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Old June 24th, 2007, 06:21 AM   #601
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Supertall = 80 stories? I don't even consider 80 stories a supertall in this city any more. Granted it tall but not "supertall".
Well Freedom Tower is only 82 floors and will be 1776 feet. So who knows. Of course thats office and this will be residential.
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Old June 24th, 2007, 06:37 PM   #602
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Supertall = 80 stories? I don't even consider 80 stories a supertall in this city any more. Granted it tall but not "supertall".

It says one EXCEEDING 80-stories
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Old June 25th, 2007, 08:39 PM   #603
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Old June 25th, 2007, 09:36 PM   #604
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After a relatively quiet few weeks, the pile drivers are back west of Clark. One in the Amli lot right up by the Metra tracks (for the parking structure, I assume) and two right across the tracks in the Roosevelt Collection.

They also seem to be trying out some god-awful paint colors on the south side of the Amli building. I mean, like really bad eurotrash race-car colors, to make your average River North faux-brick brown look downright classy.

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Old June 26th, 2007, 07:31 PM   #605
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http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/4...ouse26.article

HotHouse needs a home, but events will go on
June 26, 2007


HotHouse, the internationally acclaimed music and cultural center, is calling it quits at its current location at 31 E. Balbo.

Effective at the end of July, the organization will become itinerant, sponsoring its signature events, including the Jazz En Clave festival, at other venues in Chicago.

A revamped executive board is working on raising funds for a permanent home. The mission of the HotHouse will remain the same: to present a wide range of jazz, Latin and world music artists, as well as poetry readings, film screenings, art exhibitions, theater pieces and master classes.

Founded in 1987 as a for-profit arts center on Milwaukee Avenue, HotHouse became a not-for-profit presenter in 1989 and moved to Balbo in 1998.

A year ago the board of directors suspended longtime executive director Marguerite Horberg after a dispute over her role in the club and brought in a business manager to control the club's financial operations.
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Old June 26th, 2007, 07:35 PM   #606
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This is really sad - I hope they find a new venue soon. I wonder if they will look south, close to the possibly Buddy Guy locale?

HotHouse was right around the corner from me, too.

Sigh...
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Old June 26th, 2007, 08:26 PM   #607
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HotHouse needs a home, but events will go on
That's too bad. That place got some really good shows. It was also one of the things that got me to start exploring the S. Loop.

I've got to admit I've never really understood why that business is structured the way it is. As far as I could tell it was just a straight-up nightclub/performance space, and the non-profit aspect was just puzzling. Do they operate with the help of grant money or something?
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Old June 26th, 2007, 11:14 PM   #608
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This article was not appreciated by the new alderman. Going to the press before the community will not work in the new adminstration and community input will be required as an early if not first step in the process. Radical change from Haithcock.
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Old June 26th, 2007, 11:41 PM   #609
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This article was not appreciated by the new alderman. Going to the press before the community will not work in the new adminstration and community input will be required as an early if not first step in the process. Radical change from Haithcock.
Wait, am I missing something here. Are you talking about the Hot House article or the Wolf Point article?
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Old June 27th, 2007, 01:04 AM   #610
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This article was not appreciated by the new alderman. Going to the press before the community will not work in the new adminstration and community input will be required as an early if not first step in the process. Radical change from Haithcock.
Do you work for Ald. Fioretti?
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Old June 27th, 2007, 01:35 AM   #611
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Old June 27th, 2007, 03:08 AM   #612
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Room 21 Food?

Hi Folks,

Thought I'd switch topic for a bit and ask you what you think of the cuisine in our new neighborhood restaurant.

I've only had drinks there and heard mixed reviews on the menu...

Thoughts before I head down?
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Old June 27th, 2007, 06:54 AM   #613
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This article was not appreciated by the new alderman. Going to the press before the community will not work in the new adminstration and community input will be required as an early if not first step in the process. Radical change from Haithcock.
The article states that. It also states that the developers are negotiating zoning with the city. (Wouldn't you check with the city first to see what the zoning criteria is before starting a very expensive approval process?) The cat was out of the bag. It would be poor judgement for Fioretti to let a machismo attitude decide whether or not a development should proceed.
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Old June 27th, 2007, 07:30 AM   #614
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Hi Folks,

Thought I'd switch topic for a bit and ask you what you think of the cuisine in our new neighborhood restaurant.

I've only had drinks there and heard mixed reviews on the menu...

Thoughts before I head down?
Please let us know what you thought of it!
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Old June 27th, 2007, 07:39 AM   #615
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In terms of drinks? Nice decor, diverse crowd...wasn't there too long.
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Old June 27th, 2007, 07:55 AM   #616
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In terms of drinks? Nice decor, diverse crowd...wasn't there too long.
Sorry, I misunderstood your original post. I thought you were heading down this evening...
If you go, please pass along any pertinent info!
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Old June 27th, 2007, 04:17 PM   #617
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The article states that. It also states that the developers are negotiating zoning with the city. (Wouldn't you check with the city first to see what the zoning criteria is before starting a very expensive approval process?) The cat was out of the bag. It would be poor judgement for Fioretti to let a machismo attitude decide whether or not a development should proceed.
"machismo attitude"?.....huh?
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Old June 27th, 2007, 11:22 PM   #618
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Nope, not planning on going there anytime soon....
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Old June 27th, 2007, 11:33 PM   #619
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Buddy Guy's Legends Staying in Current Location for Time Being: Famous Club to Reside in Current Building Indefinitely

Buddy Guy's Legends, owned by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Buddy Guy himself, will be staying put at 754 S. Wabash Avenue in the South Loop neighborhood of Chicago for the time being. Mr. Guy announced in January of this year that the club's lease on the building owned by Columbia College would be up May 31st. Although that date has come and gone, Buddy Guy's Legends continues to operate in its current home and will continue to do so until doors are ready to open to the public in a new location.

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 26, 2007 -- Buddy Guy's Legends will be staying put at 754 S. Wabash Avenue in the South Loop neighborhood of Chicago for the time being. Mr. Guy announced in January of this year that the club's lease on the building owned by Columbia College would be up May 31st. Although that date has come and gone, Buddy Guy's Legends continues to operate in its current home and will continue to do so until doors are ready to open to the public in a new location.

Five-time Grammy Award winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Buddy Guy opened his world-famous club in June of 1989. Ten years later, in 1999, Columbia College acquired the building. It was agreed then that, some time in the future, Buddy Guy's Legends would relocate as Columbia College would eventually need the space for expansion. Columbia College has been very accommodating and has negotiated terms with Buddy Guy's Legends that will allow the club to remain open at 754 S. Wabash Avenue for the time being. Buddy Guy's Legends is looking forward to new location but no move will be taking place in the immediate future.

The club is still running as usual, with live music seven nights a week. Live music at lunch Tuesday through Friday has also been added, making Buddy Guy's Legends the only venue in Chicago where patrons can dine and hear some down-home Chicago blues during the day.

Summer is a celebratory season at Buddy Guy's Legends. Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival will be happening this year on July 28th so to celebrate Mr. Guy's participation in this much-anticipated concert, Buddy Guy's Legends is boosting the line-up the entire last week of July. More immediately, though, an anniversary party to commemorate Buddy Guy's Legends' 18th year will take place on Sunday, July 1st. Buddy Guy will be on hand to celebrate while his younger brother Phil takes the stage.

Buddy Guy's Legends is the only place in Chicago to experience the finest in blues seven nights a week, enjoy southern Cajun soul food and behold a major archive of blues memorabilia. Voted "Best Blues Club" several times over by Living Blues Magazine, Citysearch and AOL City Guide, Legends continues to be a mecca for blues.

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Old June 28th, 2007, 03:37 AM   #620
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"machismo attitude"?.....huh?
I am referring to his anger that he was not approached (or the community) first about this project. That should have no impact on whether or not he approves the project. I live a few blocks from this development and as a member of a condo association near there and a member of South Loop Neighbors, I could care less if the developer shows his stuff to the city first... it is my opinion that they SHOULD see it first to give the developer direction on WHAT they CAN build there. I'd rather have the developer do his homework and then present the project to the community for their support before going to the plan commission. Avoids the "bait and switch" approach.
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