Merz Apothecary Launches The Shops at Merz

Three Shops in One: Beauty, Fragrance and Men’s Grooming

Today is the official unveiling of The Shops at Merz which will focus on creating a new retail experience in the areas of clean beauty, niche and independent fragrance, and men’s grooming. Merz president and owner, AnthonyRead more

 

Celebrate Small Business Saturday on Nov. 24 by Shopping Local

by Peter von Buol

Celebrate the ninth annual Small Business Saturday on Nov. 24 by shopping at the area’s small businesses in Lincoln Square, Ravenswood and Northcenter.

Started in 2010 by the American Express, Small Business Saturday occurs on the first Saturday after Thanksgiving. WithinRead more

 

Swedish Covenant Hospital and Affiliated Entities Rebranding to Swedish Covenant Health

Swedish Covenant Hospital and all of its affiliated entities are now a part of Swedish Covenant Health. This new name encapsulates the many ways the organization has evolved over the past 132 years, growing beyond a leading hospital and into a health care system offeringRead more

 

Seasons Hospice Opens New Inpatient Hospice Center at Swedish Covenant Hospital

New unit will be the only inpatient hospice center on the North Side of Chicago 

 Swedish Covenant Hospital has partnered with Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care to open a new inpatient hospice center at the hospital. This new inpatient care center is designed to be a calmRead more

 

Café Selmarie Reaches Its 35th Anniversary by Staying in touch With Neighborhood Tastes

By Patrick Butler

Café Selmarie, 4729 N. Lincoln Ave., recently finished celebrating its 35th anniversary. The popular eatery has seen the Lincoln Square neighborhood transform itself several times over– from older residents to families to mostly younger people moving into the neighborhood with what ConnieRead more

 

Why Customers Keep Coming Back to Nuri’s Custom Tailor and Cleaners, Even When It’s Not Halloween

By Patrick Butler

It’s the little niceties that keep customers coming back to Nuri's Cleaners even after nearly 50 years, says owner Sengel Senger, noting her shop has even made Halloween costumes on occasion.

Sengul Senger doesn’t advertise her tailor shop atRead more

 

Anna Maria Pasteria—30 Years Strong

By Patrick Butler

Anna Maria Piccolini was maybe six or seven years old when she cooked her first meal – beans and pasta – for her family back in Italy.

“That’s a very poor dish, but as long as we filled our stomachs, that was what counted,”Read more

 

Coffee Joint Brings Single Origin Coffee and Community to Northcenter

Coffee Joint is a new Portland inspired cafe in the Northcenter neighborhood of Chicago specializing in organic, single origin coffee that is fresh roasted daily.

Brothers Gato and Andris Balodis launched the cafe in September of 2017 at 2059 W. Irving Park, Chicago, IL 60618.Read more

 

Get Great Pizza – and a Career – at Nick’s Pizza

By Patrick Butler
Photos by Gene Schulter

Schuler Foundation President Gene Schutler, Nick’s Pizza owner Nick Sarillo and Northcenter Chamber Executive Director Lindsay Eanet.

When Nick Sarillo opened his first pizzeria out in the suburbs, he found he couldn’t stop there and hope toRead more

 

The Book Cellar Celebrates 13 Years in Lincoln Square

Provides Unique Destination Shopping Experience by Peter von Buol

Fourteen years ago, Lincoln Square was a thriving shopping district but there was one glaring absence. There were, however, no bookstores in the neighborhood. It was the era of rapid expansion for large chain bookstores such as theRead more