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Logan[edit]

I see you've put the Logan Square content in here. Is there any chance of the Logan area getting its own district? Or should I update the main districts map to merge it into West Town? --Peter Talk 18:30, 19 September 2007 (EDT)

It could get a separate article, although I don't foresee that happening any time soon. No need to update the main district map. Gorilla Jones 19:06, 19 September 2007 (EDT)

Closures[edit]

They say they're looking for a new space, but for now, I'm moving the listing here. Gorilla Jones 01:00, 1 November 2007 (EDT)

  • Lampo, 2116 W. Chicago Ave, [1]. Electronic and electro-acoustic music, free improvisation and sound art projects.  edit


  • Lampo, 216 W. Chicago Ave, 2nd floor, [2]. Re-opened in Dec 07 in River North neighborhood. Electronic and electro-acoustic music, free improvisation and sound art projects.  edit

Humboldt annexation[edit]

Whoa, the actual park, Humboldt Park, is located in the Logan community area and not the Humboldt Park community area! For once, I'm not convinced the traditional boundaries make much sense here. Any objections if I annex the areas west of Western Ave to the Chicago/Far West Side? Much of what I have been writing about the Humboldt Park neighborhood applies mainly to the areas just east and southeast of the park. --Peter 06:52, 8 November 2007 (EST)

In the past, while I had friends living there, we thought of everything west of Western as Humboldt Park. So that makes sense to me. Gorilla Jones 07:27, 8 November 2007 (EST)
Whoops, I meant above that Humboldt Park is technically in West Town (not Logan). No matter, the annexation proceeded as planned. Although the Far West was satiated by merely shifting the border to Rockwell. --Peter Talk 04:49, 9 November 2007 (EST)

Closing[edit]

Too bad. Gorilla Jones 16:12, 5 January 2008 (EST)

  • Mas, 1670 W Division St (Division Blue Line), +1 773 276-8700, [3]. M-Th 5:30-10:30PM, F-Sa 5:30-11:30PM. Nuevo Latino cuisine, with a wine list that focuses on a new country every month. Booze comes cheaper on Mondays. Dessert is highly recommended.  edit

Hard to imagine this place gone... Gorilla Jones 20:08, 9 December 2008 (EST)

  • Pontiac Cafe, 1531 N Damen Ave (Damen Blue Line), +1 773 252-7767. Su-F 11:30AM-2AM, Sa 11:30AM-3AM. Not that great, really — this is where people from outside the neighborhood come to see and be seen, with the biggest outdoor seating in the area. But it has a full menu of booze and food, and it's right at the center of things — even people who don't like the Pontiac admit they wind up here unaccountably often.  edit
Whoa! --Peter Talk 20:31, 9 December 2008 (EST)
  • Hejfina, 1529 N Milwaukee Ave (Damen Blue Line), +1 773 772-0002, [4]. Su-M 12-6PM, Tu-Sa 11AM-7PM. Great clothes boutique for men and women, with work by local designers mostly in the Swiss Moderne style.  edit
  • Sak's Ukrainian Village Restaurant, 2301 W Chicago Ave (66 Chicago bus), +1 773 278-4445. Tu-Sa 11:30AM-10PM, M closed. A cheap, long-standing diner with Ukrainian food, with a bar (to 2AM Su-F, to 3AM Sa) that's a popular first stop of the neighborhood's remaining Ukrainians on a night out.  edit

Appears defunct? Gorilla Jones 23:35, 15 September 2010 (EDT)

The Wicker Park/Bucktown Gallery Association [5] hosts Second Saturday Gallery Walks each month (meet at Around the Coyote, 6-10PM)...

Ended this year. Gorilla Jones 23:38, 15 September 2010 (EDT)

  • Around the Coyote Festival, Flatiron Arts Building at 1935 1/2 N Milwaukee Ave, and buildings nearby (Damen Blue Line), [6]. Varies. Once the independent art festival in Chicago and now more hit-and-miss, but it's still a huge collection of new visual art, music, theater (on stages and streets), film and video, jewelry for sale, and Wicker Park eclectica, curated by artists from around the city. Plenty of food and beer are around (especially beer) As of this writing, Around the Coyote has moved out of the Flat Iron Arts Bldg and struggling in their new location. The Flat Iron Artists Association have taken up the events at the historic flat iron arts Bldg, have fabulous First Friday Night events, galleries open on weekends and a couple during the week. More information at www.flatironartists.com.  edit

Closed. Gorilla Jones 23:44, 15 September 2010 (EDT)

  • Andina Buenos Aires, 1740 W Division St (Division Blue Line), +1 773 227-6225, [7]. Tu-Sa 11AM-7PM, Su 11AM-5PM, M closed. Small boutique featuring stylish, sturdy Argentine leather handbags and accessories.  edit
  • Ouest, 1751 W Division St, +1 312 421-2799 (fax: +1 312 421-0590), [8]. T-F 11AM-7PM, Sa 11AM-6PM, Su noon-5PM. An upmarket women's clothing boutique focused on classic French designs.  edit

End of an era: after 21 years the Earwax Cafe will close at the end of this month. Eco84 20:31, 22 February 2011 (EST)

  • Earwax Cafe, 1561 N Milwaukee Ave (Damen Blue Line), +1 773 772-4019, [9]. M-Th 9AM-11PM, Sa-Su 8AM-midnight. A mostly-vegetarian restaurant and coffee shop with funky decor and a classic Wicker Park atmosphere. Also has movie rentals in the basement. Most lunch and dinner items fall in the $6.95-$8.95 range, with breakfast items being a couple bucks cheaper.  edit

Closed. Eco84 09:36, 7 April 2012 (EDT)

  • Crust, 2056-58 W Division St (Damen Blue Line), +1 773 235-5511, [10]. Su-W 11AM-10PM, Th-Sa 11AM-1AM. Great pizza on artisan flatbreads. All ingredients are locally-grown and 100% organic — the first to be certified as such in the Midwest. $13-24. (41.903229,-87.679495) edit

Closed. Eco84 09:54, 7 April 2012 (EDT)

  • Aki, 2015 W Division St (Damen Blue Line), +1 773 227-8080. M-Th 4:30-11:30PM, F-Sa 4:30PM-midnight, Su 4:30-11PM. Good, traditional sushi in a humble, trend-free setting. You're paying for the food here, not the design. There are a few chicken options on the menu as well. $12-17.  edit

Just curious[edit]

But around when was Wiker Park cool? I lived there from '91 to '99. Does that count?  ;) -- Mark 09:48, 10 April 2008 (EDT)

Why is there no mention of the actual park? Unless I missed that somewhere... and the actual location where High Fidelity was filmed is the store on the corner of Honore and Milwaukee

Star nomination[edit]

Marc wrote a great article to Chicago's hoppin'est neighborhood. It's a good read, complete, and up to star status. --Peter Talk 17:25, 18 February 2008 (EST)

Support. (Thanks.) Gorilla Jones 18:42, 18 February 2008 (EST)
  • Support. Looks excellent, save for the "Bongo Room" restaurant, which I can't seem to find on the map. PerryPlanet 01:42, 19 February 2008 (EST)
Should be fixed too. Thank you for catching these! --Peter Talk 02:32, 19 February 2008 (EST)

Error on Image:Wicker Park map.png[edit]

Permanent Records (Buy #10) is located on Chicago Avenue, not Division Street as indicated on the map. Eco84 21:28, 21 January 2010 (EST)

Fixed, and thanks for the proofing! --Peter Talk 23:06, 21 January 2010 (EST)
It looks like you placed it on North Avenue instead of Chicago Avenue. Eco84 13:12, 23 January 2010 (EST)
Gah, feeling silly now. Unless I've somehow goofed it up again, it should be fixed. --Peter Talk 02:18, 24 January 2010 (EST)

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