Promotions at Six Corners | 8/20/2019

Alert Protective Services, 3833 N. Cicero Ave., wants to let you know you can save at least 25% off your alarm monitoring through August 31st, 2019.

Bistro 6050, 6050 W. Irving Park Rd., Receive one free ice cream when you check in to Bistro 6050 on Yelp and show your same-day receipt for parking on Irving Park Rd.! Offer valid on any order of $20+. See all ice cream flavors on bistro6050.com!

Fannie's Cafe, 5040 W. Montrose Ave., will give you 10% off catering orders if you mention the Six Corners newsletter! Also, bring in a receipt from Lake Effect Brewing (now open on Sundays) and receive 10% off at Fannie's. Their brunch is BYOB! 

Fantasy Costumes, 4065 N. Milwaukee Ave., is having a summer warehouse sale all summer with 25-75% off regular priced items all over the store!

Grand Vein Specialists, 4952 W. Irving Park Rd., offers 10% off Botox and fillers every Friday! Their hours are 1pm-6pm and they're located at 4952 W. Irving Park Rd. Contact them at 773-942-6141 for more information or to set up an appointment. 

Irving Park YMCA, 4251 W. Irving Park Rd., is offering a $0 joiner fee until August 25th! Don't miss out on this great offer.

Lake Effect Brewing, 4727 W. Montrose Ave., is now open Sundays. Bring a brunch receipt from Fannie's Cafe on Sunday and receive 10% off on your purchase. 

Topher Allan Music, 4018 N Milwaukee Ave, offers free trial piano lessons! Call them at (312) 884-1627 for more details.

Wildlight Yoga, 4140 N. Milwaukee Ave. is offering a New Student Special. For only $28, get two weeks of unlimited classes. This is for new students only upon first visit! Students may apply toward purchase of membership upon completion of two weeks. Available at their website

Fight for the Title: Battle of the Barbers

All three barbers at Jesse’s Barbershop are in an epic one month fight to see who is the best barber in Chicago’s Northwest Side.

Jesse, Rhett, and Mike are boxing it out by getting as many clients as possible and cutting their hair between August 15 and September 15. After each hair cut, the client will be able to cast their vote for the BEST barber!

Jesse's Barber Shop Chicago will also be making a donation to a local school. Clients will also cast a vote for the school of their choosing. The school with the most votes will get the donation.

Book your haircut to participate!

https://jessesbarbershopchicago4851.com/

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/1314936452...

Tell Us What Events You Would Like To See!

The Six Corners Association needs your views on what interests you have around events. Please take 5 minutes for this survey. It’s short, it’s important to your community, and you’ll have a chance to get a gift.

The chance for a gift?

Everyone who completes the survey by August 20th and provides an accurate email address will be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift card to any local Six Corners Association business.

Promotions at Six Corners | 8/13/2019

Alert Protective Services, 3833 N. Cicero Ave., wants to let you know you can save at least 25% off your alarm monitoring through August 31st, 2019.

Bistro 6050, 6050 W. Irving Park Rd., Receive one free ice cream when you check in to Bistro 6050 on Yelp and show your same-day receipt for parking on Irving Park Rd.! Offer valid on any order of $20+. See all ice cream flavors on bistro6050.com!

Fannie's Cafe, 5040 W. Montrose Ave., will give you 10% off catering orders if you mention the Six Corners newsletter! Also, bring in a receipt from Lake Effect Brewing (now open on Sundays) and receive 10% off at Fannie's. Their brunch is BYOB! 

Grand Vein Specialists, 4952 W. Irving Park Rd., offers 10% off Botox and fillers every Friday! Their hours are 1pm-6pm and they're located at 4952 W. Irving Park Rd. Contact them at 773-942-6141 for more information or to set up an appointment. 

Lake Effect Brewing, 4727 W. Montrose Ave., is now open Sundays. Bring a brunch receipt from Fannie's Cafe on Sunday and receive 10% off on your purchase. 

Tatas Tacos, 4929 W. Irving Park Rd., is holding a Dog Days of Summer Event in which you can dine and donate! On 8/19, part of your purchase goes to the Garrido Stray Rescue Foundation.

Topher Allan Music, 4018 N Milwaukee Ave, offers free trial piano lessons! Call them at (312) 884-1627 for more details.

Wildlight Yoga, 4140 N. Milwaukee Ave. is offering a New Student Special. For only $28, get two weeks of unlimited classes. This is for new students only upon first visit! Students may apply toward purchase of membership upon completion of two weeks. Available at their website

These Businesses Should Be On Your Radar

On Your Radar is a campaign conducted by Six Corners Association in order to highlight new businesses, up and coming businesses, and available business spaces that community members should have on their radar!

We interviewed business owners and landlords and filmed inside of their spaces so that you can learn more about them because Six Corners is growing quickly and we want you to know exactly how great our new businesses are. We hope you enjoy these short interviews!

NEW BUSINESSES

AMERICA’S BEST CONTACTS & EYEGLASSES

4068 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Says Dr. Halleen Phu, “I love this neighborhood. In such a big city like Chicago, it’s great to see little areas like Portage Park and Jefferson Park demonstrate a neighborhood feeling.”

AUDIA MOTION AND STILL

4041 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Says Paul, the owner of Audia, “I wanted to get into a space, get out of the madness of downtown, and move into an area that was more comfortable for me and more community friendly. I think this place is doing a great job of that.”

COLLABORATIVE SIX CORNERS

4041 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Marc Sussman, the owner of Collaborative, says, “The inspiration was creating this resource that people needed and could use. As for my vision for it,…in this new economy, people are working from home and freelancing and this is just one more place where they can be and get the things they need.”

WILDLIGHT YOGA

4140 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Owner of Wildlight Yoga, Kelli Wefenstette, says, “I’ve lived in Portage Park for 10 years. I’ve worked in Portage Park for most of that amount of time, as well, so I’m really excited to make the jump from resident to someone who’s able to share something I’m really passionate about with all of the people I’ve made relationships with over these past few years.”

UPCOMING BUSINESSES

JUNEBUG CAFE

4944 W. Irving Park Rd.

Jacqueline, the owner of Junebug Cafe says, “I grew up here in Six Corners and my husband and I and our kids- we live in the house that I grew up in- that my mother grew up in. So that’s what brought us here.”

Junebug Cafe anticipates opening up this fall after they attain their business license!

VELORIA COFFEE

3936 N. Cicero Ave.

“It’s not easy to just come in and open a business. We thought we’d be a lot further along than we are now, but we’re getting there! That’s probably been the biggest challenge has just been jumping through the hoops to get financing in order,” says owner Ron.

AVAILABLE SPACES

4101-4109 N. MILWAUKEE AVE.

Property owner George Garcia (owner of Fantasy Costumes) is looking to sell this huge 15,300 sq. ft. space immediately! View the video to hear George talk about zoning and his ideas for the space.

4835 N. CICERO AVE.

Owners Victoria & Raymond are ready to lease this sunlit 5,500 sq. ft. space as soon as possible! Watch this short video to see our walkthrough of the space and hear about how awesome your new landlords could be.

Promotions at Six Corners | 8/06/2019

Alert Protective Services, 3833 N. Cicero Ave., wants to let you know you can save at least 25% off your alarm monitoring through August 31st, 2019.

Bistro 6050, 6050 W. Irving Park Rd., Receive one free ice cream when you check in to Bistro 6050 on Yelp and show your same-day receipt for parking on Irving Park Rd.! Offer valid on any order of $20+. See all ice cream flavors on bistro6050.com!

Fannie's Cafe, 5040 W. Montrose Ave., will give you 10% off catering orders if you mention the Six Corners newsletter! Also, bring in a receipt from Lake Effect Brewing (now open on Sundays) and receive 10% off at Fannie's. Their brunch is BYOB! 

Fantasy Costumes, 4065 N. Milwaukee Ave is having a summer warehouse sale all summer with 25-75% off throughout the entire store! Also, receive 25% off of your total purchase if you mention North Halsted Market Days or the Bud Billiken Parade. This excludes clearance and previously discounted merchandise. The offer expires Sunday, August 11th.

Grand Vein Specialists, 4952 W. Irving Park Rd., offers 10% off Botox and fillers every Friday! Their hours are 1pm-6pm and they're located at 4952 W. Irving Park Rd. Contact them at 773-942-6141 for more information or to set up an appointment. 

Lake Effect Brewing, 4727 W. Montrose Ave., is now open Sundays. Bring a brunch receipt from Fannie's Cafe on Sunday and receive 10% off on your purchase. 

Tatas Tacos, 4929 W. Irving Park Rd., is holding a Dog Days of Summer Event in which you can dine and donate! On 8/12, part of your purchase goes to Chicago Canine Rescue and on 8/19, to the Garrido Stray Rescue Foundation.

Wildlight Yoga, 4140 N. Milwaukee Ave. is offering a New Student Special. For only $28, get two weeks of unlimited classes. This is for new students only upon first visit! Students may apply toward purchase of membership upon completion of two weeks. Available at their website

Promotions at Six Corners | 7/30/2019

Alert Protective Services, 3833 N. Cicero Ave., wants to let you know you can save at least 25% off your alarm monitoring through August 31st, 2019.

Fannie's Cafe, 5040 W. Montrose Ave., will give you 10% off catering orders if you mention the Six Corners newsletter! Also, bring in a receipt from Lake Effect Brewing (now open on Sundays) and receive 10% off at Fannie's. Their brunch is BYOB! 

Fantasy Costumes, 4065 N. Milwaukee Ave is having a summer warehouse sale all summer with 25-75% off throughout the entire store! Also, it's Lollapalooza weekend! Buy one, get the second one 50% off of regular priced costumes, wigs, and accessories. Does not include previously discounted or sale merch. This sale ends Sunday, 8/4.

Grand Vein Specialists, 4952 W. Irving Park Rd., offers 10% off Botox and fillers every Friday! Their hours are 1pm-6pm and they're located at 4952 W. Irving Park Rd. Contact them at 773-942-6141 for more information or to set up an appointment. 

Lake Effect Brewing, 4727 W. Montrose Ave., is now open Sundays. Bring a brunch receipt from Fannie's Cafe on Sunday and receive 10% off on your purchase. 

Prism Optical, 3594 N. Milwaukee Ave., is celebrating 28 years of serving the vision needs of their neighbors. So, they will be holding a 10-28% off sale this Saturday, July 27th!

Mr. Submarine, 3924 N. Cicero Ave., is offering 6 king size subs from the cold menu for only $35 this week!

Wildlight Yoga, 4140 N. Milwaukee Ave. is offering a New Student Special. For only $28, get two weeks of unlimited classes. This is for new students only upon first visit! Students may apply toward purchase of membership upon completion of two weeks. Available at their website

Promotions at Six Corners | 7/23/2019

Fannie's Cafe, 5040 W. Montrose Ave., will give you 10% off catering orders if you mention the Six Corners newsletter! Also, bring in a receipt from Lake Effect Brewing (now open on Sundays) and receive 10% off at Fannie's. Their brunch is BYOB! 

Fantasy Costumes, 4065 N. Milwaukee Ave is having a summer warehouse sale all summer with 25-75% off throughout the entire store! Receive 25% off all clown costumes, wigs, and accessories. Also, receive 20% off face painting supplies. Some exclusions apply. This sale ends Sunday, 7/28.

Grand Vein Specialists, 4952 W. Irving Park Rd., offers 10% off Botox and fillers every Friday! Their hours are 1pm-6pm and they're located at 4952 W. Irving Park Rd. Contact them at 773-942-6141 for more information or to set up an appointment. 

Lake Effect Brewing, 4727 W. Montrose Ave., is now open Sundays. Bring a brunch receipt from Fannie's Cafe on Sunday and receive 10% off on your purchase. 

Prism Optical, 3594 N. Milwaukee Ave., is celebrating 28 years of serving the vision needs of their neighbors. So, they will be holding a 10-28% off sale this Saturday, July 27th!

Mr. Submarine, 3924 N. Cicero Ave., is offering 6 king size subs from the cold menu for only $35 this week!

Wildlight Yoga, 4140 N. Milwaukee Ave. is offering a New Student Special. For only $28, get two weeks of unlimited classes. This is for new students only upon first visit! Students may apply toward purchase of membership upon completion of two weeks. Available at their website

Promotions at Six Corners | 7/16/2019

Fannie's Cafe, 5040 W. Montrose Ave., will give you 10% off catering orders if you mention the Six Corners newsletter! Also, bring in a receipt from Lake Effect Brewing (now open on Sundays) and receive 10% off at Fannie's. Their brunch is BYOB! 

Fantasy Costumes, 4065 N. Milwaukee Ave is having a summer warehouse sale all summer with 25-75% off throughout the entire store! Chicago festival season is in full swing! Tacos y Tamales Fest and the Colombian Fest are this coming weekend. Receive 30% off all regular priced items throughout the store. Some exclusions apply. Sale ends Sunday, July 21st.

Grand Vein Specialists, 4952 W. Irving Park Rd., offers 10% off Botox and fillers every Friday! Their hours are 1pm-6pm and they're located at 4952 W. Irving Park Rd. Contact them at 773-942-6141 for more information or to set up an appointment. 

Lake Effect Brewing, 4727 W. Montrose Ave., is now open Sundays. Bring a brunch receipt from Fannie's Cafe on Sunday and receive 10% off on your purchase. 

Wildlight Yoga, 4140 N. Milwaukee Ave. is offering a New Student Special. For only $28, get two weeks of unlimited classes. This is for new students only upon first visit! Students may apply toward purchase of membership upon completion of two weeks. Available at their website

Promotions at Six Corners | 7/9/2019

Fannie's Cafe, 5040 W. Montrose Ave., will give you 10% off catering orders if you mention the Six Corners newsletter! Also, bring in a receipt from Lake Effect Brewing (now open on Sundays) and receive 10% off at Fannie's. Their brunch is BYOB! 

Fantasy Costumes, 4065 N. Milwaukee Ave is having a summer warehouse sale all summer with 25-75% off throughout the entire store! Also, this week, they are offering 25% off all food related cotumes and accessories (purchase or rental) in preparation for the Roscoe Burger Festival. Some exclusions apply. Sale ends Sunday, July 14th.

Fischman Public House, 4058 N. Milwaukee Ave.: Bring your same-day receipt to Fischman's after you've eaten at frunchroom and get 10% off their bottles & cans. Valid Wednesday through Sunday.

frunchroom, 4042 N. Milwaukee Ave: Get 10% off Wednesdays-Sundays when you bring your own bottles/cans from Fischman Bottle Shop.

Grand Vein Specialists, 4952 W. Irving Park Rd., offers 10% off Botox and fillers every Friday! Their hours are 1pm-6pm and they're located at 4952 W. Irving Park Rd. Contact them at 773-942-6141 for more information or to set up an appointment. 

Lake Effect Brewing, 4727 W. Montrose Ave., is now open Sundays. Bring a brunch receipt from Fannie's Cafe on Sunday and receive 10% off on your purchase. 

Wildlight Yoga, 4140 N. Milwaukee Ave. is offering a New Student Special. For only $28, get two weeks of unlimited classes. This is for new students only upon first visit! Students may apply toward purchase of membership upon completion of two weeks. Available at their website

Northwest Side Hero: Pat Clark

The latest from the Memoir for Me series highlighting extraordinary people on the Northwest side of Chicago that are true local heroes, as nominated by their neighbors. This hero was nominated by Dickie Nichols on behalf of the GIPNA Board of Directors.

Pat Clark promoting the annual GIPNA Pancake Breakfast in her signature style.

Pat Clark promoting the annual GIPNA Pancake Breakfast in her signature style.

Pat Clark has lived on the Northwest side of Chicago for 32 years with husband George. In her time here, she has left quite an impact, especially locally in the Independence Park community. She has been a long-standing member of the Greater Independence Park Neighborhood Association (GIPNA) and has held many titles within the organization, including Vice President, Farmers Market Manager, Proofreader, Advertising Manager, and more. But titles don’t mean much to Pat, who approached this Northwest Side Hero title reluctantly and with her own signature sense of humor.

“This must mean I’m a big muckety muck. HA!”

Pat remarks her favorite thing about the Northwest side is the people.

“We have new neighbors that moved in across the street recently and they were saying, ‘Everyone is so friendly here!’ They were in total shock and it’s true. We watch out for our neighbors.”

Pat would know. Though GIPNA started back in 1996 before Pat’s involvement, the group went into hiatus for a few years until 2004 when it was brought back to life by David Dumo; Bobbie and Jim O’Connor; and John and Heather Aitken, among others.

“All wonderful people. They were the spark plugs in getting it going again and Heather invited me to join the board.”

Together they started a neighborhood phone tree and assigned captains to each block in the Independence Park area (Central Park to Pulaski; Addison to Irving Park) to help foster a tight community feel and ease communication among neighbors. They developed a newsletter, The Independence Park Community Voice and Pat has helped in all areas of the publication: interviewing, writing, advertising, proofreading and delivery.

“Jim O’Connor was the longtime editor—he’s a professional writer and editor. I was interviewing neighbors for articles and wrote a ‘Green Knowledge’ column about things like recycling or not letting your car idle—that’s one of my pet peeves.”

Pat comes from an advertising background and others at GIPNA wanted to tap into that skillset.

Somewhere along the way I got talked into selling ads—I don’t know how that happened. I remember I stepped out for a minute during a meeting and came back and was notified that I was the new Advertising Manager.”

At the same time, Pat, along with John Aitken and others started up the Independence Park Farmers Market, now entering its 15th year.

“I ran that for nine years. That was probably the biggest and toughest thing we tackled. We started with nothing. We knew nothing.”

But they were smart enough to look at how other successful markets did it.

"At that time, Marge Laurino was our Alderman, so John Aitken and I approached her about starting a market and she set up a meeting with the Mayor’s Office of Special Events to talk about city farmer markets. We left and all said ‘We have no clue what they were all talking about! We are all so screwed!’ ”

But it didn’t deter them from trying it anyway. Their first market was in 2004 and it poured.

“It was a disaster! We only had two vendors show up because they took pity on this poor, startup market. It was a tremendous learning curve on my part. It was a real education.”

But there was a silver lining. Pat met Greg Stivers of Stivers Gourmet Coffee that first market, and he’s been serving coffee to the crowds that did eventually show up ever since.

“He was our first vendor and still is. I consider him a friend. The community really comes together now to make the market a success.”

The Independence Park Farmers Market runs the second and fourth Sundays of the month from June to October, alternating weeks with nearby Portage Park. The market now has closer to 20 vendors and includes area musicians.

“Years ago, I was cutting through Independence Park and these musicians were just sitting on a park bench singing and I said, ‘You guys sound really good. Would you like to come to the farmers market to play?’ They said, ‘Oh we’d love to!’ ”

Bob Huston and his group, the Indy Park Jammers, welcome any and all musicians to come and jam with them every market Sunday. This staple of the market all started because Pat Clark had the courage to speak up.

“I had nothing to lose by asking. They could have said no, but thankfully they didn’t. I’ve gotten a lot of enjoyment out of it. You develop relationships over the years. I like talking to people and I guess I like bossing them around, too.”

After managing the market for years, she passed the baton.

“At some point it got a little overwhelming. It’s like having a baby. I built this market. I was kind of proud of it, but I did get burned out. We’re so happy that Greg Shea stepped up to the plate and this is now his sixth year of running it.”

Other GIPNA events have kept her busy, including the Pre-Mother’s Day Fine Arts Craft Fair, a selective, juried art fair that has given local artists a wonderful platform to sell their wares since 2007.

“This was my last year doing it. Other neighborhood women have stepped up, such as Terry Cunningham and Debbie Solomon.”

Pat has also been a dedicated volunteer for GIPNA’s annual Wine & Cheese Party in November and Father’s Day Gourmet Pancake Breakfast in June. All event profits go right back into the neighborhood, funding area schools and community groups such as John B. Murphy Elementary and Lydia Home.

“We’ve had some good parties over the years.”

Though Pat’s done a lot over the years, she hardly calls herself a hero.

“I’m just an area resident who loves their neighborhood. I’ve been very lucky to find a wonderful group of highly intelligent, honest, and fun people to be around. I’ve become good friends with them, and it helps that everyone carries their weight and follows through.”

Being an involved member of the community has its perks. People get to know you.

“I walk a lot and I’ll see people waving at me and yelling, ‘HI PAT!’ I just wave right back and usually can’t come up with the name fast enough. It’s a good feeling.”

How can others get more involved?

“Come to the Independence Park Farmers Market or any of our events and just say you’d like to pitch in! We’d love to have you.”

Source: https://www.memoirforme.com/post/northwest...

Promotions at Six Corners | 7/2/2019

Collectiv, 5743 W. Irving Park Rd., is clearing out their candle inventory to make room for brand new scents! So, they are offering all wood-wick candles for 50% off while supplies last! 

Distinct Bath and Body, 4046 N. Milwaukee Ave., is offering 10% off their natural insect repellent and their lemongrass-based skin products (which also repel mosquitoes) through July 3rd. Visit them at 4046 N. Milwaukee Ave. or use their online promo code "happy4th".

Fannie's Cafe, 5040 W. Montrose Ave., will give you 10% off catering orders if you mention the Six Corners newsletter! Also, bring in a receipt from Lake Effect Brewing (now open on Sundays) and receive 10% off at Fannie's. Their brunch is BYOB! 

Fantasy Costumes, 4065 N. Milwaukee Ave is offering 25-75% off on select Pride and 90s related costumes in time for the annual Pride Parade and the 90s Beach Party at North Ave. Some exclusions apply. Sale ends Sunday, June 30th.  

Fischman Public House, 4058 N. Milwaukee Ave.: Bring your same-day receipt to Fischman's after you've eaten at frunchroom and get 10% off their bottles & cans. Valid Wednesday through Sunday.

frunchroom, 4042 N. Milwaukee Ave: Get 10% off Wednesdays-Sundays when you bring your own bottles/cans from Fischman Bottle Shop.

Grand Vein Specialists, 4952 W. Irving Park Rd., offers 10% off Botox and fillers every Friday! Their hours are 1pm-6pm and they're located at 4952 W. Irving Park Rd. Contact them at 773-942-6141 for more information or to set up an appointment. 

Lake Effect Brewing, 4727 W. Montrose Ave., is now open Sundays. Bring a brunch receipt from Fannie's Cafe on Sunday and receive 10% off on your purchase. 

Sir Speedy, 4209 N. Milwaukee Ave., is currently offering 20% off your order for any Fourth of July themed products.

Wildlight Yoga, 4140 N. Milwaukee Ave. is offering a New Student Special. For only $28, get two weeks of unlimited classes. This is for new students only upon first visit! Students may apply toward purchase of membership upon completion of two weeks. Available at their website

Promotions at Six Corners | 6/26/2019

Collectiv, 5743 W. Irving Park Rd., is clearing out their candle inventory to make room for brand new scents! So, they are offering all wood-wick candles for 50% off while supplies last! 

Fannie's Cafe, 5040 W. Montrose Ave., will give you 10% off catering orders if you mention the Six Corners newsletter! Also, bring in a receipt from Lake Effect Brewing (now open on Sundays) and receive 10% off at Fannie's. Their brunch is BYOB! 

Fantasy Costumes, 4065 N. Milwaukee Ave is offering 25-75% off on select Pride and 90s related costumes in time for the annual Pride Parade and the 90s Beach Party at North Ave. Some exclusions apply. Sale ends Sunday, June 30th.  

Fischman Public House, 4058 N. Milwaukee Ave.: Bring your same-day receipt to Fischman's after you've eaten at frunchroom and get 10% off their bottles & cans. Valid Wednesday through Sunday.

frunchroom, 4042 N. Milwaukee Ave: Get 10% off Wednesdays-Sundays when you bring your own bottles/cans from Fischman Bottle Shop.

Grand Vein Specialists, 4952 W. Irving Park Rd., offers 10% off Botox and fillers every Friday! Their hours are 1pm-6pm and they're located at 4952 W. Irving Park Rd. Contact them at 773-942-6141 for more information or to set up an appointment. 

Lake Effect Brewing, 4727 W. Montrose Ave., is now open Sundays. Bring a brunch receipt from Fannie's Cafe on Sunday and receive 10% off on your purchase. 

Prism Optical, 3594 N. Milwaukee Ave., is highlighting OVVO frames in June! Purchase any OVVO frame from them and get free single vision polycarbonate lenses with A/R (reg. price $198). Mention you saw this deal in the Six Corners newsletter. Cannot be used in combination with your insurance. Their newest blog post is all about customizing your sunglasses

Sir Speedy, 4209 N. Milwaukee Ave., is currently offering 20% off your order for any Fourth of July themed products.

Te'ase Tea Shoppe, 5755 W. Irving Park Rd., holds Happy Hour Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 3-6pm when freshly brewed hot or iced teas are half off. On Tea'se Tuesdays, you can buy one get one half off of freshly brewed hot or iced tea! 

Wildlight Yoga, 4140 N. Milwaukee Ave. is offering a New Student Special. For only $28, get two weeks of unlimited classes. This is for new students only upon first visit! Students may apply toward purchase of membership upon completion of two weeks. Available at their website

Promotions at Six Corners | 6/18/2019

Collectiv, 5743 W. Irving Park Rd., is clearing out their candle inventory to make room for brand new scents! So, they are offering all wood-wick candles for 50% off while supplies last! 

Fannie's Cafe, 5040 W. Montrose Ave., will give you 10% off catering orders if you mention the Six Corners newsletter! Also, bring in a receipt from Lake Effect Brewing (now open on Sundays) and receive 10% off at Fannie's. Their brunch is BYOB! 

Fantasy Costumes, 4065 N. Milwaukee Ave is offering 25-50% off country and western related costumes perfect for the Lake Shake Country Music Fest. Some exclusions apply. Sale ends Sunday, June 23rd.   

Fischman Public House, 4058 N. Milwaukee Ave.: Bring your same-day receipt to Fischman's after you've eaten at frunchroom and get 10% off their bottles & cans. Valid Wednesday through Sunday.

frunchroom, 4042 N. Milwaukee Ave: Get 10% off Wednesdays-Sundays when you bring your own bottles/cans from Fischman Bottle Shop.

Grand Vein Specialists, 4952 W. Irving Park Rd., offers 10% off Botox and fillers every Friday! Their hours are 1pm-6pm and they're located at 4952 W. Irving Park Rd. Contact them at 773-942-6141 for more information or to set up an appointment. 

Lake Effect Brewing, 4727 W. Montrose Ave., is now open Sundays. Bring a brunch receipt from Fannie's Cafe on Sunday and receive 10% off on your purchase. 

Prism Optical, 3594 N. Milwaukee Ave., is highlighting OVVO frames in June! Purchase any OVVO frame from them and get free single vision polycarbonate lenses with A/R (reg. price $198). Mention you saw this deal in the Six Corners newsletter. Cannot be used in combination with your insurance. Their newest blog post is all about customizing your sunglasses

Te'ase Tea Shoppe, 5755 W. Irving Park Rd., holds Happy Hour Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 3-6pm when freshly brewed hot or iced teas are half off. On Tea'se Tuesdays, you can buy one get one half off of freshly brewed hot or iced tea! 

Wildlight Yoga, 4140 N. Milwaukee Ave. is offering a New Student Special. For only $28, get two weeks of unlimited classes. This is for new students only upon first visit! Students may apply toward purchase of membership upon completion of two weeks. Available at their website

Local Soap Maker Lends Craft to Autistic Community - Creates “Spectrum” Soap

Chicago, IL – Local Soap Maker Sam Davis has devoted his craft to improving the self care and carbon footprint of the customers he serves at his Northwest Side Chicago Soap Studio and Shop, Distinct Bath and Body.

One of Sam’s earliest memories is of his mother soothing his allergy and eczema-irritated skin with clean and simple ingredients like pure cocoa butter. “The scent of cocoa butter still reminds me of her and brings me such comfort.” However, Sam has learned that not all ingredients and scents are created equal and each person responds differently, both physically and emotionally, to the products he makes.

“I started out with a dozen recipes and because of what I’ve learned over the years about personal tolerances and preferences, I’ve expanded to over 70 varieties of soap alone (he also carries body butters, bath bomb and other self care products).”

Sam has taken on one of his greatest challenges in creating, “Spectrum”, a soap he created specifically for individuals on the Autism Spectrum, with sensory issues or incredibly sensitive skin. “All of my products are created with all-natural products to avoid irritants but this is something different, and it’s also deeply personal.”

Sam was first intimately exposed to Autism ten years ago when one of his sister’s children was diagnosed, closely followed by his nephew’s son. Soon after he noticed that Autism had touched the lives of many extended family, friends and neighbors, some of whom had children diagnosed or even themselves, receiving the diagnosis as an adult. “I noticed how much sensory and physical discomfort affected this population, i.e. if I have a minor skin rash, yes, it’s annoying but that is it. However, to someone with sensory issues, it can be excruciating and that immense discomfort effects their mood and behavior.” Sam continues, “The same holds true with scent, if a scent aggravates someone on the Spectrum, it may turn their entire day upside down.” This made Sam realize he could make a contribution, in his very own way to this community, and that is how “Spectrum” was born.

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Sam worked with his sister, now deeply involved with the Autistic community on the formulation of the soap. They did a lot of surveying and research on scents, beneficial ingredients, allergens, irritants and even consulted a Naturopath in order to keep the soap, “Clean and uncomplicated, yet effective.”

The soap’s scent, derived from therapeutic grade essential oils, has a mild lavender mint scent said to promote calm, comfort and ease cognitive stress. The formulation further contains oils like coconut and olive plus magnesium known to help regulate mood and sleep, and can be absorbed transdermally. Finally, pure indigo powder is added and the soap’s soft blue hue is a nod to the color that has come to be synonymous with Autism awareness.

“I know the term ‘labor of love’ is cliche, but creating soap is my labor and this soap has been a true extension of the love I have for my craft and for people I love who are on the Spectrum.”

“Spectrum” is now available for sale online at www.distinctbath.com or at Distinct Bath and Body located in the Six Corners Shopping District at 40406 N. Milwaukee Avenue, and our phone number is 773-930-4420.

Promotions at Six Corners | 6/11/2019

Collectiv, 5743 W. Irving Park Rd., is clearing out their candle inventory to make room for brand new scents! So, they are offering all wood-wick candles for 50% off while supplies last! 

Fannie's Cafe, 5040 W. Montrose Ave., will give you 10% off catering orders if you mention the Six Corners newsletter! Also, bring in a receipt from Lake Effect Brewing (now open on Sundays) and receive 10% off at Fannie's. Their brunch is BYOB! 

Fantasy Costumes, 4065 N. Milwaukee Ave is offering 25-50% off Select Pokemon costumes and accessories for The Pokemon Go Fest. Some exclusions apply. Sale ends Sunday, June 16th. 

Fischman Public House, 4058 N. Milwaukee Ave.: Bring your same-day receipt to Fischman's after you've eaten at frunchroom and get 10% off their bottles & cans. Valid Wednesday through Sunday.

frunchroom, 4042 N. Milwaukee Ave: Get 10% off Wednesdays-Sundays when you bring your own bottles/cans from Fischman Bottle Shop.

Grand Vein Specialists, 4952 W. Irving Park Rd., offers 10% off Botox and fillers every Friday! Their hours are 1pm-6pm and they're located at 4952 W. Irving Park Rd. Contact them at 773-942-6141 for more information or to set up an appointment. 

Lake Effect Brewing, 4727 W. Montrose Ave., is now open Sundays. Bring a brunch receipt from Fannie's Cafe on Sunday and receive 10% off on your purchase. 

Prism Optical, 3594 N. Milwaukee Ave., is highlighting OVVO frames in June! Purchase any OVVO frame from them and get free single vision polycarbonate lenses with A/R (reg. price $198). Mention you saw this deal in the Six Corners newsletter. Cannot be used in combination with your insurance. Read their newest blog post here.

Te'ase Tea Shoppe, 5755 W. Irving Park Rd., holds Happy Hour Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 3-6pm when freshly brewed hot or iced teas are half off. On Tea'se Tuesdays, you can buy one get one half off of freshly brewed hot or iced tea! 

Wildlight Yoga, 4140 N. Milwaukee Ave. is offering a New Student Special. For only $28, get two weeks of unlimited classes. This is for new students only upon first visit! Students may apply toward purchase of membership upon completion of two weeks. Available at their website

Promotions at Six Corners | 6/4/2019

Collectiv, 5743 W. Irving Park Rd., is clearing out their candle inventory to make room for brand new scents! So, they are offering all wood-wick candles for 50% off while supplies last! 

Fannie's Cafe, 5040 W. Montrose Ave., will give you 10% off catering orders if you mention the Six Corners newsletter! Also, bring in a receipt from Lake Effect Brewing (now open on Sundays) and receive 10% off at Fannie's. Their brunch is BYOB! 

Fantasy Costumes, 4065 N. Milwaukee Ave: Memorial Day Sale: Just in time for Spring Awakening and the Naked Bike Ride, Fantasy is offering 25-50% off costumes and accessories throughout the store. Some exclusions apply. Sale ends Sunday, June 9th. 

Fischman Public House, 4058 N. Milwaukee Ave.: Bring your same-day receipt to Fischman's after you've eaten at frunchroom and get 10% off their bottles & cans. Valid Wednesday through Sunday.

frunchroom, 4042 N. Milwaukee Ave: Get 10% off Wednesdays-Sundays when you bring your own bottles/cans from Fischman Bottle Shop.

Grand Vein Specialists, 4952 W. Irving Park Rd., offers 10% off Botox and fillers every Friday! Their hours are 1pm-6pm and they're located at 4952 W. Irving Park Rd. Contact them at 773-942-6141 for more information or to set up an appointment. 

Lake Effect Brewing, 4727 W. Montrose Ave., is now open Sundays. Bring a brunch receipt from Fannie's Cafe on Sunday and receive 10% off on your purchase. 

Prism Optical, 3594 N. Milwaukee Ave., is highlighting OVVO frames in June! Purchase any OVVO frame from them and get free single vision polycarbonate lenses with A/R (reg. price $198). Mention you saw this deal in the Six Corners newsletter. Cannot be used in combination with your insurance. Read their newest blog post here.

Te'ase Tea Shoppe, 5755 W. Irving Park Rd., holds Happy Hour Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 3-6pm when freshly brewed hot or iced teas are half off. On Tea'se Tuesdays, you can buy one get one half off of freshly brewed hot or iced tea! 

Wildlight Yoga, 4140 N. Milwaukee Ave. is offering a New Student Special. For only $28, get two weeks of unlimited classes. This is for new students only upon first visit! Students may apply toward purchase of membership upon completion of two weeks. Available at their website

This Place Matters | Dale Harris & The Sears Key Shop

THE SMALLEST SIDE OF SEARS

by Dale Harris

SHOP NO. 1

In 1952, the Six Corners Sears consisted of only the original building (which had been opened in 1938). This stretched halfway along Cicero from Irving Park Road toward Cuyler. On the southeast corner of Cicero and Cuyler was the Sears Auto Center and behind that was a vinyl canopy covered walkway which led from the main Sears store to Cuyler.

In September of that year, on the East side of the end of the walkway, the Cole National Corp. constructed a small six-sided wooden shack which was to be the new Sears Key Shop. This building was small; someone standing inside of it could stretch out his arms and touch opposite sides of the building at the same time. It was far too small for customers to enter so they would stand outside to have their keys made through a window. The name of the original manager of this key shop is lost to history.

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By November of 1969 the key shop had a new manager, Earl Mosley, and I started to work for him as a part-time employee. The tiny shop had three key machines, two large revolving key blank racks and two 2” x 12” boards about 14” inches long that hung from the ceiling and held hundreds of precut Corbin skeleton keys. Six months later, I left to manage the Lawrence Ave. Sears Key Shop.

SHOP NO. 2

In 1972, Sears decided to expand its store by adding an annex to it and building a new Auto Center on the other side of Cuyler. This expanded the Sears building along Cicero all the way to Cuyler and therefore over the location of the key shop. This required that the key shop be replaced by a new one and that was built again by Cole National Corp. on the Southwest corner of Cuyler and Kilpatrick.

The building was supposed to be built as an 8’ x 12’ brick building with the front 12’ side facing the intersection. There were to be 2 doors on the opposing 8’ sides. The plan was for the size of the building to be measured on the inside but those plans were lost in translation somehow so it was built 8’ x 12” measured on the outside. Since this was not noticed until after the building was constructed, the only place to make up the lost space was the employee area. So, from the back of the front counter to the end of the key blank hooks mounted on the rear wall this ended up being only 21” by 80”, a very narrow space. This shop opened in May of 1973 and I was transferred to be its new manager.

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This was the now the highest grossing key shop in the company and it had on average 800 customers a week. It was so busy that customers had to take a number to be waited on and we usually had two employees working at the same time which was unheard of.

In 1974, I hired the first woman to work in a key shop, a high school student named Ellen McDonald. Up until then, most of the managers of the key shops were either retired locksmiths, retired hardware store folks, or former part-time key shop employees like me. These were always men who then hired high school and college-aged boys to work for them. Having Ellen work in my shop was so strange to people that folks from other shops would travel up to 20 miles from their shops just to see Ellen cut keys. Customers were also put off by this and if she was working with me, they would often ask that I make their keys instead of Ellen, and strangely it was female customers that were most likely to do this. I usually refused; Ellen was as qualified as anyone else to make keys.

SHOP NO. 3

In 1978, after I had been complaining for years about the size of the key shop, some company executives from the home office were in town and decided to drop by my shop to see for themselves. This was on a Friday a week before Thanksgiving that year. After looking things over, they said to me, “This is really small, but there is no way that we can justify the expense of making it larger even though it is doing so well.”

Two days later, on Sunday, I was sitting at home watching the Bears play when I received a call at around 2pm. My employee was on the line and told me a woman had driven through the front wall of the shop and that I needed to get there right away. When I arrived, I saw fire and police vehicles surrounding my shop and a tow truck pulling out the front of a Toyota from the inside of the shop. I was informed that the key shop was now structurally unsound and would need to be torn down.

On Monday, I called my regional manager who then called the home office. I was informed that my key shop would be rebuilt and that until then they would rent a construction office trailer to use as a key shop. Then my boss said to me, “You know if this had happened at 2:00 in the morning, and no one had gotten hurt, you would have been fired.” I am still not sure that he was joking.

Since everyone in the home office was busy with the Christmas selling season, they asked if I could come up with a plan for the new building and if I could find a contractor to build it. I agreed.

The trailer arrived on Wednesday and was placed next to the old shop. We were allowed to remove what we needed from the destroyed shop so that we could open up our trailer shop.

A trailer similar to the one used for the key shop

A trailer similar to the one used for the key shop

SHOP NO. 4

I designed the new shop to be twice the size of the old one—12’ x 16’—and in order to accommodate this in the same location, it was to now be square with the corner of Cuyler and Kilpatrick. Sears would not allow me to take away any of the parking spots near the shop.

After around eight months of construction, the new shop was ready and in July of 1979 we moved from the trailer into the new building. It was wonderful—the employee area was now 7’ x 7’ and if two people were working together, we could actually both inhale at the same time now.

Everything from the old shop fit into the new one. In addition, we also obtained an engraving machine and gifts to sell. Cole National had now changed its name to Things Remembered and gifts were now the major part of their sales, not keys. Since 1975, the company had also opened another shop inside Sears that mainly sold gifts and a few keys. I did the opposite of that—I sold mainly keys and a few gifts.

Unlike the old shop that had a flat front window, the one in the new shop was two feet deep with sliding glass doors on the inside. We used that as a display for the new gift merchandise. From the beginning of the year until November, we were always the #1 shop in the region, but after Thanksgiving, some other gift shops would overcome my lead in sale due to selling many Christmas gifts. However, since keys were more profitable, my shop generally won in profit for the entire year.

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SHOP NO. 5

In the summer of 1997, I was called into my Sears manager’s office and was informed of the plans to create what would be called the Market Place at Six Corners. He let me know that the key shop would have to be torn down, but that it would not happen until next year.

I immediately called the home office and my boss to pass this information on to them and they let me know that due to the profitability of my key shop, it would certainly be replaced. Over the next eight months, I would call to ask for updates only to be pawned off with a, “Don’t worry, we got this.” Finally, in April of 1998, I went into the Sears manager’s office and asked him to give me a concrete date that I would have to vacate the key shop. He told me that he did not know but it was probably still several months in the future. I told him that my company wasn’t making plans for the replacement of my key shop because Sear’s had not given them a date and they were putting it off. So, we agreed that May 15th (three weeks from then) would be the date.

When I called my home office to give them the news, there was panic in their voices. They insisted there as nothing that they could do in just three weeks, to which I responded that they had been apparently been working on plans for eight months. They confessed that they had done nothing and had not even talked to Sears about it so they would have to get back to me.

Three days later, they called me back with the bad news—nothing could be done and I would have to close the shop. I asked for their permission to talk to Sears and they consented, seeing as they had nothing to lose.

Fortunately, Sears itself was going through a huge transformation for the new shopping center and was chock full of construction workers and their managers. I brought up the key shop to them and they told me they had been instructed by Sears not to lose anything in the construction, which included the key shop. So, we sat down and they suggested that a storefront be carved in the south wall of the Auto Center which would then be converted into the key shop. Apparently, cost was not to be our issue—Since this was a move mandated by Sears, they would pay for the construction and all my company would have to do was fill the shop. In three days, the construction company and I had a plan for my company, which was subsequently approved.

Since the Sears plans required that my current shop be torn down several months before the new one would be ready, my company rented another trailer such as the one I had set up shop in previously. Once again, it was time to move.

SHOP NO. 6

In September of 1998, I was informed I could move into my new key shop—Key Shop #6. My company supported me by providing all new counters, key walls, and just about anything I asked for while the Sears construction team took care of installing everything. My employees and I planned our move out so perfectly that by the time Sears opened up in the morning, the brand, new key shop opened up on time too.

The new key shop was enormous; the main sales area was 28’ x 12’ with a 9’ x 9’ work room in the back. The front wall was all glass 10’ high and 28’ wide so there was an unobstructed view into the key shop from the parking lot. Instead of a large display window I now had five showcases. At this time, my company had also closed all the inside gift shops so the showcases were filled with locks for sale. My employees referred to the key shop as “The Palace of Keys”. We had five different types of key machines and almost 2,000 different key blanks. It was almost impossible to find a key we could not make.

Fun fact: the reason my old shop needed to be closed during this construction was so that it would no longer take up two parking spaces, however when they realigned the parking near my old shop used to be, they ended up with the same number of spaces. Additionally, to keep people from parking up against the new shop’s door, they put a concrete pad in front of it which was larger than the old shop. In effect, Sears spent $40,000 to lose two parking spots.

Over the course of a few years, things at Sears changed. As stated above, all of our shops inside of Sears had closed, leaving only the 45 outside key shops. This had happened because Sears decided to move all of our inside stores to areas with nearly no foot traffic, upon which the stores depended. My new key shop would be the last constructed at Sears.

During the 70s, my weekly customer count had declined from 800 to 500—the number of weekly customers I was receiving when this new shop opened up. Even so, the first two years of this new shop resulted in sales far beyond previous records. However, from this point on, sales and customer counts steadily declined. At one point, my boss—quite the motivator—told us that a lack of customers was not an excuse for a lack of sales.

SHOP NO. 6A

My Shops 2, 3, and 4 were in wonderful locations right outside the main entrance to Sears where most people who walked into Sears had to walk by it and thus, stopped by on impulse purchases. This new shop was off to the side within the Auto Center, far from pedestrian traffic. In the years following our opening, I would look outside the windows at the customers streaming in and out of Sears and wish that there were a way to get them to walk over to the key shop. Then, I had a thought.

In 1998, when I was closing the inside key shops, the one at 79th Street had an old abandoned outside key shop in the parking lot. I had the idea that if we took out the keys, machines, and a few counters from the inside shop, we could reopen the outside shop. That particular Sears and the key shop employees there were up for the idea, so we had taken the equipment from the inside shop to the outside shop instead of throwing them in the trash. Later, when I gave my company the idea, they passed, because it would take about $1,000 to implement. However, this meant that there was an entire key shop just sitting idly over there.

My new idea was to go to the 79th Street Sears, retrieve the equipment from there, and on a nice summer Saturday, to use it to open an outside key shop directly in front of my Sears store’s main entrance. If I could not get customers to come to me, I would go to them. It worked out much better than I had expected and the sales were great. Even though the main shop was also open, the new shop won hands down.

When I reported what I had done to my boss, he was far from happy since I had not gotten permission from him beforehand (even though I had not cost the company a dime—I retrieved the equipment using my brother’s trailer on my own time and I used a vacation day to make it happen). I asked him what he would have said if I had asked for permission and he said, “Of course I would have said ‘No’.”

I quickly replied, “That’s why I didn’t ask. When can I do it again.” To which I replied, “That’s why I didn’t ask. When can I do it again?” His first reaction was ‘Never’ but when I told him that I had almost tripled sales from a normal Saturday, he relented and gave me permission to do this once a month and only on Saturdays that Sears had big sales going on.

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Over the next couple of years the new shop just did better and better until my boss said that I could run my pop-up key shop whenever I damn well pleased. However, this was slightly inconvenient for me. The counters, merch, and equipment were stored across Cuyler in the second floor of the Auto Center on three pallets, which meant I had to find a pallet jack to move all of it to Sears to set up. The assembly took over an hour, as did disassembly at the end of the day, not to mention the heavy lifting required. None of this was paid work—the company would only pay me while the mobile shop was open to customers, not during setup or teardown.

SHOP NO. 6B

Due to the aforementioned complications, I spent the next two months building a single box on wheels that would hold everything needed for the mobile key shop. Since it was so compact, Sears allowed me to store it behind the loading dock of the main building. When I wanted to set it up, it only took me five minutes to go from the back room to waiting on customers outside. When it was too cold outside, Sears allowed me to open the mobile shop right inside the main Sears entrance, so I could be open year round.

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THE LAST CHAPTER

By 2014, things were really getting bad. Of the original 45 outside key shops, only 16 were still open nationwide. My customer count had gone from 500 per week in 1998 to 140 per week in 2014, even with the mobile shop. Almost all new cars required electronic keys and while we could make a few of them, the company refused to purchase the programmers required to make the rest so we were largely useless in that regard. In May of 2014, we received word that all the remaining shops would close. After a two month “Going Out of Business” sale, all our equipment, merchandise, and fixtures were to be trashed.

Three shop managers, two in Houston and myself, asked if we could purchase our key shops and continue running them. The company agreed. So, after negotiating a lease with Sears, acquiring a business license, employing a lawyer and accountant, and dotting endless i’s and an equal number of t’s, the company’s key shop closed on July 31st, 2014. My key shop opened up five days later on August 5th, 2014.

During this process, the strangest situation was that the old company lease required that photos of the vacated key shop had to be taken and sent to Sears to prove that it was now vacant. Therefore, I had to remove everything from the key shop and move it into my garage and then move everything back in once Sears had confirmed that my new lease was in effect.

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As the new owner, I could buy anything I wanted. The first thing I did was to purchase a programmer that would work for most car keys. I sold these keys for $60 and up, so sales increased quite a bit. My next investments were into other merchandise customers had asked for but my old company had refused to stock. Things were going well and the shop was once again making money.

In two years, it was time to renew my lease with Sears. I was still making a profit, but even with the new equipment and merchandise, my customer count had dropped to 120 per week. Across the street at Sears, my friends clued me in that things were even worse—national news about Sears was bleak. If I signed a new lease, it would require that I keep the shop open regardless of how much money I might be losing in the future. However, Sears was free to close at any time with no compensation for me. So, at 67 years old, I decided it was the right time for me to retire.

I did my best to find a buyer to take over the key shop, but no one wanted to take a chance with Sears being in the state that it was. I sent out letters to local locksmiths to purchase my assets. In the last month, I removed all the counters and fixtures and patched and painted the walls as per my lease. I sold off everything except the mobile key shop and wheeled that into the main building to keep open for the last week or so.

At 5pm on Saturday, July 30th, 2016, I emptied the contents of the mobile shop into my van and pushed the actual mobile shop across the street. I returned to lock up the shop for the last time and drove away.

EPILOGUE

About a year later, someone else reopens the key shop and in less than a year after that, on July 15th, 2018, Sears closes its store, in effect putting them out.

Sears declared bankruptcy on October 15th, 2018 and was sold off to Edward Lambert, its largest stockholder and former CEO, a sale which is approved on February 8th, 2019. Lambert plans to keep open about 400 Sears and Kmart stores out of 4000+ at its high point.

Things Remembered, my old company, declared bankruptcy on February 6th, 2019 and was acquired by Enesco which plans to keep open about 170 shops out of 900 stores at its peak. When Things Remembered still operated gift and key shops inside of Sears stores, as well as Wards and Venture, the total shop count (leased and mall stores) was about 2,000.

I am enjoying being retired just fine. I still have dreams about the key shop and there are times when I really miss it.

Promotions at Six Corners | 5/28/2019

Collectiv, 5743 W. Irving Park Rd., is clearing out their candle inventory to make room for brand new scents! So, they are offering all wood-wick candles for 50% off while supplies last! 

Culver's, 4939 W. Irving Park Rd., is offering the following promotions: 

- May 28: National Hamburger Day- $2 Butter Burgers (limit 8)

Fannie's Cafe, 5040 W. Montrose Ave., will give you 10% off catering orders if you mention the Six Corners newsletter! Also, bring in a receipt from Lake Effect Brewing (now open on Sundays) and receive 10% off at Fannie's. Their brunch is BYOB! 

Fantasy Costumes, 4065 N. Milwaukee Ave: Memorial Day Sale: CAKE (Chicago Alternative Comics Expo) is happening June 1st and 2nd. Fantasy will be offering 25% off the entire store. Some exclusions apply. Sale ends Sunday, June 2nd. 

Fischman Public House, 4058 N. Milwaukee Ave.: Bring your same-day receipt to Fischman's after you've eaten at frunchroom and get 10% off their bottles & cans. Valid Wednesday through Sunday.

frunchroom, 4042 N. Milwaukee Ave: Get 10% off Wednesdays-Sundays when you bring your own bottles/cans from Fischman Bottle Shop.

Grand Vein Specialists, 4952 W. Irving Park Rd., offers 10% off Botox and fillers every Friday! Their hours are 1pm-6pm and they're located at 4952 W. Irving Park Rd. Contact them at 773-942-6141 for more information or to set up an appointment. 

Lake Effect Brewing, 4727 W. Montrose Ave., is now open Sundays. Bring a brunch receipt from Fannie's Cafe on Sunday and receive 10% off on your purchase. 

Prism Optical, 3594 N. Milwaukee Ave., is highlighting OVVO frames in June! Purchase any OVVO frame from them and get free single vision polycarbonate lenses with A/R (reg. price $198). Mention you saw this deal in the Six Corners newsletter. Cannot be used in combination with your insurance. Read their newest blog post here.

Te'ase Tea Shoppe, 5755 W. Irving Park Rd., holds Happy Hour Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 3-6pm when freshly brewed hot or iced teas are half off. On Tea'se Tuesdays, you can buy one get one half off of freshly brewed hot or iced tea! 

Wildlight Yoga, 4140 N. Milwaukee Ave. is offering a New Student Special. For only $28, get two weeks of unlimited classes. This is for new students only upon first visit! Students may apply toward purchase of membership upon completion of two weeks. Available at their website

Work At Six Corners: Six Corners Association Executive Director

Position Announcement

Six Corners Association Executive Director

Six Corners Association seeks a full-time Executive Director to provide vision, direction, and leadership in implementing the strategic goals and day-to-day operations of the Six Corners Association.

The Six Corners neighborhood, at the intersection at Milwaukee Avenue, Cicero Avenue, and Irving Park Road, is an iconic retail destination and an economic driver of Chicago’s Northwest Side. In recent years, Six Corners has become known as a creative hub for innovative entrepreneurs and vibrant arts organizations. Six Corners Association’s small-and-mighty, hands-on team fosters the development of a thriving commercial district by mentoring and connecting community-minded businesses, attracting customers, and engaging in intentional planning for the district’s future.

Position title: Executive Director
Salaried, full-time, exempt position with occasional evening and weekend hours
Start date: Immediate
Reports to: Six Corners Association Board of Directors


Essential functions: Directs and manages the overall operations and staff in accordance with the policies and goals established by the Board of Directors; responsible for managing the objectives of the Association’s strategic plan, developing programming, organizational and financial plans, and ensuring effective execution of the annual work plan for the continual growth of the Six Corners commercial district.

More Info here.