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Monday, April 18, 2011

Anniversary Party at Quest Network Services

The Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce is celebrating two yearsRogers Park Chamber of Commerce of representing local businesses and service organizations in Rogers Park. Everyone is invited to attend at Quest Network Services on Saturday, April 30th, 2011.

The event will begin with a meet and greet, introductions and networking at 5pm. Followed by guest speakers, presentations and group photos by a professional photographer. Business owners will have an opportunity to learn more about and join the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce during the event as well.

Guest speakers for the celebration will include members and business service organizations. Membership certificates will be presented to chamber members and tastings will be provided by several local restaurants, cafes and bakeries.

The Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce has a diverse mix of businesses and service organizations that range from restaurants to business services, a fitness center, a wine shop, a custom letterpress print shop and more. It is in every businesses best interest to join the chamber and unify our efforts to improve your business and stimulate an orderly economic growth, enriching our community of Rogers Park. - Bill Morton, Chamber President

Location: Quest Network Services 7301 N. Sheridan Road Chicago, IL. 60626

Date/Time: Saturday, April 30th, 2011 / 5pm - 10pm

Invites/Pricing: Everyone who is interested in increasing their business should attend. Anyone interested in improving Rogers Park should attend. Invite your friends and neighbors. There is no charge for this event.

Please bring: Business cards, Promotional materials and warm greetings for your neighbors.

Note: If you are considering joining the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce, please review the rate card. Rate cards will also be available at this event.


Philip McGregor Rogers said...

I dont think I can make it, but cool event.

What is the new bakery? going in at the former ennui location?

Anonymous said...

Will the new bakery offer the same lousy internet connection as Ennui did?

Philip McGregor Rogers said...

Hey anonymous lets be a little more positive.

Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce said...

We are all looking forward to a great event!

Philip McGregor Rogers said...

Loyola buys empty Four plus One in RP. YESSSSSS.


Loyola buys apartment complex for high-end housing
By: Frank Kalman April 22, 2011

(Crain’s) — Loyola University Chicago bought a two-building apartment complex just north of its Rogers Park campus and plans to convert the buildings into high-end student housing.

The Catholic university paid $6 million for the vacant complex of some 120 units at 6610-28 N. Sheridan Road, and plans to spend close to $10 million on renovations that will include new kitchens, in-unit laundry machines and new common areas, says Wayne Magdziarz, the school’s vice-president of capital planning.

The apartments will accommodate about 300 upperclassmen and are to be ready by fall 2012, part of a broader push by Loyola to upgrade and augment its main Rogers Park campus, Mr. Magdziarz says.

“We know our students look for apartment-style living,” he says. “So this will fill that gap for us.”

Loyola bought the 42-year-old complex earlier this month from PNC Bank, which early last year sued to foreclose on a pair of loans secured by that property and another one after the former owner, investor Ayman Khalil, failed to land financing to renovate the 6610-28 N. Sheridan Road complex.

Mr. Khalil bought the buildings in 2005 for $11.6 million, according to property records, and surrendered the complex to PNC last fall after the bank filed a $23-million foreclosure suit against the complex and a 105-unit apartment building at 7301 N. Sheridan Road. The loans came due in December 2009, according to PNC’s lawsuit.

Related story: Investor faces foreclosure on 2 apartment buildings

The 6610-28 N. Sheridan Road property was in the process of being renovated by Mr. Khalil, who in 2008 was in line to receive $2.8 million in tax-increment financing from the city. But Mr. Khalil failed to obtain private financing, and the TIF funding never materialized.

The location of the complex, a "four-plus-one" structure with four stories of apartments on top of a parking garage, was a good fit for Loyola.

“I don’t think you could ask for a better location in Rogers Park,” says Doug Fisher, a principal with Chicago-based Essex Realty Group Inc., who brokered the sale.

Loyola’s Mr. Madgiarz says it was an opportunity to invest in a property north of its campus, while in years past the school has largely focused on properties on its southern end, near the Granville CTA El stop.

The 15,300-student university in 2009 opened the first phase of its $400-million Loyola Station development, at Sheridan Road and Arthur Avenue, with an eight-story, 152-unit student apartment building called the Morgan at Loyola Station. Plans call for another residential tower there and about 90,000 square feet of retail space

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Anonymous said...

Looks like the city is digging up the sidewalk on Sheridan & Estes in the rain between rush hours.

Anonymous said...

Will this new Evanston paper or plastic bag issue bleed into the politics of the 49th and/or 50th wards? Back in my day (when dinosaurs ruled the earth) a grocery bag held four cantaloupes safely. Today a plastic bag is so flimsy that anything more than two cantaloupes per bag requires bag doubling or possibly a 3% insurance surcharge that the groceries will make it home safely.

Philip McGregor Rogers said...

The older drug dealers were out doing there thing tonight around 7pm at wayne and farwell. They only got one deal off. Two older AA gentlemen and the evil spike lee lady played lookout.

I informed 911, narc car came by.

Bishop Wilkowski said...

Congratulations from being us to the Second Anniversary of the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce.

We could not have done it without you - and we will need you for the work that lays ahead.

PS: Thanks to Quest for hosting out celebration.