As many of you may already know, Six Corners is getting a Culver's. Chicago's first Culver's. The popularity of the burger chain in Chicagoland is high which is why its important to bring the hungry masses up to date on its construction. The foundation has been laid, the lumber has been brought in, and the the fream is coming together nicely. Check out the progress at 4939 West Irving Park Road!
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The Joined Hands Food Pantry has been serving the northwest side of Chicago for over a decade, in conjunction with St. John's Lutheran Church and School, Our Lady of Victory, the Greater Chicago Food Depository, and the St Vincent dePaul Society. Their pantry provides 150+ families with food every week throughout the year. They also aid other pantries in the area, and they usually host a Thanksgiving dinner open to the public. This year, for the first time, Joined Hands needs to turn to the community for additional support to make the Thanksgiving dinner happen. They hope to reach their funding goal by the end of October to host the event in November. Please donate to their campaign, and share with your friends, so that Joined Hands can make this Thanksgiving special for hungry families in need! If you want to volunteer, donate food, or if you have any questions, please call Rick Paulsen at 8473580571.
Join the Gray School community for Beautification Day on Saturday, October 7th from 8-3. Parents, children, and community members are welcome to help paint and garden around the school. Enjoy refreshments and time to meet your neighbors!
Over 20 of the city's chambers of commerce are going to be having fun, eating appetizers, and drinking beer at this fun networking event. With the addition of Whirlyball and laser tag this becomes a recipe for a wonderful Wednesday night.
Six Corners' very own frozen yogurt cafe, Josi's Frozen Yogurt, is a finalist for Forbes Main Street award that is designed to champion the positive impact of small businesses that are leading the way forward by taking big steps for both their businesses and their communities.
Josi's was selected as a finalist because of the "No Apologies" Event which caters to families with special needs. Owner Barbara Murphy writes, "As a parent of a child with Chronic Lung Disease, Epilepsy and Autism I understand how hard it is to go out for a sweet treat without people staring or other adults and kids wondering why your child is acting a certain way. I wanted to have a place for folks to go where they didn’t have to apologize for their child’s behaviors."
Five Main Street Award winners may be featured on Forbes.com and in Forbes Magazine. Voting is open through September 22nd so vote for your favorite small business owner once a day through 9/22/17. Winners will be announced the week of 9/25/17.
The Board of Directors of Six Corners Association seeks nominations to fill Board vacancies. Selection will prioritize candidates who run a business and/or own a commercial property at Six Corners or are neighborhood residents near Six Corners, and posses one or more of the following skill sets:
-- Special Events
-- Non-profit law
-- Small business development and support
-- Non-profit board experience
6CA board members are active and highly engaged in both guiding the organization's vision and goals and, with our staff, directly contribute time to developing and executing 6CA programs.
Please pass along this application to anyone you feel may be a good candidate to help drive the economic development and success of the Six Corners Shopping District.
Pizza is virtually a major food group for Chicagoans so there's never a shortage of new spots popping up to satisfy that craving. The following 12 pizzerias have joined the fray in the past year and they're dishing out cheesy, mouthwatering slices. No need to argue over which style is the best either as there's something for everyone—from Neapolitan to Detroit-style pies. Listed in alphabetical order.... Read more.
The best tradesman's clothes can help you do the best work. Rasenick's is having a big summer sale that can make even the hardest projects easier for the workers in the community. Pick up durable gear that is designed to perform well and last long in adverse conditions without stressing your wallet. It's a Win-Win.
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There has been a stream of car thefts in the Chicagoland area, but Mobile Audio and Alarm, 4101 N. Milwaukee Ave., is ready to equip customers with the tools to face this problem head on. They are having a car alarm sale until July 31st. It only costs $88.88 to equip your vehicle with an advanced car alarm system that includes features such as a starter motor cut-off, long range remote, and a lifetime warranty on parts and labor. They are also having a sale on Kicker Audio Boxes.
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Binny's Beverage Depot has officially opened at Six Corners. The store is very large, easy to navigate, and more importantly, it is completely stocked completely with a great variety of beer, wine, liquor and cigars. Great products are available for every budget.
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Millennials are changing the way that we look at new developments. Although millennials like to live in spaces that have modern amenities, they prefer to live in neighborhoods that have a rich history and have found ways to reuse historical buildings. In a survey conducted by Edge Research, they found that millennials tend to value a mix of old and new buildings where they live, dine, shop and travel. A few key highlights include:
- One-in-three (36 percent) are preservation fans and have taken action in support of the cause.
- One-in-two millennials view historic preservation as important through the lens of engaging in authentic experiences (52 percent), preserving a sense of community (52 percent) and creatively re-using structures (51 percent).
Read more about the survey commissioned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and American Express here.
With 629 restaurants around the country, Culver's corporate leaders don't typically travel for a photo op every time construction begins on a new site. But Thursday was different, company CEO Joe Koss said.
"This is a pretty special day for Culver's," Koss said after a groundbreaking ceremony for the new location at 4939 W. Irving Park Road. "We've been approaching the City of Chicago for many years, but we've yet to open a restaurant here. It's a big day for us."
Summer is in full gear and some of our great organizations are offering summer camps that focus on different forms of art and creativity.
Art Side Out Art Summer Camp
Art Side Out Studio's Summer Art Camp starts on July 17th and will continue through August 18th, 10:00 am-2:00 pm. The camp is for ages 5 and up and encompasses all kinds of creative projects. Kids will spend all day making art and when whether permits, have lunch at the park. The classes are small.
One day: $40
Three days: $110/day
After four days and up: $ 35/day
Before and after care is available.
Filament Theater Summer Camp: A Hero's Journey
Campers will use the foundations of the hero’s journey to explore what it means to be a hero in society today. While exploring myths from around the world, campers will learn the fundamentals of Filament’s ensemble and storytelling techniques. Throughout the week, campers will create larger-than-life characters, original songs, and their very own hero’s journey. Filament Camp is special. There are no scripts and no assigned roles. Each camper creates their own dream role, dialogue, characters, stories, and costumes.
Through drama and creative play, Filament’s experienced teaching artists focus the days to explore creative problem solving, teamwork, confident public speaking, analysis of classic texts, speaking directly to the audience, and community engagement.
1. Join the Community
You can become part of your neighborhood's premier professional theatre for young people and their families. Students learn from the very actors they have seen on stage!
“We love Filament performances for the sheer talent of their cast, the wonderful, ingenious set design and for their creativity and imagination, and that comes through in their classes too." - Lori (parent)
2. Get Creative: Create a play of your own!
At Filament Camp, kids create their own dream roles. Our teachers work hard to support the creativity of the students helping campers' unique ideas shine!
"It’s not like regular play camp where you are given a script to memorize— you are creating your own script so it feels more natural. It’s your own play and words… At camp it is really hands on– besides writing the script we also make the costumes and choreograph our movements.” – Jameson (camper)
3. Make Friends: Get to know more creative kids in the neighborhood
Supportive teachers, guided group work, and funny theatre games create a community where friendships flourish.
"I liked that I made a new friend." - Peighton (camper)
"On the first day I made a new friend." - Andy (camper)
"I am proud I made new friends. And proud I met new people." - Chloe (camper)
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Crews have begun painting bicycle lanes along a two-mile stretch of Milwaukee Avenue spanning the Old Irving Park and Portage Park neighborhoods, fulfilling a long-held priority of city transportation officials and Ald. John Arena(45th).
By the end of May, half the on-street parking will disappear along the avenue between Addison Street and Irving Park Road, making way for buffered bike lanes in both directions, according to Arena's office.
Portage Theater, 4050 N. Milwaukee Ave.
May is the month of preservation of buildings and spaces. Everyone has a place that matters to them. A place that created unique experiences for them. This Place Matters is a national campaign strives to encourage people to share the places that matter most to them. Even though Six Corners is not a physical building, it is a place. A place is a space that has meaning and some our small business owners wanted to share that why Six Corners matters to them.