Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Building Resentment

Inside Matsuya.

So long "Purple Haze" and welcome the right-to-the-point "Beer."

This 80 room hotel on Clark has taken almost two years to get this far. It probably won't be done this year. How long would that giant megaplex (proposed for Clark n Addison) take?! That has condos and 200 hotel rooms... proportionally it should only take 15 years.

This license plate makes me MADD.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Whither Wrigleyville?

The long anticipated "big-boxing" of the east side of Clark and Addison took a leap forward this week as alderman Tom Tunney joined the fray on the side of the owner of the property (it currently contains Bar Louie,iO Theater, Salt & Pepper, Goose Island and more.)

Graphic artists begin the Publicity War.

The iO theater begins to recruit from the hordes of improvisers they work with.
This was part of an impromptu photo shoot for the Sun-Times.

The reporter and photographer do some MOS stuff. (That's Man on the Street for you non-journalist types.)

But what are we really trying to save?

Vomit, after a day game. Lots of vomit.

Cops, causing a ten-car line. Why? They were flirting with two girls.

I agree with what Roadhouse 88 said!

Sunday, May 2, 2010


You've always got to lock up your ride, yo.

This was taken around 2am. This poor guy is delivering crappy pizza till 5am.

<<-- Wow! Meet the stars of a reality show you've never heard of!! "Money Hungry" on VH1! Sounds like a hit!

<<--- Wow. These fliers are plastered all over Clark Street. They allegedly expose an employee of a Clark St. store as a ultra-right-wing activist and encourages people to complain to the store about her. I don't know if that's good or bad.

I pray this isn't yet another bar and is instead a nice combination mustache and pet store.