HEAT BUTT http://ift.tt/18lpHCp
“Ward 81 - Demise of Institutional Service" — photos by Bill Diodato in the seemingly nearly defunct Polar Inertia webzine.
The Edgewater Beach Hotel Salad Book, by Arnold Shircliffe. First published 1926. http://ift.tt/1dY2HMd
Just missed one Brown Line, next one was the @cta #HolidayTrain. http://ift.tt/J0gq7M
Great turnout for #TTopenmarket http://ift.tt/1bohU4V
New office view, winter edition. 4917 N. Damen http://ift.tt/1cszPs8
Tempted to follow it wherever it’s going. http://ift.tt/1eXHYEP
I have some problems with Business Insider’s list of “the 23 Coolest Small Businesses in Chicago.” Primarily, how exactly are the defining “small business”?
The list includes Hotel Lincoln, which looks all indie but is in fact part of the Joie de Vivre hotel group. Maybe it still qualifies. It also includes the Doughnut Vault, which is part of a fairly significant Chicago restaurant group, but is treated as if it was a standalone business.
More egregiously, Landmark Century Cinemas is on the list, despite being part of a national chain of multiplex theaters. And then there’s Threadless, whose revenues topped $30 million in 2009 and presumably have continued to climb from there.
I realize that revenue is only one measure of a business and that being part of a chain isn’t necessarily bad. But in a city as vibrant as Chicago, there are many “cool” small businesses that can only be found here. Rather than Landmark Century Cinemas, which looks cool from the street but is as bland as any suburban theater inside, why not feature the Music Box, which is a true gem, beautiful inside and out? Threadless may still meet Wall Street’s definition of “small,” it its well beyond what most actual humans would label as such. How about highlighting an up-and-coming t-shirt company instead?
Starting Friday, December 6th the facades of three buildings at the intersection of Damen, North and Milwaukee will come alive with projected images and text as part of a new installment, “I Celebrate Exuberance While You Wave.” The new installation comes from the ever creative non-profit, The Collaboraction Theatre Company.
The installation can be seen Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings between 5pm and 9pm.
What do you think of the new installation?
Something to watch for this weekend.
You can tell the temperature outside by the Words With Friends icon now, apparently. http://ift.tt/IveqUs