having no presence, they have finally penetrated the downtown market with today’s Grand Opening of their West Loop Neighborhood Store. The new store is located at 555 W Madison.  The store is located in Presidential Towers, one of the city’s largest apartment complexes.  The... Read more »

The Playboy Club: Want To Buy the Original Playboy Mansion?

The Playboy Club: Want To Buy the Original Playboy Mansion?
Last night marked the debut of NBC’s new show “The Playboy Club” filmed here in Chicago and it got us thinking about the setting.   The final scene showed off Hef’s original Playboy Mansion, 1340 N State St.  What you didn’t know?  You can now own a piece of it. The mansion was used by Hef... Read more »

Rosie O'Donnell Buys A Sweet Home In Chicago

Rosie O'Donnell Buys A Sweet Home In Chicago
It’s official, Rosie is taking up roots in Chicago in conjunction with her new talk show on Oprah’s OWN network.   We’ve seen the pictures and it is drool worthy. Originally Ms. O’Donnell had planed to commute from New York while filming her new show.  As is typical, she couldn’t help but fall in love... Read more »
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Vacation Rentals: How To and Where To Do It

Vacation Rentals: How To and Where To Do It
As we emerged from our post-holiday food coma, we knew it was a good time time to talk about vacation homes.  (We know, we miss summer too…)  To help you plan early we have some tips and a few sites to try:   Book Early If you are looking for a peak season rental (i.e.... Read more »