Texas Transplant Opens Stylish Clothing Boutique

By Patrick Butler

Like New Jersey transplant, Craig Fass, Cheryl Malizewski didn’t start out expecting to run a neighborhood business in Northcenter.

The Texas-born Malizewski opened her women’s clothing shop at 4357 N. Lincoln Ave., after a few years working for pharmaceutical sales before decidingRead more


Snowstorm Didn’t Deter Bad Apple Owner From Staying in Chicago

By Patrick Butler

"I'm not just thinking about now. I'm thinking 10 years from now. The next generation. These are the people who are going to be driving our business" says the Bad Apple's Craig Fass. Photo by Patrick Butler

For theRead more


Local restaurant’s “fish story” seasoned with good workers, theatrical touch

By Patrick Butler

Glenn Fahlstrom is both veteran actor and seasoned restaurateur.  So he didn’t have any stage fright when he opened what he describes as “Chicago’s pre-eminent seafood restaurant” after less than two years at 1258 W. Belmont Ave.

So is running Fahlstrom’s FreshRead more


4,000 turn out during first days of Davis Theater reopening

By Patrick Butler

The last movie shown at the Davis Theater before it closed almost a year ago was Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

When the century old national landmark reopened shortly before Christmas, they reopened with Star Wars: Rogue One on all three screens.

ButRead more


Prost to Dovetail Brewery, A New Brewery With Old-School Methods

In carpentry, a dovetail joint refers to two interlocking pieces that strengthen one another to contribute to structural integrity. 

dovetail-1It's a fitting choice for the name of Bill Wesselink and Hagen Dost's brewery at Ravenswood and Belle Plaine -- the brewers' passion for history and traditional stylesRead more


Window Remedy-A Cleaning Service with a Social Cause

Need a local option for window cleaning? Janitorial services? Power washing? The team at Window Remedy can provide you with a local... remedy.


Window Remedy are dedicated cleaning specialists who love to clean windows and offer other custodial services while making a difference. For every windowRead more


Concordia Place Adds Third Location to Serve the Community

In 1981, a group of three mothers requested childcare options at Concordia Lutheran Church. In response, the church's Seeley Avenue campus opened an after-school care center for 12 children. The decades that followed saw Concordia adding two preschool locations, NAEYC accreditation and programming for seniorsRead more


Featured Business-Via Lima

When Eni Cadena was first looking to set up shop in Northcenter, she had her sights on opening a gift store. Then, on a trip to her native Peru, she came across a cookbook with stunning pictures of Peruvian food and decided to make aRead more


Featured Business: Gigi’s Playhouse

fter Nancy Gianni's daughter GiGi was born with Down syndrome, she wanted the world to see the person her daughter was, to see her and her friends as more than a diagnosis. She was inspired to to create a space where kids like GiGi andRead more


Featured Business: Dos Ricco’s

When Chef Ricardo Meza launched the first of his Dos Ricco’s restaurants near Midway airport, the restaurant became a local favorite for its lunch specials like $1 taco Tuesdays and popular combinations of Asian and Mexican flavors. In 2015, Meza brought his fusion restaurant toRead more