In addition to the fire-sale of Baez, Bryant and Rizzo, everything must go at Wrigley Field to make room for the Wrigleyville Mills Fashion Outlets
The end of an era.
“I want to personally thank Anthony Rizzo, Javy Báez and Kris Bryant. Together they played critical roles for one of the most successful runs in Chicago Cubs history. They each secured a place in the hearts of Cubs fans everywhere. While their days taking the field together as Cubs have come to an end, they gave us memories we will hold forever.
I also wish to acknowledge Jed and his team for making the tough decisions necessary to build the next great Cubs team.”
Anthony Rizzo is making his debut with the New York Yankees tonight, and while I wish him nothing but instant and tremendous success, here’s the reality: it’s a little tough to see him in the Yankees gear. And it’s tough to see him hit his first homer, in a tie game, to give the Yankees the lead.
It’s a big moment with a team that is no longer the Cubs:
The best in the Rizz. pic.twitter.com/ACO6LKcOVy— New York Yankees (@Yankees) July 31, 2021
From Bleacher Nation
Treat him well, New York.
With these tweets from the Cubs and Yankees, it’s a done deal.
There was no doubt the Cubs were going to be sellers at the trade deadline, but they didn’t wait until the deadline to make a seismic move, trading franchise cornerstone Anthony Rizzo to the New York Yankees for a pair of prospects.Continue reading “Anthony Rizzo is officially a New York Yankee”
Anthony and Emily Rizzo leave Wrigley Field with the dog Kevin after being traded to New York. July 29, 2021.
Continue reading “Anthony Rizzo leaves Wrigley Field for the last time”
Anthony Rizzo’s dad thanked #Cubs fans for being the greatest fans on the planet & made his wish for @ARizzo44’s legacy— WGN TV News (@WGNNews) July 30, 2021
“I want him to be next to Ernie Banks taking a ball out of his back pocket” pic.twitter.com/V2yIjUFKgV
A collective cry is in order as Anthony Rizzo has been traded.
Anthony Rizzo leaving Wrigley Field for the last time:Continue reading “Anthony Rizzo and his family – a last walk around Wrigley Field”
One of the most beloved players in the history of the Chicago Cubs is likely on the move, as multiple reports have indicated that first baseman Anthony Rizzo is close to being traded to the New York Yankees.
According to YES Network’s Jack Curry, the Yankees are “moving closer” to acquiring Rizzo:
Continue reading “Cubs Reportedly Set to Trade Anthony Rizzo to Yankees (receiving outfielder Kevin Alcantara and pitcher Alexander Vizcaino)”
The Yankees are moving closer to acquiring Anthony Rizzo from the Cubs. #yankees— Jack Curry (@JackCurryYES) July 29, 2021
Paper Girls will be filming on Chicago’s Southport Corridor north of Waveland this upcoming week.Continue reading “Amazon Studio’s Paper Girls filming in Chicago’s Southport Corridor Tuesday, August 3, 2021”
Southport Lanes was built by the Schlitz brewery in 1922 as one of the hundreds of “tied houses” in the Midwest
Excerpts from the Chicago Bar project from several years ago:
Southport Lanes was built by the Schlitz brewery in 1922 as one of the hundreds of “tied houses” in the Midwest (only Schlitz beer could be served). Once Schlitz sold the bar, the menu offered fornication to help fund the transitional purchase to its new owners in addition to its nobler alcohol distribution efforts. Because prostitution was, and still is, illegal in Chicago, the owner had to subtly advertise the delights to be found upstairs. He did this by having M.K. Siegner paint murals on the walls depicting nymphs frolicking in negligees.
Because prostitution was, and still is, illegal in Chicago, the owner had to subtly advertise the delights to be found upstairs. He did this by having M.K. Siegner paint murals on the walls depicting nymphs frolicking in negligees. These murals can still be seen today, both in the front room and above the bowling pins. Additional murals of these nymphs, sans clothing, could be found along the staircase and in the second floor bedrooms but those have since been painted over.
In 1991, the bar was purchased and renovated by the same owners that later brought us the Daily Bar & Grill, and such now-defunct dillies as Corner Pocket (now Victory Liquors), Hudson Club, and Lucky Strike (now Seven Ten, which also offers bowling and billiards).
Ownership of Southport Lanes has since transitioned to the Spare Time empire, who also owns Seven Ten, Firehouse, Riverview Tavern, Robey Pizza Company, and Popkin Tavern (Richmond, Virginia). Fortunately, the new owners did not mess with the formula that made the original, “Leo’s Southport Lanes,” an excellent tavern. Leo’s was run by Leo and Ella Beitz dating back to 1960, who took over from Leo’s parents who ran it since 1946.Continue reading “The history, and now dismantling of Southport Lanes”
Building permits are good to go for 1118 W. Patterson Avenue