TitosBuritoBarn wrote: Garrett wrote: TitosBuritoBarn wrote: Garrett wrote: TitosBuritoBarn wrote: mr. omaha wrote:
Garrett wrote:Well, Walgreens can do some pretty kick |expletive| conversions. There's one here in Chicago built in an old bank. Beautifully restored.
If you're talking about the one in Bucktown/Wicker Park, that is the coolest Walgreens I have ever been in.
My apartment is about 50 yards form that Walgreens. I would be totally okay with a similar conversion to the Dundee Theatre. Instead of a "vitamin vault" like that Walgreens they could have a prescription projector room.
You live in Wicker Park? I thought better of you...
Well, technically my side of the street is Bucktown, but I've never gotten that reaction to Wicker Park. What's wrong with it (besides its unfortunate bro invasion)?
I mean I suppose you aren't AS bad being in Bucktown...
Wicker park is just trying to be a hipster Lincoln Park while really just being a slightly less nauseating Wrigleyville.
Ha! Wicker Park was a legit hipster enclave in the '80s and '90s, before anyone knew what hipsters were, and largely still is. But like all things hipster, it's gentrifying and becoming mainstream. When Real World filmed here in the early 2000s, I think it was the only time the show was ever protested due to fear that wide exposure to the neighborhood would lead to accelerated gentrification. Lately the bros of Lakeview have been getting priced out and are migrating this way. Bucktown's wealth seems to be subtly and effectively creeping in as well, The hipsters of Wicker Park have fought the invasion hard and sometimes violently, but are slowly losing the battle and moving on to places like Logan Square and Bridgeport...or Pilsen if they're really hardcore.
Here's a good article about the turnover: http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150807/wicker-park/has-hipster-friendly-stretch-of-division-reached-bro-bar-tipping-point
Slightly less nauseating Wrigleyville?! That title belongs to Viagra Triangle. We clean up in the morning with our impeccable brunch spots.
The bros ruin everything in time. Boystown is slowly turning that way, which is why Mandersonville is more a thing now than ever. Uptown is also becoming the new "it" neighborhood. heck, I just moved from Lincoln Park. Talk about a change of scenery there haha.
As for the moving of the hipsters, you're dead on about Pilsen. I did extensive work with the Pilsen Alliance a year ago studying the neighborhood, and boy, is it on the verge. A little bit of irony, considering that people getting priced out of Wicker are now moving and pricing people out of Pilsen. The cycle certainly continues, eh? And yeah, Wicker does clean up with the brunch spots.... so does Lincoln Park. I'm sure Chad and Trixie just LOOOOVE their new brunch stop in Wicker though.