Thursday, April 24, 2014

The changing face of Lincoln Park or as Crain's puts it, "Chad and Trixie have kids!"

2301 N Clark Street is home to Little Gems International Pre-School, a newly named real estate group, The Daily Method Barre Studio, Eleven City Diner (for after your workout) and NO record stores
It's no joke the Lincoln Park Community Area has changed a lot since the 1970s.  I stopped by this established mixed use development of retail and condos at North Clark and West Belden (2301 N Clark Street) for a business visit at the new Berkshire Hathaway Home Services KoenigRubloff Realty Group office (say that three times fast!). 

I noticed the new Little Gems International Pre-School facility (better furnished than my home) and the well attended The Dailey Method exercise studio on the bottom floor. I received a couple "stink eyes" from the "yogas" but hey, I didn't tell you to downward dog in front of a giant plate glass window in a storefront on Clark Street (it's not yoga in there but that's all I can come up with).

North Clark Street at West Belden in Lincoln Park
We use to see and in store performance at the Tower Records here and then head over to Raven's (open til 4am, 5am on Saturdays!). Coincidentally, Crain's Chicago Business ran this story about the Lincoln Park baby boom, Little Gems and changing demographics few days after I took the pictures. Weird.

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