I recently visited my brother who purchased a condo at 1335 Prairie about three years ago. We're originally from Chicago but I moved to California 12 years ago. Before I moved to California I had worked at Carson's on State Street so I am pretty familiar with how the South Loop looked back then. Because I drove from Beverly I would sometimes get off the Ryan at 22nd street and cut through the south loop to one of the downtown parking garages. The south loop was a mess back then. It was an area that you would just want to drive through as fast as possible and get to your eventual destination. During my recent trip I could not believe what I was seeing regarding the improvements that have been made to south Michigan and south Indiana. In terms of the building itself. There was not much about it that I didn't like. I like (most) of the architecture of the south loop. I like the look of Tower Two. Inside, it was clean and well maintained. The pool was very nice as was the entertainment room that was available. My brother's condo faces east so we got to see the sunrise over the lake which I enjoyed very much (we get the sunset in California). The view is just beautiful and the parklike setting by the Field Museum is unlike anything else I have seen in Chicago. Just beautiful!!
My co-workers and I decided to take a day off of work and act like tourists for the day so we decided that a boat tour would be the best way to go. …
Join the upper professional crowd in the Hegewisch Neighborhood On Friday nights that hangs at the Green Olive Restaurant and Bar after work, right before the Club scene at 9:00. Listen to Grammy Contender Keenan perform smooth jazz on keyboards from every Friday from 4:30 – 6:30 right before the Club Scene with a DJ. Live bands on Saturday nights. You'll find comfortable lounge chairs as well as a surrounding of TVs and a dance floor in the middle. This is a good, clean environment with a sense of community - you'll find attorneys, teachers, police officers and young professionals hanging out at this friendly neighborhood bar. The Green Olive serves complete meals as well as a full bar menu. They have drink specials and open bar nights on many Friday nights. Make sure you have the right zip code, Hegewisch is located right over the border from Downtown Hammond, Indiana. Located at 13501 S. Avenue N, Chicago, IL 60633. Call 773-646-6200 for directions after 4:00.
What a cool store! They have everything robot here that you can imagine! From soccer playing robots to DIY kits, there is something here for everyone. I bought a retro wind up tin robot for my apartment's kitcsh factor and a little remote controlled inchworm robot that I amuse myself with during commercials. The whole place has this industrial space ship theme going and it is very laid back and the staff are easy to talk with. I saw that they also have after school workshops and host birthday parties for kids too. There is metered parking on Sheffield and some open parking just west of there. Definitely check this place out and have some fun!