Center Square residents peered out of their windows this morning to find almost twenty inches of snow, well inside the top five biggest storms in Chicago history.
We took a quick stroll around Lincoln Square at 10:00 a.m. to find only a few businesses open, or preparing to open. Rick Romanow, owner of Ricochet’s Tavern at 4644 N. Lincoln Ave., was plowing his sidewalk, “We’ll be open by 1:00 p.m. for sure.”
The Daily Bar And Grill, 4560 N. Lincoln Ave., had a sign in their window, “Open at Noon Today.”
The managers of The Grind, 4613 N. Lincoln Ave., said they opened before 9 a.m. and the Starbucks crew at 4557 N. Lincoln Ave., said they opened at 9 a.m.
The Brown Line was closed between the Western and Kimball stops for most of the night due to a power outage, but by 10:30 a.m., service had been restored.
We found a two stranded CTA buses along Western Avenue, one at Lawrence and another at Leland. “It’s been there all night,” said a security guard at the Western El Stop.