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May 16, 2012 | By Emily Van Zandt and RedEye
It seems the idea of a festival in May is just too much to contain to one weekend. Not to be confused with Lincoln Square's Maifest (scheduled for May 31), this Mayfest aims to get Chicago festival season kicked off with all the classics: Street food, cover bands and plenty of beer. What: Chicago Mayfest Where: Lakeview, N. Ashland Avenue at Barry Avenue Time: 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday Cost: $10 suggested donation with a hand stamp for re-entry Info: starevents.com/events/mayfest Music: Prepare to get cozy with a few of Chicago fest season's busiest cover bands.
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NEWS
June 5, 2013 | By Riley Blevins @Riley_Blevins and RedEye
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story called the GoLakeview app the first to highlight a specific neighborhood. There are apps for other Chicago neighborhoods available as well. RedEye apologizes for the error. Lakeview and Lakeview East Chambers of Commerce have partnered to launch GoLakeview, an app available for download through iTunes or Google Play stores. The app offers a variety of features, including a calendar of community events, news, parking information and location-based searches of area businesses.
NEWS
February 8, 2013 | By Mick Swasko, @mickswasko and RedEye
Target has landed a bull's-eye in Lakeview. Company spokesperson Erika Winkels confirmed Friday that Target has purchased the property at 3201 N. Ashland Ave. and plans to build a store in the space. The spokesperson declined to release further details, including purchase price or a planned opening date. “Chicago is a great market for Target and we continue to pursue new opportunities to serve guests there,” Winkels said in an emailed statement. The former LaSalle Bank property sits near the intersection of Lincoln, Ashland and Belmont Avenues in Lakeview.
NEWS
October 29, 2013 | By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas and RedEye
A Lakeview man was charged with residential burglary after allegedly stealing a woman's laptop from her Southport Avenue home Monday, county prosecutors said. Police officers tracked Marvin Massey, 39, of the 3800 block of North Broadway Avenue, to the 4700 block of North Racine Avenue where he was allegedly delivering the stolen laptop to a buyer. Massey grabbed the laptop from the 33-year-old Lakeview woman's home on the 2900 block of North Southport Avenue earlier that day, according to court records, after he allegedly shouted through the apartment that he was "looking for Jessica.
NEWS
June 12, 2012 | By RedEye staff
Looking for the best place in Boystown for your favorite...anything? We've got you covered for: BANH MI Nhu Lan Saigon Subs ( 602 W. Belmont Ave. 773-857-6868 ). It's hard to beat the banh mi at this sandwich shop. The only challenge is deciding what fillings - ginger tofu, sugar-cane shrimp, lemongrass turkey and more-should go between your sliced baguette. SOUP Soupbox ( 2943 N. Broadway 773-935-9800 ). This small but mighty shop ladles out soups ranging from rich lobster bisque and white cheddarbroccoli to soothing chicken noodle, plus vegetarian and vegan options.
NEWS
October 12, 2012
Sweets stroll Ready for a sugar rush of champions? Start your quest at Bittersweet (1114 W. Belmont Ave. 773-929-1100), where beautifully crafted tarts fill the pastry case. Continue west along Belmont and turn right on Southport to Candyality (3425 N. Southport Ave. 773-472-7800), a wall-to-wall palace of sugar treats, including a nostalgic collection of retro candies. Just north, Southport Grocery (3552 N. Southport Ave. 773-665-0100) bakes the best cupcakes in the neighborhood, from simple vanilla to decadent red velvet with goat-cheese frosting.
NEWS
June 15, 2012
When you move to Boystown, you earn a badge. A badge of being awesome. Everyone in Chicago knows people who live in our 'hood know how to party. It's kind of what we do. It's easy when you live here though: There are awesome restaurants (Frog N Snail, Taverna 750), epic clubs (Sidetrack, Roscoe's), a never-ending supply of beer, and did we mention Market Days? In fact, it's so easy to live in B-town, you might find it hard to leave. It's something that all your friends who don't live here will remind you of constantly.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 9, 2013 | By Kate Bernot, RedEye
Let's clap it up for ourselves, fellow Chicagoans. We made it through snow and what seemed like a straight month of rain to arrive, blinking and dazed, at the start of summer festivals. Mayfest annually marks the season's kick-off, and it offers a great refresher on all the major components of a true Chicago-style summer bash: beer tents, fest food and of course, the musical stylings of Too White Crew. Because there's only one major party going on this weekend, consider the 17th annual Mayfest your easy reintroduction to all the warm-weather madness.
NEWS
April 17, 2014 | By Mick Swasko, @swasko and RedEye
Queen Bey has spoken, and she likes bikes. Chicago bikes, apparently. Lakeview's Heritage Bicycles General Store got an unexpected endorsement from Beyonce on Wednesday, when her official website featured a "spotlight" on the business. Hovering over a section of her site--sandwiched between photos of Jay-Z and his Maybach and club photos--revealed a spotlight on the business and linked directly to its website.  Owner Michael Salvatore told dnainfo.com that the endorsement was completely unexpected, and that he noticed the mention after seeing a spike in traffic Wednesday.  Want more?
NEWS
September 30, 2013 | By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas and RedEye
Beware of robbers bearing hammers, Lakeview. And strangers who want to borrow your phone. Those are the warnings in the Chicago Police Department's latest community alerts, which caution 19th District/Lakeview residents of an increase in area muggings this month. In one alert released Monday, police officials said there have been three night-time robberies in Lakeview, in which between one and six robbers approached pedestrians and threatened them with a hammer. The first robbery was logged May 22, between 3 and 3:45 a.m., in the 2800 block of North Southport Avenue.
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