Wicker Park Bucktown Pipeline 09.06.11  

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Eva Bergant, Realtor, from @properties,
Cat & Mouse Game Store, Jackson Junge Gallery & Framing, The UPS Store #3173, Lubinski Movers, Tobaccoville, and Division Gold Pawn Shop

If you would like to offer free  printed booklets in your shop, or need a fresh stack, let us know. 

1st Ward Ald. 'Proco' Joe Moreno   32nd Ward Ald. Scott Waguespack 


All Star Pet Care, Inc.  

American Apparel- Wicker Park 

American Eagle Bank   

Arauz & Co. Tax and Accounting  

Armand's Pizza 

Aspen Kitchen & Bath   

Ash's Bucktown Smoke Shop 

Asrai Garden  

Avenue N Guitars  

AthletiCo PT-  Bucktown   



Birchwood Kitchen  

Bon Bon Vietnamese   


Broken Cherry Boutique  

Brad Waters Coaching  

Bucktown Arts Fest 

Bucktown Garden Walk  

Bucktown Barber Shop 

Bucktown Community Org.   

Bucktown Fitness Club  

Bucktown Music   

BuckWick Organix Convenience  


Cafe Campo Rey   

Car-X on Grand  

Cat & Mouse Game Store  

Challengers Comics  

Chicago Conservative Care- Chiropractic    

Children's Learning Place  

Chopin Theatre 

City Soles/Niche    

Club Lucky   

Color Wheel Studio 

Congress Theatre  

Copenhagen Cyclery   

Core Chiropractic Healthcare 

Crepe Crave Cafe   

Crespo's Finer Foods  

Cumin modern Indian and Nepalese Restaurant  


D+D Liquors  

David Leonardis Gallery  

DeciBel Audio  

Dr. William DeJean, DDS  

De Louice Custom Tailor & Design 

The Den Theatre    

Division Gold Pawn Shop  

Doggy Style Pet Shop  

Dominick's- Chicago Ave.   


Easel Art Studio   

EsKell Boutique  

Eva Bergant, Realtor 

Eyeporium Gallery 

Eye Want  


First Merit Bank-Bucktown    

Friends of Holstein Park 

Friends of Burr School 


Goldblatt's Sewing Machines  

Gorilla Tango Theatre   

Green Eye Lounge  

Greenheart Shop  

Gunner's Bar and Grill    


Holy Trinity High School   

i-GO Car Sharing  

Irazu Chicago    

J. Wellington's  

Jackson Junge Gallery & Framing 

Jake's Country Meats  

Janik's Cafe   

Josephinum Academy  

Juan the Spanish Tutor 

Julie the Dog Walker    


Karen Marie Salon  

Kiz Chicago Boutique   


Larkspur, All Things Floral  

LaSalle II Magnet School  

Lenny & Me   

Life's a Cabernet  

Littlerock Remodeling   


Local First Chicago  

Lubinski Furniture     


M.GO Fashion Salon  

Northside Tech Support   

NOW Studio   


Odd Obsession Video    

Olivia's Market 


Paper Doll  

Piece Brewery & Pizzeria  

Pint Pub & Restaurant 

Pot Pan Thai Restaurant   

Pulaski International School of Chicago  

Quimby's Bookstore   

Ray's Bucktown Bed & Breakfast  


Re-Girl Apparel  

The Red Apple Buffet  

Real Naked Food   

Red & White Wine Shop  


RGB (design co-op) Lounge  

Rogues Gallery   


Sacco Bruno  

Saint Mary of the Angels School 

Solao Fitness 


The Silver Room 

Sterling Goss Fine Meats & Purveyors  

Stop! Look! Oddments 

store B vintage   

Sultan's Market 

Symmetry Organic Silhouettes   


The UPS Store #3173  

Tag-Free Acid Etched Graffiti Removal  

Three Birds Gallery 

Tom Robinson Gallery  

Tres Bien Nail Salon   


Universal Food and Liquors  

Uprise Skateboard Shop  

Urban Canine Doggy Day Spa  

U.S. Cleaners   


Vintage Underground     



Wash Express Car Wash  

West on North Restaurant/Bar  

Wicker Park Bucktown Chabad    

Wicker Park Chiropractic Health 

Wicker Park Garden Club 

Wilton Dry Cleaners- Damen 

Wilton Dry Cleaner's- Western 

Wormhole Coffee Shop  


Your Shoe Repair Shop  

Yuca Cafe         


























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Meet John Kugler, above. He's worked in the plumbing salvage business for 25 years. He recently produced evidence determined to be sufficient enough for a judge to sentence two graffiti "artists" responsible for 'VTC,' (vandalize the city), 'XTC' (exterminate the city) and 'DTC' (destroy the city) tags sprayed on a half dozen 32nd and 1st ward businesses and residences. Read More!

Moving on, we can't believe we used "this past season" in referring to the Bucktown Arts Fest in this overdue dispatch!

It's now-- at least unofficially-- fall.  Fun fact: The summer season does not meet its end until the Autumn Equinox, which, per Wikipedia, is slated to occur Fri., Sept. 23 at 9:04PM.  There's still time to enjoy the remaining days of summer!

Tonight (Wed. Sept. 7) you can snag a free bike light at Milw/Damen/North intersection beginning at 7:30PM. There are 80 complimentary lights available, per this Red Eye story. After or during the bike light giveaway, stop by the Wicker Park Fieldhouse, 1425 N. Damen, and hear what the Metropolitan Planning Council has to say about bringing an express bus network to Ashland and Western avenues.

Blinc Boutique is now open at 1843 W. North! And no, that's not a typo, we didn't mean Bling. Blinc stands for Blanka, left, and the initials of her family members, including son, Igor, pictured who will help her run her boutique's second location (Blinc #1 is located in Glenview, IL)
After you've biked around for a few weeks with your new light, enjoying this weekend's Renegade Craft Fair and summer nights, you can mark the first day of fall on Sat. the 24th at the Hideout's Block party, listening to Mavis Staples sing, "You are Not Alone," or take in the wonderment of the Circus at Holstein Park, which, if you haven't done it yet, could really use your park-inspired feedback, via this survey.

The Sept. edition of Holstein Happenings, containing information like a meeting about the Bloomingdale Trail at the Congress Theater tomorrow night (THURS.) can be read HERE.

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We weren't planning on doing a newsletter today, but there was a lot happening, like this Police Area 5 Community Safety Alert involving a pattern of armed robberies occurring in garages and alleys. Be safe.

In lighter fare, Joe Rubin stopped by Crepe Crave yesterday and reported on his experience for a new and occasional column, 'Joe Eats.' Let us know if you'd like to read more about food in the 'hood and where Joe's eating at, and we'll try to get him to do more of this eating thing. 

"Excuse me, where can I sell bags of my clothing in Wicker Park?" Check out CeCe and Alisa's story later in the week at chicago-pipeline.com and find out!
Lastly, apologies to Philin Phlash, whom we did not get a chance to photo edit just yet, and CeCe, who submitted a story on thrifting in Wicker Park for today's issue. The only reason we haven't "e-published" CeCe's piece is because we wanted to add our two-cents about our favorite local spots in which to thrift, and thus make it a co-writing adventure, so check our site later for more news from CeCe as well as images by Philin Phlash.  For now, we're just bringing you all we've got and get back to unpacking, etc.

Thank You for Reading Today's Brief Edition! We didn't want you to labor too much over attempting to read or skim us, either!
Your Pipeline Team

P.S. We ran outta time for Linkypoos, but Here's the Latest and Greatest News from Links Sponsor, Cat & Mouse!  Dungeons and Dragons, Redakai, Settlers of Canan, anyone?


at properties green logo RETAIL SPACES is sponsored by Eva Bergant @properties Realtor.

1434 N. Elk Grove, photo by Philin Phlash

In purchasing a property, an inspection is one of the common contingencies or precursors to the sale, and for good reason: If there's a problem, better to know now than later, right?  


An inspection is generally done by a licensed inspector hired by the buyer to take a more detailed look at the property.  The inspector spends time testing the mechanical aspects of the property and looking for any safety or heath defects that should be addressed before changing ownership of the property.


There were an impressive 13 closings this past week in Bucktown and Wicker Park!  Of the mix, three were detached single family homes, including a 5 bedroom, 3.1 bath short sale on the 1400 block of N. Elk Grove, which sold for $950,000 and had an incomplete interior. Read more.   

eva green cube is a
Bucktown resident and local Realtor with a community driven style. In addition to being president of the Bucktown Community Organization (BCO), Eva has long served as chair of the Bucktown Garden Walk.

Do you have a real estate topic that you'd like explored in a future column? You can reach Eva by email, or 312-543-6819.


Oct. 1st is one of the the Biggest Moving Days of the Year! Are you on the move? No job is too big or too small for the professional and reliable team at Lubinski Movers 

Wed. Sept. 7

7:30PM: Community: Bike Light Giveaway (Milw./Damen/North)


7-8:30PM: Community: WPC Membership Meeting, with a MPC Presentation (Wicker Park Fieldhouse)

Perhaps the only thing more breathtaking than the Bloomingdale Trail is the lobby of the Congress!

Thurs. Sept. 8

6PM: Community: Bloomingdale Trail Public Meeting (Congress Theater Lobby, 2135 N. Milw.)
3-8PM: Polish Triangle Marketplace (Polish Triangle, Ashland/Div/Milw)


Fri. Sept. 9
5-7PM: Performance: Out-of-Site (Polish Triangle)     

10:30PM: The Magic Parlour (Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division)    

dan gunn

"Pope. A silent (detail) 2010," by Dann Gunn, opening this Friday at monique meloche 

6-9PM: Art Opening: Dan Gunn, Routine Scenic Machine (monique meloche)  

7-9PM: Art Opening: Joey Wozniak: Urban Flowers (Eye Want Eyeporium)  

9:30: Performance Opening: Geek Girl Burlesque presents Boobs Of Khan: A Star Trek Burlesque (Gorilla Tango)    


Sat. Sept. 10   

10AM-Noon: Community Shredding/e-Recycling 

10AM-7PM: Renegade Craft Fair (Division, at Damen)  

10AM-1PM: Volunteer Gardening with WP Garden Club   11:30AM, 1PM: Performance: Circus Cats of Chicago (Gorilla Tango)  


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Sun. Sept. 11

8AM-2PM: Wicker Park Farmers Market  (Park Grounds)
10AM-3PM: Logan Square Farmers' Market

10AM-3PM: Free Infant Car Seat Inspection 

(McGrath Lexus)   

10AM-7Pm: Renegade Craft Fair (Division at Damen)    


Wed. Sept. 14  

8PM: Pipeline Writer's Meeting (Odd Obsession Movies, 1822 N. Milw. All welcome. We will be discussing the upcoming PRINTED HOLIDAY BOOKLET and assigning stories, plus DEADLINES! RSVP here.)   


Fri. Sept. 16  

8PM: Performance Opening: Tennessee Williams' Summer and Smoke (Den Theatre)    


Tues. Sept. 20

7PM: Literary Event: David Shrigley: What the Hell are You Doing? (Quimby's)  


Sat. Sept. 24 (2&5PM); Sun. Sept. 25 (1&4PM)

Circus in the Park (Holstein Park)    


Sun. Oct. 16  

2-5PM: Bucktown Apple Pie Contest (Holstein Park)  


If you have an event to add to this calendar, let us know.

Photo by Philn Phlash

Photo by Philin Phlash