It’s that time of year again at Gallagher Way Chicago!
From NBC 5 Chicago:
It will be a winter wonderland at Chicago’s Wrigley Field over the next few months, and all of the action kicks off on Friday as two of Gallagher Way’s biggest attractions open to the public.
Friday marks the first day that the Christkindlmarket at Wrigleyville will open its gates to the public, and those looking for some fun activities to participate in while around the ballpark will also be able to skate around the Winterland Ice Rink, which will open to skaters on Friday.
“It is our biggest rink yet,” Eric Nordness, Senior VP of Hickory Street Capital, said. “You can rent skates or bring your own, we have skating lessons, and you’ll even be able to do some curling this winter.”
Management at Gallagher Way says the gaol is to be the North Side’s town square, even in the offseason when the Cubs are in hibernation.
“As you look around and see everything, you see it is all very family friendly,” Nordness said.
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Barr Neighbors (Belmont, Ashland, Roscoe, Racine) are currently collecting donations to help fund private security within this area. (North Belmont to East Ashland to South Roscoe (west of Southport) to Newport (east of Southport and both sides of the street to East Racine).
In addition to hiring private security, they are looking to increase communication between neighbors, so even if you are not able to donate, please become part of this neighbors group so you are in the know about crime in the area. If you are within these boundaries, please email email@example.com
. In addition, if you would like information on how to set something like this up outside of these boundaries, please email that address as well for more information.
Earlier this summer, proposed plans came out on a new TOD development replacing an abandoned building at 3347-49 N. Southport. The original proposal was not received too well by the community, and the developer came back with a new plan, going from 6 floors down to 5.
From Ald. Tunney’s office:
“Hi Folks, I apologize for the short notice but the proposal for 3347-49 N. Southport will be presented and the West Lake View Neighbors (WLVN) meeting on Monday, November 18th on the second floor of The Butcher’s Tap, 3553 N. Southport Ave. A meet-and-greet begins at 6:30 p.m. before each meeting. I had hoped to have our website updated by today but we’ve hit a snag so I\’m attaching the updated plan set we received. We\’re also in the process of updating the narrative on our website (I hope to have it complete by tomorrow morning).
“The applicant has revised the proposal based on community feedback and is now requesting a zoning change from B3-2 to B3-3 to allow for a five-story mixed-use building. The building would contain 4,230 square feet of ground floor commercial space along with 28 dwelling units, 4 parking spaces and 28 bike parking stalls.” We hope you can join the WLVN meeting next week but we will also take comments, questions and feedback via email.
Sincerely, Bennett R. Lawson
Chief of Staff to Alderman Tom Tunney – 44th Ward
The updated development:
The originally proposed development:
After months of speculation, Sephora will be coming to Southport\’s newest development at 3401 N. Southport Avenue, the former homes of Rise Sushi and Galleria Liquors.
3401 N. Southport will be a 30 unit rental building with first floor commercial space and seven parking spaces for this site. The developers have taken advantage of the City’s new Transit Oriented Development Ordinance which incentivizes density near transit centers and allows for a reduction in the required parking spaces.
Sephora is a Paris–based French multinational chain of personal care and beauty stores founded in Limoges in 1969. Featuring nearly 300 brands, along with its own private label, Sephora offers beauty products including cosmetics, skincare, body, fragrance, nail color, beauty tools, and haircare.
Galleria Liquors will also be returning in the second retail space closer to the CTA entrance.
3401 N. Southport Avenue is well under construction where Rise Sushi and Galleria Liquors once stood. We have known since the beginning that Galleria Liquors was coming back, but Rise Sushi was not. We have confirmed that Sephora is taking the other retail space, and that the lease is finalized. What do you think about Sephora joining the Southport Corridor?
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