Thursday, March 27, 2008
Brunch in North Park at the Tre Kroner
Our "Goobs" at the ">Tre Kroner in the North Park neighborhood. We went back to the old hood for a brunch a couple weeks ago with my visting Aunt. It was her favorite place when we lived at Spaulding and Ainslie. When Jill and I lived in Albany Park, about two blocks away from this brunch spot, my favorite thing to do at 10AM was to walk through the North Park University campus with its lush landscaping, and get the Ander's Hash and Eggs at Tre Kroner. A lovely place for breakfast, lunch or dinner, it's owned by a husband and wife team with a big family... and they are very involved in the area.
Tre Kroner is located on West Foster Avenue directly across from North Park University where my wife received her masters degree. This is also the campus where Mike Holgrem's (of Green Bay Packer and Seattle Seahawks fame) wife and daughters went to college. They named the recently renovated stadium after him. It is also around the corner from Northeastern Illinois University... my alma mater. The retail strip here also features a Starbucks, a Subway and a Schlegl's Bakery.
You can purchase a classic Chicago Bungalow in this area around $500K and have the amenity of two universities, some nice little local places restaurants and River Park (with a running/bike path that stretches from Lawrence Ave to Peterson Ave). There was also a condo boom in Albany Park that keeps growing, especially around the Lawrence and Kedzie commercial district and south of there. I know alot about the real estate in this area from my time living there.