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The Exchange: an odyssey for hard-to-find pop culture items

The Exchange: an odyssey for hard-to-find pop culture items

January 28, 2020

Walking around Milwaukee Avenue, MacKenzie Shumsky and Nathan Kornely were looking for different places to shop in Wicker Park when they stumbled upon The Exchange. The couple found something unexpected: ...

City Grange holiday pop-up blooms in Beverly just in time for holidays

City Grange holiday pop-up blooms in Beverly just in time for holidays

December 3, 2019

Inspired by the historic Grange movement of the 1800s, City Grange aims to empower individuals to take up urban gardening and contribute to the social and economic needs of the community it is a part of....

Retail workers ring in this year’s Black Friday

Retail workers ring in this year’s Black Friday

November 29, 2019

Black Friday marks the start of the holiday shopping season, but it also marks a time of high stress for retail workers, many of whom are students. Behind the deals, discounts and crowds are the str...

Smashed Plastic brings vinyl production to Chicago after 30 years

Smashed Plastic brings vinyl production to Chicago after 30 years

September 27, 2019

At Smashed Plastic Record Pressing, on the corner of Diversey and Tripp avenues, one steamless machine is the source of all the vinyl-making magic, which runs completely on a closed hot water system, the...

Bluewater Kings reign during Chop Shop monthly showcase

Bluewater Kings reign during Chop Shop monthly showcase

February 23, 2019

Showcasing the fun and excitement of live music for parties and events, the Bluewater Kings Band put on its free monthly show and played a wide range of music Feb. 20 at Chop Shop, 2033 W. North Ave.The fr...

Riverwalk marketplace to spotlight local businesses

Riverwalk marketplace to spotlight local businesses

October 8, 2018

Local business owners leapt at the opportunity to be highlighted by the city with the development of a Riverwalk marketplace, set to open spring 2019.Adding vendors to the Riverwalk allows Chicago busin...

Columbia performs ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

Columbia performs ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

March 9, 2017

The Theatre Department's rendition of horror comedy musical “Little Shop of Horrors” opened March 8 for a 10-day run. The show, based on a 1986 film musical that is in turn based on 1960 Roger Corman horror film, explores the mayhem created by Seymour, a shy florist, and his ...

Popup ‘babes’ extend their guest stay

Popup ‘babes’ extend their guest stay

January 23, 2017

Eight empowering business owners who “took over the block” have extended their popup shop’s time in the Loop until March.The Boss Babe is a collaborative shop created by eight female-run busine...

Collaboration bring new jobs and businesses to South Side

Collaboration bring new jobs and businesses to South Side

November 21, 2016

A new partnership will use multimillion-dollar donations to stimulate economic development and bring jobs and businesses to South Side neighborhoods according to a Nov. 3 city press release. The Southwes...

Fashion Focus CHICago stimulates creative sector, promotes diversity

Fashion Focus CHICago stimulates creative sector, promotes diversity

October 5, 2015

The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events will join the Council of Fashion Designers of America for Fashion Focus CHICago, a nine-day series of runway shows, community shopping events and ...

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