Wayback Wednesday: Connors Park Construction
Feb19

Wayback Wednesday: Connors Park Construction

Today we crank the Wayback Machine back seven years to February 19, 2013. Here we find ourselves at the triangle formed by East Chestnut Street, North Wabash Avenue, and North Rush Street. Better known as Connors Park. Connors Park rehabilitation, February 2013. (File) Or at least it was when these pictures were taken. Today it’s mostly known as the location of an Argo Tea house, which you can see in the early days of its...

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Alderman Reilly Against Latest Park Privatization Plan
Jun29

Alderman Reilly Against Latest Park Privatization Plan

For the last few months we’ve been following the growing concern in the Gold Coast over the future of Mariano Park. For those of you unfamiliar with that particular sliver of Chicago, it’s the space bounded by North State Street, North Rush Street, and East Bellevue Place that puts the “triangle” into Viagra Triangle. From early spring into the late fall, it is the hub of the neighborhood.  A lively place where...

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Progress On a Public/Private Partnership Putting Potable Purveyor in Park Pavilion
Feb21

Progress On a Public/Private Partnership Putting Potable Purveyor in Park Pavilion

  It was almost two years ago when we first told you that Chicago’s own tea shop chain, Argo Tea, was going to set up shop in an unusual location — Connors Park.  Tea in the triangle is finally becoming a reality. Construction is underway, completely gutting and rebuilding the park.  For years it was much less than it could be, or should be, for a park in the heart of the Gold Coast.  It was mostly concrete, the shrubs...

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