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Old Posted Apr 11, 2018, 10:26 PM
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Wrigley Field Renovation's construction timelapse--
https://pepperconstruction.wistia.com/medias/klupf703fu
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Old Posted Apr 11, 2018, 10:34 PM
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the issue to me still seems to be that all of these buildings are still massive, imposing developments the size of city blocks, and that dosent really help finely grained urban neighborhoods develop

also, the new Malcolm X college replaces a building of pretty much the exact same size and proportions, with the exception being the new one is of even lesser architectural importance
Agreed but when it's public money why not just build an uglier, slightly larger, more expensive version across the street? It's the government way!
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Old Posted Apr 12, 2018, 12:08 AM
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Wrigley Field Renovation's construction timelapse--
https://pepperconstruction.wistia.com/medias/klupf703fu
Speaking of, did anyone catch that tv show last Sunday called Built to Last that had the segment on the Cubs/Wrigley Field reno?
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Old Posted Apr 12, 2018, 5:55 PM
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Wrigley Field Renovation's construction timelapse--
https://pepperconstruction.wistia.com/medias/klupf703fu
Wow! That was so cool! I can see that. Looking good!
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Old Posted Apr 12, 2018, 7:05 PM
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Live around the corner so I've been trying out a few places. I love the hotel bar, I love West Town Bakery actually - great. Big Star is fine, Rizzos across from the hotel to the north is huge, they really gutted that place to the bones and rebuilt the entire inside. They also built on a massive patio area that's covered, restrooms downstairs with multiple stairwells. It's a default "nice' sports bar, it'll do fine.

One thing about Big Star and Smoke Daddy is that the restrooms are shared in a common hallway on the second floor. So for Big Star you walk all the way upstairs, then around a bar area, across the upstairs of the restaurant and over to a shared hallway where you pee. It's a long way from anywhere on the first floor. Also curious how to get up there if you're handicapped. I get the shared bathroom, but why on the second floor and then design the second floor that you have to walk in a horseshoe around the bar area to get to that shared hallway.

Mordecai bar I actually wasn't impressed with. The staff seemed very confused and not trained, the drinks were a little expensive and it was trying to be quite upscale - which I think is the point of the place. It just didn't seem to fit in, I don't know if I would go back and the past three nights I've walked by and it's pretty empty.

One big interesting feature is going to be how the nicer of the places, Mordecai, the hotel lobby and especially Dutch and Doc deal with the fact they are trying to get a more upscale and expensive crowd there for upscale dinners and drinks - but no matter what they do they're going to be overrun almost a hundred days of the year with blacked out drunk Cubs fans. It's just the nature of where you are. On opening day my husband and I stopped by for a drink at Mordecai. We sat down in the booth and the waiter was nice, but there were just screaming drunk Cubs people all over, and this was a day when the actual game was rained out. It was probably 7pm by now, and while I totally didn't care because I got it, it was extremely interrupting and killed the vibe for us. The tables around us were just screaming nonsense, swearing, etc.

I can see a lot of people making reservations for the upscale Dutch and Doc at 7pm on a weekend night and it's going to be a huge clash of the cultures when it's 2/3 people there for a nice dinner dressed up and classy - and the 1/3 will be shit faced fans who have been drinking all day and probably don't understand or care that they're yelling and stumbling around.

Comes with the territory, but I bet there's going to be some fights! Again, I totally get it and I would know exactly what I'm walking into having lived right near Wrigley for 10 years - but I know there are PLENTY of people who won't understand until they get there to their 7:30pm reservation from the suburbs or their hotel downtown and find a few tables around them screaming.

LOVED West Town, we only got drinks, but the drinks were well thought out and very good, the best we had of all the places we tried. The bartender was really cool and I like the setup. We just tried to peek in and the bartender waved at us, so we thought "oh, I guess we can have a drink". Ended up loving it.
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Old Posted Apr 12, 2018, 7:38 PM
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....One big interesting feature is going to be how the nicer of the places, Mordecai, the hotel lobby and especially Dutch and Doc deal with the fact they are trying to get a more upscale and expensive crowd there for upscale dinners and drinks - but no matter what they do they're going to be overrun almost a hundred days of the year with blacked out drunk Cubs fans. It's just the nature of where you are. On opening day my husband and I stopped by for a drink at Mordecai. We sat down in the booth and the waiter was nice, but there were just screaming drunk Cubs people all over, and this was a day when the actual game was rained out. It was probably 7pm by now, and while I totally didn't care because I got it, it was extremely interrupting and killed the vibe for us. The tables around us were just screaming nonsense, swearing, etc.

I can see a lot of people making reservations for the upscale Dutch and Doc at 7pm on a weekend night and it's going to be a huge clash of the cultures when it's 2/3 people there for a nice dinner dressed up and classy - and the 1/3 will be shit faced fans who have been drinking all day and probably don't understand or care that they're yelling and stumbling around....
This has been in my mind as well! Really curious to see how it plays out. I want it to work. Maybe there will be self-sorting.

I haven't made it to Mordecai yet, but have been to the hotel bar a couple times. Enjoyed it and can see hanging out there. Hoping that the staff at Mordecai just needs another couple days to settle down. It's only been open 10 days. I like the look of the space and would appreciate a nice cocktail lounge 3 minutes from my house.
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Old Posted Apr 13, 2018, 12:40 AM
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This has been in my mind as well! Really curious to see how it plays out. I want it to work. Maybe there will be self-sorting.

I haven't made it to Mordecai yet, but have been to the hotel bar a couple times. Enjoyed it and can see hanging out there. Hoping that the staff at Mordecai just needs another couple days to settle down. It's only been open 10 days. I like the look of the space and would appreciate a nice cocktail lounge 3 minutes from my house.
I'd appreciate it as well, even if it's about 10 minutes from my apartment and not 3!

Us Lakeview/Wrigleyvillians should meet up one of these days for a few tasty beverages.

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Old Posted Apr 13, 2018, 12:46 AM
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Us Lakeview/Wrigleyvillians should meet up one of these days for a few tasty beverages.
Upvote! Let's do it. A pub crawl always in sight of the stadium.
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^ Can us lowly West Towners join in on the drunken debauchery?
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Old Posted Apr 13, 2018, 1:37 AM
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^I guess, just bring your passport haha

I'm up for it!
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Old Posted Apr 13, 2018, 10:52 AM
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^I guess, just bring your passport haha

I'm up for it!
Well damn, this sounds like a party! Shall we plan this debauchery for next weekend? I'm down for this weekend, but of course it's going to be another weekend that mother nature forgot it was actually spring in Chicago!

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Old Posted Apr 14, 2018, 12:49 AM
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How about this Sunday? 15-April.

If I am reading the Cubs schedule correctly ... no guarantees ... we play Atlanta at 13:20.

We could plan a 14:20 meet up at one of the new, fancy, swanky spots and still have time for a quiet few pints in a few different spots before all hell breaks loose.
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Old Posted Apr 14, 2018, 12:53 AM
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How about this Sunday? 15-April.

If I am reading the Cubs schedule correctly ... no guarantees ... we play Atlanta at 13:20.

We could plan a 14:20 meet up at one of the new, fancy, swanky spots and still have time for a quiet few pints in a few different spots before all hell breaks loose.
I'm down for this!

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Old Posted Apr 14, 2018, 11:02 PM
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Can't make this weekend Have fun!
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Old Posted Apr 15, 2018, 12:12 AM
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Aaron and I are in like skin. The plan is to meet at Big Star around 14:20.

Look for the dude in the black and red Trinidad and Tobago ball cap.
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Hi all,

Chicago Cubs & STL Cardinals game has been postponed. Due to inclement weather. They already makeup the date is on July 21 as a doubleheader.
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Old Posted Apr 17, 2018, 5:06 PM
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Wrigley Time-Lapse w/ Music :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_43P2HSgW4I
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Old Posted Apr 19, 2018, 4:15 AM
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Hi all,

Cubs-Cardinals game has been postponed. Due to inclement weather. They already rescheduled for tomorrow game at 1:20pm CST.
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Cubs-Cardinals game has been postponed. Due to inclement weather. They already rescheduled for tomorrow game at 1:20pm CST.
Thanks did you get a drink at Mordecai instead of going to the game?
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Old Posted Apr 22, 2018, 4:29 AM
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Thanks did you get a drink at Mordecai instead of going to the game?
No, I never drinks. Thanks for your understanding.
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