Episode 40: The story of the 40th Ward with Alderman Patrick O’Connor

December 18, 2018

This week, Laura and Sara are joined by Alderman Patrick O’Connor. Elected in 1983, Alderman O’Connor has represented the residents of the north side of Chicago since the age of 28. As a lifelong Chicagoan, he has worked tirelessly over the years to serve the community and better the lives of his constituents. On the 40th Ward website it reads, “There’s no more local government than an aldermanic public servant, you are in and among your constituents. You live there, you grew up there, you see the people you serve every day and you feel honored to do your best for everyone.”

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Episode 39 - The story of Simon’s Tavern and SVEA Restaurant with Scott Martin

December 11, 2018

This week, Laura and Joelle are joined by Scott Martin owner of SVEA Restaurant at 5236 N. Clark and Simon’s Tavern at 5210 N. Clark. Since the Depression, Simon's has anchored Clark Street just north of Foster and Scott has been an anchor of this community. His love for this neighborhood is effusive. You can see Scott walking his dog, greeting patrons at the restaurant and bar, waving hello off the rooftop connected to his apartment above Tilly’s or dressed up as a Viking multiple times a year, most famously during Midsommarfest.    

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Episode 38 - The story of Norcross and Scott with Amanda Norcross

December 4, 2018

This week, Laura and Joelle are joined by Amanda Norcross co-owner and shopkeeper of Norcross & Scott located at 1476 W. Berwyn. Inside the shop, you’ll find a an array of home goods, furniture and art including wire baskets from Bend Goods and slip cast porcelain objects by local artist and resident Laura Novy. Norcross and Scott also specializes in full service residential interior design, striving to create spaces which are well edited, thoughtfully designed, beautiful and functional. Visit Amanda and her team this week during Late Night Andersonville on December 7 and throughout the season.

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Episode 37 - The story of The Coffee Studio with Lee and Miguel Cano

November 27, 2018

This week, Laura and Sara are joined by Lee and Miguel Cano owners of The Coffee Studio located at 5628 N. Clark. The Coffee Studio is a modern, independent espresso bar focused on expertly crafting delicious drinks and their mission is to create authentic, warm, comfortable experiences that make high-quality coffees and teas more approachable and accessible for everyone.

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Episode 36 - Holiday Roundup + The story of Transit Tees with Tim Gillengerten

November 20, 2018

This week, we launch our holiday greetings from Andersonville! Plus, Laura, Sara, and Joelle do a roundup of all the great events this season, including this week's Small Business Saturday and the return of the Holiday Trolley.

Then, Laura and Joelle are joined by Tim Gillengerten, owner of Transit Tees, a Chicago themed merchandise store founded in 2001. With two locations in Wicker Park at 1371 N Milwaukee and here in Andersonville at 5226 N Clark, Transit Tees takes visuals from Chicago's metropolitan landscapes and transforms them into fashionable artwork, clothing, magnets, housewares and more.

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Episode 35 - The story of Be Yoga Andersonville with Cat Levine

November 13, 2018

This week, Laura and Sara are joined by Cat Levine, owner of Be Yoga Andersonville. Be Yoga is a family-owned yoga school in the Andersonville neighborhood that offers Bikram yoga classes to students at all skill levels. If you want to  improve your muscle strength, flexibility, and circulation visit Be Yoga at 5715 N. Clark.

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Episode 34 - The story of Great Lakes Clinical Trials with Steve Satek

November 6, 2018

This week, Laura and Sara are joined by Steve Satek, President and Founder of Great Lakes Clinical Trials and special guest, Great Lakes Director of Marketing, Amber Holst. Great Lakes specializes in the study of investigational medications, food products, devices and supplements for the treatment of chronic diseases, notably in Mental Health, Memory Disorders and Pain Management. Steve is one of the passionate, dedicated leaders in Alzheimer’s research and Great Lakes is determined to find a way to prevent the disease from occurring in aging older adults. With two locations in Arlington Heights and Chicago, you can find Great Lakes just around the corner at 5149 N. Ashland.

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Episode 33 - The story of RE: chiropractic + wellness with Sarah Ghorbanian

October 30, 2018

This week, Laura and Joelle are joined by Sarah Ghorbanian, owner of RE: chiropractic + wellness located at 5347 N Clark. In a recent article by Bossy Chicago they called the space “a wellness hangout.” If you are looking to get well and hangout in a cool office with a bad-ass chiropractor just look for the teeny bikini blue door next to Big Jones.

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Episode 32 - The story of Lost Larson with Bobby Schaffer and Bree Schaffer

October 23, 2018

This week, Laura and Joelle are joined by Bobby Schaffer and Bree Schaffer. Bobby is owner and head chef of Lost Larson and his sister Bree is the cafe manager. Lost Larson is a recently-opened bakery and cafe located in Andersonville that aims to honor the the craft of baking by providing a wide assortment of fresh treats including breads, open-faced sandwiches, croissants, scones and more. If you are in need of a savory bite or a sweet snack, head over to Lost Larson at 5318 N. Clark.

And don't miss Lost Larson on the Andersonville Sweetish Stroll Veruca Salt route, this weekend on Sunday, October 28! 

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Episode 31 - The story of Urban Pooch with Ed Kaczmarek

October 16, 2018

This week, Laura and Joelle are joined by Ed Kaczmarek co-owner of Urban Pooch Canine Life Center located at 4501 N. Ravenswood. The Canine Life Center offers a large store, daycare, cageless boarding, grooming, bathing, and massage.  Ed is also the co-owner of Urban Pooch Training and Fitness Center located at 5400 N. Damen which offers retail and training, including agility. Whether you have two legs or four, one thing is for certain, when you enter Urban Pooch, you must love dogs. 

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