7/21/2022 - Local Developments:Pioneer Bank, Amazon & The Terminal - Sports Betting & Wrigley Field - Grab a Coffee in the Neighborhood - Exploring Chicago
LOCAL DEVELOPMENT - Pioneer Bank, Amazon & The Terminal
An iconic stalwart at the North-Pulaski intersection since opening its doors in 1925, Pioneer was one of the few banks to survive the Great Depression of 1929. Vacant since 2009, it will be returned to community use thanks to $54M in funding from the INVEST South/West Initiative and a coalition comprised of Team Pioneros, JGMA, Park Row Development, and All Construction Group.

"A Community Anchor in a Stormy Sea"
Was Humbldt Park's Pioneer Bank & Trust Company Built to Last?
From community anchor to historic landmark to abandoned hulk to urban spelunker’s paradise to an unknown future. This is the visual story of Humboldt Park’s Pioneer Trust and Savings Bank over nearly a century of change." from The Humboldt Park Moon
AMAZON WAREHOUSE...In July 2021, construction of a 140,000-square-foot Amazon warehouse at Kostner Avenue and Division Street. Amazon purchased the 26 acre site from Allied Metal for $30M, over time the project is expected to create up to 500 jobs, according to Alderman Emma Mitts (37th).
THE TERMINAL...A planned creative office project is just north of the Warehouse in the former Pyle National building at 1313 N. Kostner Avenue. IBT Group and Chicago businessman Joe Mansueto broke ground in late 2020 and are now leasing space in the 250,000 square feet complex of innovative high-ceilinged workspaces with expansive windows and integrated outdoor areas.
Sportsbook Betting Comes to Wrigley Field
The three-story 22,000-square foot addition connected to Wrigley Field will add a Draftkings sportsbook betting venue and multiple dining options to the stadium block at
1012 W. Addison Street. The project, co-planned by the Chicago Cubs and Marquee Development, comes on the heels of the Chicago City Council’s reversal of its ban
on sports betting and opens the door for Chicago’s five other professional stadiums.
Click to learn more from Chicago Yimby article.
A Sweet Stop.....in the Neighborhood
CAFE CALIDA - 3455 W. North Avenue (773) 360-8911

Husband And Wife Open Café Calidá In Humboldt Park,
A ‘Truly Mom-And-Pop’ Coffee Shop
Block Club Chicago, Mina Bloom - 2/9/2022
Click to Like them on Facebook....and check out Instagram
Summertime Exploring...
Chicago holds treats and treasures to explore in each of its 77 neighborhoods - Rogers Park is a bucket-worthy list addition. There's a mile of murals to explore, beaches where you can cool off, and a diverse variety of eateries.

What to Eat, See & Do in Chicago’s Rogers Park
-Flo Lawnicki, Choose Chicago - 7/6/2022
NW Connection Chamber of Commerce Events...
Click red dates to view/download flyers...

vs Gary SouthShore RailCats - Impact Field, Rosemont
Cafe Calida, 3455 W. North Avenue - 9:30
9/15 - Annual Indian Boundary Golf Outing
FYI: The Change is in Name Only
for NWCC Member First Midwest Bank

Old National Bancorp and First Midwest Bancorp, Inc. merger to create a premier Midwestern bank with $45 billion in combined assets. With nearly 270 combined years of service and a shared commitment to Midwestern values, both are driven by a customer-centric approach to banking, a commitment to community, and a strong focus on corporate social responsibility.
NWCC Membership Renewals - 2nd & 3rd Quarters 2022

Best Rate Insurance - Bionic Auto Parts - C & A Hardware - ComEd -
Cook Brothers - Country Insurance (formerly Insuring Solutions) - De La Rosa & Associates - Elliot's Augusta Pizza & Grill - -En Las Tablas - European American Association - Evans-Gzesh & Company - Greater West Town Training Project - Hawthorne Race Course - Helpico Insurance - International Foods - L & M Welding - Las Americas Jewelry - Logan Square Pest Control - McDonalds (3245 W. North) Midwest Fence - New Era Jewelry - North-Pulaski Currency Exchange - Parkside Food & Liquor - Raila & Associates - Second City Exteriors, Garages & Roofing - Seligman Animal Hospital - State Farm Insurance/ Jennifer Santiago - State Farm Insurance/Joe Wilson - Wintrust Bank...
Click to view NWCC's Membership Roster - Click here to view/download an application
Commission on Chicago Landmarks Approval
The commission approved a final landmark recommendation for the twin Paseo Boricua flag sculptures on Division Street that have served as gateways to Humboldt Park and Chicago's largest Puerto Rican community since 1995.
For Lease - 5427-5433 W Chicago Avenue
Ideal for Restaurant/Retail
3,415 SF of Retail Space
  • Great visibility, access and on-site 20-car parking lot
  • Prime location in high density, retail corridor on Chicago Avenue in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood.
  • Area neighbors include McDonald's, Dollar General, and Family Dollar. Click for details
Joe Padorr, Seneca Real Estate Group - 312-316-2300
View other available commercial properties in NWCC's Real Estate Inventory
Contact: Pete Schmugge, NWCC Executive Director
773-558-8743 - nwconnectioncc@gmail.com
The NW Connection Chamber of Commerce - a Place Making Generalist agency for the
City of Chicago Business Affairs Neighborhood Business Development Center - is funded to
provide assistance to the Cragin, Hermosa, Humboldt Park, and North Austin Communities.