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November 25, 2013 | By Samantha Nelson and For RedEye
Former Sepia general manager Chris Pappas and The Dawson designer Dan Sheehy are partnering to open The Winchester in Ukainian Village. Located in a building Pappas owns at 1001 N. Winchester, the restaurant will begin serving breakfast and lunch before Christmas and eventually will also offer dinner. “There was a hole in the neighborhood for what we want to do here -- basically a cafe by day with some nice grab-and-go breakfast items that rolls into lunch and dinner,” Pappas said.
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December 19, 2013 | By Dana Moran, @redeyedana
To Gillian Flynn, dread is "that sense that you've got a rope around your middle and it's pulling you toward something. " That's what the author of "Sharp Objects," "Dark Places" and the breakout hit "Gone Girl" wants you to feel while reading her work, rather than old-fashioned fear. "To me, dread is always the more potent feeling that I like to talk about," she said in a phone conversation from her Ukrainian Village home, where she lives with her husband and son. Here are five quick hits with Flynn.
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July 6, 2012 | By Jack M Silverstein and For RedEye
When filmmaker Craig Erpelding and his then-girlfriend enlisted the services of the Apartment People in the summer of 2008 to find an apartment after moving to Chicago from L.A., he found himself unable to answer a very basic question: "What neighborhood do you want to look at?"   A Kansas native, his previous Chicago experience was limited to a few visits to Wrigleyville and the Loop. "I had no idea about Chicago outside of those two things," Erpelding said over coffee and bagels at Atomix Coffee Shop on Chicago Avenue.
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December 10, 2013 | By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas and RedEye
The Chicago Police Department released a community alert Tuesday afternoon warning of an uptick in burglaries in West Town early this month. The alert said a burglar, who is likely male, black, 25- to 30-years old, 5'9", and 140 lbs., forced open side and rear windows and doors of apartments in West Town, near Ukrainian Village and Wicker Park, and stole property. The incidents were reported at apartments in the 1000 block of North Wood Street on Dec. 2, the 900 block of North Wood Street on Dec. 3, and the 2100 block of West Division Street on Dec. 6. Police officials...
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April 8, 2013 | By Kate Bernot, @redeyeeatdrink and RedEye
Hugging the edges of Wicker Park and Humboldt Park, Ukrainian Village long has been home to funky dive bars and plenty of tucked-away haunts. A new crop of breakfast spots retains the neighborhood vibe and helps make early mornings a little more tolerable. Here's where to chat, chow and get your cruffle on near the Western Avenue border. First Lizzie's Bake Shoppe 2136 W. Chicago Ave. 312-405-8212 At this 4-month-old bakery, the cruffle is queen. Cruffles, one-bite cake- or dough-filled truffles, are available in nearly 50 rotating flavors such as chocolate, vanilla and...
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July 26, 2012 | By Mick Swasko and RedEye
UPDATE: Plenty has surpassed their $15,000 goal, but still accepting donations until Wednesday afternoon. The kickstarter can be found here. Davey Sommers wants to be Ukrainian Village's friendly neighborhood grocer. With the help of some crowd funding, he's nearly there. But the 27-year-old from the neighborhood needs about $3,000 more in funds for his Kickstarter campaign to bring a fully stocked food store--which he and partner Gwen Harley are calling Plenty Grocery and Deli--to 2036 W. Division.
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February 15, 2012 | By Erin Sarris and For RedEye
Forget the tamale guy. Late-night eaters in Ukrainian Village now have a new option thanks to a hot dog shop that opened in early February. The team behind rock music/prison-themed burger bar Lockdown has opened Phil's Last Stand (2258 W. Chicago Ave. 773-245-3287), which serves a selection of classic char-dogs, burgers and sandwiches such as grilled salami. The spot was named after 440-pound Phil Ashbach, who owned several hot dog stands and restaurants throughout his lifetime, and for whom the signature “Double Fatso” burger is named.
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August 13, 2013 | By Jack M Silverstein and For RedEye
A young woman in a bright yellow, single-occupant rowboat scooted into the Chicago Yacht Club and docked her boat. Waiting for her were a throng of supporters as well as a pack of reporters. News cameras were aimed squarely on her as she walked to her loved ones for an emotional embrace. The date was Aug. 14, 2012. Jenn Gibbons was finally home. The rower and rowing coach spent the summer of 2012 on a fundraising trip for Recovery On Water, a group Gibbons founded that trains breast cancer survivors to become rowers.
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December 10, 2013 | By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas and RedEye
The Chicago Police Department released a community alert Tuesday afternoon warning of an uptick in burglaries in West Town early this month. The alert said a burglar, who is likely male, black, 25- to 30-years old, 5'9", and 140 lbs., forced open side and rear windows and doors of apartments in West Town, near Ukrainian Village and Wicker Park, and stole property. The incidents were reported at apartments in the 1000 block of North Wood Street on Dec. 2, the 900 block of North Wood Street on Dec. 3, and the 2100 block of West Division...
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March 5, 2012 | By Melinda McIntire, for RedEye
The guy who frequents Ukrainian Village coffee shop Atomix is much more than a guy named Phil. He's actually Phillip-Michael Scales, a Ukrainian Village resident and frontman of Briar Rabbit , a local Chicago act that recently dropped a new album, "The Great Routine," and is currently on tour throughout the Midwest.  Briar Rabbit's tour has made stops in college towns including Des Moines, Ames, Madison, Grand Rapids and Iowa City....
ENTERTAINMENT
November 25, 2013 | By Samantha Nelson and For RedEye
Former Sepia general manager Chris Pappas and The Dawson designer Dan Sheehy are partnering to open The Winchester in Ukainian Village. Located in a building Pappas owns at 1001 N. Winchester, the restaurant will begin serving breakfast and lunch before Christmas and eventually will also offer dinner. “There was a hole in the neighborhood for what we want to do here -- basically a cafe by day with some nice grab-and-go breakfast items that rolls into lunch and dinner,” Pappas said.
SPORTS
August 13, 2013 | By Jack M Silverstein and For RedEye
A young woman in a bright yellow, single-occupant rowboat scooted into the Chicago Yacht Club and docked her boat. Waiting for her were a throng of supporters as well as a pack of reporters. News cameras were aimed squarely on her as she walked to her loved ones for an emotional embrace. The date was Aug. 14, 2012. Jenn Gibbons was finally home. The rower and rowing coach spent the summer of 2012 on a fundraising trip for Recovery On Water, a group Gibbons founded that trains breast cancer survivors to become rowers.
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July 9, 2013 | By Riley Blevins @Riley_Blevins and RedEye
Ben Skoda hadn't biked more than 10 miles at a time before the summer of 2010. The only reason he owned a bike in the first place was because he decided to buy one with his $600 winnings from his faculty's “Biggest Loser”-esque contest. He was on a health kick, so why not? The Ukrainian Village resident never imagined he'd be perched on that very bike's seat for seven weeks, pedaling more than 5,000 miles from Seattle to New York City with a Christian fundraising organization called Venture Expeditions.
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June 17, 2013 | By Samantha Nelson, @samanthanelson1 and For RedEye
EAT Tuesday Tasting Menu Bread & Wine 3732 W. Irving Park Road 773-866-5266 Chef Michael Dean Reynolds prepares a different three-course dinner each week based on ingredients from the day's farmers market. Tuesday's menu includes chilled watermelon soup, roasted chicken breast with fava beans and strawberry pie. 5-10 p.m. $30. DRINK $4 American Craft Pints Tuman's Tap & Grill 2159 W. Chicago Ave. 773-782-1400 Who says craft beer has to be pricey?
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April 25, 2013 | By Lisa Arnett, Kate Bernot and Dana Kavan Gagnon, @redeyeeatdrink and For RedEye
A wave of new Mexican restaurants opening over the past two months has us wondering whether there's something in the water. Tequila, maybe? We enlisted a team of taco-and-guac obsessives to fill up and report back on three new entries and got the lowdown to whet your appetite about four others.  Takito Kitchen 2013 W. Division St. 773-687-9620 Since opening about a month ago in the former Sabor Saveur space in Ukrainian Village,...
ENTERTAINMENT
April 8, 2013 | By Kate Bernot, @redeyeeatdrink and RedEye
Hugging the edges of Wicker Park and Humboldt Park, Ukrainian Village long has been home to funky dive bars and plenty of tucked-away haunts. A new crop of breakfast spots retains the neighborhood vibe and helps make early mornings a little more tolerable. Here's where to chat, chow and get your cruffle on near the Western Avenue border. First Lizzie's Bake Shoppe 2136 W. Chicago Ave. 312-405-8212 At this 4-month-old bakery, the cruffle is queen. Cruffles, one-bite cake- or dough-filled...
ENTERTAINMENT
June 17, 2013 | By Samantha Nelson, @samanthanelson1 and For RedEye
EAT Tuesday Tasting Menu Bread & Wine 3732 W. Irving Park Road 773-866-5266 Chef Michael Dean Reynolds prepares a different three-course dinner each week based on ingredients from the day's farmers market. Tuesday's menu includes chilled watermelon soup, roasted chicken breast with fava beans and strawberry pie. 5-10 p.m. $30. DRINK $4 American Craft Pints Tuman's Tap & Grill 2159 W. Chicago Ave. 773-782-1400 Who says craft beer has to be pricey?
NEWS
December 19, 2013 | By Dana Moran, @redeyedana
To Gillian Flynn, dread is "that sense that you've got a rope around your middle and it's pulling you toward something. " That's what the author of "Sharp Objects," "Dark Places" and the breakout hit "Gone Girl" wants you to feel while reading her work, rather than old-fashioned fear. "To me, dread is always the more potent feeling that I like to talk about," she said in a phone conversation from her Ukrainian Village home, where she lives with her husband and son. Here are five quick hits with Flynn.
SPORTS
January 17, 2013 | By Ryan Smith and For RedEye
The night after he heard the NHL lockout would end after 113 days, Scott Jeter proudly donned his black fleece Blackhawks hoodie and toured some of his favorite Division Street haunts in Ukrainian Village to celebrate the return of hockey. "I was so pumped. It honestly felt like something was missing in my life without it," said Jeter, 28. That ought to make the NHL's day. Since the league and its players squared away a new collective bargaining agreement Jan. 12, a shortened season of 48 games, instead of the normal 82, starts this weekend.
NEWS
July 26, 2012 | By Mick Swasko and RedEye
UPDATE: Plenty has surpassed their $15,000 goal, but still accepting donations until Wednesday afternoon. The kickstarter can be found here. Davey Sommers wants to be Ukrainian Village's friendly neighborhood grocer. With the help of some crowd funding, he's nearly there. But the 27-year-old from the neighborhood needs about $3,000 more in funds for his Kickstarter campaign to bring a fully stocked food store--which he and partner Gwen Harley are calling Plenty Grocery and Deli--to 2036 W. Division.
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