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Charm Boutique Salon’s Carrie Gough

By Stephanie Sack | Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Charm Boutique Salon’s Carrie Gough

Chicagoland native Carrie Gough has been doing hair for the city’s most outre clients since 1995, and her lifetime dedication to glamour and style recently achieved a new level of fabulousness with the recent opening of her own business at the northern end of Lincoln Square, Charm Boutique Salon, 4919 N. Damen Ave. Festooned with images Read the Rest…

Kristl Yuen from Kwai Fah Acupuncture

By Stephanie Sack | Monday, June 27, 2011
Kristl Yuen from Kwai Fah Acupuncture

A native of Hawaii, Kristl Yuen is a 2008 graduate of the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and runs her own acupuncture practice, Kwai Fah Acupuncture, 4361 N. Lincoln Ave., in a soothing and serene Northcenter studio. Specializing in stress reduction, pain management, and women’s wellness, Kristl’s gentle touch and holistic approach to health and healing Read the Rest…

Melissa Geils of Laurie’s Planet of Sound

By Stephanie Sack | Monday, June 20, 2011
Melissa Geils of Laurie’s Planet of Sound

As the self-proclaimed “Crate Digger and Vinyl Licker” at Laurie’s Planet of Sound, 4639 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago native and DePaul graduate Melissa Geils has worked at the Lincoln Square record shop since 2000, meeting and greeting the neighborhood’s music enthusiasts with her friendly demeanor and eclectic taste in tunes. In 2010, Melissa furthered her Read the Rest…

Dan Doctor, Manager At The Daily Bar And Grill

By Stephanie Sack | Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Dan Doctor, Manager At The Daily Bar And Grill

Since 2004, patrons at The Daily Bar and Grill, 4650 N. Lincoln Ave., have enjoyed Chicago native Dan Doctor’s warm hospitality and welcoming smile as they nosh on a little comfort food, watch a game, or relax with a drink on the wonderful patio. Doc, as he is known, runs a tight ship at the Read the Rest…

Five Questions With Kerry Maiorca of Bloom Yoga

By Mike Fourcher | Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Five Questions With Kerry Maiorca of Bloom Yoga

Kerry Maiorca, founder and proprietor of Bloom Yoga, 4663 N. Rockwell St., came to Lincoln Square from Wilmette via San Francisco because she was looking for a neighborhood with a diverse mix of people. Maiorca lives a short walk away from her studio and is deeply involved in her son’s school, Waters Elementary. “We wanted Read the Rest…

Five Questions With The Urbanophile Aaron Renn

By Mike Fourcher | Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Five Questions With The Urbanophile Aaron Renn

Aaron Renn, originally from Laconia, Indiana, is an IT consultant that has lived in West Lake View since 2002. But he is most famous for his hobby, writing and managing The Urbanophile, arguably one of the nation’s most prominent and prolific urban planning blogs. “Laconia was the region of Greece where Sparta was located. Spartans Read the Rest…

Five Questions With Bau Graves

By Mike Fourcher | Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Five Questions With Bau Graves

For the past four years Bau Graves has been Executive Director of the Old Town School of Folk Music, certainly Lincoln Square’s biggest cultural draw with over 1,000 people that pass through its doors every day and a $9.3 million annual budget. Among his other duties, Graves is overseeing Old Town’s biggest expansion since moving Read the Rest…

Five Questions With Katherine McHenry

By Mike Fourcher | Thursday, March 10, 2011
Five Questions With Katherine McHenry

Originally from New York City, Katherine McHenry first opened Building Blocks toy store in Lincoln Park 15 years ago, but after two years she found a better spot in Lakeview at 3306 N. Lincoln Ave. Now with a second store in Wicker Park, McHenry exudes the glow of someone who loves what she does. She Read the Rest…

Five Questions With Jonny Klipp

By Mike Fourcher | Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Five Questions With Jonny Klipp

Originally from Peoria, with a stop in Indianapolis, Klipp started working at Waxman Candles, 3044 N. Lincoln Ave., five years ago as a stockboy, then moved up to head candlemaker and then store manager. He makes everything in the store from gothic tapereds to the intricately layered and carved “silhouettes”, so called because what you see Read the Rest…

Five Questions With Matt Hannigan

By Mike Fourcher | Thursday, February 24, 2011
Five Questions With Matt Hannigan

A film school student who was looking for a part-time job six years ago, Matt Hannigan now manages The Pleasure Chest in Roscoe Village. “I grew to really like this place and was given a lot of opportunity.” We caught up with him after one of their busiest times of the year: Valentine’s Day. 1. Read the Rest…

Five Questions With Heather Way

By Mike Fourcher | Monday, February 21, 2011
Five Questions With Heather Way

A Lakeview resident for a dozen years, Heather Way, the Executive Director of the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce, now lives within steps of her office and spends most of her time in Lakeview. “Driving to Lincoln Park feels like the longest commute!” she says. Nine years ago she jumped from a management position with Rosebud Read the Rest…

Five Questions With Julia Rahn

By Katie Bijak | Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Five Questions With Julia Rahn

Editor’s Note: We want to get to know our neighbors, so we picked five questions to ask each of them. Feel free to ask them your own questions in the comments. Or submit your own responses on our submissions page. Julia Rahn, founder of Flourish Studios, 3020 N. Lincoln Ave, sat down with me to discuss Read the Rest…

Five Questions With Dr. Andrea Stein

By Brad Bretz | Thursday, December 9, 2010
Five Questions With Dr. Andrea Stein

Dr. Andrea Stein is the owner of Eye See Ravenswood at 4735 N. Damen Ave.  Andrea has been in the eye care industry for over 20 years. Her eye-wear store has a fantastic collection of frames from many top designers as well as top tier contacts lenses and sunglasses. As Andrea says, your eye-wear doesn’t need to be boring! Read the Rest…

Five Questions With Geno Frankowski

By Submitted by Katie Bijak | Monday, December 6, 2010
Five Questions With Geno Frankowski

Editor’s Note: We want to get to know our neighbors, so we picked five questions to ask each of them. Feel free to ask them your own questions in the comments. Or submit your own responseson our submissions page. I went to the bar next to my apartment to chat with the owner, Geno Frankowski and Read the Rest…

Five Questions With Christine Barrett

By Mike Fourcher | Monday, November 22, 2010
Five Questions With Christine Barrett

Northcenter Neighbors Association co-founder and board member Christine Barrett has lived on both coasts but ended up in Chicago fifteen years ago. Christine moved to Northcenter seven years ago because she had her “eye on this neighborhood.” Last week we went for a walk with Christine and her dog Henry to ask five questions. 1. Read the Rest…

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