Avondale

City Council Approves New Coffee Roastery At 3110 N Kedzie Avenue In Avondale

The Chicago City Council has approved the rezoning for a new roastery and cafe at 3110 N Kedzie Avenue in Avondale. Located just north of the intersection with W Barry Avenue right off of the Kennedy Expressway, the shop would repurpose the existing one-story masonry structure that currently houses the Olde Chicago Antiques store. Local business Metric Coffee is behind the plan that has been in motion for a few months with local design firm En-Masse Architecture, previously known as Mike Shively Architecture, on the new outpost.

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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.┬áThe 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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3653 W Barry Avenue

New Permits Issued for 3653 W Barry Avenue in Avondale

A permit was issued yesterday for the new construction of a four-story residential building at 3653 W Barry Avenue in the Avondale neighborhood. While the main entrance to the building will be at the listed address, according to the permit, the property will sprawl the scope of several addresses ranging from 3649-57 W Barry Avenue, as well as 3057-59 North Lawndale Avenue. The owner is listed as 3057 North Lawndale LLC, and the current plans indicate this project will yield a total of eight dwelling units. There will also be a detached eight-car garage. The lot is currently used for parking.

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