Articles by Bee Ricketts

New Permits Issued for 6637 S Maryland Avenue in Woodlawn

A permit was issued yesterday for a new three-story residential building at 6637 S Maryland Avenue in the Woodlawn neighborhood. The owner is listed as Eagle Opportunity Fund, and plans indicate this project will yield three total dwelling units. Each unit will be outfitted with an open deck and rear stair access. The plans also indicate the presence of a three-vehicle garage behind the structure. The development will replace a previously vacant lot.

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1531 W Barry Avenue

New Permits Issued for 1531 W Barry Avenue in Lake View

Permits were issued earlier this week for a new residential build located at 1531 W Barry Avenue in the Lake View neighborhood. EZMB LLC is listed as the permit owner for this property. The building will be a three-story, two-flat with a basement, a rear terrace at the first story, and a rear balcony at the second story. There will be an outdoor stair to the third story which will extend to the rooftop deck and enclosure. The structure will also feature a detached three-car garage with its own rooftop deck.

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New Permits Issued for 1545 W Thomas Street in Noble Square

Permits have officially been issued for the forthcoming residential development at 1545 W Thomas Street in Noble Square. YIMBY previously reported on this property when it was rezoned in December 2021. As confirmed by the issued permit this construction will be a three-story masonry build with three total dwelling units, each of which will be completely outfitted with both front and rear decks. There are plans for two units with three bedrooms, and one unit will contain four bedrooms. The building will have a finished basement and a rooftop deck as well as a three-car carport at the rear.

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The Insect Asylum

The Insect Asylum Finds a Home at 2870 N. Milwaukee Avenue in Avondale

Chicago is gaining a new museum in Avondale called the Insect Asylum. This unique concept is described on their Instagram page by its founder, Nina Salem as “an artistic display of over 24,000 taxidermy insects ranging from 1910- 2022.” Salem has been amassing this collection and showing it around Chicago at various pop-ups and events for roughly five years. The collection is almost entirely vintage and has been ethically sourced by Salem herself in conjunction with entomologist as well as member donations.

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Gordon Ramsay North America

Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen to Open in Near North Side

Chef Gordon Ramsay is quickly returning to Chicago with plans to open a second restaurant following the opening of his popular establishment Gordan Ramsey Burger. Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen will open in the Near North Side neighborhood. This addition will mark four total locations in the US, the first of which is located in Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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