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Lawrence Ave. Improvements Announced at Lincoln Square-Ravenswood Chamber Meeting

By Mike Fourcher

Members of the Lincoln Square-Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce got a pile of good news this evening: A “major chain” is planning a brew pub near Ravenswood and Lawrence Aves., a new restaurant is preparing to open in the old Chicago Ale House location, a high-end wine and liquor store could be coming to Lawrence Ave. Read the Rest…

Residential Component of Ravenswood Terrace Unveiled

By Patty Wetli

The picture of the proposed Ravenswood Station/Terrace development on Lawrence Avenue (the six-acre parcel is currently owned by Sears) became a bit clearer Thursday night at a community meeting featuring representatives from the developers of both the commercial and residential components. Approximately 30 residents and a gaggle of suits attended the detailed presentation, hosted on Read the Rest…

Ravenswood Station Developers To Discuss Plans Thursday

By Mike Fourcher

Thursday evening the Ravenswood Station development team will detail their plans for the 286,000 square foot space on Lawrence Ave. next to the Ravenswood Metra North Line station. Thursday’s presentation, set for the 47th Ward Council meeting, 6:45 p.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church, 1757 W. Wilson Ave., will be the first of three presentations the Read the Rest…

Ravenswood Station Project Still Under Way

By Mike Fourcher

According to documents filed with Ald. Ameya Pawar’s (47th) office last month, developers Silver Rock Development Group and Sears Holdings are moving forward with the Ravenwood Station development at 1800 W. Lawrence Ave. The $48 million project with 286,000 square feet, is seeking $4 million in Tax Increment Financing (TIF) money and is projected to Read the Rest…

Mariano’s Fresh Market Opens at Roscoe and Western

By Beth Prystowsky

Today Mariano’s Fresh Market opens its first store within the Chicago city limits. To celebrate, the Milwaukee-based company held a Grand Opening celebration Monday night with a ribbon cutting and a $5,000 donation to the Neighborhood Boys & Girls Club. Like other new Mariano’s stores in Arlington Heights and Vernon Hills, the new grocery focuses Read the Rest…

Sneak Peak Inside Mariano’s Fresh Market

By Anna Roberts

Mariano’s Fresh Market will open it’s first store in Chicago at 3350 N. Western Ave. on Tuesday, August 23. Here’s a sneak peak at what’s in store.  

Jewel Prepares For New Competition on Western, Remodels Store

By Mike Fourcher

Jewel-Osco is not ready to concede customers at their Roscoe and Western Ave. store. As preparations for a new Mariano’s Fresh Market continue just next door, Jewel is announcing completion of a store remodeling project at their 3400 N. Western Ave. store. Jewel-Osco is also emphasizing their ties to the community with a $1,000 gift Read the Rest…

Mariano’s One Step Closer To Opening

By Mike Fourcher

The Sun Times reports that the Mariano’s Fresh Market on Roscoe and Western will start hiring 450 new workers this month and that the store plans to open in “late summer.” Mariano’s is part of the Milwaukee-based Roundy’s chain. The Roscoe Village location will be the second Mariano’s to open in the Chicago area, with over Read the Rest…

Sun Times: Lawrence Ave. Sears Parking Lot Project Derailed

By Mike Fourcher

The Chicago Sun Times reported this morning that the proposed Ravenswood Station development in the Sears parking lot at Ravenswood and Lawrence Ave., is “derailed” because Sears Holdings Corp. and Magellan Development Group LLC have not been able to agree on a sale price for the property. The 80,000 square-foot project was slated to include a Mariano’s Read the Rest…

Center Square In The News

By Brad Bretz

NBC 5 Chicago reports on ethnicity in Chicago politics and how Lincoln Square may soon be Irish. Chicago Now encourages us to make reservations for Chicago Restaurants Week at Bistro Campagne A.V. Club Chicago talks with Dustin Drase & Michael Ardaiolo about their Lincoln Square based cassette label, Plustapes. Chicago Reader tells us about a Read the Rest…

Mariano’s Faces Obstacles To Opening New Grocery Stores

By Mike Fourcher

Mariano’s Fresh Markets plans to add a new grocery store at Western Ave. and Roscoe street, the former home of a Dominick’s. The building has been vacant since October, but Mariano’s cannot get in the space yet. “We can’t get in until the previous lease [with Dominick's] expires,” said Vivian King, spokeswoman for Mariano’s Fresh Markets. Read the Rest…

Mariano’s Waiting For Dominick’s To Leave

By Mike Fourcher

Mariano’s Fresh Markets plans to add a new grocery store at Western Ave. and Roscoe street, the former home of a Dominick’s. The building has been vacant since October, but Mariano’s cannot get in the space yet. “We can’t get in until the previous lease [with Dominick's] expires,” said Vivian King, spokeswoman for Mariano’s Fresh Read the Rest…

Ravenswood Station Wins Approval from Residents

By Hunter Clauss

Lincoln Square residents overwhelmingly approved the proposed Ravenswood Station development by a vote of 100 to four. The nearly $50-million development calls for a three-story commercial building that will include a Mariano’s Fresh Market grocery store and a health club that has yet to be determined. The project will also include a four-level parking garage Read the Rest…

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