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,
by Peter von Buol For more than 60 years, Lincoln Square’s own statue of Abraham Lincoln has stood as a beacon of hope and freedom at Western and Lawrence. The larger-than-life statue of the sixteenth president is unusual as it depicts him as beardless, just
By Patrick Butler If you can pronounce Weihnachtsmarkt you should probably get free admission to DANK Haus’s Christmas Market Dec. 16, but everybody – even you – will still be asked to pay the worth-every-pfenning $5 donation at the door. The indoor market will be
by Peter von Buol Located at 4611 N. Lincoln Ave., the 95-year-old Krause Music Building is one of the most significant architectural landmarks in the 47th Ward. It is the last completed design of Louis Sullivan, the groundbreaking Chicago architect. Beautifully restored 10 years ago
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.
By Patrick Butler The first of a series of two – possibly three – community meetings on a new “nature-based” play area at Welles Park, 2333 W. Sunnyside Ave., began with an April 30 brainstorming session. Some 30 parents and their kids told Wells Park
Looking for a pear liqueur complete with a pear in the bottle? Maybe a chimney sweeper that pops a coin out of its butt? A lucky marzipan pig? Yolanda Luszcz sold more than 3,000 of the porcine pastries this holiday season at Gene’s Sausage Shop
By Patrick Butler Anthony Qaiyum believes you sometimes have to go back in time to keep current with men’s grooming trends. Just take a look at his Q Brothers Men’s Shop, next door to the 140-year-old Merz Apothecary at 4716 N. Lincoln Ave. his family