Blue Plate Catering Serving Up New West Town Digs
Apr20

Blue Plate Catering Serving Up New West Town Digs

It’s been two years since we’ve submitted concrete evidence (not literally, of course) of a new development coming to the West Loop neighborhood at 1061 West Van Buren Street. That’s the current home of Blue Plate Catering, a nationally recognized caterer in Chicago since 1983. Blue Plate’s success had led them to seek out larger facilities, and they’ve deciding a combination of renovating old space and...

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Slice of Life: Saint John Sunflower
Aug13

Slice of Life: Saint John Sunflower

  A sunflower blooms in the weedy lot behind Saint John Cantius Roman Catholic Church (825 North Carpenter Street) in the Goose Island neighborhood. Saint John’s used to be a huge parish, but then it was cut off from its parishioners by the twin insults of Ogden Avenue and the Kennedy Expressway.  Many of those whose homes weren’t bulldozed to make room for car culture moved to the suburbs as the neighborhood deteriorated....

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