Six Corners will welcome (11) new businesses by the end of 2018 to locations on all three arterial streets: Milwaukee, Cicero, and Irving Park Rd. Please help us welcome and support them as they work through the process of permitting, build out, and licensing in order to open their doors!
America's Best Eye Glasses, Milwaukee + Cuyler, is a discount provider of eye examinations, eyeglasses, and contact lenses. The business will open this fall (date pending) in the space formerly occupied by Dollar Tree and Subway. For more information, click here.
Audia, 4041 N. Milwaukee Ave. #302, is a talented visual artist shooting projects from art to fashion to portraits and commercial work. Paul possesses a unique vision, brings technical mastery, and genuine spontaneity to every shoot. He has begun working out of Collaborative Six Corners. For more information, click here.
The Art House Gallery, 4910 W. Irving Park Rd., will open its doors to the public on July 28th, 3-7pm, for the newest exhibit FORMATION featuring recent work from John Collins, Jan Fayhee, Ken Hogrefe, Daniel Martin Sullivan, Steven Thayer Graham, and Steven Tritt. Paintings, mixed-media and works on paper represented by The Art House Gallery is curated by Director Rebecca George. For more information, click here. To RSVP for the Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening, click here.
Concordia Day School, 3696 N. Milwaukee Ave., is now enrolling infants through 5 years at its Old Irving Park location scheduled to open late summer. Weekly tours begin on July 10th: Tuesdays from 10-11am and Thursdays from 4-5:30pm. Get $500 off tuition if your child begins by October 1, 2018.
Collaborative Six Corners, 4041 N. Milwaukee Ave. #302, joins the Portage Arts Lofts as a coworking studio for creatives. Members have access to micro-offices and shared work space as well as a community meeting space meets rehearsal space meets studio for photographers and visual creatives. Those interested in membership should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Junebug Cafe, 4944 W. Irving Park Rd., will open this fall (date pending). Rooted in the rich culinary tradition of northern Louisiana, its menu will focus on speciality coffees and espressos as well as French Creole-inspired bites. They will proudly serve Dark Matter Coffee and make all of their scrumptious food offerings in-house. For more info, click here.
Molecular Imaging - Advantage MRI, 4007 N. Milwaukee Ave., an outpatient imaging center, will relocate from Montrose and Cicero to its leased Six Corners space (date pending). For more information, click here.
Starbucks, Cicero + Berteau, is currently under construction for its drive-thru coffeehouse location at Cicero and Berteau. For more information, click here.
Veloria Cafe, 3936 N. Cicero Ave., will bring specialty, single origin coffees from around the world and farm to cup education from owners Ron, Vilma, and Deanna who will soon begin transforming the former Villa Roma Hair Designers shop into a fun, creative community space where coffee cultivates personal connection in today's world of social media. They take their coffee seriously -- themselves, not so much!
Verizon Wireless, 4000 N. Cicero Ave., is an American telecommunications company which offers wireless products and services. After The Vitamin Shoppe closes this month, Verizon will begin the build out of its new store at Six Corners. For more info, click here.
Wildlight Yoga, 4140 N. Milwaukee Ave., will open in mid-September. It is an adventure-inspired studio where seekers and finders from the world over are invited to explore yoga as a lifestyle and journey. It will offer 40+ classes per week in Ashtanga, Hatha, Kundalini, Vinyasa, and Yin yoga. Additionally classes will be offered for those seeking a gentle or restorative practice, those just beginning their yoga journey, and those seeking a continuance of their practice while pregnant and post-birth. For more information, click here.
Six Corners Association recently met with IRC Retail, owner of Six Corners Plaza at the corner of Cicero Ave. and Milwaukee Ave. Their development team is currently preparing for a complete renovation of the site and expect to announce its tenants in the coming weeks.
Clark Street Real Estate and Ryan Companies presented its proposal for develop of the former Bank of America site located at 4747 W. Irving Park Rd. They are scheduled to present to the Department of Planning and Development this week. Click here for the live video of the public meeting. Questions or comments may be sent to email@example.com.
Sears at Six Corners closed its last Chicago store over the weekend. Tucker Development will lead the redevelopment project of the Sears site. As of present, there are no plans on paper though initial conversation includes mixed-use commercial and redevelopment of the Sears Auto Center property. As the redevelopment of this site unfolds, we will keep you informed. For more information, click here.
Six Corners Association is now accepting nominations for the 2018 #THANKSALATTE promotion. Launched in 2016, the Thanks-a-Latte promotional campaign recognizes neighborhood residents, activists, leaders, and stakeholders making a difference in the Six Corners community. Recipients are recognized for taking pride in their property, their block, their community, and their city.
Six Corners Association, a non-profit economic development organization, receives nominations from Association members, community members, property owners, and business owners. Submit a nomination here.
Tuesday, September 11th from 1:00pm-3:00pm.
Join other senior providers for a fun afternoon of wellness information, door prizes, and refreshments!
RESERVE YOUR SPOT
It's easy... just fill out the form and submit your $75 booth fee. On the day of the fair, please bring your required door prize item ($25 minimum value). Prizes are distributed to winners every 15 minutes during the fair... attendees love it! Kilpatrick residents, area seniors and caregivers will be eager to learn about your services or products.
Spaces are limited-apply early!
Email completed forms to: Kathleen.Hagen@renaissancecos.us
Or, you may mail a copy of registration form and payment to:
The Kilpatrick Renaissance
Are you or someone you know a college student interested in environmental science, biology or non-profit management? Do you like vegetable gardening, being with people and do you need a fun summer job? Then Carlson Community Services' Three Brothers Garden needs you!
Three Brothers Garden is an organic food pantry garden located on the corner of Pulaski Rd. and Belle Plaine Avenue on the northwest side of Chicago. All produce grown in the garden is donated to the Irving Park Food Pantry. To be considered for the position, you must be able to work Tuesdays from 5:30-8:00 p.m. and be able to drop off produce Wednesday mornings by 9:00 a.m. throughout the summer.
Further requirements are:
-You must have access to a car and a valid driver's license for produce delivery to the Food Pantry, located at Grace and Keeler.
-Must be able to lift 20 lbs.
-Must be personable and willing to get your hands dirty.
-$12.00/hour, 4-5 hours/week (part-time), duration is 11 weeks, longer preferred.
Please send an e-mail of inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org and they will send you a longer job description and an application. Deadline for applications is June 1, 2018
Regular work/harvest days will be resuming on Tuesday, May 22. Gardeners will be working in there from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday through mid-to-late October. Resume's can be handed in then as well.
Every year, each alderman is allocated $1.3 million in Aldermanic Menu funds. This money is allocated by the alderman, with varying degrees of input from city departments, staff, and residents. The 45th Ward, however, uses a process called participatory budgeting to give power to residents to make real budgeting decisions that affect their neighborhood and their lives.
Currently, the 45th ward has entered the beginning stages of the 2019 Participatory Budgeting process. There are 4 ways for residents to submit ideas.
1: Attend a Neighborhood assembly.
- Saturday, May 19, from 10-11 am at the Jefferson Park Branch Library, 5363 W. Lawrence;
- Monday, May 21, from 6-7 pm at Hitch Elementary School, 5625 N. McVicker (enter through doors #6 & #2); and
- Thursday, May 24, from 6-7 pm at St. John's Epsicopal Church, 3857 N. Kostner.
2: Submit an idea online.
You can submit an idea online via the 45th Ward Participatory Budgeting Google Form.
3: Submit an idea at the idea box
Idea boxes will be located throughout the ward. The idea boxes will be placed in the following locations beginning late next week:
* Jefferson Park Branch Library (5363 W. Lawrence)
* Independence Park fieldhouse (3945 N. Springfield)
* Wilson Park fieldhouse (4630 N. Milwaukee)
* 16th District Police Station (5151 N. Milwaukee)
* Rosedale Park fieldhouse (6312 W. Rosedale)
* Gladstone Park fieldhouse (5421 N. Menard)
* Farnsworth Elementary (5414 N. Linder)
* Beard Elementary (6445 W. Strong)
* Hitch Elementary (5625 N. McVicker)
* Prussing Elementary (4650 N. Menard)
* Gray Elemenatry (3730 N. Laramie)
4: Share your idea on the idea wall.
The idea wall is located in the front of the 45th Ward office at, 4754 N. Milwaukee. Simply write your idea on a sticky note and post it to the wall for all to see.
For more info click here.
Plan your next birthday party or special event at Josi's! It is free to reserve space and party guests can enjoy playing at Josi's kids' corner, a space full of toys and books and a PacMan arcade game. They offer a variety of refreshments, pizza, and froyo. They also work directly with Easy Street Pizza and Sweet Delights Cake Boutique to offer full catering services. Josi's will make your next event memorable, fun and sweet!
For more info click here.
At Six Corners we are blessed to have so many unique, intelligent, passionate, and robust businesses and business owners. Often times our business owners are not just interested in investing in their respective establishments but also invested in our community.
Quay Tao, owner of Cochinita Taco Co. and former owner of Community Tavern, and Matt Saccaro, former chef de cuisine at Community Tavern, are opening Frunchroom, a restaurant inspired by Italian and Jewish delis. Experience Chicago style inspired garlic sausages with giardiniera, butterscotch pecan pie, and much more. Frunchroom is expected to open towards the end of the month. More details will be available on the Six Corners blog and event page as well as our weekly Newsletter.
For more info click here.
Chicago Pit-Masters & Craft Brewers Battle it Out Again at the
5th Annual Old Irving Park Beer & BBQ Challenge
All Proceeds Benefit St. Viator School & Parish
Chicago (March 12, 2018) – Chicago's Old Irving Park neighborhood is hosting its 5th annual Old Irving Park Beer & BBQ Challenge with 40 craft beer samples and 20 different BBQ dishes on Saturday, August 4 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The fundraiser is located in the St. Viator Parking Lot at 3644 N. Kedvale Avenue. Since the first event in 2014, the organizers have raised over $110,000 benefiting student programs, facilities, and athletics at St. Viator School & Parish. Tickets start at $60 and are available at www.beerbbqchallenge.com.
This year, the showdown features 20 pit master and local craft brewer teams who will present unique BBQ pork and beer pairings for attendees to sample and then vote for their favorites. Teams will also compete for votes from Celebrity Chef Judges Rob Levitt from The Butcher & Larder, Barry Sorkin of Smoque BBQ, Chef Kevin Corsello from Pork & Mindy’s, and Lisa Kelly from Bread & Wine.
“As we prepare for the fifth annual OIP Beer & BBQ we’re amazed at the stack of really amazing brewers and Pitmasters we have participating. This event has grown into Chicago’s premier Beer and BBQ pairing event and it’s very exciting to be the platform where these culinary and brewing stars are able to shine and treat the festival attendees to something really special. This year’s lineup features 20 incredible teams including all the local brewing powerhouses, including the recently opened Eris Brewery & Cider House.” said John Neurauter, Old Irving Park Beer & BBQ Challenge Co-Founder and Haymarket Pub & Brewery, Haymarket Brewery & Taproom Co-Owner.
Attendees and judges will cast their votes, rating each team on Best BBQ Pork, Best Beer, and Best BBQ and Beer Pairing.
Both General Admission and VIP tickets are good for event entry (VIP is one hour early) plus one (1) BBQ sample from each of the 20 teams, one (1) beer pairings from each, one (1) additional beer offering, and a commemorative glass.
General Admission ticket holders ($60 advance purchase; $70 at the door) have an event entry of 1 p.m., while VIP ticket holders ($90 advance purchase; $100 at the door) have an event entry of 12 p.m. and are also the first to try the beer and BBQ, as well as meeting the celebrity judges.
For more info click here.
The Irving Park Community Food Pantry is seeking qualified applicants for the part-time position of Client Resources Coordinator. This position provides direct social services assistance to our clients and coordinates a number of our services. Spanish speaking ability is required. We are an equal-opportunity employer.
Those interested should email their cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
Carlson Community Services says "thank you" to the restaurants, cooks, and diners who made the 6th Soup & Bread for Carlson a success! Over 150 people came together February 25th to listen to the Indy Jam Band and sample nine delicious soups.
Forty-five gallons of soup were served, along with dozens of rolls from Highland Baking.
The generous soup donors were:
Also thanks to Ed Gardner, Sara Anderson & Holly Lundquist, Susan Ford, Dorene Jordan, Ellen Olech & Sandra Stumme.
Thank you to raffle donors Backlot Coffee Company, The Lakefront Restaurant, Bruce Anderson, Helen Lira, Rodney Zech and Carlson Board and Committee members who donated to the wine basket. Many thanks to the event co-chairs Rebecca Haneberg and Ruth Olech. Carleson Community Services also wants to thank the hosts, Irving Park Lutheran Church, and all the volunteers who helped the evening run smoothly.
Soup & Bread for Carlson raised $2,400 for Carlson Community Services' programs. Carlson is ,a 501c3 non-profit connecting the Irving Park community with programs that enrich lives through education, culture and service. Carlson's programs include the Magic After-School Place, Three Brothers Garden and Irving Park Fine Arts Concert Series.
If you didn't make it to Soup & Bread It's not too late to donate! The many neighborhood programs need your support! If you have any questions please contact the Carlson Community Services Executive Director, Liz Mills at 773.398.6766 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Chicagoans will taste the flavor of down home this fall when urban meets rural! County Fair Chicago invites city dwellers and countryfolk to experience Americana with an urban twist as the Six Corners Association fixes to blend farm with city for Portage Park’s newest event.
Sponsorship opportunities are available to place your business name, product, and identify in front of thousands of fest goers; our marketing efforts are aligned to reach millions of impressions in the coming months. Partner with us to grow your business reach!
If you're interested in learning more, please visit www.countyfairchicago.com or call 773-685-9300
Grand Avenue will begin March 5th, 2018. The work will include ADA sidewalk improvements, curb and gutter removals and replacements, bus pad construction, repaving existing stretches, and striping. During construction, temporary “No Parking” signs will be periodically installed as required for each activity listed above. These temporary signs will restrict parking during working hours, while adhering to rush hour restrictions, for the completion of the work. Work on this corridor is scheduled to be completed August 15, 2018.
5-year Portage Park resident Sally Vering is selling her home at 4857 West Dakin because she has felt "the call of the mountains". Although she moved to Montana in 2010 and plans to live there for the foreseeable future, a major part of her heart and soul still resides here in Six Corners. She has investors interested in flipping the house but she would prefer a family purchase it in order to keep the character of the house.
Here's the Zillow listing: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/4857-W-Dakin-St-Chicago-IL-60641/3663198_zpid/
Anne’s Haven is an oasis where women gather to support and learn from one another, offering a variety of classes and private events for women, by women. Anne’s Haven, located at 5629 West Irving Park Road in the Portage Park community, is looking for creative women to greet visitors and answer questions about programs, classes, and fees. Another important duty will be to help create and maintain a comfortable and visually pleasing environment. Available time slots are Tuesday through Friday (and some weekends), from 3:30pm to 9:30pm. A minimum commitment of 3 hours per week is required. Compensation will be available as barter for use of the space for a show, performance or class. For more information about applying for this position, please contact Janet at email@example.com.
For more information click here.
The Irving Park Community Food Pantry is looking for organized people who could run one or more of our annual outreach programs. They comprise preparing Easter baskets (for the four weeks before Easter) and school supplies (in August) for client’s children and providing coats (one per family) to clients in October.
The ideal candidate is connected to others in the community who can help generate the needed donations, ensure the materials are delivered to the Pantry and recruit volunteers to help with the distribution. Co-coordinators are welcome!
If you are interested or know someone who might be please contact Lee Stein at 312/608-1465 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Our special distributions are an opportunity for
local people who want to make a tangible difference
Please note that availability on Wednesday mornings during the distribution is not a requirement to be a coordinator as long as other volunteers are committed to that time.
For more info click here.
Culver's has concern's that customers may be having difficulty with finding parking and entering the Culver's parking lot. They are offering instructions on how to enter the lot and park safely.
• To enter the parking lot please go South onto Lavergne Ave. or Lamon Ave. and enter the parking lot from the rear. It is okay to park at any location within the lot.
• The entrance for drive-thru ONLY is on the front (Irving Park Rd.) West side of the building.
For more information click here.
Engaging Youth & Seniors in Le Mars, Iowa-- History and architecture play an active role in educating and immersing the next generation of preservationists in Le Mars. From museum visits, scavenger hunts, to "show and tell," involving the youth and senior communities is a priority for this Main Street.
For more info click here.
Dear Friends and Supporters,
As the National Veterans Art Museum continues to grow and expand its mission, we've begun setting the groundwork to establish the first ever National Veterans Art Museum Associate Board.
What is an Associate Board?
By definition, an associate board is a leadership group of emerging professionals, typically ages 25-35, who leverage their time, networks, and resources to help build the capacity of a nonprofit.
Why join an Associate Board?
As written in the Non-Profit blog CharityScenes:
1) No-pressure Networking: Meet people in your industry or people who work in completely different arenas. Maybe this will open doors professionally, or maybe it will just give you a better perspective.
2) Learn new skills & build your resume: Not only does your experience on a non-profit board look good to future employers and graduate programs, but you can genuinely build new skills outside your current expertise. Work in finance? Join a marketing committee and learn how to advertise. Work in technology? Take on a leadership position and refine your management skills for the day you run the company.
3) Make new friends: You and your fellow board members will spend time working through challenges like budgeting and membership development, volunteering at fun volunteer events, and enjoying cocktails at fundraisers. Before you know it, your monthly meetings won’t come around quickly enough.
4) But keep the old: Maybe you join a board because you are already passionate about supporting education or raising awareness for a particular medical research initiative; maybe you join because you’re excited to learn more. Either way, you’ll host fundraisers and volunteer events where you can bring your friends, co-workers and families together for an event they’ll all love.
5) Give back: At the end of the day, nothing will compare to the satisfaction of seeing your efforts and donations combined with the resources of other hard-working young professionals to affect real change.
What will the NVAM Associate Board be like?
The NVAM Associate Board will fulfill a very important and special role. As a semi-autonomous organization with direct support from the NVAM Staff, Associate Board Members will take on the role as young leaders helping to promote Veterans, Veteran Issues, Youth Education, and Fine Art. This will be an excellent opportunity to give back to the Veteran community while gaining valuable boardroom skills and making unique connections for personal and professional growth.
How do I apply?
We are only beginning our search for viable candidates, the Associate Board creation process will last as long as it takes to find strong candidates that can work together as a team to work as ambassadors and representatives of the National Veterans Art Museum. Once you've applied, we will begin the interview and selection process and will hold several small social events to ensure we can form the best team possible.
Hello & thank you for attending The Van Gogh Cafe this past weekend! It was wonderful to have such fun and playful audiences.
As a small but mighty staff, we rely on our supporters to help in getting the word out about our productions and programs. We just have two more weekends of 'The Van Gogh Cafe,' and we still have tickets remaining for all performances. If you enjoyed yourself, please let your friends and family know. We would love to share this magical experience with as many friends as possible.
For more details click here.
Thank you so much for your support!